Weekly Announcements for the Week of February 7, 2016

Meet the Minister: There will be a “Meet the Minister” gathering for recent visitors after this morning’s worship service in the church office. This is a chance to meet with Reverend James and learn more about Saltwater Church and Unitarian Universalism.
Saltwater Climate Action Now: Are you interested in becoming more informed about and working on climate-related issues? The SCAN team’s meeting is today, February 7, in the Lighthouse, following the service. All are welcome!

Luminary Lighting Event: The Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship invites you to a Luminary Lighting event on Saturday, February 13. This event is to spread light and love during dark times and is also a fundraiser for one of Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship youth who will be joining the Seattle UUC Youth Group on an Immigration Justice Trip. For additional information, contact luminariesonvashon@gmail.com .

OWL: Join young adults (ages 18-35) from Saltwater Church and Wayside UCC at a weekend retreat exploring OWL (Our Whole Lives) for Young Adults. Dates for retreat are March 4-6 at Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center in Port Orchard. Cost is $100; limited scholarship funds are available upon request. Contact Katie Einander at katguts@gmail.com to register.

Pancake Breakfast: Come celebrate our congregational dreams and achievements at a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 6. We need volunteers to help make the cakes, serve, set-up, clean-up, and enjoy with gusto. This kicks off this year's stewardship campaign, recognizing this amazing congregation and its commitment and heritage of Generosity, Justice and Joy! For additional information, or to volunteer, contact, Jean Spohn, Suzanne Laurel, Patrick Latham-Finney, or Saphronia Young.

Carry the Flame: Children ages 7-11 are invited to expand their understanding of our Unitarian Universalist faith and how it applies to his or her life. This project is designed for a child and parent (or other adult mentor) to work on together. Children who complete this project will be recognized by the congregation at a worship service in the spring. For more information, contact Melinda Einander, Director of Family Ministries.

Yarn and Fabric Crafters: Please join us on the second and fourth Mondays each month at 7 p.m. in the Welcoming Room for “Creative Hands”. We work on our own creations, (beginners welcome, we can help you get started.) We make comfort shawls, comfort scarves and lap robes for members who are dealing with serious illness or who have lost a loved one. We also make baby blankets for our new arrivals, and fabric creations to “warm” our Sanctuary walls. For more information, contact Debra Valpey, at (206) 243-5566 or (206) 953-5704, or Lynn Crow, at (206) 429-2005.

Welcoming Room Art Wall Update: Please take time to view the amazing artwork by our own Nancy Bogni. And consider purchasing one of these exquisite paintings for your home or a gift for someone special. Twenty percent of the proceeds are donated to Saltwater Church. If you wish to make a purchase, or want information as to how YOUR art might be featured in a future show, contact Debra Valpey, at debravalpey@comcast.net or (206) 243-5566 or (206) 953-5704.

2016 Fleagle Endowed Lecture: “Why They Come: Understanding Why We Have an Immigration Crisis”. The Rev Dr. Miguel De La Torre will give a lecture on Sunday, February 21, at 1:30 p.m. at University Unitarian Church in Seattle. For additional information contact Kay Hubbard at hubbardkate@hotmail.com.

District Assembly: The Pacific Northwest District one-day district assembly will be at the University Unitarian Church, in Seattle, on Saturday, March 5. The Rev. Jon Luopa, Senior Minister at University Unitarian Church will deliver the morning keynote on the theme, “Where Do We Come From, What Are We, Where Are We Going?” For additional information, visit www.pnwd.org .

Yoga: Katie Hardin (Certified Yoga Trainer) will be teaching a weekly hour-long yoga and meditation class for all abilities and experience levels. Classes are Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. in the Lighthouse. Suggested donation of $10/per session. Bring a mat if you have one.

Newsletter online: The February newsletter is now online at www.saltwaterchurch.org .

Sermons online: Reverend James’s most recent sermons are now available to read or listen to online again at www.saltwaterchurch.org/recentsermons.

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