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Join us this Sunday | 10:30 am

Online via Zoom or at the Carl Gipson Center

We've moved! 

Join us on Sundays at the Carl Gipson Center at

3025 Lombard St., Everett, WA! 

On Sundays, there is plenty of free street parking out front on Lombard St., a loading zone at the front doors, plus parking spaces #1-55 in the lower parking garage are available for those attending to use on Sundays. There is an elevator and wheelchair accessible ramp that goes from the lower level parking garage up to the main floor. You can access the parking garage from Broadway. Just look for the Gipson Center Sign. 

View the Parking Map here

Or attend our worship services online...

We are using Zoom for the online portion of our worship services, which can be used from a computer, tablet, or phone.  Feel free to join with or without your audio/video. 

Join with this link 

or go to Zoom.us, click Join A Meeting, and input

Meeting ID: 834 5135 2406  Password: 209391.

Please email communication@evergreenuu.org if you're having difficulties joining the service.

New to Evergreen? Welcome!  During our worship services we light a chalice, we have a time for sharing joys and sorrows; sermons are shared by Rev. Joe Rettenmaier, our minister, and by guest ministers, guest speakers, and congregants! Our services are followed by Coffee Hour conversation in small, randomly assigned breakout rooms (a small group feature of Zoom) -- all are welcome to join. If you are visiting a friend, you can join their Coffee Hour group if you'd like. Please consider filling out a Guest Card to let us know a little more about you and what inspired you to check us out. 

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Sunday Order of Service

This page is updated every week with the latest Order of Service as soon as it is available, usually on Fridays before the service.

Order of Service

Global Warming, Justice and Community 

Dr. Jo Wright

April 14th, 2024 - 10:30 am

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Global warming today encompasses many crises disrupting Earth's natural regulatory systems. These systems which supported the evolution of our complex biosphere and produced the niche conditions in which the human species could evolve and flourish are now at or beyond irreversible tipping points. Despite this, our anxiety and grief make it imperative that we practice a common mission: the promotion of massive changes in humankind’s love, care and community.

 

Dr. Jo Wright is a semi retired psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, writer and mother of two grown sons, with a longstanding interest and involvement in social justice, anti-war, anti-nuclear and environmental movements. She originally came to the US  from Australia in her twenties for advanced studies and has recently moved from New York City to Washington and is participating in the development of a co-housing intentional community in Marysville, where she will make her future home.

Tech Host Intro  Tara DuNaier

Gathering Music 

Welcome & Chime  Rev. Joe Rettenmaier

Announcements  Desmond Smith

Chalice Lighting  Rev. Joe Rettenmaier & Dr. Jo Wright

#362 – Rise Up, O Flame

Opening Words  Dr. Jo Wright

Sharing of Joys & Sorrows  Rev. Joe Rettenmaier

Song of Response  #1031 – Filled with Loving Kindness 

Story for All Ages  JW Wenzel

#395 – Sing and Rejoice

Meditation  Thom Yorke - "Hands off the Antarctic"

"Global Warming, Justice and Community"  Dr. Jo Wright

Offering  Rev. Joe Rettenmaier

Closing Hymn  #21 – For the Beauty of the Earth

Benediction & Chalice Extinguishing  Rev. Joe & Dr. Jo Wright

Closing Song  Carry the Flame, arr. Arwen & Mallory

Online Giving

Online eGiving Portal

Use our secure online eGiving portal to make one time or recurring donations for our Sunday offering, your annual pledge or other fundraisers we have.

Give By Text

Just send a text to 360-209-7610 with:

A dollar sign, the amount you would like to contribute, and the fund code (see below)

So, for example: "$25 OF"

The fund codes are:

  • Offering = OF

  • Pledge = PL

  • Split Plate Offering = SP


If you've never done this before, you will get a text back with a link to register. You'll need to click on the link, register, and enter your credit or debit card information. You only need to register once – so you'll be all set in the future. 

The minimum possible Give By Text contribution is $3. 
For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give and the Fund Code.  It will process automatically!

If you experience any difficulties making a donation or setting up your recurring contribution, please contact the Office Administrator to let her know.

About our Worship Services

We gather in worship to find meaning and live more deeply. Worship creates connections within, among, and beyond us, calling us to our better selves, calling us to live with wisdom and compassion.

 

Unitarian Universalist worship styles vary by congregation, and even within congregations. Some congregations’ worship is contemporary and high tech. Some congregations’ worship is traditional and formal. Some feature exuberant music, some include long periods of silent reflection.

 

Our congregation’s Sunday morning worship services often include:

 

  •     Words of welcome

  •     Lighting a flaming chalice, the symbol of our faith

  •     A multi-generational “time for all ages”

  •     Music, both instrumental and vocal and in a variety of styles

  •     A time for sharing the joys and sorrows of the congregation

  •     Both guided and silent meditation

  •     Readings—ancient or contemporary

  •     A sermon preached by our minister, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation

  •     An offering, collecting financial donations for the congregation and/or for justice work in the community.

 

From time to time, worship services incorporate holiday celebrations, multi-generational plays and pageants, longer musical performances, child dedications, and coming-of-age ceremonies. We offer childcare and learning programs for children and youth during the Sunday service. Our minister is part-time so there are often services led by visiting ministers, congregants, or others with a message that aligns with the UU principals.

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