"The River"
This Sunday
January 27
Hosted by the Board
Speaker: Doris Revoort
Celebrant: Rosemary Stevens
What do we as Unitarian Universalists need to work for?
This is a service all about us. The message is straight from the Board, when members will update us on our financial picture, our current happenings, and plans for the future. Come and be a part of this "family" conversation.

There will be an abbreviated Congregational Meeting to discuss
the state of the fellowship. This report is presented by the Board
of Trustees.
Souper Sunday following the service.
Social Justice 4th Sunday. Your donations this Sunday will go to Diaper Bank of Skagit County.
For the Children:   Children's Religious Education will follow the service on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month.

Also the smaller babies room now was a speaker system installed. If you should need to leave the service, you can still hear everything in there..
Happy January birthdays!!! Best wishes to Lily, Dundas, Yolanda F, Jim, Joy, Bethany and any others celebrating your special day this month.
February 2019 services

February 3
 Speaker: Rev. Barbara Gilday
Celebrant: Anneliese Sherman
Longing For Home
In this extraordinary period of history, there are displaced people all over the world traveling as refugees or immigrants to find new homes with safety and economic security. We’ll look at:
Ghana: which, this year, celebrates 400 years of the first slaves arriving from the West Coast of Africa to the US, and invites their descendants to come home.
France: after years of French Colonialism in several African countries, history turns back on itself. Because of wars and famine, many people from these countries find themselves refugees and turn to the once Colonial power to give them succor.
US reaction to refugees and Immigrants from selected countries: What is our historical role with thee groups? What’s happening to our invitation to all the tired and hungry of the world? What are the implications of our actions in the moral core of our beings?

February 10
 Host & Music: Sally Riggers
“Be My Valentine” Social
“...back by popular demand...”
Let's have another valentine party and sing-a-long. You'll have lots of items available to design that perfect valentine obect d'art! And we'll try to pick the perfect love songs to accompany your labors.

Please bring snacks suitable for all ages, we'll snack (and whistle) while we work. Come... and just have fun!

February 17
Speaker: Victoria Poling
Celebrant: Rosemary Stevens

February 24
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Peter Luton
The Covenant Circle discusses periodical and book and news. Lately the topics have centered on major socioeconomic issues of the times. The discussion is lively and the spirit is convivial.

They meet every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at Haggen on Division Street, except the second Thursday of the month, when they convene over lunch somewhere at 1:00. Call Joy Lindberg (360-424-8090) for further information.
Nancy B. Miller is offering an interactive class on the 7 principles based on Rev. Bruce Davis , "A String of Pearls", An introduction to the UU Principles and Purposes. This class will be on the 2nd Sudays following coffee hour.
It began Oct. 2018 and will continue for seven second Sundays omitting the second Sunday in Dec.

In February Our Fourth Unitarian Universlaist Principle
"We covenant to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning." It is this search that we will explore together. Please join us.

"Free" search for truth and meaning means that I will consider many and diverse possibilites. But "responsible" search means that I will only claim the truth that is a really true for me. I will only claim the meaning that is authetically meaningful for me. In the context of the covenant or loving commitment you have toward yourself, it means leveling with yourself. It means being willing to separte from that which no longer provides meaning even if it is hard to do so.

How is it that we can create communities where a diversity of philosophies and theologies are valued?

What are these values Unitarian Universalists strive to live by and how do they interact with your evolving search ?

The UU's Seven Principles and Purposes came out of conversations in 1961 and were edited in 1984 (they continue to be revised at intervals to ensure their vitality.)

Please come and share your current thoughts on how you feel connected or not to each of the 7 Principles as they are each individually discussed.
Looking forward to your sharing and connecting.
May you be blessed with wisdom,
Nancy B. Miller
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Office Administrator, Newsletter : Claire Phillips skagituu@gmail.com Hours: Tue. & Thur. 12-4 pm
Worship Team Leader : Sally Riggers suufmusic@gmail.com Board contact: Rosemary Stevens rr_stevens@comcast.net