"The River"
September 26, 10:30 AM

October 3, 2021
Speaker: Miriam Fein
Celebrant: Simme Bobrosky

"The Light of a Smile

Today's sermon is all about why we should smile more. Did you know that a smile can change a life? There are actual benefits from smiling! Miriam will include approaches to smiling from various sources: Rebbe Nachman, the nature Rabbi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Arab wisdom and her own program, Resonant Silence Technique (RST). She brings exercises, stories and songs, as well as new ways to cultivate an inner smile which can then become an outer smile, ultimately lighting up our life.
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September 4th Sunday social concerns No donations have been received todate for Mount Vernon Food Bank.

Welcome to SUUF and an inspiring lineup of speakers.
Due to revised state guidelines for which we are grateful & will follow, services will remain online for the foreseeable future.  So find a comfortable space, arrange your device so we can see your smiling face easily, and join us as early as 10:15 for a little chat. Services will still start promptly at 10:30.

October 10
Speaker: Charles Katz
"Going Beyond God to our Earth’s Light: a deaf person’s journey”

Charles Katz has had a rare privileged access to language, education, and Judaism. He is deaf. He also has spent 38 years struggling to create a meta-story full of metaphors on the deaf experience (history). Charles will describe how he outgrew Judaism from experiences and stories: Nakai at the Medicine Wheel, the sweat lodges, and reading Dawkins’ work, among others, arguing that weoutgrow or go beyond God to expand one’s spirituality. His final thoughts will include his inner resolve to reach balance and light from living within Gaia’s light on the planet. 

October 17
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews
"The Arc of the Moral Universe"

The quote from Theodore Parker, prominent abolitionist and Transcendentalist Unitarian minister, is “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” This quote was a favorite of Martin Luther King and Barack Obama. Obama had it woven into the rug in the oval office. This sermon addresses two questions: Who was Theodore Parker? and Is it true what he said?
Note from our speaker on 9/5
I hope my talk and discussion with your group met your expectations. I really enjoyed the discussion we had at the end. Y'all clearly are an informed, educated, and caring group of people. This planet needs more people like you to keep it healthy! Mike Steele
News from SUUF members and Friends This space awaits a photo or poem or news or reminiscence from you when you're ready. Email your contributions to the office.

Wednesday, Oct. 6 UUA is hosting a zoom about Voter Suppression and Voting Rights.
7-9 pm ET/4-6pm PT
register: bit.ly/CSW-convening1
Brenda Cook

This is a very recent and formal report from United Nations about global warming I think this is very much related to one of the most recent Sunday talks. Click link below.
Jorge Manzanera
On Sept. 22, Peggy Bissell's ashes were buried in the little Bow Cemetery on Bow Hill Road, near the blueberries, near her beloved home, in the nature she loved so much, next to her mother Molly. Rev. Barbara Gilday, her years-long friend, read these moving words. Click on the link below.
Happy Wanderers Wednesday Walking Group. Enjoy a walk in the great outdoors with fellow SUUFers, Due to fall weather variability, the weekly walk day and time may vary or get changed as the weather is assessed. If folks want the weekly walk info, please text Linda K at 360 420 1506 and she will add you to the texts with walk info and notices of any changes.
SUUF Zoom Links For This Week

(Click on an item during the meeting time to attend.)

Covenant Circle 4 pm on Wednesdays. All are welcome! The conversation is wide-ranging and easy going. ("Who could ask for anything more?")

The Covenant Circle is a mid-week gathering, a chance to chat and share with others outside of the Sunday service.

Happy September birthdays!!! Best wishes to Doris, Marcia,Ginny, Alyssa, Mike, Izak. Alex, and any others celebrating your special day this month.
4th Sunday recipients list

You can send your donation using our online donation link or by mailing a check to the office.

● -Aug-FLora Lucatero/Children of the Valley
● -Sep-MV Food Bank
● -Oct-Terry Kyllo/Paths to Understanding
● -Nov-Oasis teen shelter
● -Dec-Jonathan Prescott/Wise Caregivers
● -Jan-PFLAG
● -Feb-OPOP
● -March-DVSAS
● -April-Anacortes Food Bank
● -May-SFEG (Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group--this is
the group that CRE worked with to plant trees to help
restore salmon habitat)
● -June-Community Action
● -July-Friendship house
● -Aug-Children's Museum of Skagit County Scholarship
OPOP (One Prisoner One Parish)
Your OPOP representatives are:
Donna Rieper
Virginia Darvill
James Heard
Peter Smith
Eileen Gribble
An updated contact list was sent out on September 21 to all of you who are listed. If you have a change or wish to be deleted, email the office. If you would like to be included in the next update, email your name, phone, email, address info to the office at skagituu@gmail.com. This new list has ministers listed under Other UU Organizations and Ministers. Claire
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SUUF)
PO Box 1203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Here's the address above for mailing pledge checks and donations. Thank you for your continuing support!
2021-22 Board of Trustees
 Emily Bianconi - President
 Linda Kuller – Vice President
 Greg Sherman – Secretary
 Ken Stern – Treasurer
Mike Murdock
Pete Smith
Jim Heard
Activities hosted at Diversity Hall (See flyers and information posted on the Renters Bulletin Board in the hall.)

Dances for Universal Peace hopes to return in 2021.
Office Administrator, Newsletter: Claire Phillips skagituu@gmail.com Hours: Tue. & Thur. 12-4 pm

Worship Team Leader: Sally Riggers suufmusic@gmail.com

Board contact: Emily Bianconi, President emilyakerr@gmail.com
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 West Section St.
PO Box 1203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273