SUNDAYS UPCOMING & WORSHIP INFORMATION
Our summer service schedule is one service only at 10am in-person and on Zoom.
This Sunday, August 7 Where Do We Come From? with Rev. Jack Gaede. Special music from Lisa Borg and Dave Stevens.
Sunday, August 14 Where Are We Going? with Rev. Sara Goodman. Special music from the WBUUC Choir Ensemble.
Sunday, August 21 The Question Box with Rev. Roger Bertschausen. Special music from Harmonia. See below for more details about this special Sunday!
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
BREAKFAST SUNDAY:
Questions, Quiche, and Comfy Clothing (Kids can wear PJs!)
Join us on August 21 (starting at 9am) for a special breakfast before our Sunday 10am service. If you are willing to help support the breakfast (set-up, bringing food, and/or clean up), please sign up here:

Rev. Roger will be reviving an old UU tradition called "the Question Box sermon." Folks of all ages will be able to ask questions that morning (in-person AND on Zoom), and Roger's sermon will involve going through the questions and answering them the best he can!

And in the spirit of honoring how much some of you like to watch church at home in your comfy clothes, we are encouraging people to wear comfy clothes here at 328 Maple Street. Come as you are, and be together for this special morning.

We will also be doing our annual backpack blessing. If you have a challenging year ahead of you (or just want a blessing for the year), bring your backpack or briefcase to the service.
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 7-31-22
JUSTICE & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Host Families for Ukrainian Teens
Aug 8 - Sept 15
The White Bear Lake Rotary Club (in conjunction with the Global Synergy Group) is sponsoring a group of 18 Ukrainian students to come to the Twin Cities beginning the second week of August to the middle of September. They would like to place six of the 18 students in the White Bear Lake / Mahtomedi area, and they are asking students and families to consider hosting a student (or a chaperone) in their homes. If you feel you can step up to host a student or chaperone or if you know someone who can, please contact Tim Wald (Tim.Wald@isd624.org) for more information.
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!
WBUUC Choir Re-Connect and Look Ahead
August 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 — to join us for the community potluck on Aug. 17 at 5:30 (see below) and stay for a gathering of singers at 6:30. 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!
COMMUNITY POTLUCK ON AUGUST 17
Join us on August 17 For a community potluck at 5:30pm, followed by a youth game night from 6:30pm-7:30pm for youth entering grades 7-12. We will also have a parent circle and childcare for young children available from 6:30-7:30pm. Pre-registration is NOT required for youth programming.

This Sunday's Special Collection: Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul
School Tools Drive 2022 is the recipient of our Special collection on August 7. School Tools Drive 2022 is a project of Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul. This drive seeks funds to provide school supplies to children from families with low-income.  

Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul is the umbrella organization for many social justice programs in our area. One program is the Project Home effort many of us participated in when we housed people experiencing homelessness in our church for over 10 years.  

Thank you for sharing in WBUUC’s commitment to social justice concerns by donating generously to equip children from low-income families with essential school supplies. 
 
You can donate in 3 ways: 
  • Online: http://bit.ly/give-to-wbuuc – indicate School
  • Send a check to WBUUC with School on the memo line.
  • Text to Give with text to 651-615-5551 and the “amount School"
  • (ex, if you want to give $20, put this in the text: 20 School)
Project Home Needs Help with Weekend Meals and Books
Now that Project Home has a building (Provincial House in St. Paul), there is no longer a need for churches, such as ours, to provide temporary housing to families experiencing homelessness. But Project Home is asking congregations to help by providing weekend meal teams and by helping to restock their free book tables.

Meal 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

Book Drive: Project Home needs to restock their free book tables with books and magazines in good condition for adults, young adults, and children of all ages. Especially welcome are materials that reflect the diversity of individuals in their family shelter. Bring items to church through August 14 and place them on the book collection table in the Atrium. They will be delivered to Project Home.
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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