Category: Community Events

04/07/2018: HOW TO COLLABORATE in a diverse community (and actually enjoy it)

Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm, KUUF, Sanctuary

April 7, 2018

FREE for KUUF members and friends.

Facilitated by Karl Steyaert, Organizational Consultant and Social Action Catalyst
Sponsored by the KUUF Healthy Communication Committee

This workshop is for you if you want:
  • Tools to collaborate with ease and effectiveness.
  • To express your ideas and receive feedback in ways that lead to more understanding.
  • To hear others and work more easily across differences.
  • Decision making to be much more fun, or at least tolerable.
  • To learn HOW to do all the things you are taught in sermons- walk your talk, talk your talk, and still get things done.
  • To practice practical steps for maintaining healthy, thriving communities that can do the work in the world that needs to be done.
  • How to “call out” with care and effectiveness (“call in”).

Come connect and explore with your community, and learn and laugh together.

Format – Small group inquiry, interactive exercises, discussions, and practice with real life situations that leave room for choice on what you want to participate in (i.e. You don’t have to do games).

Karl Steyaert is a facilitator who is passionate about supporting organizations and communities in embodying consciousness, justice, and sustainability. With over 20 years of experience conducting organizational training and consulting, he works with non-profit, corporate, and faith-based clients across North America, Europe, and Asia. Some recent clients include Seattle Children’s Hospital, Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Church, Capitol Hill Urban Co-housing, the University of Washington, and Winterberry Waldorf School. Most recently he has been working with Occupy collaborators and social justice activists on training for nonviolent civil action.  His passion is supporting communities in finding structures and processes that work for all while still being effective.

REGISTER at  or in the foyer so we can plan.


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

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.


Questions Contact: Amanda Gebhardt-Fuentes

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

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

06/11/2017: 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.

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 (