I’m Jonina, and I’ve been a member of this congregation since 2015, almost four years. My husband, Aaron, and I started attending TUUC when we moved to Tacoma almost 5 years ago, and officially became members when we were expecting our son, Julian, who is … read more.
Author: Church Admin
When Tori asked me to speak about what motivates our commitment to stewardship of
this church, I thought sure, no big deal. If I can facilitate a sexuality curriculum with sixth
graders, I can do this. Then I listened to the example she included with the request. … read more.
I’m going to keep this simple by trying to authentically answer only two questions: Why am I here? Why do I pledge?
Question 1: Why am I here?
I come to TUUC because I think this world is a very messed up place on many levels – … read more.
It’s that magical time of year- resolution season!
As such, this makes New Year’s Eve is doubly … read more.
In the months since the pledge drive this year, I’ve had the opportunity to take a few classes and seminars on church stewardship via Stewardship for Us, a company that focuses on helping Unitarian Universalist congregations “envision, plan, and implement stewardship programs.”
Based on these classes, … read more.
Several years ago, I participated in a “Diversity Event” at work. It was a celebration of the many different cultures represented by the staff in our agency. Many of my co-workers were immigrants or first-generation Americans, hired, in part, because they were bilingual and could … read more.
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.”
The moment I realized I wanted to join a church was at an event called Blintzapalooza at Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia. Blintzapalooza is Temple Beth Hatfiloh’s annual fundraiser, … read more.
Reflections on the Recent Past
In August the Board of Trustees took our annual retreat. The concept of a day(s) long retreat is nothing new for organizations. The stated goal is usually to take an extended period of time away to reflect, plan and grow together … read more.
We are about to begin our new year in the Children’s Religious Exploration (RE) Program and this year we are trying something new. Our RE program will be using curriculum built around the Soul Matters themes used by the entire congregation.
The decision to use … read more.
This is my final blog as TUUC Board president. It has been a wonderful year highlighted by the honor of installing Linda as our settled minister. She has truly led the way for us to become a forward-thinking congregation. It has been an exciting time … read more.