Author: Justin Rogers

Amanda Collins – My Life as a Transgender Person

On Sunday, January 7, from about 11:45 to 12:15 Amanda Collins will give a talk entitled “My Life as a Transgender Person.” Please stay after service, if you are able, to be introduced to and to welcome Amanda, a person new to our community and unlike any that most of us have met before.

Amanda Collins is a trans woman, and a member of the KUUF Social Justice Committee. Some trans people look for a spiritual community where they can simply attend as members, and don’t want special attention drawn to them. Amanda felt called to join the KUUF Social Justice Committee because she is an activist for transgender education and justice. She is also a member of the sub-committee working towards re-certifying our congregation as a Welcoming Congregation.

Black Lives Matter: the Life and Writings of Saab Lofton

Money distorts political talk in America, amplifying some views while others are silenced or ignored. After the service on Sunday 1/14/18 grab a cup a coffee and stick around to hear a different kind of voice — Saab Lofton.

“Saab Lofton is much of a democratic socialist and something of a Black nationalist, but I dare not define him with labels. Even his fiction is well researched and carefully documented. Saab is prophetic, sometimes controversial–and always intelligent,” says KUUF Social Justice co-chair Phil Davis.

Check out Saab’s short story, What a Difference a Shade Makes at http://saablofton.com/wdsm/. He’s re-written the Superman myth, making Clark Kent Black instead of White. Saab also reminds us that our Superhero was an undocumented alien who arrived from another planet, Phil adds.

12/03/2017: Deck The Hall!

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary – Music Service & Tree Decorating – This is a Multigenerational Service

It’s time to Deck The Hall! Join us on December 3rd for a Christmas Tree Lighting service. This not-to-be missed intergenerational celebration will feature the KUUF Choir, Alena Hemingway, and a presentation of Berkeley Breathed’s “Red Ranger Came Calling.”

Please stay after the service to decorate our tree while enjoying hot cocoa and a cookie potluck.

​Tree Decorating & Cookies

Children’s Religious Exploration Committee (CRE) will host cookies and hot chocolate after the service for those who can stay and help decorate the KUUF Tree. Everyone invited to bring cookies to share!

11/04/2017: KUUF 2017 Auction This Saturday

Chances are ’cause I wear a silly grin

The moment you come into view

Chances are you think that I’m in love with you

Chances are…

You will find something to fall in love with at KUUF 2017 Auction!

Come to KUUF this Saturday in the Sanctuary from 5pm to 8pm.

Enjoy wonderful food and drink and a chance to bid on some amazing auction items!  Enjoy the amazing talents of Emcee Jill Clarridge, performer Lennie Bironne, and auctioneer Chris Sizemore.

Tell your friends and lets make this an evening you won’t soon forget!

Check out the attached catalog for your favorite items to bid on!  Click Here for the Catalog

Tickets are $15 and available at the door.  Scholarship tickets are still available.    

See you this Saturday!

– The Auction Committee

07/29/2017: The Lord’s Diner

The Lord’s Diner feeds hungry and homeless people every Saturday at St Paul’s Episcopal Church. We are putting together a team from KUUF for the last Saturday of the month – May 27 and for every two months throughout the year. If you would like to join us please contact Eric Harrold or talk to Vivien Blyth at the Greeter’s Table after the service.

Eric’s phone # and e-mail are at the Greeter’s Table.

The Lord’s Neighborhood Diner is located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Dr., Bremerton, WA 98310. Click here for a Google Map.

07/15/2017: Kitsap Pride 2017 – Viva la Vida

11am-5pm, Evergreen Park, Bremerton – Join us at Kitsap Pride 2017 on Saturday, July 15. This year’s theme is Viva la Vida which encourages everyone to live their authentic life.

Find more information on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/139559479886267/

  • Live Music – Stay tuned for our headliner announcements!
  • Drag and Genderqueer Variety Performances
  • 40 Exhibitors including local artisans, businesses, and non-profits
  • Food vendors

Support your local pride!

NOW RECRUITING: Welcoming and Membership Committee

The Welcoming and Membership Committee is seeking some friendly volunteers to become short term mentors to folks who are new to KUUF or new members who have just signed the book. If you would like to make a new friend, extend a welcoming heart to someone new and help KUUF grow, please contact Vivien Blyth, Chair of the Welcoming and Membership Committee or Beth Wilson, New Member Coordinator on the Worship Committee.

Contact welcoming@kuuf.org if you’d like to join.

 

What adult religious exploration classes do you want to see happen?

Your Adult Religious Exploration Committee wants to know what classes you would like to see offered in the coming year.  Please take 6 minutes to record your preferences at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YTC5ZMJ.  Rate your top 5 choices in three categories.  Let us know your preferred meeting time. 

Paper copies of the poll are available in the foyer. 

Thank you!  Your input is appreciated.

07/02/2017: RESULTS Letter Writing Opportunity

11:30am, KUUF Sanctuary, Admin Room – Come use your constitutional rights to petition your Representative and Senators to support our nation’s commitment to investment in providing access to education to children around the world who don’t have access to effective education now.  Over 250 million kids in developing countries don’t go to school. We can help you write letters that we will take to meetings with Rep. Kilmer and Senators Murray and Cantwell when we’re in Washington, D.C. at the RESULTS International Conference.  Admin Room, right after the Sunday service on July 2nd.

07/01/2017: Seabeck Conference – Fellowship of Reconciliation

, Seabeck Conference Center – Join over 200 activists of all ages at the 59th Annual Fellowship of Reconciliation Northwest Regional Conference in a beautiful setting on the Hood Canal Saturday – Tuesday July 1-4, 2017 at Seabeck Conference Center, Washington State. Enjoy good company, music, boating, swimming, hiking, meals together, and special programming.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Nikkita Oliver – of Seattle, spoken word artist and lawyer, has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and has been a mentor for youth in middle school and in juvenile detention.
  • Teressa Raiford – of Portland, active with Don’t Shoot Portland, ran a serious write in campaign for Sheriff in Multnomah County this past fall. Her interests include building sustainable movements.

Workshop topics include courageous conversations about race; supporting immigrants in the community and in detention; community among housed and unhoused people; gay/straight, cis/trans community; global community vs. perpetual war; taking care of our activist selves; economic justice; white privilege; restorative justice; climate change and environmental justice; ending the new nuclear arms race; and more.

Full details here: http://www.forseabeck.org/