Joy to the World!

On the 300th anniversary of the hymn Joy to the World, we celebrate that love arrives again and again to accompany us through struggle and sorrow. We celebrate the blessing of a baby born into this faith community and invite each other to commit sustaining practices of joy together.

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Morning Thoughts Become Daily Things

Rev. Denise Graves, Healer, Public Theologian, and founder of Peace Ministries joins Rev. Deanna Vandiver, Westside’s Bridge Minister, for an embodied service connecting our hearts and our minds, grounded in our inherent dignity and worth, witnessed by the love of the universe. New members will welcomed into community on this

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Thanksgiving in Transylvania: Our UU Partner Church Pilgrimage

In September, four Westside members made a pilgrimage journey to our sister village in Transylvania, Torockószentgyörgyi , where they were able to experience a traditional Hungarian Thanksgiving communion service with that community. This Sunday, we will honor parts of these cultural and religious traditions and learn about the history of

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Bearing Witness: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

A member of the Puyallup Tribe, Carolyn will share her own experience of when her mother went missing. Within the context of her personal story, she’ll explore what it means to tribal communities when the official response does not prioritize the safety of indigenous women. She’ll share the facts behind

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“Knowing My Life is Finite, How Do I Want to Live?”

This is question three of a four-question series by psychotherapist and spiritual director Wayne Muller. Reverend Margo Rinehart will use Wayne Muller’s question as a catalyst to think about how our Unitarian Universalist values can guide us while we choose the most important purposes and actions of our lives. Accepting

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Connect, Relate, Belong: Antidotes for These Times

– “Let’s insist on remembering that we are all kin, and that repairing the world is both our birthright and our responsibility. We can and will do this.” Akaya Winwood Beloveds, let us gather in care and connection, worshiping together as a community of faith, alive in challenging times.

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At the Edge

We are at the edge of the map, facing uncharted territory. How do we find spiritual resilience to respond to the disorientation, uncertainty, and anxieties of our times? The Rev. Carmen TenEyck-McDowell, a chaplain for staff support at Seattle Children’s Hospital, explores faithful responses grounded in brain science and community.

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