"The River"
October 17, 10:30 AM

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews
Celebrant: Tatum Kenn

"The Arc of the Moral Universe"

The quote from Theodore Parker, prominent abolitionist and Transcendentalist Unitarian minister, is “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” This quote was a favorite of Martin Luther King and Barack Obama. Obama had it woven into the rug in the oval office. This sermon addresses two questions: Who was Theodore Parker? and Is it true what he said?
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Welcome to SUUF and an inspiring lineup of speakers.
Due to revised state guidelines for which we are grateful & will follow, services will remain online for the foreseeable future.  So find a comfortable space, arrange your device so we can see your smiling face easily, and join us as early as 10:15 for a little chat. Services will still start promptly at 10:30.

October 24
The Practice of Authentic Allyship: Introduction for Communities of Wisdom
When human rights are at risk, people need to stand together. But how do we stand with each other in a way that truly puts people who are vulnerable first? How do we make the vulnerable the “center of the universe” in a way that strengthens all our human rights?

Today many are confronting the reality of how our caste system impacts people of color, LGBTQ+, and our society as a whole. Practicing authentic allyship is more than wearing a safety pin. It is not something we claim for ourselves, but rather a recognition by groups who we are consistently and effectively supporting in their work for human and civil rights.

Terry Kyllo of Paths to Understanding will offer an introduction to allyship, casting a vision for how communities of wisdom can effectively center on those working for their human rights.

October 31
"The Music of the Night" with Rev. Bruce Bode
Halloween is a seasonal festival that recognizes that physically and materially we are entering the darker part of the calendar year. But since we humans have not only material and physical dimensions to us but also mental, spiritual, and psychological dimensions, Halloween is a festival that invites us to explore the darker aspects of our psyche. It invites us to draw back our interior curtain a bit to take a look at what is not normally attended to by us. Thus, Halloween invites us to become a bit more acquainted with the other side of ourselves. Come for a very different Halloween message based on lyrics and themes related to Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera."
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.
Rosemary & Sally with a "trunk load" of Halloween costumes they delivered to the kids at Anacortes Family Center on October 11.
SUUF gals had fun at a MONA collage-making workshop on 8/31. Shown: Sally & Linda K. busy being creative.
September 4th Sunday social concerns $50 has been donated to MV Neighbors in Need Food Bank.

To make it easier to remember to donate to 4th (social justice) and 5th (building and grounds) Sundays, you can send one check to the office or online donation to cover October through August 2022 or any monthly recipient you choose. Please indicate to whom and what amount you wish to donate.
4th Sunday recipients list

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

● -Aug-FLora Lucatero/Children of the Valley
● -Sep-MV Food Bank
● -Oct-Terry Kyllo/Paths to Understanding
● -Nov-Oasis teen shelter
● -Dec-Jonathan Prescott/Wise Caregivers
● -Jan-PFLAG
● -Feb-OPOP
● -March-DVSAS
● -April-Anacortes Food Bank
● -May-SFEG (Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group--this is
the group that CRE worked with to plant trees to help
restore salmon habitat)
● -June-Community Action
● -July-Friendship house
● -Aug-Children's Museum of Skagit County Scholarship
SUUF Zoom Links For This Week

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

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 October birthdays!!! Best wishes to Brenda, Joe, Emily, Luca, Riitta, Judy, Connie, Donna, Andrew, and any others celebrating your special day this month.
Happy Wanderers Wednesday Walking Group. Enjoy a walk in the great outdoors with fellow SUUFers, Due to fall 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 text Linda K at 360 420 1506 and she will add you to the texts with walk info and notices of any changes.
OPOP (One Prisoner One Parish)
Your OPOP representatives are:
Donna Rieper
Virginia Darvill
James Heard
Peter Smith
Eileen Gribble
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
Activities hosted at Diversity Hall (See flyers and information posted on the Renters Bulletin Board in the hall.)

Dances for Universal Peace hopes to return in 2021.
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 emilyakerr@gmail.com
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 West Section St.
PO Box 1203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273