Elaine Tracy Cole Warfield
Born: September 21, 2019
Congratulations to Ben and Laura, and grandparents Ginger Warfield and Rosh Doan. Elaine was born at 8.5 pounds. Congratulations to the whole family.
Blythe Alane Ray Irwin
Born: September 20, 2019
Congratulations to members Elizabeth and John Wilson Irwin welcomed their first baby on Friday, September 27!
Blythe Alane Ray Irwin was a healthy 8.3 pounds and 20.25 inches at birth. Mom and Dad are filled with joy as they all are getting acquainted with each other.
Congratulations Elizabeth and John
Marion Elizabeth Bush-Kaufman
Born: October 14, 2019
Congratulations to members Alexandra and Tucker Bush-Kaufman who welcomed their second baby on Monday, October 14.
Marion, born 6lbs 12oz and 19” long is doing well. She joins older sister Celeste. Mom is doing well and the family is at home getting acquainted with each other.
Congratulations Alexandra and Tucker!
Born: November 4, 1928
Died: September 7, 2019
We learned long time member Mary Rawlings died on September 7. She loved being a part of UCUCC for 39+ years. Mary sang in the choir and was involved in other areas of church life. She attended faithfully along with her husband who predeceased her. About four years ago, she no longer was able to attend.
While in the Peace Core she used her professional skills as an occupational/physical therapist.
Please hold Mary’s daughters and granddaughter in your prayers during this tender time.
Memorial Service: The family is planning a small private gathering. No plan to have a formal memorial at this time.
Chai Fo Saechao
39 years of Gratitude
~ Jenny Springer
In late October of 1980, UCUCC sponsored a 3-generation Laotian Mien family of 13. The widowed grandmother, Chai Fo Saechao, had traveled from a mountain village to Luang Prabang, then through jungle to a Thai refugee camp. In Seattle, although never learning much English, all 4’ 8” of her stood tall with gracious welcome and gifts of complex needlework.
We were honored to be invited to her burial on September 26. With shamans’ chants, animal sacrifices, and traditional family rituals, she was released to the ancestors looking still dignified in her tribal clothes.
The printed obituary notes, in addition to life events, included “Chai (Fo) had much gratitude for the University Congregational United Church of Christ in Seattle for their sponsorship, kindness and resettlement assistance.”
All Saints Day, November 1, 2019
During the worship service on October 27, we will list and remember our friends who have died in the past year
Saint, date of death
- Fred Chapman, January 3, 2019
- Alistair McNicoll, January 10, 2019
- Marilyn Munday, January 29, 2019
- Gail Burk, March 10, 2019
- Vevette Cooperstein, March 24, 2019
- Rev. Bob Fitzgerald, March 28, 2019
- Harold Olsen, April 12, 2019
- Jack Mitchell, May 17, 2019
- Paul Wiesner, June 1, 2019
- John Lewis, June 10, 2019
- Rev. Jerry Montgomery, June 13, 2019
- Mary Rawlings, September 7, 2019
- Jeriene Walberg, October 21, 2019