Category: Adult Religious Exploration

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.

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

04/01/2017: Nonviolent Communication Training 🗓 🗺

Saturday, 10:00a.m. KUUF – Sanctuary 

Communicating for Effectiveness, Clarity and Connection based on Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication.
Sat., April 1st, 2017, 10-5, Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Based on Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication
Sat., April 1st, 2017, 10-5, Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Whether its larger issues in our country or communication in our families and communities, we need communication skills to be able to reach each other when we have differences, that reach across the divide, and we need ways to stay connected and find solutions that work for all.  Not an easy task.  That’s why we need to explore ways to speak and listen in ways that lead to more connection, understanding and effectiveness.  After all, what we say may change the world!
Dr. Marshall Rosenberg identified a specific approach to communicating — called Nonviolent Communication (NVC) — that leads us to give from the heart, connecting us in a way that allows our natural compassion to flourish without giving up the values that we cherish. He spent many years sharing this in some of the most war-torn areas of the world.
While studying the factors that affect our ability to communicate and stay compassionate, Marshall Rosenberg was struck by the crucial role that language can play. While we may not consider the way we talk to be “violent,” words often lead to hurt and pain toward ourselves or to others. That’s because so many of us have been trained to speak in terms of moralistic judgments, evaluations and labels that disconnect us from compassion.
At this one day training we will use various exercises to practice the fundamentals of Nonviolent Communication and apply the language and consciousness to understanding ourselves, listening, and speaking.
You’ll leave with:
– An understanding of what motivates your own and others behavior
– An increased awareness of what you want and how to move towards it
– A map to be able to increase your ability to empathize with others so you can listen to anyone and have greater understanding
– A way to speak your truth with love that will increase the likelihood of being heard and contributing to collaboration whether it’s feedback, gratitude, or your honesty.
– A short form to express appreciation (not praise) that will be more likely to be taken in.
– a group of co-learners
– having had some fun!
Free to members (donations accepted). Up to $100 for nonmembers (public). Donate what you can available.
Questions contact Marcia Christen Marcia@compassionate-language.com
Thank you
warmly, Marcia