"The River"

September 24, 2023

10:30 am

Save Our Wild Salmon

Speaker: Joseph Bogaard

Executive Director, Save Our Wild Salmon

Celebrant: Jim Heard

Music: Pete Smith

We will review the crucial importance of salmon and their worrisome plight in order to appreciate what an urgent opportunity we have to open the Snake River, a project to which SUUF has been lending its voice over the last year. Bring your questions; this will be a participatory service.

Save Our wild Salmon is a diverse, nationwide coalition working together to restore wild salmon and steelhead to the rivers, streams and marine waters of the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of our region's ecology, economy and culture.   

This is 4th Sunday Social Justice. Your donations will to to Save Our Wild Salmon. You can send your donation using our online donation link, adding it to the collection basket on Sundays, or by mailing a check to SUUF.

Link to  service
Dial in:
+1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 83222201810
Sunday Service On-Line:
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Services are in person 10:30 am at the Fellowship, 500 W Section St, Mount Vernon and on Zoom

If attending services in our building

Masks are encouraged but optional. Do NOT attend if you have had a runny nose or cough or fever in the previous 5 days.  

October Services

October 1

Jay Bowen

October 8

Iman Rahman

“ Sacred Laughter and Awe”

Sages tell us that on our mysterious life journey, it’s best to sell cleverness and buy bewilderment. God wants to see more playfulness and awe in our eyes. This is our greatest witness to Spirit.

October 15

Rev. Barbara Gilday

October 22

Jon Prescott

October 29

Joseph Bednarik 

Listen to previous SUUF services here

SUUF Events and news

A group from SUUF walked in solidarity on Sunday 9/17 in Mount Vernon with the March to End Fossil Fuels in NYC!  

Sixty people took flyers with ideas on what they can do to help move away from fossil fuels.

Volunteer Opportunity

To help in the CRE rooms when parents with children attend our services.

Sherri Stites and Susan Wilson are working together to put together a list of people from our congregation who are willing to volunteer their time one Sunday a month, or every two months, (depending on the number of volunteers.) Sherri will be collecting the names of those interested in volunteering to do this much-needed task. Once we have a list of those interested, we will meet to decide on the curriculum and schedule background checks. If you have any questions feel free to contact Sherri at [email protected].

The Covenant Circle is a mid-week gathering, a chance to chat and share with others outside of the Sunday service.

Covenant Circle 

Tuesdays at 5:30. All are welcome! The conversation is wide-ranging and easygoing. ("Who could ask for anything more?")

Zoom link here

Passcode: 407993

SUUF Zoom Links For This Week

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

Sunday, Sept 24, 10:30 AM | Sunday Service 

Tuesday, Sept 26, 5:30 PM | Covenant Circle

Wednesday, October 11, 7 PM | Board Meeting

4th Sunday recipients list

You can send your donation using our online donation link, adding it to the collection basket on Sundays, or by mailing a check to SUUF.

Oct - Wise Caregiving

Nov - Mount Vernon Library Foundation

Dec - Welcome Home Skagit

Jan - UU Service Committee UUSC

Happy September Birthdays!

Doris Brevoort, Marcia Brevoort, Ginny Darvill, Mike Murdock, Alex and Izak Sebastian Veals, Brooke Thayer, and any others celebrating their special day.

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.


If you are attending services in person, drinks or snacks that you bring to share are much appreciated

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.

Community Engagement Corner

What SUUF members are doing in the area of social justice and local organizations and opportunities! 

We see farmworkers in the fields all around us-bringing in the harvest so we have wonderful food! As the wheel turns towards Fall, it is a good time to give thanks and support to the farm workers who work hard (think heat waves) for little pay, little job security and other challenges. The organization Community to Community Development focuses on food justice, racial justice and other forms of systemic oppression. As we each enjoy the harvests this Fall, hold in your hearts and minds, and donate if possible, to this organization in support of the farm workers.

Cory Sevin  

Dave Young has moved to Edison. As you know, he sold their Bayview home after Pat died. His daughter, Rachel, who already lived in Edison, will be just a few houses away on the lovely little main street that runs through town. His new address is: 14064 Mactaggart Ave, Bow 98232. Congratulations, Dave

Community events and news

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 [email protected] or call (360) 424-5003.

The contact person for OPOP (One Parish, One Prisoner) is 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!
Donate or Pay a Pledge to SUUF
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Email SUUF [email protected]

Office Administrator, Newsletter: Claire Phillips [email protected] Hours: Tue. & Thur. 12-4 pm

Board contact: Donna Rieper [email protected] 360-855-0781

2023-24 Board of Trustees

Donna Rieper - President

Ken Stern – Treasurer

Andra Heath– Secretary

Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 West Section St.
PO Box 1203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273