Speaker: Erien Babcock

Erien Babcock found the world of Unitarian Universalism as a very young adult during her first military assignment. She is a student at Starr King School for the Ministry and a ministerial intern at Tahoma UU. As someone who loves truth in education, she worked in youth programming in the past and has a strong advocacy history. Erien seeks to walk the path of military chaplaincy, and this internship is one of her final steps. She is a lover of Star Wars, science fiction in general, comic books, and ice skating. Erien’s husband, Ian, proudly serves in the military. Her blended family has four children who teach the uniqueness of each experience without even trying.

“The spirit of a person’s life is ever shedding some power, just as a flower is steadily bestowing fragrance upon the air.” ~ Thomas Starr King

Oh, We Give Thanks

Ministerial Intern Erien Babcock ends her year with us on November 30. In this service we give thanks for her gifts to us through this year and hear from her too. A special time in the life of our congregation!

Fall Into Peace

How do our mental state and feelings impact our whole self? Erien Babcock, Ministerial Intern, leads us in an exploration of our mental and emotional work as it aligns with the rolling into the end of the Earth-Centered religious year. Relax and do some work with your emotional and mental preparation in cycle with the earth, and explore a bit about Samhain and our relationships with our Ancestors.

Nancy Slocum, Director of Religious Exploration for Children and Youth, shares a Time for All Ages showing connections between Halloween and Samhain, as well as our seasonal shifts, roots of harvest traditions, and the axial tilt of the earth.

Intergenerational Water Service

Our annual Water Service goes online this year, led by Erien Babcock and our Infinite CUUPS, our pagan group. Join us as we begin our church year, and celebrate and affirm our community.

Mirror Values

How we act into the world is the real way we show the world what UUs really are. So what does that mean for us?

An Intro to Widening the Circle

We will reflect on some of the gathered information that was presented at UUA General Assembly, and focus the bulk of our time introducing the report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change. This culmination of 3 years of work is a tone and culture-shifting document — driven to ask us to look forward.

Note: Below is new login information for our weekly worship services.

Please join us for worship service via Zoom at:
Password: 253
You can also listen on your phone by dialing 253-215-8782 with Webinar ID: 823 1838 4686 to hear the worship service.

Annual Flower Service

Send us a picture of you with some flowers!

Our online service will recognize the solstice and have our traditional flower service! While we won’t be exchanging flowers, we’ll see each other and hear the story. This celebration of our community, the longest day, and the abundance of late spring. Send your picture to Erien Babcock, Ministerial Intern, at ministerial.intern@tahomauu.com by Wednesday, June 17.

Please join us for worship service via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/581391656 .
You can also listen on your phone by dialing 253-215-8782 with Webinar ID: 581 391 656 to hear the worship service.

This worship service was rescheduled from a previously announced date.

Parenting the Self

Taking a look on how we add to parenting the world by parenting the self. A deeper look at the voice inside.

Mothers to All – Online Worship Service

Sometimes it takes a community and mothers of the world to care for all children. In times of hardship, this is still important. Ministerial Intern Erien Babcok will share a homily about mothers to all.

Please join us via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/581391656.

Pluck of the Irish

As we celebrate all things Irish in the month of March, join us to explore the traditions of early Irish faith practices.

This service will be the first of three sermons by Erien in collaboration with congregants who “won” our FUNdraiser silent auction opportunity to work on a sermon topic with our Ministerial Intern. Luck of the Irish? Join us to learn more!