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Services at 10:30 a.m. MAP

May 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Rev. Dr. Linda A. Hart

Why is it that we set aside times to remember our war dead?

This service explores and pays tribute to the meaning of dying for your country.

Social time following the service

May 31 at 10:30 a.m.

“Annual Youth Service”
Youth Group and Youth Director, Anne-Marie Davidson

Come hear from the youth group in our annual youth service.

Social time following the service

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a family need, the weekly events will not be updated until 5.29
For specific event information, please check either the Dialog or the TUUC Calendar.

Congregational News


We need at least 2 childcare workers to tend the TUUC nursery on Sunday mornings (10:00 a.m.—noon, and sometimes longer) and during special events. We prefer employees who are at least 18 years old. Pay is $10 per hour. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact me ASAP at barbaramtripp@gmail.com. All employees and volunteers who work with our children are subject to Washington State Patrol background checks.

Many thanks for any help you can give us.
Barbara Tripp, TUUC HR Committee Chair

Sunday Service Flowers

Members and friends may contact Joan Bregger if they wish to provide flowers in the sanctuary on a particular Sunday. Persons who volunteer to donate flowers or plants may contact Joan at breggerjcb@gmail.com or by telephone at 253-761-9038. Joan will need to know which Sunday the volunteer will cover and whether the flowers are in honor or memory of anyone or commemorate an event. The name of the donor and the person, people, or event honored or remembered will appear in the appropriate Order of Service unless arranged otherwise.

All the “flower person” needs to do is to notify Joan by Wednesday before the desired Sunday, bring the flowers to the church between 30 and 15 minutes before the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, and arrange to remove the flowers after the service. Tall ceramic vases, if needed, are in the cabinet next to the book sale cabinet in the sanctuary.

If desired, receipts for the purchase of flowers or plants may be submitted to the Tahoma UU Administrator, Libby Ball, for a tax deductible donation document.

Currently, all Sundays are available for your floral donation. Please contact Joan if you wish to provide Sunday flowers. If unable to reach Joan, please contact Church Administrator, Libby Ball, at Admin@TahomaUU.com.


Social Justice & Food Ministry

Hospitality Kitchen
First Fridays and Third Thursdays at 8:00 a.m.

Come Join Your Fellow Tahoma UU Congregates at Hospitality Kitchen Hospitality Kitchen is a program of Catholic Community Services, located at 1323 S. Yakima Ave on the Tacoma Hilltop, that serves a free breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday for those in need. Members and friends of our congregation have been volunteering at Hospitality Kitchen once a month for the past six years.

We now volunteer twice a month on the First Friday and the Third Thursday of each month. Breakfast service is 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and lunch is from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. We are seeking a couple more volunteers for our First Fridays at Hospitality Kitchen. If you would like to join us, please contact Joan Benderson at joan.benderson@nventure.com or 253-566-4334.

Climate Justice

Shift To Climate Justice with These 4 Actions

On Sunday, April 19th, we talked about shifting from a focus on environmentalism to a focus on climate justice. Climate justice requires a whole new perspective - shifting from a focus on individual actions to addressing the root causes of the degradation of the earth.

As promised, here are some actions to make a difference.

  1. Browse www.commit2respond.org to learn more about climate justice and try out an action.
  2. Work to pass the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act (CPAA) and the
    Carbon Tax Initiative. They both have economic justice built in and they
    both need your help if we are to get one of them. Act on CPAA -
    http://ow.ly/LXGRF. Gather signatures for Carbon Tax Initiative - http://ow.ly/LXHCk
  1. Make plans to attend the Sacred Public Witness event in during General Assembly in Portland OR, June 27, from 4:45 to 6:15. No registration required. It will support the work of the Lummi Nation to protect their sacred lands and waters from the construction of the largest coal terminal in the U.S.
  2. Attend some events organized by Got Green in Seattle. They are a wonderful example of climate justice. The group is led by people of color, mostly young, and they struggle for economic justice for people of color as a part of the struggle to address climate change.http://gotgreenseattle.org/

Jolinda Stephens

Social Justice & the Northwest Detention Center

News from the Detention Center: things still grim. Too many arrests still occurring in homes, too many whole families from Oregon travelling to visit their detainee, only to be told they have the wrong day to visit. The schedule to visit on the web-site was incorrect, and now is correct, after many calls to GEO from our interfaith group and protesters. We now have to work on families being charged $20 for 15 minutes of Skype with their detainee. These families cannot bear one more expense, with lawyer fees, raising bail, expensive telephone cards and high commissary prices.

Our group is doing two vigils a month now, while waiting to find out if another faith group will help with the first Saturday of the month. If anyone in TUUC would like to help with the cost of coffee and food for the adults visiting their detainee, and juice, cookies and toys for the children, please contact Nancy Farrell at nfarrellwa@gmail.com. Any donation would be gratefully received. The next AID Northwest meeting at St. Leo's will be at 9:30 a.m. on May 20th.

Coming Soon Dates & Events

Camp Fire S'mores Year-End Program:

Church members are invited to join the Camp Fire S'mores for their year-end program showcasing the activities and achievements these 18 young people, ages 5-12, have
logged this year. From martial arts to raising food, from safety at home to friends far away -- and much, much more -- our Camp Fire club has a lot to share!

The program will begin on Saturday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary and
be followed by a reception hosted by the Big Stars preschool group. TUUC
members are enthusiastically welcome to attend! Please RSVP to Kathy Crabb

Come Sip and Sing with Rafe Wadleigh and his Chalice Circle

Hot off his starring role in Evita, Rafe Wadleigh and his Chalice Circle are hosting a Sip and Sing event in the sanctuary on Thursday, June 4, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Our hope is that any of you who enjoy singing, or enjoy sipping, will come join us as we spend some time together making music. If you’ve watched Rafe lead the choir from a distance, here is your chance to experience the fun and joy he brings to singing up close. Everyone is invited, whether you think you can sing or not. This is a time to simply have fun making music. We will work from the hymnal, singing some familiar and not-so-familiar songs.

Come, let us sing together!!!!!

Volunteering for General Assembly?

Interested in offering your volunteer time for General Assembly in Portland, June 24-28? Volunteer forms will be available on March 1st on the UUA website at: http://www.uua.org/ga/registration/financialaid/14930.shtml

Contribute 24 (not all contiguous!) hours of volunteer time for GA, and receive a free registration!

Rev. Linda Hart’s Office Hours
Mondays through Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To Schedule an Appointment: Email minister@tahomauu.com or call 360-584-0966.
Meetings with Linda are available for members and friends.

Church Office Hours
Typical office hours are Sundays, before and after worship services and most Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Hours vary to accommodate church events. To confirm church schedules, please call 253-474-4646 or email admin@tahomauu.com to reach our Church Administrator, Libby Ball.

Staff Email Addresses
Rev. Linda Hart, Developmental Minister: minister@tahomauu.com
Susie Maharry, Director of Adult Religious Exploration: dir.are@tahomauu.com
Anne-Marie Davidson: amkdavidson@gmail.com
Lisa Pedersen, Religious Exploration Coordinator: re.coor@tahomauu.com
Libby Ball, Church Administrator: admin@tahomauu.com

We at Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation are a liberal religious congregation of about 200 members, plus friends, who share our lives, our values and principles, our questions, and our faith and spirituality with one another. We have Sunday services, and we have other activities and programs all week. We are one of over a thousand independent congregations that voluntarily belong to the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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