"The River"
This Sunday
September 23

Speaker: Victoria Poling
Celebrant: Jorge Manzanara

UU 101 – Part 1 - The Beating Heart of Covenant.
A sacred agreement holds us as Unitarian Universalists: to love, to share, and to serve one another and the web of all life. Making and keeping this covenant is the heart of our religious tradition, and it's not easy. Let's explore this  practice of  our faith in community
This is 4th Social Justice Sunday. Your contributions will go to Community Action of Skagit County.

Also Soup-er Sunday! Stay after the service for a delicious cup of soup and bread $3 (children less)
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..
This was received from former SUUF member Asko Hamalainen that might be of interest to you men. "This will be my 15th retreat, started going with guys from SUUF. Usually, we have 3-5 dudes from BUF attending."

29th Annual • Sept 28 – Sept 30, 2018 • Sasamat Outdoor Centre
 We are happy to announce that online registration is now available for the 2018 Unitarian Men's Gathering. If you're thinking of joining us for the 29th Annual Unitarian Men's Gathering, please register today to show your commitment to this decades-old community-building event!

We have 8 weeks before we collectively have to make a "Go" or "No Go" commitment to Sasamat regarding the Unitarian Men's Gathering. We must have 36 men registered to meet our financial obligations. So help out by registering today... AND be sure to invite a friend! Our best promotion is when somebody like who you has attended the event, reaches out to a colleague or friend to invite him. 

This event has run successfully for 29 years, thanks to your commitment and the commitment and sharing of men like you.  

For information, or to register, please go to http://heyuu.ca/

We look forward to seeing you and to having an excellent event in 2018! 

Thank you (on behalf of the Men of Momentuum) 
Family Promise Fundraiser "Homelessness for a Night" Saturday September 29, 7 pm, with refreshments at 8 pm. North Cascade Seventh Day Adventist Church, Hwy 20 and Peacock Lane, Burlington.
2018-19 We need your help!

Several dates have been set aside for congregation-led services.

Similar to our summer schedule, they will be planned and presented by members & friends of SUUF. No hired speaker, but music will be provided.

The differences from summer are:
–     groups are encouraged to form and work together
–     an emphasis is on engaging everyone present that day
–     a general theme has been pre-selected for most dates
–     scripts, outlines & other service materials for many of these themes are already written and available (just ask)
We encourage ALL of you to consider signing up! Sure, it takes some work...but the comraderie and creativity involved are half the fun! These are often some of the most popular services of the year. Help, advice, suggestions and more are happily available from Sally and others.

Open dates and themes:
December 30   OPEN (your choice)

February 10   Be My Valentine

March 17   OPEN (your choice)

May 12   Flower Communion (prior service plans available)

May 26   American Patriotic Songs and Poems (plan with Sally)

June 16   “Juneteenth” (A historical perspective on the Abolitionist
         Movement, which can be roughly based on this American holiday that        
         commemorates the June 19,1865 announcement of the abolition
         of slavery in the state of Texas. Complete service & sermon available)
June 30   Hello Summer (end-of-year sharing; an easy & fun one, can    also include a potluck)
September services
September 30

Speaker: Joseph Bednarik
Celebrant: Jim Heard

The Theory and Practice of Zax
In his brilliant story “The Zax,” Dr. Seuss takes fundamentalism to its logical extreme when a North-Going Zax and a South-Going Zax meet on a path and neither will step aside to allow the other to pass. As these Zax stand puffed-chest and glowering, let’s gather up a picnic lunch and go out for a visit, to discover whether UU values might help loosen this wet-knot situation.
October 2018 services

Oct 7
Speaker: Terray Sylvester
Title: Our World...Through the Lens
Description: Terray is a photo journalist who specializes in stories at the intersection of environment and social justice issues. He's also Elmyra's grandson! Come prepared to see the world through his eyes.

Celebrant: Rosemary Stevens

Oct 14
Speaker: Dustin Johnson, Director of the Anacortes Family Center
Title: Homelessness: It's not just somebody else's problem.
Description: The Anacortes facility has developed a unique approach to homelessness in our area. Dustin will explain how their model may hold the answer.

Celebrant: Anneliese Sherman
Oct 21
Speaker: Laura Lavigne
Title: Following Our Inner Wisdom - Even When Our Head is Not So Sure
Description: Author and Happiness Coach Laura Lavigne will join us to share the magic of following her heart and inner guidance when embarking with her backpack on a 6-month journey across the world with no plans, ending in a Greek refugee center - all the while staying connected (sometimes desperately) to her own source.

Celebrant: Allen Lowe
Oct 28
Guests: Assunta Napoleone and Local Pagan Witches
Title: Samhain Mass
Description: Wicca is a peaceful religion. The Coven will explain their beliefs; it is NOT the commercialized media version. Please bring a picture of someone you love who has died, to share in this beautiful and moving service.

Celebrant: Matt Bianconi
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.
Spirit of Hope Annual Fundraiser Event
Please join Community Action as we welcom Jonathan Martin, editor of the Seattle Times' Project Homeless as our keynote speaker October 11, 2018 , 5 pm, Swinomish Casino & Lodge. Register www.communityactionskagit.org Tickets $25. See more information on signup sheet and flyer in dining room.
New email address:

( Skagituu@frontier still works.)
This space awaits a photo or poem or news or reminiscence from you, when you're ready. Email your contributions to the office.
Office Administrator : Claire Phillips / skagituu@gmail.com Hours: Tu. & Th. 12-4 pm Worship Team Leader : Sally Riggers suufmusic@gmail.com Board contact: Rosemary Stevens rr_stevens@comcast.net