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Thursday at six... ...

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Coming Tuesday: This very large youth group from Los Altos, CA United Methodist Church will visit Olympia and perform this show on July 30. A free will offering will be taken to support the work of our Refugee Ministry Team, currently supporting an 8 member family from the DR Congo. ...

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Despite the warmth, sunshine, and summer festivities, Just Housing, local government entities, and other community groups have not slowed down our efforts to address our region's housing and homelessness crisis. ...

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Tonight... ...

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In light of what is happening at our boarders and with the ICE raids, this new song by David Haas can help us in our prayers during this difficult time. It's called: Christ, You Spoke to Us of Children. ...

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Pride 2019 ...

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Coming Friday... ...

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Memorial Day... ...

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Happening soon... ...

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Excellent interview ...

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HW folks at the SideWalk Fundraiser "Love for a Change." SideWalk is a local organization on a mission to end homelessness in Thurston County, WA. ...

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Coming this weekend... ...

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The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for below freezing weather patterns in the Puget Sound area during the next five days. In response to this predicted weather pattern, Thurston County Public Health and Social Services is issuing a “Code Blue” advisory to increase shelter capacity beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 3, and extending through 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Please see the attached flyer and distribute to your communities for instructions on how to help whether it be donating food or volunteers. We could not do this without you!

For volunteer opportunities please visit, www.iwshelter.org/code-blue.html or email Keylee Marineau at keylee.marineau@co.thurston.wa.us.
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Healing ointments ready to go for foot care clients, Mike closes out the kitchen day, and Saima working on feet. More photos available at lacatholicworker.org/ ...

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After foot care on Friday we went to Homeboy Industries and met with Fr. Greg Boyle SJ. Homeboy Industries (and Homegirl) helps gang members turn their lives around. ...

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Update from Los Angeles from Saima: "This is the garden at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker Hospitality Kitchen. Today, Friday, was out first day with cloudy but no rain.
Happy feet today."
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Live from the foot care clinic at the LA Catholic Worker... ...

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Quick reminder about the Eye to Eye dinner that is fast approaching on January 25th. Here's the link for tickets: www.iwshelter.org/events.html#2019tickets ...

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Christmas caroling at the community center yesterday! ...

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You are invited to take part in an interfaith Moment of Blessing to respond to the murders of Summer Scheibel, age 23 and Nicholas Olson, age 25 - both of Lacey who died by gunfire on November 17, 2018. The brief service will include readings, non-denominational prayers and an opportunity for those in attendance to speak if they wish. Kathy Baros Friedt of Interfaith Works will lead the service. ...

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Open places to pray on election day: ...

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Great workshop this Friday and Saturday on the women of Luke, co-sponsored by HW. And don't forget: Contemplative Mass on Saturday is at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. ...

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Kathleen reports that folks in the homeless encampments in Downtown Olympia are in need of first aid supplies,
bus passes, brooms and dustpans, blankets, tents, and basic hygiene supplies. She and others will return to visit the encampments next Thursday with supplies. If people want to donate items they should contact her about where to drop items off.
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Cancelled: Tonight's community meeting. The next meeting will be Nov. 15. ...

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In response to the tragic homicide that occurred last Friday evening in our community, Interfaith Works will be holding a moment of blessing on Thursday October 18th at noon. Please join us as we come together to reclaim this place as a place of peace and morn the tragic deaths of two of our community members. Attached is a detailed flyer with more information and directions. ...

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Cancelled: Tomorrow's community meeting. The next meeting will be Nov. 15. ...

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James and Janet at the Community Kitchen October 1. (Zucchinis by Pam and Del.) ...

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Information on upcoming Just Housing workshops... ...

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From the rally at the cathedral in Seattle... ...

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Coming to St. Leo's soon... ...

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This never gets old: ...

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Bicycling meets social justice... ...

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For most of us, exercising our right to vote has always been something that was simple and straightforward. But voting rights are regularly threatened. Who hasn’t heard recently about outrageous cases of Gerrymandering, the manipulation of polling places, and the imposition of onerous ID and proof of citizenship requirements? Who isn’t aware of the huge influx of money into politics unleashed by Citizens United? And then there are the serious threats of increased foreign hackers, the unwarranted purging of voter rolls – the list goes on and on.

As Washingtonians we live in a state where serious threats to voting rights are relatively low, but we need to be pro-active about defending them.

Thursday, July 19th, 7-9 pm , Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation's Faith in Action Ministry will host a meeting at OUUC to discuss how we can best organize to do that. In particular we’ll be looking at sponsoring a local chapter of FairVote Washington, and getting behind the implementation of Ranked Choice Voting in our area. Cindy Black, president of FairVote Washington in Seattle, will speak; several local politicians have been invited as well. Please join us! For more information contact faithinactionministr@ouuc.org
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From the Community Kitchen July 2nd: One of our local farmers donated two cases of turnips for us to cook. They were a huge hit with the guests who came, and we ran out in 20 minutes. ...

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The moral imperative to welcome migrant children...

Reverend Jim Martin Discusses the Moral Imperative to Welcome Migrant Children
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HWICC folks attended the Families Belong Together rally today at the state capitol - Kathleen and David, Donna, Don, Maggie, Tom, and Betty among others. Biblical tradition and universal human rights call us to speak truth to power for immoral acts. Thanks to Rep. Denny Heck, staff from the Northwest Immigrant Rights project, and others for giving voice and calling the 3,000 citizens in Olympia there to continue to act. ...

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Diane Whalen at TED (from 2015, but never actually published on this feed before). ...

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Hanging out at Pride... ...

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This conference is coming up soon. You can register here: iands.z2systems.com/np/clients/iands/event.jsp?event=11 ...

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