Mandala Sand Painting Invitation

From our friends over at Cedar Lane UU: Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting from August 23 to 27, 2017 at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, MD. Millions of grains of sand are painstakingly laid into place in this ancient spiritual art form in order to purify and … Continued

A Note from the Auction Team

Help us fill this basket!   Each year, Cayo Gamber works her magic to create lovely gift baskets for the Auction out of even the most unexpected items and it’s time to make the magic happen for 2017! Can you pick up some extra items while you are on vacation or shopping locally? Do you … Continued

Children’s Garden Update

The garden is going gangbusters!! Check out the corn . Last week, we delivered over 15 lbs of produce to Shepherd’s Table. We got to meet Manny De La Rosa, lead chef!! That haul included the last of the lettuce, basil, mint and patty pan squashes (big ones!!). This week we harvested our first tomatoes and…wait … Continued

Border Witness Trip with Cedar Lane UU

Members and friends are invited to join a Border Witness Trip hosted by Cedar Lane UU Church this October. Participants will walk the immigrant trails, meet with grassroots leaders, attend deportation hearings, visit immigrants held in federal detention centers, and return transformed! Organized by the UU College of Social Justice, the program includes pre-trip gatherings … Continued

Job Opening in Sunday Ethical Education for Kids (SEEK)

  The Washington Ethical Society’s SEEK program has an employment opportunity to join the team for our growing Sunday School Program. The available position is for our Coming of Age and WESTeen Group programs. We are combining the COA program with our continuing Teen Group program in SEEK like we did the last time we … Continued

RRT needs Transportation Coordinator

The Refugee Resettlement Team needs Transportation Coordinator If you would like to take part in helping a refugee family resettle in this area, but haven’t committed yet, this opportunity may be for you. WES is about to be matched with a refugee family who are expected to arrive within a month. Committees are busy preparing … Continued

WES’s Statement on Today’s Shootings

The Washington Ethical Society holds the victims of both of today’s mass shootings in our hearts. We grieve the violence that comes to America’s ball fields, workplaces, and streets all too often–and call on the heart of our nation to turn toward gun laws that will protect our people. At a time when partisan politics … Continued

Join WES and other DC Area UU’s for Capital Pride

Join WES and other DC Area UU’s FOR CAPITAL PRIDE Saturday & Sunday, June 10-11, 2017 Shelby French will have the banner and will be building the list of folks who are coming and marching. Line up for the parade starts at 4:30pm. Contact Shelby if you plan on joining WES for this event – … Continued

WES Members Support Sanctuary Rally at the White House

On June 1, 200 people rallied at the White House to speak out against new deportations that are destroying the families of non-criminal immigrants.  The crowd consisted of members and supporters of CASA, the leading advocate for immigrants in the D.C. area, members of Sanctuary DMV, an organization representing over 90 congregations that WES is … Continued

June’s Theme: Zest

The theme for the month of June is Zest. The theme packet can be found on the WES website at   Below is WES’s 2016-2017 Theme Artist Carol Clayton’s photo and statement: This was, perhaps, the easiest of all the images I produced this year, in that it always came to mind when I thought … Continued