Author: Janelle Durham

Northlake goes Virtual!

Due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus in our community of Kirkland, WA (currently the epicenter of COVID-19 in the United States), and especially because of the possible risks to the elder members of our community and those with health challenges, we chose not to have an in-person service in our Sanctuary on Sunday, March 8th. Instead, we gathered our Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church congregation on a Zoom teleconference for a virtual service. (Learn about other options at the bottom of this post.) We had 75 devices join the call, and as we counted other people we saw on screen, we think we reached 86 members. (Our average attendance at a typical weekly service is 75 – 95 adults and 20 or so kids.)

This post is to share the technical details of what we did in case other churches or organizations might find it helpful.

Northlake Lighthouse – December 2018

Northlakers will be singing “Light One Candle” during the busiest holiday month of the year. Its lyric refers to an incident in Israel from 164-164 BCE. Peter Yarrow, its author, reminds us not to let the light go out in the struggle for liberation but … read more.

Northlake Lighthouse – November 2018

Read: A message from Rev. Jim, info about our new AED (Automated External Defibrillator), a search team update, an introduction to the Northlake choir, details about the Women’s Group’s upcoming screening of the documentary, The Bleeding Edge, the November Soul Matters theme of Memory, and the transgender flag that is on our flagpole this month.

Northlake Lighthouse – October 2018

Read: a message from Rev. Jim, thank yous for hosting the overnight shelter, updates on the music director search, an overview of our monthly theme of Sanctuary, and info about the upcoming workshop: Beyond Categorical Thinking, which is a part of our ministerial search process.

Northlake Lighthouse – September 2018

Read a message from Rev. Jim about covenants, the story of choosing to host an overnight homeless shelter, the jobs done by the worship team that you can help with, Water Communion 2018,and jUUstice Washington.

The Worship Team at Northlake

Hello! I’m Chelsea W., and I recently took over the role of Worship Team Leader from Chris K. The bright summer day when I walked into Northlake for the first time doesn’t feel like all that long ago, but Northlake has quickly become my … read more.