Author: Tanesha Smith

9/1/2018: 2018 KUUF Trip to Recsenyed Transylvania

The KUUF Partner Church Committee would like to invite you to travel with us to our Partner village of Recsenyed in rural Transylvania. The trip is scheduled for two weeks returning on September 29. This is a very exciting time to be visiting them as this year marks the 450th anniversary of the Edict of Torda; the first edict of Religious freedom in history, and Rev Adel has said they would like to take us to visit Torda while we are there. We will be staying in the homes of some of the villagers, and don’t worry about the language barrier, as they have English speakers available. This trip is a great way to broaden our understanding of not only Unitarianism but of the culture of our Szekely partners, and to make new friends. If you are interested or have any questions please contact John or Ginger Younie at 360-308-8059

8/17/2018: Save The Date! KUUF Rummage Sale!

KUUF Rummage Sale on Friday, August 17, from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., and Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Please consider donating to this sale.   We accept most things, but NOT adult clothing, mattresses and electronics.   You can drop off your donations right after church, at the administration building, on these Sundays:  July 15July 22July 29August 4August 12.   Weekdays during business hours:  August 13-16.

We can still use more volunteers for this event.   There is a sign up list in the KUUF foyer.

For more information you may contact Susan Welsh, suwelsh888@yahoo.com, or Karen Leader Scott, leaderscott49@gmail.com.

8/17/2018: SAVE THE DATE – KUUF Rummage Sale

KUUF Rummage Sale on Friday, August 17, from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. , and Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Please consider donating to this sale.   We accept most things, but NOT adult clothing, mattresses and electronics
(small appliances OK).  Dates for dropping off donations will follow soon.
We are looking for volunteers to help with set up, pricing and selling . We will have a sign up list for volunteering in the KUUF foyer.  It is fun to help with this event.   Please consider joining us!
For more information you may contact Susan Welsh, suwelsh888@yahoo.com, or Karen Leader Scott, leaderscott49@gmail.com.

7/22/2018: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

10:30 – 11:30 KUUF Sanctuary, Jessica Star Rockers: For many years Mister Rogers asked us this question each week in the opening song of his children’s TV show. But what does it mean to invite someone to be our neighbor? In this service we’ll examine radical hospitality through the lens of Universalism and what it means when we truly see everyone as our neighbor. What could this mean for us in the neighborhood of Kitsap County? And how do we expand our idea of “neighborhood” to include our country and our world.

Jessica Star Rockers is a recent graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School, on her way to the Ministerial Fellowshipping Committee in September. She has served as an intern minister at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church on Bainbridge Island and Shoreline UU Church in Shoreline, WA. She is currently a learning fellow with the Church of the Larger Fellowship, a Unitarian Universalist congregation without walls. She lives on Bainbridge Island with her partner and their young son.

7/18/2018: KUUF Board of Trustees Agenda

KUUF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Agenda for July 18, 2018
***** EXECUTIVE SESSION – (NONE SCHEDULED) *****
6:30 PM    Call to Order:  Eric Harrold, President
Chalice Lighting
Check-in
6:45 PM    Vote to adopt the Consent Agenda
Minutes of the May 16, 2018 board meeting
Board Liaison & other reports, including Finance; Personnel; etc.
6:50 PM    Vote to adopt the Agenda for this meeting
6:55 PM    President’s Report: Eric Harrold Review of Fellowship Business
Council is developing a safety campaign calendar
Parish Nurse update; documents to insurance
Building & Grounds was informed that received funding for the kitchen cabinets
Board Retreat scheduled for 26 July 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM     Treasurer’s Report (Mark Sugimoto): Vote to approve.
7:15 PM    Board Growth Topic:  Where does the KUUF Board get its authority? (discuss section 1)

7:20 PM                *****OLD BUSINESS *****
KUUF Safety Campaign (Eric Harrold/Terry Mallory): From the last Conversation with the Board, the idea of conducting a safety campaign emerged. The Council has been asked to manage our safety campaign calendar and hopefully, for the Council to set up the trainings in all aspects, which include: fire drill, earthquake drill, shooter drill, medical emergency drill, disruptive person drill, etc. It will still be the Board’s responsibility to ensure all the trainings are done and logged. Discussion.

7:40 PM                   *****NEW BUSINESS *****
Safety Campaign for KUUF (Jim Franklin): I’m trying to bully the Council into taking up the Safety Campaign project. This idea came from the Conversation with the Board last month. If it develops the way we were talking about it, it will be a multi-faceted project to encompass emergency response training for fire, earthquake, medical emergency, shooter and property considerations. Discussion.
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Selene agrees to be the new Board Secretary (Eric Harrold): Selene has agreed to become our new Board Secretary. This is an important position and one which requires appointment by the Board of Trustees. She would be recording all official board functions (like the retreat) excluding board meetings, which we pay Tanesha to take for us. Discussion.
Proposed motion: I move that, in accordance with KUUF By-laws Article IX, Sections 1 & 3,  Selene Patterson be appointed as board secretary for church year 2018 – 2019.
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The Finance Committee needs to have a liaison (Eric Harrold): The Finance Committee no longer has a liaison since Ellen has left the board. Who would like to take that job? Discussion.

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Transfer of authority for building security and keys (Eric Harrold): Last week Jim Franklin assumed authority for building security by allowing himself to be appointed as a responsible person to have new keys made and he has authority to manage the alarm security codes as well. Jim’s name has been given to the alarm answering company and he will be called when a KUUF building alarm is activated. Discussion.
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8:25 PM    Thank you card recipient nomination(s) for May 2018:
Conversations with the Board Topics: How on that…over.
How is the Board communication doing? The board communicates with the congregation in several ways: President’s Column, open meetings, conversation with the board, other (?). Are you getting the word?
For the good of the order
Date of next Board meeting:  Wednesday, 15 August 2018
8:30 p.m.    Adjournment

7/15/2018: Children’s Religious Exploration

Art for All this Summer
Earth, Wind, Fire and Water
RE Class July 15
Paper Mache Continued
We will be having one RE Class for ages 6-13 that begins after the children are sung out of the service.  Our class time is only 30-40 minutes and will be focusing on Unitarian Universalist Stories and the Seven Principles through art.

 

Childcare opens at 10am for children who do not want to start in the service. All children are welcome to start in the service and then go up to the children’s building for Childcare or Religious Exploration.

The children listen to a story in the service and then the congregation sings them out at approximately 11 am.
Childcare Needed for KUUF Event?
Please contact Jenell at dematteo@olypen.com
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We invite parents of young children to participate fully in KUUF events and activities.  If the need for childcare is impacting your ability to engage in KUUF congregational life, please contact Jenell, our Children’s Religious Exploration Associate, at jenell.dematteo@kuuf.org.

7/15/2018: Our Church of Ash

10:30 – 11:30: KUUF Sanctuary, Joseph Bednarik : Using W.S. Merwin’s provocative poem “Ash” as a touchstone, we’ll explore our liberal religious values to work against hateful flames and humanize the reductive word “it.”

Joseph Bednarik will speak this Sunday. He is Co-Publisher of Copper Canyon Press, a non-profit literary publisher that believes “poetry is vital to language and living”. (coppercanyonpress.org). Joseph also, serves as Assistant to the Ministers in the Pulpit at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend.  He speaks at KUUF monthly, and we are honored by his presence and eloquent words.

7/8/2018: Children’s Religious Exploration

Art for All this Summer
Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

RE Class July 8: Paper Mache

We will be having one RE Class for ages 6-13 that begins after the children are sung out of the service. Our class time is only 30-40 minutes and will be focusing on Unitarian Universalist Stories and the Seven Principles through art.

Childcare opens at 10am for children who do not want to start in the service. All children are welcome to start in the service and then go up to the children’s building for Childcare or Religious Exploration.

The children listen to a story in the service and then the congregation sings them out at approximately 11 am.
Childcare Needed for KUUF Event?
Please contact Jenell at dematteo@olypen.com
​​

We invite parents of young children to participate fully in KUUF events and activities.  If the need for childcare is impacting your ability to engage in KUUF congregational life, please contact Jenell, our Children’s Religious Exploration Associate, at jenell.dematteo@kuuf.org.

7/01/2018: Take Good Care

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Reverend Dr. Karen Taliesin – Take Good CareFor many people, life is described as being “crazy-busy.” This sermon focuses on using mindfulness, self-compassion, and self-care to nurture spirit and soul in an all-too-busy world.

After many years of hospice experience, the Rev. Dr. Karen B. Taliesin was called to Unitarian Universalist ministry to work as a chaplain.  She is currently in her sixteenth year as a full-time chaplain at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and in her second year as manager of the Spiritual Care department.  A long-time meditator and Reiki Master, Karen teaches meditation, mindfulness, and self-compassion to children and adults at the hospital as well in the Seattle community.  Karen is Minister Affiliated at East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue where she and her husband, Brian, are members.

7/1/2018: Deck Work Appreciation!

Thanks to:
Alan Newberg for organizing the work using existing new and used lumber stored under the deck (minimal cost to the fellowship,)
Sam Stephens for pulling up the rolled roofing anti skid and pressure washing the deck,
Alan Newberg, Jim Franklin, Eric Harrold and Ed Woods for working on the deck replacing rotted boards, and strengthening some support joists.

7/1/2018: Charitable Giving







http://www.results.org/

For the Month of June 2018 KUUF raised $395.00  Kitsap RESULTS. Thank you to everyone!

RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.greatpeninsula.org/

We are a private, non-profit organization comprised of volunteers and a small staff many of whom are your neighbors and friends. We came together because we care about the future of this great land, and about our community.

As a land trust, we have the tools and expertise to protect and preserve the special places of our region.  In collaboration with communities, partners, and landowners, we work to protect the natural habitats, rural landscapes, and open spaces of the Great Peninsula of western Puget Sound.

7/1/2018: ​Children’s Religious Exploration

Art for All this Summer
Earth, Wind, Fire and Water
NO RE on July 1
Next RE Class July 8

We will be having one RE Class for ages 6-13 that begins after the children are sung out of the service.  Our class time is only 30-40 minutes and will be focusing on Unitarian Universalist Stories and the Seven Principles through art.

Childcare opens at 10am for children who do not want to start in the service. All children are welcome to start in the service and then go up to the children’s building for Childcare or Religious Exploration.
The children listen to a story in the service and then the congregation sings them out at approximately 11 am.
Childcare Needed for KUUF Event?
Please contact Jenell at dematteo@olypen.com
​​

We invite parents of young children to participate fully in KUUF events and activities.  If the need for childcare is impacting your ability to engage in KUUF congregational life, please contact Jenell, our Children’s Religious Exploration Associate, at jenell.dematteo@kuuf.org.