Friday Update January 20


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Friday Update


January 22, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 

Rev. Dr. Matthew Johnson
Whether it is Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, forwarded email or Cable News, so much of how we engage with the news of the world is designed to keep us on the “outrage treadmill.”  Everything seems broken and terrible.  Yet, historians and political scientists argue that we are living in the most peaceful and prosperous time in world history.  How do we keep our center when we deal with the news of the world?  How can we have healthier online habits? How do we stop “doomscrolling?”  

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We will Share the Plate with NAACP
Their mission is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination and accelerate the well-being, education, and economic security of Black people and all persons of color.
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Volunteers for Sunday, January 22
Ushers: Li M Blacker & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Greeters: Jennifer Riley 
Guest Table: Rev. Joyce Palmer & Gloria Perez
Coffee Hosts: Tim Palmer & We Need 1 More Volunteer
Please note that if you volunteer for coffee host you will need to clean up afterward and run the cups through the sanitizer. 
Reminder to coffee hour hosts: please make sure the heater is off and the machine master switch is off when you leave. Thank you!
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The Eco Justice Team will meet remotely on Wednesday, February 8th from 4:30-6pm. Please contact Allyson Rosemore at for the meeting link.

Finding Your Way with Starting Point
Sunday, January 22, 11:30
Starting Point is small group ministry especially designed for newcomers and those looking to discover Unitarian Universalism and their church all over again. This program will help participants live Unitarian Universalism more fully, bring our history and theology to life, and leave everyone feeling grounded, connected and renewed.

Join Rev. Joyce, newcomers, friends and members looking to make connections and “dig deeper” into Unitarian Universalism.

Starting Point is a 4-week program, we will meet Sunday afternoons from 11:30 – 1:30 pm. Session dates January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12.
Register by completing the form at the link below or email

Past Sunday Services

Did you know you can watch past Sunday services anytime? We have them on our website under past worship services so you never have to miss a Sunday! Click here to find a service that you haven’t seen yet! You can also always go to our Facebook and YouTube pages.

The Board of Trustees: 
President: Judy Gustafson   
Clerk: Bob Spelman
Vice-President: Spitty Tata
Treasurer: Steve Blomgren
Trustees: Sarah Greer, Jami Edmonds, Rebecca Beneditz

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