On February 3 WES Senior Leader Amanda Poppei heads to North Dakota for a week to support the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Bismarck-Mandan and their solidarity work with the Water Protectors in Standing Rock. The Trump Administration recently gave the green light for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is opposed by the Standing Rock Sioux and many other indigenous people. As a Minister-in-Residence, Amanda will volunteer as needed, to help a small sister UU congregation in its social justice efforts. Safe travels, Amanda!
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017
WES is planning a full week of activities aimed at inspiring a spirit of hope and resistance during this challenging time.
On Monday, January 16, we’ll honor Martin Luther King Day with our second Bystander Intervention Training, an opportunity to learn strategies to intervene if you witness harassment.
On Friday, January 20 from 3:00-5:00, we’ll observe the inauguration by having an all-WES conversation on who we are called to be and what we should be doing in the months ahead. This will be followed by our Resistance Un-Ball in the main hall from 5:00-10:00, a fun and festive way to launch our social justice work for the coming period. Enjoy music, dancing, open mic, inauguration bingo, and the chance to express thanks to the Obamas with art and cards. Kids will have their own social justice corner! Please share potluck food and drinks. All attire welcome. To help support the evening's activities and for any questions, please contact Shelby French at email@example.com or Becky Klabunde Tomer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, January 2, 2017
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
On December 25, our music director Bailey Whiteman, along with WES member Tony Nam, will lead "A Gift to Each Other: our Presence." This multigenerationl platform will give people a chance to listen to stories, sing, share traditions, and find connection. After platform, we'll enjoy a potluck brunch together.
On January 1, Amanda Poppei will help us launch the new year together. What are you ready to say goodbye to from 2016? What intentions will you set for the coming year? WES favorite Lilo Gonzalez will be our guest musician for this multigenerational platform.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
WES members please contribute according to your last name. (Choose the first alphabetically in the family, if there are multiple last names.)
A-F: Pre-cut dessert
G-L: Pre-sliced bread or rolls
M-Q: Apple cider in jugs
R-Z: Pre-sliced cheese for the bread
The soup will be made by our Sunday School children, with a little help from their adult friends. See you there!