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Racial Justice Conversation (RJC)

The RJC at University Temple is a group whose purpose is to better understand racism in our society and to work to address and reduce it.

The group meets regularly to discuss readings and events, to reflect on institutional racism, and to participate in events intended to reduce racism. We strive to understand the privilege most of us have been handed. As Christians, we feel it is important that we work to transform ourselves and our society to foster the elimination of the evil of racism. For information, contact Virginia Erickson, chestererickson@msn.com


Monday Women's Discussion Group

The Monday Women’s Group meets the third Monday of each month at a participant’s house. They share a pot luck dinner and discuss topics of interest to the group. For more information, contact Ann Mckee annmckee2720@msn.com


"In Stitches" Sewing & Conversation Group

The group meets on 2nd and 4th Mondays at Ida Culver Retirement Home. The group sometimes works together on a project such as a quilt or banner or each brings their own sewing, mending, knitting or other work. They enjoy each other’s company and conversation as they work. For information, contact Kirsten Yelin, ktyelin@gmail.com


Monday Night Men

The Temple’s Monday Night Men’s Group is a multi-generational fellowship group that gathers twice a month. The gatherings take place in the participant’s homes over snacks and refreshments. Covering a wide range of conversation topics ranging from politics to theology, technology to spirituality, ethics to history..… the group is never short of topics or enthusiasm.

The meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month and typically go from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. For more information, or to catch up with the group at its next meeting, contact Dale Hoff at (206) 713-8233 or email him at dhoffcon@msn.com


Tuesday Noon Women's Group

Discussion group at the Wedgewood Broiler.


ROMEOs

Retired Old Men Eating Out! The ROMEOs meet on the 2nd Tuesday every month at 12:30pm, at Robb’s 125th St. Grill (in North Seattle on Aurora). There is but one purpose – to enjoy a delicious lunch in the company of fellow retirees. Visitors are always welcome. Contact the office if you need more information.


Thursday Noon Study Group

The group is a Bible study and book discussion group that meets every Thursday at the Ida Culver Home on 65th Avenue NE. For Information, contact Dorothy Trondsen, jdtrondsen@q.com


ROOTS Breakfast Cooks

Breakfast teams gather on Friday mornings at 6:15 A.M. to prepare breakfast for the ROOTS young adult clients who have spent the night. To join a team, contact Jim Hansen at Jim.Hansen@brownbear.com


Saturday Men

Our Saturday Morning men's group meets at 8am weekly at the IHOP at 10002 Aurora Ave N. Topics of discussion vary from political to environmental, world events, new scientific research, religion, and anything else that stimulates the mind and conversation. Visitors are always welcome to show up and join in the conversation. For information, contact Maury Skeith, nebr1960@msn.com


Social Justice and Missions: Local, National, International

Care from our church community extends to the rest of the world. Our Church & Society team (C&S) coordinates our social justice and mission actions. For information, contact Judy LeBlanc jvleblanc@gmail.com or Virginia Erickson chestererickson@msn.com

Faith Action Network (FAN): FAN is a partnership of 120 faith communities in Washington State, a powerful voice striving for a just, compassionate world. Using information from FAN, our C&S team includes Advocacy Alerts in our weekly email urging members to call their legislative representatives on proposed bills supporting a just society. We also send a contingent to FAN’s Lobby Days in Olympia each year.

Earth Ministry (EM): We support and participate with Earth Ministries, a leader in directing faith communities to demonstrate their love of earth through actions, education and organizing.

Mary’s Place: We provide support to Mary’s Place, an organization providing shelter and services to homeless families. Annually we have a Mary’s Place Giving tree and shoe drive and participate in their fundraising efforts. Members of the congregation regularly prepare meals for Mary’s Place.

Katherine Parker: Katherine is a United Methodist missionary with family ties to the Temple. She is currently serving in Nepal as a Health Advisor with a focus on water, sanitation and hygiene, maternal and child health and adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights. Much of her work involves educating and working with the local community to become self-sufficient in these areas.

Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition (MERC): MERC is a non-profit working to retain traditional Maasai lands in East Africa.

Other: Throughout the year, we raise funds or initiate drives to collect items to support various community groups such as The Elizabeth Gregory Home, University Churches Emergency Funds, The Atlantic Street Center, Wesley Club, the Islamic Center of Eastside, Lutheran Community Services and others.


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