Monthly Archives: December 2017

December 2017 Moderator’s Letter

Greetings Fellow Congregants,

I hope you were able to enjoy the holidays with your family and friends.   Even with the challenging weather that caused our evening Christmas eve services to be cancelled, it has been a very busy month at the Church.  With no less than … read more.

The Longest Night


In Newgrange, Ireland, 5000 or so years ago, people constructed a huge circular earthen structure with an opening that allowed a shaft of light to travel deep into a central chamber on the morning of the winter solstice. There the light illuminated intricate symbols, including … read more.

Work for Justice

Quarter-Time Program Manager Position Now Open

Washington UU Voices for Justice (Voices) and Northwest UU Justice Network (NWuuJN) seek an energetic, committed manager to lead the evolution of these two organizations into one new, more effective, more inclusive state action network for UUs engaged in justice … read more.

Resting In The Dark

The Sweet Gum tree outside my kitchen window has finally dropped all of its leaves. It is a sure sign that winter is here. The nights are lengthening toward the Solstice next week when the longest dark will, once again, begin to make room for … read more.

Dec. / Jan.: Mila Raphael

Oregon artist, Mila Raphael, has been recognized for her colorful watercolor paintings throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Her subject- matter is often inspired by the people she meets while traveling.  A recent series featured “Las Mujeres de Oaxaca” (‘The Women of Oaxaca’), a study that captured … read more.

The Soul of the Whole

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,
And with your captive children dwell.
Give comfort to all exiles here,
And to the aching heart bid cheer.

That hymn is one of only three Advent songs in our hymnal.

Emmanuel means, literally, “God with us.” Religious liberals hold varied ideas … read more.