Feb 3-5 – UCC Pacific NW Conference Men’s Winter Retreat
Rev. Mike Denton, Conference Minister, is the program speaker at the 26th Annual Pacific NW Men’s Retreat at Pilgrim Firs Feb 3-5, 2017. The theme is Finding the Wisdom We Need. Mike will share his thoughts and experience around eldering, sharing wisdom, and speaking to a culture that yearns for wise thoughts and actions. Registration is available at
pilgrim-firs.org. There will be a Day of Silence the evening of February 2 to 3. Youth are welcome.
Feb 4 and Feb 11 – Bullitt Center Tour
THE GREENEST COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN THE WORLD
Sacred Earth Matters has scheduled two tours of the Bullitt Center: Noon on Saturday, Feb 4 and 11.
Located at 1501 E. Madison St, the Bullitt Center opened on Earth Day, April 22, 2013.
Signup in the Narthex in January, 2017. Tickets are $5.
This interactive site provides details about the building: www.bullittcenter.org
Feb 5 – UCHA Forum 11:30am, Ostrander Hall 2
“Out of a desire to be hands for god’s work, our mission is to find creative ways to prevent homelessness and provide housing for people in need.”
We would love to have more hands to help do the work, so we are having a Forum to introduce
ourselves, or update the congregation, on who we are and how we function. The Housing Association wants to give members of the church an overview of what we are committed to do, our history, our current activities, and open a discussion of how we might operate in the future.
We currently manage 5 properties in the city, housing 80 some people in below-market rentals for various target populations. We regularly support Mary’s Place by providing help with moving-in deposits. We help provide move-in essentials for Sand Point Housing at Magnuson Park. We support things like the Habitat build in Guatemala last month. Later this month we are embarking on a new project to build a Tiny House for a new ncampment in the North End.
We are a committed group. Some of us have worked for more than 20 years to address our city’s inadequate supply of affordable housing. We currently could use help with fund-raising, publicity, property owner representatives, web design, event planning and new project development. Come check us out.
Feb 8 – Global Ministries missionaries to speak
Kim and Erik Free, who have served with Global Ministries for 2 ½ years with the United Church of Christ in Mozambique, Africa, will share stories and their learnings on Wednesday, Feb 8 from 2-4 pm in the Lounge. The Frees have been
working in agriculture, health, empowerment of women and more within the church who invited them. They are temporarily back in the USA for their own safety because of armed action in the area where they were assigned.
Both the Christian (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ congregations have supported this young couple from a Disciples congregation in Oregon, and we are pleased they are willing to share their time with us. All are welcome and encouraged to show your support for our dedicated missionaries and Global Ministries. Bring a friend!
Feb 9 – Speak Out: Interfaith Advocacy Day!
University UCC’s Peace & Justice Advocates invite you to an empowering day of workshops: learning effective
advocacy, and visiting your legislators with fellow Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists and other people of faith. We will be focusing on education and mental health funding, criminal justice reform, voting rights, climate change action, and the safety net. Take action with us!
We’ll join with faith communities from around the state in Olympia on Thursday, Feb 9 to raise our voices for a vision of compassion and justice.
The workshop is 9:00am-3:00pm, with lunch provided. Please register now: http://fanwa.org/interfaith-advocacy-day/
There are carpool options. To sign up for a ride, call Elizabeth Dickinson: 206-320-0432, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb 10-11 – Environmental Justice Workshop, Pilgrim Firs Conf. Center
How can we take on the urgent challenges of environmental justice in our time and place?
This workshop will equip participants to mobilize their communities for local and global issues of environmental justice. All are welcome to attend. The workshop begins at 10 am Friday, and concludes with dinner on Saturday. Participants will be
expected to commit to the entire workshop to cover all subjects and build community.
Cost: $100 includes lodging, 5 meals, and program expenses. Some scholarship funds may be available.
Registration Deadline: Feb 3, 2017
Cosponsored by the United Church of Christ Justice & Witness Ministries, and the Pacific NW Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Feb 17-18 – Practicing social change: A workshop on nonviolence
Pastor Catherine has called us to commit to learning the “practices” of social change, so that we can be prepared when it’s time to stand up. Nonviolence has long been a key to a brighter, better and more peaceful world.
Join the 2016 recipient of the Ghandhi International Humanitarian Award Bernard Lafayette Jr. – a
foundational participant in the Civil Rights Movement and a key foot-soldier who joins the civil rights
pilgrimages co-led by David Domke – as Dr. Lafayette teaches the power and techniques of Kingian
He will be leading a Kingian nonviolence workshop in Ostrander Hall. This is free and open. All are welcome to learn with us on Friday February 17 from 5:30 to 9:30pm and Saturday February 18 from 8:30am to 4:30pm. This workshop will demonstrate how the principles of nonviolence can send an illuminating message of love and acceptance even when met with anger, prejudice, and hate.
Feb 19 – Allegiance: The Broadway Musical on the big screen
Feb 19, 2017 is the 75th anniversary of “Executive Order 9066,” which ordered the forced relocation and internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII.
On this day, we invite you to join us for a special screening of Allegiance, the movie of the hit Broadway musical which the story of George Takei’s internment with his family.
“At a time when echoes of the internment ring once again far too loud in our political discourse, there’s never been a better moment for the story of Allegiance,” Takei says. Allegiance explores the ties that bind us, the struggle to persevere and the
overwhelming power of love and forgiveness.
The movie will show at 12:55 pm on Sunday, Feb 19, at a cinema to be announced. Let’s watch Allegiance together and then discuss it over drinks. Tickets are on sale.
Feb 25 – Days for Girls
Join Mary Paananen, and others with varying levels of skill on the sewing machine, to create sanitary packets to send to girls in developing countries who would otherwise be unable to attend school.
This recurring project is happening Feb. 25 from 9:00—2:30 in the Lounge
Feb 25 – Sacred Earth Matters Sixth Annual Free Electronics Recycling Event
10 am – 3 pm in Parking Lot A (across from the church on 16th Ave NE)
¨ Old microwave in your basement? Motorcycle that last ran in 1970? Computers, stereo components, refrigerators? A Flat screen TV that’s done for? (Flat screen only)
One Green Planet will take them all!
Free will donations accepted to strengthen our UCUCC recycling program.
~ Sponsored by Sacred Earth Matters at UCUCC