" The River"
June 10 – Congregation only
Spiritual Values on a T-Shirt

Today we all get to share a glimpse of what we believe. Please wear a t-shirt (or sweatshirt) with an image or message proclaiming your faith, philosophy, theology, community commitments, or ethical outlook. Threads of spiritual wisdom, social justice, or humor are welcome. However, leave partisan politics or vulgarity at home.

If you don't have a shirt to show off, wear whatever you like... but come and be one of our “guest speakers” today!

Celebrant: Matt Bianconi

This is Soup-er Sunday
 If you don't have a shirt to show off, wear whatever you like... but come and be one of our “guest speakers” today!   WITH THIS >>>  Sweatshirts, hats, even bumper stickers are fair game. Bring your own, borrow one, or make a paper t-shirt during the service to "wear" and share.
“The Best of Broadway”
 The Best of Broadway" is finally here!  Saturday evening (6/9) at SUUF.  Show at 7:30 with a meet & greet at 7 This is a musical extravaganza not to be missed. Lots of talent from far and near presenting a wide variety of show tunes.  Please come... and why not go over and invite your neighbors in person (and offer to bring them)? Suggested donation $10 - $15 per person with no one turned away due to lack of funds.  See you there!"
Refreshments needed "If you are planning to come to the Broadway gala on Saturday, June 9 – and you will miss a great time if you aren’t there – Pat Young is looking for a few people to help with light snacks. It won’t be a meal, just finger food to keep people happy as they enjoy the music. Contact Pat Young by phone or by email. Thanks much.”
Painted and Pretty! Thank you Tom Gillespie for painting the entry ramp with non-skid paint and fresh paint on the railings. Beautifful!!
Please reserve August 19 for a summer church picnic. We'll skip the service this one time and meet at Washington Park in Anacortes starting at 11:00 am. Details will be coming about the menu... but it will be a potluck and bar-b-que.
Cares and concerns If yo u know someone is ill, having a baby, graduating, etc. please contact Iola Ratcliff:
She has graciously volunteered to get an appropriate card circulating around the fellowship. Bethany Lynn
If you have an announcement you would like to have made from the pulpit on Sunday morning, please WRITE it out (clearly) and give it to the Celebrant. Bethany Lynn   
The Spiritual Brain – Science and Religious Experience Class at SUUF   Due to technical difficulties we were not able to present lecture 24, "Reality and Beyond" last Sunday. It will be presented on the 3rd Sunday, June 17.
Nancy B. Miller

There will be 30 minute lectures followed by 15 minutes of discussion. The lectures are on DVD's  For more information, contact Nancy Miller 425-754-6138 or

Topic:  There are some fascinating things that arise from our brain’s interaction with the world around us. For one, we almost always think or act as if we have a clear idea of what reality is. Furthermore, we almost always first assume that when reality does not work the way we expect it to, it is the fault of reality – not us. Only when we have a lot of evidence that reality is okay, do we then start to think that our brain may be the problem.
Class Title-Why do we have a spiritual brain? Lecturer: Andrew Newberg, MD director of research at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
Upcoming June services

June 17
The Art of Getting Lost

Sometimes we have to get utterly lost and confused before we can see through our assumptions, fears, even commitments to discover a new way of being in the world. Come and 'get lost' as Rev. Luton demonstrates how.

Speaker: Rev. Peter Luton
Celebrant: Judy Hamilton

J une 24 – Congregation only
Working together. Looking forward.

The recent survey was Step 1.
Today is Step 2: small group brainstorming about service ideas and content, developing lists of potential speakers, and kicking around how our congregation can continue to inspire, enlighten and add value to our spiritual lives, both personally and as a united church family. A 2018-19 church year calendar will be available to see where your involvement is most needed, and then we'll celebrate with a BBQ and potluck!
Do you have something to say, pictures? Email your contributions to the office.
WiFi is available at SUUF. The name is Skagituu. Ask Claire for the password.
Contact list Would you like to be in the contact book? This is sent out via email to the names that are in the list only (not the general email list). Send your name, mail address, phone number or numbers and email address to the office if you would like to be included. New contact book will be issued in June.
Activities hosted at Diversity Hall ( See flyers and information posted on the Renters Bulletin Board in the hall.)

Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Resolution Seminar  Free to the public   every month of 2018.   Every third Wednesday at SUUF from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. We will explore the nature of conflict and strengthen our conflict resolution skills. It is not about politics, and it is non-religious.
Jorge Manzanera, M.A.
Certified Professional Mediator
Office: (360) 399-6429
Cell:  (360) 333-2261

Healing and Intention Drum Group  2nd Tuesday of each month 6:30- 8:00 PM. Rev. Elke Siller. 

Dances of Universal Peace on 2nd Sunday of each month here at SUUF 6-8pm. For more information contact Aarti Cathy Wooten 360-629-9190 or   Donation $5-10. No one turned away for lack of funds. Info on entry table. The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others.

Meditation for everyone Monday nights 7:00 to 8:30 pm presented by Tom Unger Buddhist teacher.  Just drop in. Everyone is welcome. 

Shabbat Morning Service First Saturday, monthly 10:30 am -12 pm. Shalom Circle is a liberal Jewish Community founded and co-led by Cantor Miriam Fein and Simme Bobrosky. We share spirited and meditative services, classes and festival celebrations. Our gatherings are filled with song, prayer, discussion and fellowship. Together we explore the wisdom, peace and joy of Jewish spirituality. Refreshments will follow the service. Please join us. Donations are welcome.
Miriam and Simme

Our Revolution Skagit July 1, Sunday meeting, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at SUUF. Come and join others concerned about political issues. This group is an offshoot from Skagit County for Bernie Sanders.

Alzheimer’s support group meeting at SUUF – 3rd Wednesday each month from 2:30 to 4:00 PM .   Ch eryl McRill, contact group facilitator 360-899-4643
Office Administrator : Claire Phillips / Hours: Tu. & Th. 12-4 pm Worship Team Leader : Sally Riggers Board contact: Judy Hamilton