Author: Justin Rogers

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, Elmore 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.  Elmore 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/

06/27/2017: Climate Reality Leadership Conference 🗓

All Day, June 27-29th, Belleview, WA – You know our climate is changing. You want to make a difference. We’ll show you how. Join us for a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training and work with former US Vice President Al Gore and renowned climate scientists and communicators to learn about what’s happening to our planet and how you can use social media, powerful storytelling, and personal outreach to inspire audiences to take action. Give us three days. We’ll give you the tools to change the world.

You’ll learn:

  • The science of climate change
  • How it’s transforming daily life for communities around the world
  • The solutions that are available today
  • Powerful storytelling, public speaking, and social media networking techniques
  • Media engagement strategies
  • Best practices in grassroots organizing
  • How activists like you are building momentum for solutions around the world

Event website: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/training

06/25/2017: RESULTS Letter Writing Opportunity 🗓 🗺

11:30am, KUUF Sanctuary, Elmore 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.  Elmore Room, right after the Sunday service on June 25th (potluck lunch available).

06/25/2017: The Work of the ACLU 🗓 🗺

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Yvonne Sanchez – Yvonne Sanchez, Washington State American Civil Liberties Board member, will speak on the work of the ACLU and the current state of civil liberties under the Trump administration.

Yvonne Sanchez was born in Texas to a Mexican-American family but spent much of her childhood in Mexico and Peru. Her high school and college years were spent in California. Later she moved to Seattle, got an MBA at Seattle University, and worked in the public sector with a social justice emphasis. After retirement, she volunteered in San Diego, using her Spanish language skills to interview undocumented youth being detained by ICE as a way to help the pro-bono lawyers arguing on their behalf. This volunteer work impacted her personal awareness and development regarding current political discourse.

06/23/2017: United Way – Day of Caring 🗓

KUUF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:  UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING, FRI., JUNE 23, 9:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

If you are looking for a way to volunteer in our community, participation in the United Way Day of Caring is a great way to do it.  Our project opportunity is serving at the Bremerton Foodline:

  • Sorting food from the Postal Food Drive
  • Tending to their vegetable gardens
  • Stocking shelves
  • Helping clients select their food choices
  • Creating kids summer food bags
  • Creating senior food bags
  • Bagging dog and cat food.

Participation includes a boxed lunch, a United Way Day of Caring tee shirt, a KUUF Volunteer button, and a chance to give back to our community.  Let Ellen Newberg know your name and tee shirt size if you want to sign up!  Elena29@comcast.net or (360) 692-3981.

06/13/2017: 2017 Transactive Energy Systems Conference 🗓 🗺

The NW Energy Coalition advances energy efficiency, renewable energy and a consumer and wildlife-friendly power system. 

The Fourth International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy brings together representatives of government, industry, utilities, vendor organizations, and academia to advance understanding and implementation of transactive energy. The core principle of transactive energy is to combine economic and control techniques, leading to improvements in power grid reliability and efficiency.

Transactive energy combines economic and control techniques to improve electric grid reliability and efficiency.  The Transitive Energy Systems Conference & Workshop, organized by Coalition member Smart Grid Northwest, is your opportunity to discover what Transactive Energy Systems can do for you.

Event Link: https://www.pointview.com/e/1904#event

06/11/2017: Faithfully Creedless 🗓 🗺

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Joseph Bednarik – Unitarian Universalism is considered a “creedless” religion. What on earth does this mean, and how does one practice such a faith? (And is “faith” even the right word!) This sermon follows the lead of Socrates who, because he “knew nothing except the fact of his ignorance,” kept asking questions–all in hopes of finding a suitable answer.

Our speaker will be Joseph Bednarik, co-publisher at Copper Canyon Press in Port Townsend. Joseph also serves as assistant to the minister in the pulpit at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and is a frequent and popular speaker at KUUF.

06/07/2017: Kitsap Doesn’t Discriminate – SAFE Alliance Community Training 🗓 🗺

7:00-8:30pm, The Q Center For 11 years, Washington’s non-discrimination laws have ensured fair and equal treatment for our transgender family, neighbors and friends. But now, a new initiative—I-1552—has been filed that threatens to repeal critical protections for transgender Washingtonians. Initiative 1552 would put our state’s long-standing non-discrimination laws on the 2017 ballot—and risks making discrimination the law of the land in Washington.

Want to take action in Kitsap to protect our non-discrimination laws? Join us for a community advocacy training to learn what you can do in Kitsap County!

At this training we will:

  • Discuss I-1552 and learn about Washington Won’t Discriminate’s statewide efforts
  • Share some basic information about trans identities and current state law
  • Hear from our local SAFE Alliance–the education and outreach group working in Kitsap to protect our non-discrimination laws
  • Learn advocacy strategies that ALL people can do in order to be a part of this effort

Light refreshments and materials provided.

FaceBook event link

06/04/2017: Life on the Planet Mars? 🗓 🗺

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Astrophysicist Bob Abel – Mars may have been habitable before Earth and might be still – so where are the the Martians? Join us for a talk on the history and current state of our nearby neighbor and examine the possibilities of life in its past, present, and future.

DR. BOB ABEL is a Professor of Applied Physics at Olympic College and a Collaborator with the University of Washington‘s Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Group (www.lsst.org). He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences (Space Physics) from UCLA and an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics (Fluid Mechanics) from the UW. Bob has published multiple articles in eminent science journals, posted 120 physics lectures on the internet (https://www.youtube.com/user/OlympicCollege), and in 2015 brought an Astronomy conference to downtown Bremerton.