GA live this week
Our association's annual General Assembly begins in Spokane, Washington on Wednesday. Click here for links to live streaming events... Click here for an overview of the assembly with links to the assembly's schedule, agenda and other information.
This Sunday, June 23:
Religious Education for Children and Youth at 10:30 am
Nursery: Those 3 and younger will play with our nursery staff and volunteers. PreK- 6th Grade: Smelling/Tasting- This Sunday the children will learn about the two best friends of tasting and smelling and how we rely upon it in our daily living. We will hear the story of Skunkdog, play a"Smelling and Tasting" guessing game and make home-made ice-cream before heading out to the playground where we have art/building activities, water fun and just plain running around. Bring clothes to get wet in. We will have the towels to dry you off!
Youth: You are encouraged to join in the Service or assist in the Prek-6th Grade class.
Read more about our Religious Education programs for children and youth...
Forum at 9:30 am
Selah Freedom's Success
Against Sex Trafficking
Sarah Pretorius, the Advocacy & Philanthropy coordinator of Selah Freedom, will update us on the tremendous progress that Selah Freedom, in partnership with local law enforcement and the State's Attorney's Office, has made over the past several years in curbing the devastating effects of sex trafficking in our community. She will also discuss the proven solutions that Selah Freedom brings to eradicating this issue in the U.S. and preventing the exploitation of future generations of children. She will talk about their success so far and what else we can do.
Coffee and Conversations at 11:30 am
Enjoy coffee, juice and other refreshments as you converse with old friends and make new ones. Join a welcoming and loving community as you bask in the sunshine and relax in our lovely garden setting.
Discovery and Discussion at 11:40 am
CRISPR – What is it? Where did it come from? How does it work?
We’ll start with a basic explanation of CRISPR: clustered – regularly – interspaced –short – palindromic – repeats. Then we’ll hear a story of scientific discovery from chemical biologist David R. Liu presented at a recent TED Conference. Liu addresses the question, “Can we cure genetic diseases by rewriting DNA?” and shares a recent breakthrough: his lab's development of base editors that can actually rewrite DNA. This crucial step in genome editing takes the promise of CRISPR to the next level.Learn more about how these molecular machines work and their potential to treat or even cure genetic diseases.
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Here we affirm and promote reason and the scientific method as the tools in learning to love each other and live in harmony with the earth.
We have no creed, but we do strongly encourage everyone to treat each other with respect. We are affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Our religious education program helps our children develop their own common sense and logic in evaluating religious claims. We provide a safe place to help children learn and talk about the big issues such as God, Death, and Sexuality.
We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and affirming the active presence here of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual members and friends, and their families.
We are a Green Congregation, promoting respect for the interdependent web of all existence.
-Rev. Roger Fritts
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