Programs at Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church
Here is a brief list of our ongoing programs. Contact the church office, see our calendar or see the current Soundings newsletter for more information.
Addictions Ministry: A team of compassionate people, informed about addiction issues, serving as a resource to deal with misconceptions about addictions of all types and help people find recovery. The team hosts a Chalice Circle that meets the last Sunday of each month after church. We host occasional workshops, have led worship services and provide information resources to members of the congregation and community. We also participate in Addictions Ministry activities throughout the District.
Adult Programming: Our spirits are expanded and energized when we engage with the "other" in meaningful reflection about our lives and their meaning. One way we do this is through our small group ministry, the Chalice Circles. Another way is during learning opportunities offered throughout the year by the ministers, congregation members, and invited consultants. Conversations held in these smaller groups offer opportunities for insight, compassion and respect for the life of our members and friends in this faith community.
Appreciating Elderhood: 1st & 3rd Fridays, 12-2 pm
Chalice Circles: Chalice Circles are small groups of people who gather outside of Sunday morning services and other church activities just to be together. Chalice Circles are about sharing our life experiences, not about advising, teaching, explaining, discussing, or therapy. Chalice Circles meet once or twice a month. Dates and times are decided by each group. You can also get involved as a facilitator or co-facilitator, or help found a new group altogether. However you wish to participate, your involvement will be welcome.
Choir: Rehearses Thursdays at 6:00 pm
Dream Group: 2nd Sundays, 12:00-2:00 pm
Food for Soul: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9:30-11:00 am
Seabeck Retreat: first weekend in May; see video
Wednesdays Potlucks: 6:30–7:30 pm
Welcoming Congregation: SUUC is a UUA-certified Welcoming Congregation, which means we have participated in “a completely volunteer program for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people.” We welcome diversity of ability, age, class, culture, ethnicity, gender, race, religious and nonreligious backgrounds, and sexual orientation. In the fall of 2009 our congregation voted unanimously to support Ref. 71 in support of domestic partnership rights in Washington state.
Women's Circles:The Shoreline Women’s Circle meets the 1st Saturday of every month. We gather, usually in the Chrysalis on the SUUC campus, at 10 am and our circle ends at 12:15. Women of any age are invited to join us.
The Circles vary from month to month as they are created from the ideas that emerge within our group. During the year we have a variety of activities as well as sharing time. Our activities have included: mini-workshops, drumming, meditations, play, quiet, music, ritual, art, poetry and more.
This is a Circle of open invitation. Come when you can, we will have an empty chair for you on the months you cannot be with us in person. As we function of circle leadership, we always hold our times together in sacred trust.
Our blog is the place where you will find current information, reports, pictures and ways to become part of our e-mail community. The blog is located at: http://suucwomenscircle.blogspot.com/
© Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church 2008