Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church

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The Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church (EUUC) in Edmonds, Washington is a Unitarian Universalist church.

History[edit]

The Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church was started in 1957 as the Sno-King Unitarian Fellowship (Sno-King is a reference to Snohomish and King Counties). Until 1959, the group met alternate Sunday evenings, but in 1959 they rented Edmonds Masonic Temple to allow space for Sunday school. 1962–1966 the Sno-King Unitarian Fellowship started renting Edmonds High School.

In 1966, Deciding it was time for a real minister and church building, the Fellowship purchased the land and building that is still in use today. The Reverend Robert Fulghum agreed to stay for a year to "help the church get its feet on the ground", he finally left in the spring of 1985. Stuart and Maybelle Chapman, the founding "father and mother" of the church, were ordained as lay ministers in 1969. All three ministers worked together until Stuart died in 1978, and then as a twosome until Fulghum's departure in 1985. Maybelle Chapman died in 2000.

Ministerial History[edit]

After the Reverend Robert Fulghum left in 1985, the Reverend Aron Gilmartin acted as Interim Minister for one year. The first full-time minister was Reverend Davis Joyce (1986–1987). Starting in the summer of 1988, the Reverend Jaco B. ten Hove was the minister until 1999 when he left the congregation to minister with his wife. Reverend Elizabeth Kerman was interim minister in 1999. The Reverend Edward Brock was the full-time minister from Sept 1999 to Sept 2007. Rev. Cecilia Kingman-Miller acted as interim minister for 2 year from Oct 2007 to June 2009. Rev. Charlotte Cowtan was interim minister until June 2010. In August 2010 the congregation called Eric Kaminetzky to be the new full-time minister.

Significance[edit]

The Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church is a part of the history of writer Robert Fulghum, who was the first minister at the EUUC. The Reverend Robert Fulghum remains the minister emeritus and returns about once a year to give a very popular sermon.

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Coordinates: 47°47′49″N 122°20′34″W / 47.79694°N 122.34278°W / 47.79694; -122.34278