PNWD grieves with the loved ones of Dr. Janis Elliot, long time PNWD and UUA leader, who died in Portland, OR, on July 18. Her life will be remembered and celebrated at First Unitarian Church of Portland on Sunday, 7/31. The memorial service will begin at 2:00 PM. Janis was
University Unitarian Church (Seattle, WA) has selected two organizations, Powerful Voices and Casa Latina, to support financially and through volunteer service and advocacy work. UUC’s “Seeds of Justice” program invites church members to commit to effective change by working on the root causes of social injustice. Over the next 1-3
East Shore Unitarian Church (Bellevue WA) will ordain its congregant and former membership director, Carmen McDowell, on October 23. Carmen received her MDiv from Seattle University and has been accepted into Preliminary Fellowship with the UUA. She recently completed her Ministerial Internship at University Unitarian Church (Seattle WA) and is
Elton Hall, President of the UUA Pacific Northwest Board of Directors and a member of the Boise UU Fellowship (ID), offers his reflections on UUA General Assembly in Charlotte, NC, last month. His message appears as the current front page article on www.pnwd.org. The former front page article, which offered several
Free Church Unitarian (Blaine, WA) has posted a position opening at the “District Job Openings” page of the PNWD website. This is a quarter-time position for a UU Minister and begins in January, 2012. Applications are due to the District Office by September 15, 2011. The 20-year minister of Free Church, the Rev.
Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof has taken up the call to serve the UU Church of Spokane (WA), giving his first sermon as settled minister there on July 3. Text and audio of his sermon, “First and Foremost: Unitarian Universalism as an American Mystical Tradition,” are available on the UUCS website.
Four PNWD congregations were awarded Green Sanctuary accreditation and celebrated at UUA General Assembly in June, 2011: Anchorage UU Fellowship (AK), Atkinson Memorial Church (Oregon City, OR), Olympia UU Congregation (Olympia, WA), West Hills UU Fellowship (Portland, OR). Photos of their efforts were included in the “Going Green Beyond Belief”
If your congregation’s membership list has not been updated recently with UU World, some members may be missing out on their subscription. Details on how church administrators can update their congregation’s list can be found at the UU World. Individual congregational members who are current subscribers may update their own
The District’s “Standing on the Side of Love” banner has been displayed on church buildings and on state capitol steps, and carried in Gay Pride parades and a rodeo parade! If your congregation would like to borrow our Standing on the Side of Love banner during the 2011/12 church year, please contact