Responsiveness as a Spiritual Practice

Janelle Durham, Lay Leader, Northlake UU Church

Worship watch party in the sanctuary and online through Northlake’s zoom room!

As a parent educator and teacher, I often say that there is no one single right way to parent or to teach, because different children need different supports to reach their fullest potential. We need to tune in to who the child is as an individual. How do we take that idea and apply it more broadly? Unitarian Universalism is well-suited to responsiveness, because we are called to see the inherent worth and dignity of each person. Responsiveness is also an integral part of being in covenant with one another. A covenant is not just a set of rules, but an understanding of how we will respond to one another and ourselves when we fall short. 

Summer Worship
In the month of July we are sharing worship with three other congregations: Olympia UU Church, Northlake UU Church, and Community UU Church in Tri-Cities, WA. Each Sunday in July a different church will host the worship service for all of our congregations. You will be able to participate by zoom or through a worship watch party in the Saltwater Sanctuary. After service there will be two different opportunities for social hour: in-person, outdoors on the Saltwater front lawn, or online in breakout rooms, with the opportunity to meet and connect with UUs from different congregations.

Watch Party
Join us in the Saltwater sanctuary where the zoom service will be shared on the big screen. Our doors open at 10:15 am. Connect with others, sing along together to the hymns, and experience the view of nature out the sanctuary windows.

  • The sanctuary will be open to a maximum of 40 people (3ft social distancing) and overflow in the welcome room. There is no need to register in advance.
  • Those attending will be required to wear masks. Family groups can sit together and will be asked to distance from others.
  • We encourage people to connect after service outdoors when the weather is good.

People of all ages are welcome. We hope to see you in person for worship one Sunday soon!
You can access the full covid safety guidelines here:

To Join by Zoom   may need password: NUUC-W

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