On Sunday, July 5, 2020, Ministerial Intern, Erien Babcock offered an intro to “Widening the Circle of Concern: Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change.” Erien is Passamaquoddy and Inupiaq, and brings a deeply personal story to the materials … read more.
Author: Church Admin
Harnessing the ripple effect in times of trouble
In times like these, the value of sustaining your spiritual home becomes clear.
Our minister, … read more.
A student once asked anthropologist Margaret Mead what she considered to be the first sign that a culture had become civilized. You might rightly think that it would be something like a tool for sowing seed, or a fishhook, but Mead replied that it … read more.
I am writing to introduce myself to you as the chair of our 2020 TUUC Budget Drive. Were it not for COVID-19 upending every aspect of our lives, I would have spoken from the podium at TUUC. This year’s budget … read more.
This Sunday, we’re offering the opportunity to participate in worship via a virtual environment this week. This plan is our best wisdom at this time, given public health recommendations for Pierce County, Breck Lebegue (who has been encouraging our … read more.
I’m pleased to share that, during the 2019 Inclusive Family Book Drive at Tahoma UU, our congregation donated more than 125 inclusive books for our newly expanded children’s section in our library! We also added more books geared toward parents’ understanding systemic racism, consent, … read more.
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.
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.