Lawn Chair Theology
Rumor has it that the rain officially halts on July 5. We will celebrate the full arrival of the sun by relishing in all its glory this summer. Leisurely Lectionary (our regular Bible Study opportunity at 10:30 on Wednesdays) will pause for the summer months. The last Leisurely Lectionary before the sun comes out will be on Wednesday June 19. After that date, we will look forward to sharing in 3 opportunities to explore the Letter to the Galatians.
We will gather at Percival Landing Park. Look for us on the pier near the playground on Olympia Avenue NE. Bring a lawn chair and a Bible so that we might gain more light from our holy word and the glory God gives us in the sunshine.
If you’re interested in reading along with us or joining us early on Tuesday mornings, please note the following schedule. Please also look for reading materials available around the church building to learn more about the Letter to the Galatians which was chosen both for its brevity and its possible connections to our summer book read, An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor.
- Tuesday July 9, 9:00 am: Galatians 1:1-2:21
- Tuesday July 30, 9:00 am: Galatians 3:1-4:31
- Tuesday August 6, 9:00 am: Galatians 4:1-6:18
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Are you looking for a weekly opportunity to reflect on the Bible? Have you listened to sermons in church and found yourself wanting more? Come and join Elsa in the Purple Room every Wednesday for Leisurely Lectionary from 10:30-11:30 am to share in simple discussion and reflection upon our readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. Each Wednesday, we study the lesson for the coming Sunday. There is no reading or preparation to be done. It’s supposed to be leisurely as we wade into these words together.
June 19 (Luke 8:26-39
After June 19th, we’ll be taking a summer break and looking forward to studying the Bible outside.top
Sunday Morning Adult Education
Classes offered on Sunday morning about a variety of topics throughout the school year.top
TUCO Book Group
Contact: Helen Spalding – firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Third Wednesday 10 am
Where: Members’ homes
Our members share in a monthly group that shares in spirited discussion around the books they choose to read. While many of the participants in the book group are residents of Panorama, you do not need to be a member of Panorama to attend.
June 19, 11:30 am
Annual Lunch (Chambers Restaurant)top
Daughters of Eve
Contact: Pat Sonnenstuhl 943-8933
When: First Wednesday, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Fireside room at The United Churches of Olympia
Daughters of Eve is a group of women, emerging from Judeo/Christian roots, joining together to support one another as we mature, and explore in safety, our spirituality within a feminine framework.
- 5:30-6:00 pm – Gathering, dinner and social time, introductions
- 6:00-6:30 pm – Talking Stick
- 6:30 pm – Program begins
- 8:00 pm – Program ends and closing circle
We turn the wheel, for we have planted the seeds of our own changes, and to grow we must accept even the passing of the sun.
We traditionally meet on the first Wed of the month. Our programs vary from month to month, as the leadership varies. In June every year we have an informal planning meeting to plan the programs together for the next year.
Please join us! Over the next few years, DOE is sponsoring a student through high school through Starfish One by One.
For the 2013-2014 Calendar year (September through June) we will be studying various chapters from the book An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor. Contact Pat for more information.
Our summer picnic will be on July 17. Stay tuned for the details.top
Contact: Trina or Scott Bishop 360-943-1938
When: First Friday of every month
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: TUCO Social Hall
The Labyrinth is a smaller size replica of that in Chartres Cathedral, France.
Meditation is self-directed, so walkers may come and go, but please allow at least 15 minutes to complete the entire path.top
Alice Lewis Library
Our United Churches Library is named for its long-time librarian, Alice Lewis. Alice faithfully procured, cataloged and shelved books for both adults and children for over 30 years. The current library features books in a wide range of subject areas, including personal spirituality, prayer, theology, biblical studies, practical Christian living, sexuality, social justice, and a host of other faith-related topics. The library utilizes a simple self-checkout system, and is open during all the hours the church building itself is open. Users are asked to return books within a 3-week period, but are welcome to retain them longer, if need be. The recently-expanded library space features many new children’s books. The Library Committee appreciates suggestions re: book acquisitions, as well as donated books provided by members and friends.