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Alki UCC Weekly Messenger October 15, 2020
Worship and Congregational Meeting
Next Sunday, October 25 at 10:00 am
Please join us for an exciting and celebratory gathering! Our collective work with the Hope Partnership process is moving from discernment into action and your spirit, your continued engagement, is key to creating the working blueprint for Alki UCC's Third Act.

Our Mission and Radical Redevelopment teams will meet with the church council next week to make their final recommendations in preparation for the October 25 meeting. We will then email you copies of the Future Story, as well as Alki UCC's Purpose and Vision Statements.

Mark your calendars and celebrate with your faith community next Sunday, October 25 at 10:00 am. We'll worship together before we hear from the Mission and Radical Redevelopment teams, discuss their recommendations and identify key action groups to lead us as we turn that Future Story into reality.
— Alki UCC Council
Alki Beach Cleanup Party
This Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 am

Your Outreach/Social Justice team invites you to meet up at the Statue of Liberty (just west of the bath house on the beach).
Bring protective gloves (the heavier, the better) and your garbage-grabbing tool of choice.
We will provide refreshments and the bags. RSVP here.
Planning Ahead for All Saints Day, November 1
Our All Saints Day tradition will be observed a little differently this year. As in years past, we will light a candle for each loved one who has died in the past year. This year, however, while we continue to stay safe at home, your Worship and Music team is offering you a candle "kit'" for your own observance.

You can pick up your specially-prepared kit outside the church from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 25. At the same time, you can also drop off donations for our bi-monthly Donations Drive; contributions of non-perishable food, personal supplies, school supplies and men's casual/work clothing are welcome.
We look forward to greeting you in person, if that works for you. Just imagine ... seeing some of your church family in person! If you can't stop by on October 25, your candle kit can be delivered to your door if you email or call the church office (206/935-2661) by Monday, October 26. We'll call you back to confirm a date and time for your candle kit delivery later in the week.
If you would like a candle to be lit for a loved one during worship on November 1, be sure to email or call the office by October 30 to submit the name of the one who has died. Their name will be read as a candle is lit on the altar. — Vicky Smith
Alki UCC Community Book Study on Race:
Registration still open for Sunday evening or Tuesday afternoon sessions 
Sundays at 5:00 pm through November 22
Led by Pastor Kelly
Register here for Sunday series
Tuesdays at 2:00 pm through November 24
Led by Julia P and Russ T
Register here for Tuesday series
Our Community Book Study on Race is off to a great start this week. Thanks to all who signed up to be part of this important community discussion of CASTE: The Origins of Our Discontents, the New York Times bestseller by Isabel Wilkerson. 
Beautifully written, original and revealing, Caste is an eye-opening story of people and history — a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and America's legacy of caste.
New participants are asked to read previously-discussed chapters before joining. Following is our updated discussion plan for both the Sunday and Tuesday sessions:
Week Three/Part Three (October 18 & 20):
   The Eight Pillars of Caste
Week Four/Part Four (October 25 & 27):
   The Tentacles of Caste, chapters 10-18
Week Five/Part Five (November 1 & 3):
   The Consequences of Caste, chapters 19-24
Week Six/Part Six (November 8 & 10):
   Backlash, chapters 25-29
Week Seven/Part Seven (November 15 & 17):
   Awakening, chapters 30-31
Week Eight/Part Eight (November 22 & 24):
   Epilogue: A World Without Caste. Next steps.
Please let us know if you have any questions. — Julia, Russ, Andrea
We did it!!! 
Alki UCC Tops 300 GOTV Letter Goal
Thanks to all who put us well over our all-church goal of sending 300 GOTV letters via the handy, online tools provided by Vote Forward. Your letters will encourage potential voters in critical electoral states to register and vote.
If you haven't already mailed your letters yet, please do so no latter than this Saturday, October 17.
If you still would like to leap in and prepare some letters by Saturday, here's your GOTV 1-2-3 How-To
1) Sign up at;
2) Select your state(s);
3) Print/fill out letters for mailing no later than this Saturday.
With appreciation to all! You really stepped up!Cinda S
Washington State voter registration is through October 26: ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE??
Speaking of Voting ... Your Washington State Ballot on the Way ... Important Info on R90
Statewide ballots are being mailed this week. Please vote early and consider dropping off instead of mailing your ballot.
West Seattle drop-off boxes are located:
— in the Junction, at the RedLine bus stop Bay 2, SW corner of Alaska and California (at Key Bank); and
— outside High Point Library at Raymond & 35th Ave SW
The last day to register to vote is Monday, October 26. Double-check your registration; you don't want anything to go wrong:
R 90 on the Ballot
Statewide Referendum Measure No. 90 is right at the beginning of your pamphlet, which you should receive this week. This referendum recommends implementation of a statewide sex education curriculum to teach age-appropriate, inclusive, comprehensive sexual health education to K-12 students. Faith Action Network (FAN), has unanimously endorsed Referendum 90, and issued an important statement from Faith Leaders for the institution of this statewide program. You can read the statement here. Thank you for your consideration. Happy Voting! — Cinda S
In Our Circle of Prayer
Prayers for Jerry Elder and his wife Tami Elder, whose daughter Janessa passed away. Prayers for Janessa's husband, Jason, and their three teenagers, on the loss of their wife and mother. Jerry is Jeff Duckett's cousin.
Healing Prayers for Shannon P's father, Rev. Dr. Bill.
# # #
Special prayers for the family and friends of Jonathan PriceJacob Blake, Rayshard Brooks, Manuel Elllis, George Floyd, Elijah McClain, Dreasjon (Sean) Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the heart-breaking list of African-Americans and other people of color murdered or wounded by police or self-declared vigilantes in our nation over many decades. We mourn with you and we stand for justice and healing.
Special prayers for all those on the front lines of working to protect us, keep us healthy, sane, grounded, informed, fed and comfortable during the current COVID 19 outbreak: our faith leaders, front-line health care workers, EMTs, police, firefighters, educators, transit bus and rail drivers, farmers, therapists, social workers, shelter operators, engineers, grocery/drug store personnel, caregivers, childcare specialists, pharmacists, custodians, organizations caring for the most vulnerable, sanitation workers, dispatchers and others keeping our supply chains operational, truth-telling journalists and all the many public servants who are so vital to our community.
For those grieving the recent death of a loved one:
Todd S and family; Patty M, family and friends of Bob J, family and friends of Jim C, Kirstin  and family; Larry G; the family and friends of Ruth O

Recent hospitalization, illness and other concerns:
Verona's younger brother Eric, Julia C's long-time friend Megan, Bonita C, Claire F, Dayle B, Gina E and Ashleigh J, Imy P, Sandy J, Kirstin D's father, Don P, Jeff J, Bev C, John K, Jan C

For homebound members/friends of Alki UCC: Doris C
Wider World: Prayers for all those affected by the corona virus outbreak; all those suffering from PTSD in the military and around the world; for all those affected by the increasingly cruel and inhumane US immigration policies imposed by the current administration; prayers for fewer guns, for all victims and those affected by gun violence; victims and survivors of extremist violence around the world; migrants seeking refuge around the world, and for those who are trying to help them. The rest of the missing schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, who remain in our hearts as long as they remain missing. The hungry and homeless, the ill and the addicted, the lost and the lonely; the unemployed.
This Sunday
October 18, 10:00 am
 “Origin stories
for modern times:
The role of courage, leadership and strategy
in God’s Beloved Community.”
Leaving Behind:
Exodus 32:1-14
The Golden Calf
Vicky S
Tech Deacon:
Bob C
Betsy S
Ministry Team Moment
Outreach/Social Justice
Click here for Sunday's Order of Worship, including the scripture reading.
The Music Corner
Enjoy worship music ahead of time from your own library or the YouTube links below.
Rock of Ages 
Thomas Hastings and Augustus Montague Toplady
Water From The Rock
John Angotti 
YouTube Link
Third Hymn
Eternal Father,
Strong to Save
William Whiting
Introduced by Dave Smith
YouTube Link
World Peace Prayer
Marty Haugen

YouTube Link
Zoom Registration Required for Sunday Worship
You only need to register once. Zoom has upgraded its security protocol and we need to ask you to register in advance to attend Sunday worship. 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with your own unique link to join Sunday worship.
For additional assistance, please phone or text Tech Deacon Shannon Peterson.
Hear Me, Stand With Me
Sunday, October 18
1:30 to 4:30 pm
A Zoom conversation with those we other, and an invitation to active partnership
Information and Registration
Join us to hear from and stand with members of the African American and
Indigenous communities. 
Sunday Worship Moment of Ministry Schedule
October 18
Outreach/Social Justice 
October 25
November 1
November 8
Building & Grounds
November 15 Communications
November 22 Mission/Redevelopment
November 29
The rotating Moment of Ministry worship schedule through March 2021 is posted here.
Support Alki UCC
 ... just by shopping for groceries!
The Morgan Junction Thriftway rebates 1% of submitted shopping receipts to benefit a variety of local non-profits, including Alki UCC.
Either mail your receipts to Alki UCC, 6115 SW Hinds, Seattle 98116
arrange to have them picked up if you have quite a few. Contact the Church Office for details. Thanks to Sandy for managing this important community project!
King County Metro Previews New Scheduling and Fares for Paratransit Riders
A heads up for anyone who uses Metro's Access transit.
Please read this article from the Metro Matters newsletter for important information on scheduling and fares, including the reinstated fare collection on all Access trips.
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Seattle, WA 98116
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