Seabeck Book Club
Every Monday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm on Zoom
In November, the Seabeck Book Club will be reading Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West by Lauren Redniss (2020). Newcomers are always welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for the Zoom link. The book club will be on hiatus during the month of December.
Every Tuesday, 10:00 – 11:30 am on Zoom
Our Bible Study meets weekly on Zoom. The gathering includes reading the scripture together, reflecting, and sharing prayers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Every Wednesday, 10:00 – 10:30 am on Zoom
Join us for a time to pray together for our world, our community, and ourselves. All are welcome to attend when they are able. Contact email@example.com for the Zoom link.
UCUCC Men’s Group
Tuesday, November 1, 6:15 pm, in the UCUCC Turner LoungeJoin us for our usual soup and fellowship, followed by a short video for discussion. This group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month. All men and people who identify with masculinity are welcome!
Listening Series: To the Best of Our Knowledge’s “Ideas from Africa”
Wednesday, November 2, 16, and 30, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, on Zoom
Join Katrina Fitzpatrick, MDiv, on Wednesday evenings November 2, 16, & 30 from 7-9 pm as we listen to and discuss three podcast episodes focused on the cultural richness and the wisdom of Africa. Don’t have the time or resources to listen to a podcast? Not to worry: we will listen to each podcast during the first hour and then have a discussion during the second hour. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
Racial Justice Retreat
Saturday, November 5, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm at the Seattle campus and on Zoom
All are welcome to our fall Racial Justice Retreat, taking place in person at our Seattle Campus and on Zoom. At the retreat, we will be engaging in small group conversations on issues about which the conversers feel deeply. Zoom meeting link is in the weekly email.
A Service of Memory and Hope
Sunday, November 6, 10:00 am in the UCUCC Sanctuary and on Zoom, 5pm on Facebook and YouTube
Rev. Traci Blackmon (she/her), Associate General Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ, will preach for our service of Memory and Hope and Rev. Courtney Stange-Tregear (she/her), Acting Conference Minister for the Pacific Northwest Conference will be our presider. Learn more about Rev. Blackmon.
At our annual service of Memory & Hope, we will light candles to remember members of our congregation who have died in the past year, and remember others as well.
Vigil for the Common Good
Sunday, November 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, NE 45th St & 15th Ave NE
Each month, we will stand on the corner near our Seattle campus to celebrate and cultivate the common good in the public space. Bring a sign of what you are standing for, or we’ll have some on hand. Stop by for 10 minutes or an hour.
UCUCC Church Council
Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The UCUCC Church Council meetings monthly on the 3rd Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Guests are welcome to visit the non-executive session meetings. Email email@example.com to request the link.
Gathering Ground Event: Q & A & Workshop on Cycles of Life/Cycles of Gratitude
Saturday, November 19, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Zoom
This is a special gathering to learn about Gathering Ground’s 2023 plans and join into a sample reflection on cycles of life and cycles of gratitude. Please log on with a cup of something you enjoy! RSVP here.
UCUCC Congregational Budget meeting
Sunday, November 20, 11:30am, UCUCC Sanctuary and on Zoom
Please plan to attend our annual budget meeting! Hear about priorities for the year and vote. The Zoom link will be available in upcoming weekly emails or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith Action Network Annual Dinner: Pathways of Solidarity
Sunday, November 20, 4:30 – 7:30pm, Renton Pavilion, 233 Burnett Avenue S, and on Zoom
A celebration and fundraiser for the Faith Action Network, a multifaith, statewide partnership that strives for a just, compassionate, and sustainable world through community building, education, and courageous public action, especially advocacy at the state level. The Love & Justice Committee has sponsored a UCUCC table of 8. Contact Elizabeth Dickinson for a free ticket: email@example.com.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Sunday, November 20, 5:00 pm, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 111 NE 80th St, Seattle
As part of our identity as an Open and Affirming Church and in a spirit of unity, we are invited to participate in the Transgender Day of Remembrance at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
Join us in Decorating for Christmas
Saturday, November 26, at our Seattle Campus
We’re looking for volunteers to come help decorate the church for Advent and Christmas. Come join us Saturday morning, November 26 as we put up the greens and the tree, set up the Advent candle wreaths and the creche, and help with other decorations. Watch the weekly church news for details on how to sign up.
Superfluity Christmas Sale
Sunday, November 27, before and after worship in the Narthex
Discover what new Christmas décor you might take home with you at our annual Superfluity Christmas Sale! Our intrepid Superfluity volunteers have saved some wonderful items from the donations from last year’s Superfluity. Make sure to bring some cash or a check for that “must have” decoration!
Racial Justice Book Club
Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 – 1:30 pm on Zoom
In August we began reading All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake by renowned historian Tiya Miles, which we are discussing over the next few months. The book traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations Black women. Please join us at these monthly discussions on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Newcomers are always welcome. To get the link contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
All Women Extraordinary
Monday, November 28, 6:00 – 7:00 pm on Zoom
All women are invited to Zoom in for an informal hour of chatting and virtual dining. This group meets every fourth Monday. We plan to continue using Zoom, as we have expanded our group beyond the Seattle area. Please join us! Questions or mailing list requests, contact Christina Purdy firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-697-5376.