Category: Community

08/04/2017: KUUF Rummage Sale 🗓 🗺

Thursday, 3pm, KUUF Sanctuary (Preview)
Friday, 9am, KUUF Sanctuary (Rummage Sale, Day 1)
Saturday, 9am, KUUF Sanctuary (Rummage Sale, Day 2)

Spring Cleaning? It’s time to also start thinking about the Rummage Sale! As you clean out and clean up, be sure and set things aside for the annual Rummage Sale. This is a really fun – and important – fundraiser for KUUF. There will be more information about how to get items to the sale.

As of this moment, we really need:

  1. A chairperson. There are experienced people to help and lots of notes from those who have gone before.
  2. People with vans, trucks or other vehicles who are able to pick up donations.

If you can do either of these things or if you have any questions, until a chairperson is found, contact Susan Welsh

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!

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: Social Justice Committee Meeting

11:45am – 12:45pm, KUUF admin room

The Social Justice Committee will meet at 11:45 after the July 2 service. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Besides this in-person meeting, SJC has an e-mail group. If you would like more information, contact Phil Davis at philipjdavis@comcast.net or (360) 478-2731.

 

 

Agenda for July 2:

  1. Check in.
  2. Discussion of White Privilege in preparation for July 16 teach in.
  3. Follow up possibilities for KUUF on LGBTQ issues brought up in July 2 service.

06/22/2017: Diversity Conference 🗓 🗺

Thursday, 7:30am, Olympic College

Friday, 12:00pm, Olympic College

The 2017 Diversity conference will bring educators, students and community members together to increase communication, build relationships, help you explore, exchange and experience diversity in a whole new way.

REGISTER NOW

Questions Contact: Amanda Gebhardt-Fuentes  agebhardt-fuentes@olympic.edu

Amanda Gebhardt-Fuentes, M.A. | Manager of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

360.475.7721agebhardt-fuentes@olympic.edu

Olympic College | Bremerton, Washington

06/17/2017: KUUF Wine Tasting Event 🗓 🗺

Saturday, 6:00pm, Total Wine – Silverdale

Although this KUUF fund raiser is a spin-off from the 2016 auction, it wasn’t possible to schedule it until June 17, 2017.  Tickets are $20.00 each, with all proceeds going to the KUUF General Fund.  Here’s Total Wines’ description of the event:

“Treat your friends, family, and fellow wine lovers to a private wine class for up to 20 people in our Silverdale store’s classroom.  Total Wine & More will host an event that is certain to impress you and your guests.  Taste eight of our premium, hand-selected wines and discover hidden treasures from the wine region of your choosing.  Your guests will enjoy a tour of the land and learn about the famed appellations and grape varietals that make each region so unforgettable.  One of our wine experts will be on hand to present and discuss each delicious wine during your two hour class.  Value:  $500.00.”

The featured theme is:   California Dreaming.  Here’s Total Wine’s description of the event:

“Three outstanding white wines and five sumptuous red wines will delight your palate in this tasting. From Pinot Noir and Chardonnay produced in the cooler climates of Carneros and the Russian River Valley, to the famous Cabernet Sauvignon appellations of Stag’s Leap and Spring Mountain – one of these outstanding selections is certain to become a favorite.

Tickets go on sale after the service on Sunday, May 14.  Remember, there are only 20 slots for this event, first come, first served (so to speak).

Event coordinator:  Ellen Newberg

06/12/2017: Women Who Love To Read 🗓 🗺

Monday, 12:30pm, Bremerton

WOMEN WHO LOVE TO READ BOOK CLUB

MONDAY, JUNE 12 AT 12:30 PM

The book club meets at Phyllis Millard’s house in Bremerton.

This meeting is a pot-luck lunch.

We will be voting on the books we will read this coming year.

No single book discussion at this meeting.

 

For more information please contact: Lene Hajek at 253-857-6556 or lnybyh@yahoo.com

06/11/2017: Adult RE: Spirit in Practice – Spiritual Partnerships 🗓 🗺

Sunday, 11:45am, KUUF – Admin Room

Spirit in Practice was created by the UUA to help Unitarian Universalists develop regular disciplines, or practices, of the spirit—practices that help you connect with the sacred ground of your being, however you understand it. Spirit in Practice affirms religious diversity while seeking unity in our communal quest for meaning and wholeness. Whether participants follow a path they identify as Humanist, Jewish, Christian, Pagan, Theist, Atheist, Agnostic, Mystic, and/or any of the other paths we follow in our diverse congregations, the Spirit in Practice workshops offer a forum for learning, sharing, and growth that can enrich our faith journeys.

KUUF members Selene Patterson and Karen Leader Scott are co-facilitating.  Need childcare?  Please let us know two weeks ahead.

May 7:  Introduction and Personal Spiritual Practices

May 21:  Communal Worship Practices

June 11:  Spiritual Partnerships

June 18:  Mind Practices

Please register now by emailing ARE@kuuf.org or calling the office:  360-377-4724

06/11/2017: KUUF 2017 Garden Tour 🗓 🗺

Sunday, 1:00pm, KUUF – Member Gardens

If you are interested in spending a pleasant June afternoon in up to five KUUF members’ gardens, jot this date on your calendar now.  Light refreshments will be available as well as a charming booklet with pictures and information on each of the gardens:

This is first and foremost a social event, although funds raised will benefit our 2017/2018 KUUF budget. You may also get some good gardening inspiration and ideas.

06/04/2017: Truth Quest Book Group – Traveling Mercies, Some Thoughts on Faith 🗓 🗺

Sunday, 9:30-19:30am, KUUF Sanctuary, Elmore Room (Library) – The Truth Quest Book Group will be meeting on Sunday, June 4th. The book we will be discussing is “Traveling Mercies, Some Thoughts on Faith,” by Anne Lamott.  You are welcome whether or not you have had a chance to read the entire book and as usual, you are free to just listen or to participate as much as you want.

Contact Jerry Butler (360-981-8826, jbu4@me.com) if you’d like to attend

Book Description: From the bestselling author of Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird comes a chronicle of faith and spirituality that is at once tough, personal, affectionate, wise and very funny. With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, and humor, Anne Lamott takes us on a journey through her often troubled past to illuminate her devout but quirky walk of faith. In a narrative spiced with stories and scripture, with diatribes, laughter, and tears, Lamott tells how, against all odds, she came to believe in God and then, even more miraculously, in herself. She shows us the myriad ways in which this sustains and guides her, shining the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life and exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope. Whether writing about her family or her dreadlocks, sick children or old friends, the most religious women of her church or the men she’s dated, Lamott reveals the hard-won wisdom gathered along her path to connectedness and liberation.

Book Links: Good Reads | Penguin Random House | New York Times

05/21/2017: KUUF Farmers Market 🗓 🗺

Sunday, 11:45am, KUUF – Breezeway

Sunshine brings spring flowers and thoughts of fresh produce from our very own Farmers’ Market. For the last several years, KUUF has hosted a spring/summer market on the breezeway after Sunday services. Plants and produce are donated by folks who have extra and sold to others who would like to buy them. All proceeds benefit the Fellowship.

So, it is time to think of planting an extra row of produce or seedlings to share. It’s also time to volunteer to help with working at the market since a couple of folks have retired and replacements are needed. Help is needed in setting up the space before the service, putting things away afterwards, and of course, counting and turning in the money that has been donated.

Planning meeting:  May 7 after the service. All interested, please attend
Opening day: May 21 after the service  (Third Sunday)
For more info: Ask Bobbi Baurick (ph. 360-479-4735) and Carolee Effron (nwlilybelle@yahoo.com)