"The River"
8/12 Jorge Manzanera – Technology at SUUF . There will be a demo of the audio-video and internet technology that we have available at SUUF, including tools for creation and collaboration like Google Suite. Selected pictures will be shown, and maybe a short video, regarding the effect of technology on our lives and our spiritual lives, tied to two of our UU Principles. If there is time, it will be open to questions and comments.
Celebrant: Garth McMurtrey
S ummer SUUF Picnic Please reserve August 19 . 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.
New email address. Skagituu@frontier still works.
The  Fidalgo Democrats   meet Tuesday, Aug 14, 7:00pm,  Anacortes Public Library , 1220 10th Street, Anacortes
Skagit Valley College history professor Kurt Dunbar will present "Identifying Fascism," including its fourteen characteristics. A moderated discussion will follow. Please bring friends, colleagues, and family. Also, please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank donation box. For more information call Corinne Salcedo, Chair, at 360-293-7114.

Percussionists!   There is going to be a special service on Nov. 7 with guest musicians. They are asking if SUUF has any percussionists. Hey percussionists! Are you out there? If you're interested in sharing your percussion talents on Nov. 7, for a very exciting service, let me know. You don't have to be a professional, just able to keep rhythm. Please contact:

Kathy Roche-Zujko
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Summer 2018

8/19 – SUUF Picnic at Washington Park in Anacortes
8/26 Susan Thayer – Quantum Multiversalism: An overview of my personal constantly evolving beliefs.
Celebrant: Susan Thayer

9/2 Doris Brevoort – Beyond the Mirror: A Look At Henri Nouwen's Reflections on the Struggles in Facing Death
Celebrant: Doris Brevoort
Covenant Circle meets every Thursday at 1:30 at Haggen on Division Street in Mount Vernon, except the second Thursday of the month, when they meet somewhere for lunch. Contact Joy Lindberg 360-424-8090
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
SUUF lending librar y located in the office. New CD's, books and interesting stuff. Check it out. To borrow, just sign your name and date on the sign-out sheet.
Contributions to the weekly announcements, " The River" are welcome. Email your contributions to the office.
Activities hosted at Diversity Hall ( See flyers and information posted on the Renters Bulletin Board in the hall.)

Mount Vernon Self-Empowerment Meetup  can be found online at: . The group meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 6-8 pm through August at SUUF.
Bring your dinner, if you like.

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.   Not meeting, June, July, August. Will resume in September.

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.  Group will meet August 13, 20, 24. Only meeting 24th in September, then regular Monday schedule will resume.

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

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: Rosemary Stevens