THEME FOR LATE SUMMER:

Where Do We Come From? Where Are We Going?

Questions:
  • How does your history influence your current world view?
  • In your imagination, what does the future of Unitarian Universalism look like? The Twin Cities? The world?
Read this week's reflection: www.wbuuc.org/reflection

SUNDAYS UPCOMING & WORSHIP INFORMATION

Our summer service schedule is one service only at 10am in-person and on Zoom.

THIS Sunday, August 21 The Question Box with Rev. Roger Bertschausen. Special music from Harmonia. During the service, Rev. Roger will revive an old UU tradition called “the Question Box sermon.” Folks of all ages can ask questions (in-person AND Zoom) and Roger will answer the questions the best he can! Questions about theology, spirituality, justice, Unitarian Universalism, and WBUUC are especially welcome. See more details below about Breakfast Sunday.

Sunday, August 28 Intentional Change with Nico Van Ostrand. Special music from The OK Factor

Sunday, September 4 In Times Like These...Trust Change with guest speaker, Rebecca Gonzalez-Campoy. Special music from The OK Factor 


This service will be pre-recorded and will premiere on our YouTube channel at 10am that Sunday: http://www.youtube.com/user/whitebearuu There will be no in-person/Zoom worship or in-person social hour. Cyber social hour will meet.

To attend worship in-person:

***If you are a regular attender, there is no need to pre-register anymore. Please just check yourself in at the iPad when you arrive.

If you are visiting for the first time or bringing a guest or returning after an absence, please register for in-person worship here: https://wbuuc.org/sunday-worship/. That way, our welcome teams will be able to give you a warm welcome, and this gives us a chance to prepare for your arrival! When you arrive on Sunday morning, you can go straight to the registration table, and we will be waiting to greet you!

The Nursery is available during the 10am worship service to care for children ages 6 months through 3 years. Registration is required: https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/Summer22RE

To attend worship virtually:

Sunday Service | 10am
Computer, tablet, or smartphone:
Password: WBUUC328
By phone: +1 312 626 6799
Webinar ID: 743 728 311
Cyber Social Hour | 11:00am
Computer, tablet, or smartphone:
Password: WBUUC328
By phone: +1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 925 9029 4884

UPCOMING EVENTS AT WBUUC

Learn more about these upcoming, all-ages events: www.wbuuc.org/upcoming-events

COMMUNITY-WIDE POTLUCK - TONIGHT!

Aug 17 | 5:30pm

Food, fellowship and fun–bring a dish to share if you’d like! Programming to follow the potluck Click to sign up to bring a dish to pass or be a part of our potluck team

WBUUC Choir Re-Connect and Look Ahead - TONIGHT!

Aug 17 | 6:30-7:30pm | Sanctuary


After the 2-1/2 years that COVID has kept us apart, we are gathering all WBUUC choir members — past, present and future —at 6:30, following the potluck. Please plan to attend to greet old friends, meet new singers and learn what’s ahead for the music program. We’ll sing together, too!

BREAKFAST SUNDAY: Questions, Quiche and Comfy Clothing

August 21 | 9am

Join us for a tasty breakfast before our 10am service. We encourage you to wear comfy clothes to church–kids can wear pjs! Click here If you are willing to help support the breakfast (set-up, bringing food, and/or clean up)

WATER COMMUNION

September 11 | 10am
It's our traditional Water Communion service...with a twist! We’ll gather at Hallam Park*– across the street from the church. Bring water from your yard, your travels or even your tap to mingle in a common bowl and receive a blessing. Click to learn more
We hope you will join us!

SUMMER SUNDAY COMMUNITY BOUQUETS

Every Sunday Until After Labor Day

This summer, help us create a community bouquet for our altar each Sunday. Bring with you to the 10am service a single stem, or sprig, of blooms or greens from your garden or the roadside. There will be a single vase in front of the pulpit to collect your floral donation (and a pair of scissors to trim its length if needed). Contribute to the community bouquet every Sunday, one or two Sundays, or not at all; the goal is to create something beautiful, unique, and uncomplicated together-- with no single person having to do too much. Thank you!

Our community bouquet on 8-14-22

CHILD & YOUTH DEDICATIONS

September 18 & December 18 | During Sunday Services


As part of the life of our congregation, we invite families to dedicate their children and youth into our community. We have parents offer the child’s/youth's name, family members commit to supporting the child/youth and members of the congregation honor the child’s/youth's personhood. This ceremony is done as part of our worship service to honor the children/youth, their relationship to the congregation and dedication to the values we hold dear as Unitarian Universalists. 


We welcome families who have had children in the last few years or who have joined our community and haven’t had an opportunity to dedicate their children or youth yet to participate. Our first opportunity for this year will be on September 18. The second opportunity will be on December 18, during our family-oriented holiday worship.


To register, click here: https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/ChildDedications22


Questions? Contact Rev. Sara (revsara@wbuuc.org)

JUSTICE & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

Help Afghan Refugees

The WBUUC Hazara Assistance Committee is assisting three Afghan refugee families in Minneapolis and one in St. Paul as they continue to settle into life in Minnesota since leaving their homeland suddenly last August. Please consider volunteering short term in one of several capacities we have available-- giving a ride once a month for a family of four, take a 19 year-old to a community college to visit, or visit with three young women living together in St. Paul. There are several other possibilities also. If you prefer to volunteer with a friend, teams of two are welcome. If you want to help, or even if you're not sure, please check it out by contacting Volunteer Coordinator Mary Bolton at 651-271-1593 or mpbolton54@yahoo.com. THANK YOU!

This Sunday's Special Collection: Century College Lunches

Sunday's special collection will go to support WBUUC’s continuing program of providing lunches on a weekly basis to qualifying students at Century College. One day each week, WBUUC volunteers make and deliver sandwiches, fruit, and granola bars to help fuel students through their day. Last year Century College was awarded a Hunger Free Campus award for their efforts in ensuring that students have enough to eat. Several organizations, including WBUUC, were recognized for contributing to this effort. 


Century College operates a Resource and Support Center that provides assistance to about 200 students in need. The Center connects them to resources for assistance with food, health services, clothing, childcare, utilities, and other services that will help them succeed in staying in school to acquire an education.


Thank you for your generosity in helping fund this important lunch program at the college!


You can donate in 4 ways:

  • Online: http://bit.ly/give-to-wbuuc – indicate CS
  • Send a check to WBUUC with CS on the memo line.
  • Text to Give with text to 651-615-5551 and the “amount CS"  (ex, if you want to give $20, put this in the text: 20 CS)
  • Join the Sandwich Squad - contact Cynthia Tomlinson

North Star Youth Outreach Center

As the pandemic has eased, the North Star Center has re-opened! The Center, located in the Maplewood Mall, is a daytime resource site for area homeless teens, and is a collaborative effort of WBUUC and the Harriet Tubman Center. Volunteers are badly needed. Former volunteers only need a one-shift on-site "shadowing" of a Tubman staff person. New volunteers need training, mostly virtual, which starts on August 20. Contact: Joanie Braun, 612-767-6680, or jbraun@tubman.org to sign up.

Beloved Conversations Virtual: Within

Fall Registration Ends August 26th!

For more information and to register go to meadville.edu/beloved


Beloved Conversations —a Unitarian Universalist anti-racism and spiritual formation program offered through Meadville Lombard Theological School—invites you to join us for the next term of our Within program, open to all adult learners who are committed to justice and ready to deepen and transform.


Participants have shared with us that this program has been life-changing, allowing them to learn more about themselves, deepen their commitments to and skills for anti-racism and anti-oppression, and connect with others through the spiritual practice of justice-making. The Fall Term registration closes on August 26th and the 12-week program begins September 12th, 2022. 

Project Home Meals Teams

On Saturdays, Sundays and some holidays, meal teams of volunteers provide lunch and dinner for families. Teams plan menus, buy ingredients and cook the meals onsite and then serve the families and clean up (3-4 hours). Teams are composed of 3-6 adults (or sometimes older supervised children). If you can volunteer or need more information, please contact Kate O’Reilly or fill out the following form: https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/35ba3a73

SUNDAY SERVICE IS ON YOUTUBE

MEDITATION REQUESTS & MINISTERIAL OFFICE HOURS

If you would like to have a joy, a sorrow, or a life event shared in our time of meditation and prayer in the Sunday service, please complete this form. You may also use this form to request prayers, ask for support from the congregation, and just to let us know what is going on with you. https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/MeditationRequest

Ministerial Office Hours - by request only for the summer
For the summer, our regular ministerial office hours (noon-1pm) are suspended. If you need to speak with a minister, please just contact us, and we'll be happy to schedule a chat with you–either by phone or Zoom or in-person.
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