IMPORTANT SEARCH DATES
The Search Team has set up some important dates and we want to let you know when we will need your help and input. We want you all at these meeting so please mark your calendars and plan to attend! Child care will be provided as needed, please email Margaret at email@example.com.
- Online Survey – The online survey is designed to learn about the congregation and will be open Sept 9 – Oct 10. Questions email Stacy D.
- Cottage Meetings – Attend a scheduled cottage meeting to answer questions and help direct our search for a minister.o Thurs, Sept 20 – 12-1pm o Sat,Sept22–9:30-11am o Sun, Sept 23 – 12:30-2pm o Wed,Sept26–7-8:30pm
- Oct. 21 – Third Sunday Potluck – View results of the survey and the cottage meetings. Come witness the unveiling of who we are looking for as the next minister of Northlake
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meaningful Movies in Kirkland
The Living Salish Sea
Fri., Sept. 21 @ 7:00 pm
The Living Salish Sea explores the world of the Salish Sea and the growing resistance to the corporations and exploitation that threatens this ecosystem. The First Nations, increasingly joined by an awakening mainstream community, work to protect and defend this remarkable inland sea.
“This is a film about beauty, about hope, and about the great spirit of humanity working together to make this a better world.”
Social Justice Detention Center Vigil
Saturday, Sept 22
11 am – 5 pm
Up to 1,575 undocumented immigrants are held in this privately-owned, prison-like facility prior to deportation. Many want to stay in the US and apply to immigration court for relief from removal, a lengthy process that can take years for a decision.
At the vigil we offer refreshments, information, and a listening ear to family and friends who come to visit a detainee. We set up our canopy outside the fenced facility.
Please email Fran W. if you have any questions or would like to participate in some way. Volunteers can attend the vigil, help with copying information given to families, donate healthy juice boxes, donate small child-safe toys (like coloring books with small packs of crayons), help pack and/or unpack the supplies for the vigil, etc. There are a variety of ways to participate if you are unable to travel to Tacoma and would like to help.
NUUC Women’s Group
“Direct, Respectful Communication” with Pat T.
Mon., Sept. 24 @ 6:30 pm (social) & 7:00 pm (program)
Be not afraid, everyone. You can get your needs met, disagree with someone, and avoid miscommunication snarls. It’s easy, fun, and effective. Come earlier and share snacks and remember Women’s meeting starts promptly at 7.
We have a few copies of the book, “Honest, Direct Respectful by Dennis Adams. Ask Margaret at email@example.com to borrow a copy. There’s a short test you can take to look at your own style and the book only takes 90 minutes to read.
All Northlake women and friends are welcome. See you then!!
F.I.R.E. Dinner Dialogue & Potluck
Sun., Nov. 11 @ 5:00 – 8:00 pm
“What’s it is like to be a ____?”
(Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7720 126th Ave NE, Kirkland)
We’ll talk about what it’s like to deeply live our faith; things you’ve always wanted to know about other faiths; daily, weekly, monthly, and annual spiritual practices of our faith; how we stay inspired to practice our faith, and more. It’s a great opportunity to get to know people from many faith communities! Please bring a favorite dish or tasty treat with enough to share.
Please save the date, and watch for more information and the opening of RSVPs!
Northlake is a proud member of F.I.R.E. Fostering Interfaith Relations on the Eastside
Taoist Yoga & Meditation
Sept 13 – Nov 15
There are several fundamental Taoist yoga practices that will be shared in the upcoming Taoist Yoga and Meditation sessions. Fortunately, these practices can be done by anyone (it is not necessary to sit cross-legged to gain the benefits of Taoist yoga). You can stand, sit, or even lie down and do many of the yoga practices that will be shared.
Taoist yoga features an ability to work with the major organs in the human body. The organs, and their corresponding colors, sounds, and emotions are featured in exercises on the breath, the body, and the mind. This approach is available to all—no matter one’s age, physical condition or limitations.
Taoist yoga also focuses on the energy meridians in our bodies. Two of the primary meridians are the governing channel (along the back) and the functional channel (along the front) of our bodies. Taoist yoga directs the breath to 7 focal points (coinciding with chakras or Tan Tiens) providing strength and healing to these chakra-related areas of the body.
The intention of this practice is to open up an ancient Chinese approach to health, healing, and personal well being. This practice serves as a reminder of the complexity of the interdependent web of life, a web that holds complexities within it studied and taught by Taoist teachers. Their techniques continue to provide benefits today as they did several thousand years ago.
Noon is one of 4 primary times for daily exercise. These introductory sessions will cover exercises designed to provide a healing breath to the lungs, kidneys, liver, heart, spleen and pancreas.
Miss a week, or two? That’s okay. These classes are available for anyone who is willing and able to attend. Hope to see you there.
1st & 3rd Saturdays @ 9:00 am – NUUC Men’s Group
WE WANT YOU…To consider becoming a part of the Northlake Men’s Group.
The NUUC Men’s Group promotes friendship, encourages community, and provides support among the men and friends of the NUUC community in support of UU principles and values. This is not your ordinary men’s group! There aren’t many rules, just to be your authentic self. We talk about what is important in our lives, share triumphs and failures, learn how to improve ourselves, and have fun. Don’t be shy, we are a safe and welcoming group for men of all ages.