"The River"
June 19, 10:30 am

Speaker: Rev. Bruce Bode
Celebrant: Anneliese Vance-Sherman
Abortion Debate: In Search of Common Ground”

This sermon will explore (at least) three things: 1) Why it’s so difficult to find common ground on the issue of abortion.
2) Is there more common ground in this debate than is commonly understood? 3) Criteria by which to determine when to grant legal rights to gestational human life.
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June 26
"Welcome Summer" + Annual Meeting 

Today we mark the end of our regular church year with a short worship service. It's an important day...where we show support for our Board and the efforts of our members and friends. We'll also get ready for the upcoming year by voting on important issues affecting us all. We need your attendance to make that happen.

Then, during July and August, we'll look at our 8 Principles that are the foundation of this religion. For eight Sundays, members and friends will present the many ways they find joy and value in those principles with opportunities for everyone to share their own ideas. We even have picnics scheduled, where we can just have fun! So stay tuned for upcoming services and events.
Services are in person at the Fellowship, 500 W Section St, Mount Vernon and on Zoom
If attending services in our building
You need to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per the current CDC guidelines. 
You are expected to wear a mask over your nose and mouth the entire time they are
inside the building.  
Do NOT attend if you have had a runny nose or cough or fever in the previous 5 days.  
Happy Wanderers Wednesday Walking GroupEnjoy a walk in the great outdoors with fellow SUUFers, Due to 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 contact Linda Kuller 360-420-1506. and she will add you to the texts with walk info and notices of any changes.
We’re at the top of the mountain at Washington Park.
Walking group picnics in Pat and Dave'Young's garden sanctuary.
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.
Hello lovely people:

In case you missed it, here is information on the HOUSE CONCERT at my house (4003 Montgomery Court, Mt. Vernon) this Saturday, June 18. It'll be a 2pm concert, OUTSIDE, in my backyard. Hope you can make it! Let me know!  ☺

Kathy R-Z
LIVE At The Montgomery Court House! 
Maiah Wynne captivates audiences worldwide with the alluring and enigmatic duality present in her music. An award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Maiah delivers powerful and universally resonant lyrics with a hauntingly beautiful voice. Maiah’s current project "Envy of None" with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Alex Lifeson of Rush, and Juno Award winner Andy Curran. Their full album came out April 8th with Kscope Records and immediately charted. 
What people are saying:
"A dusky, delicate voice brimming with emotion.”
“Gorgeous orchestral folk-pop”
“Haunting...a fresh take on music that echoes back to the sounds of Appalachian folk tunes”
"Could she be the next Brandi Carlile? The sky is clearly the limit for this rising folk star." - The Revue
"I’ve never had that kind of inspiration working with another musician. When we say she’s special, it’s because she’s really f***ing special!” (ALEX LIFESON in Rolling Stone Magazine about their project together "Envy of None")
We are planning to enjoy Maiah's music OUTSIDE in the backyard. Please dress for the weather. Optional: You are welcomed to bring a comfy yard chair. Suggested donation to artist $25/person. Light snacks will be served.  (Fully vaxxed, please! Masks TBA)
Next Saturday we will continue our monthly rallies in support of reproductive rights for all.

Where: 1805 E Division, In front of Planned Parenthood Health Center

When: Saturday, 6/18 **new time: 4:00p-5:00p**

I have tons of signs and a selection of shirts. Pls wear a mask if you're able - let's not add to the uptick.

Questions? Give me a call at 360.770.9298 or email back. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

In this fight with you,
Deb Grant (she/her/hers)
Let the fun begin!
Please mark your calendars for 2 summer picnics:

July 31st at Washington Park in Anacortes

August 28th at Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon.
Thank you from Sally
Retirement is definitely looming and I'm already wondering what mischief I'll get into with my free time. Sunday's send-off was such a surprise, full of the kindest messages I could ever receive! It just confirmed what I already knew... that this fellowship is a true family and a spiritual home for me and you. Thank you to the Board and all the members & friends who have supported (and honored me) for the past 10+ years of joy, music and involvement. I was presented with a gift box that blew me away! So many goodies inside that all said "thank you"; I appreciate it so very much. I will hold the warmth, love and gratitude presented to me last Sunday for a long, long time. remaining!"
Weeders Needed! Doreen, Donna and I made a dent in the weeding needed around the Fellowship. Could some other folks step up to do some more? Also, there is vinegar solution in the utility room that needs to be sprayed in gravel areas outside the beds.

Congratulations to Mike Murdock, Pete Smith and Riita Dunning! They are all retiring!ning!"
You are invited to celebrate on Saturday, June 18, at 1 pm, the 40th anniversary of the Center for Spiritual Living, 1508 N 18th St. Mount Vernon. Reception to follow
SUUF Zoom Links For This Week

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

As the weather gets better and if you are attending services in person, please bring drinks or snacks to share with conversations after service. Remember, masks are required inside.

If you are able and willing, the beds need some weeding attention.

Linda Kuller
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 June birthdays!!! Best wishes to Karen, Ray, Ken D, Claire, Doreen, and any others celebrating your special day this month.
I am a member of Central United Methodist Church in Sedro-Woolley. We are in conversations with PFLAG Skagit to again participate in the Loggerodeo Parade on the 4th of July. In the past, there have been members of your congregation who have joined us in walking the parade route along with persons from several other churches and organizations in support of PFLAG Skagit and the LGBTQ community in Skagit County. We would like to invite members of your congregation to participate with us again this 4th of July. PFLAG is getting the parade permit. In addition to our “float”, there will be a pick-up truck with bales of hay in the back to offer a ride to participants who are unable to walk the entire parade route. We will be sending out additional information as we have it – time and location to gather, etc. let me know if you have any questions.

Grace and Peace!

Dan Gerhard
Missions and Social Justice Team
Central UMC, Sedro-Woolley, WA
360-422-5739 (home)
4th Sunday recipients list

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

● -June-Community Action
● -July-Friendship house
● -Aug-Children's Museum of Skagit County Scholarship
Your OPOP (One Parish One Prisoner) representatives are:
Donna Rieper
Virginia Darvill
James Heard
Peter Smith
Eileen Gribble
Occasionally, we get notification of an event and it is too late to get it in the weekly announcements. If you are interested in getting additional emails about racial/ social/climate/ justice issues please email me at brendundas@outlook.com or call (360) 424-5003.
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
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 pres@skagituuf.com
Activities hosted at Diversity Hall (See flyers and information posted on the Renters Bulletin Board in the hall.)

The Board is reviewing our rental policy. We hope to be able to safely share our beautiful space and welcome our renters back soon.
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 West Section St.
PO Box 1203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273