Category: Community

4/8/2018: Pathways to Membership Class

Sunday, 12:00pm-1:30pm, KUUF, Admin Room

April 8 and April 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Admin Room

Would you like to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and become more involved in the life of the Fellowship? You’re invited to a “Pathways to Membership Class.” The two session class will be held at Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on April 8 and April 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. We’ll provide a light lunch and, with advance notice, can arrange for childcare.

Please RSVP to  or call (360)-377-4724 and leave a message.

We hope you can join us!  Welcoming and Membership Committee

4/7/2018: 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.


4/1/2018: Truth Quest Book Group – No Meeting

Next meeting: Sunday, May 6th, 9:30am-10:30am in the Elmore Room (Library) at KUUF

Please be aware the Truth Quest Book Group will NOT be meeting on Sunday April 1st as that is Easter Sunday.  We will next meet on Sunday, May 6th, 9:30am-10:30am in the Elmore Room (Library) at KUUF – since we are going two months this time between meetings, we have chosen two books for our May 6th meeting (both reflecting a Spring-relevant theme of plants and trees:  1. The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World, by Micheal Pollan and… 2. The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, Now They Communicate, by Peter Wohlleben and Jane Billinghurst









Jerry Butler, jbu4@me.com360-981-8826

3/25/2018: KUUF POTLUCK

Sunday, 11:45am, KUUF, Sanctuary

Join us next Sunday 3/25/18 for the KUUF Potluck and Conversation with the Board.  Bring a dish to share and a food item to donate to Bremerton Food Line.  KUUF Social Justice Committee will be hosting this month’s potluck.

The Board will be holding a Conversation with the Board at 12:00pm in the Sanctuary.  Grab a plate and join in the conversation.

03/25/2018: UUA Common Read Discussion: Daring Democracy

Sunday, 12:00pm, KUUF, Admin Room – Join UUs nationwide in reading and discussing Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want, by Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen (Beacon Press, 2017), selected as one of two books for the Unitarian Universalist Association’s 2017-18 Common Read. Your Adult Religious Education Committee will lead the discussion.

3/16/2018: Support Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism with Promise and Practice Sunday

Dear Congregational Leaders,

I am writing to ask you to participate in the Promise and Practice of our Faith Campaign.

If you have not already held a Promise and Practice Sunday and made a pledge or gift to support Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU), we hope you will do so before General Assembly in June 2018. You can enter your pledge and congregation’s campaign online at

Your contributions will be matched dollar for dollar if you make a gift or pledge of at least $10 per member. Please do not miss this wonderful opportunity.

Back in September 2017, I sent out a special ask for all congregations and fellowships to participate in The Promise and the Practice of Our Faith Campaign.

This campaign calls us to align our financial resources with our theological values of justice and equity by honoring our Board of Trustees’ commitment of $5.3 million to Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism.

This congregational phase of the campaign is your opportunity to invest in Black lives, Black leadership, and the uplifting of Black voices within our faith.

Since the 2017 New Orleans General Assembly, over 170 of your sibling UU congregations, fellowships, and organizations have participated in this special campaign!

They have held services and utilized the incredible worship resources for the campaign, which were written by UU Religious Professionals of Color.

They have reflected on the history of Black Empowerment within our faith, and have held special fundraisers and collections in honor of Black Lives of UU.

We ask you now to join in this movement.

Now, more than ever, we are being called to a deeper practice of the promise of our faith. In this country, we see systemic racism and discrimination being embolded in rhetoric and in policy. And in this moment, we are called to do more to invest in Black lives, Black leadership and resources to move forward the vision of a radically inclusive, justice centered faithful practice of the beloved community within and beyond our faith.

This call means investing more fully financially, spiritually, faithfully, and collectively in support of Black Lives.

In the next few weeks, your Board of Trustees along with UUA staff members will be reaching out to congregations to thank you for your support in this special call and to ask you for your support if you have not already pledge to the campaign.

Now is the time to lead and become the change we want to see in our communities across the world.

Please visit the campaign’s webpage for resources and materials at If you have further questions, please contact our Campaign Coordinator, Cheri Taylor, at

3/12/2018: Women Who Love to Read – The Golden Sun

Monday, March 12, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Phyllis Millard’s house.

We are reading The Golden Son by Shilpi Somay Gowda.

The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in Dallas, Texas, at one of the busiest and most competitive hospitals in America. When his father dies, Anil becomes the de facto head of the Patel household and inherits the mantle of arbiter for all of the village’s disputes. But he is uneasy with the custom, uncertain that he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father and grandfather. His doubts are compounded by the difficulties he discovers in adjusting to a new culture and a new job, challenges that will shake his confidence in himself and his abilities.

Back home in India, Anil’s closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding new husband and relatives. Arranged by her parents, the marriage shatters Leena’s romantic hopes and eventually forces her to make a desperate choice that will hold drastic repercussions for herself and her family. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more—changing them both and the people they love forever.

Please bring a snack to share.

For more information please contact:

Lene Hajek at 253-857-6556

Book Links: Amazon | Good Reads

Stewardship Campaign Report

Celebrating our conjuring success!!!

Your Stewardship magicians 🎩 wish to thank everyone for pledging/participating in or successful February Stewardship Campaign. To date we have a total of
$132,337.00 pledged by 64 pledging units to support our 2018-2019 KUUF fellowship year. Additional pledges welcome—-please contact our committee or Tanesha if pledging assistance needed. Thanks for making the MAGIC of spiritual community a reality at KUUF. Abracadabra!
Your Stewardship wizards,
Ginny Sugimoto
Bob Borquist
Beth Wilson
Katherine Woods

03/04/2018: The Truth Quest Book Group – The Universe Is A Green Dragon

Sunday, 9:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Elmore Room (library) – The Truth Quest Book Group will be meeting Sunday, March 4th, 9:30AM-10:30AM in the Elmore Room (Library) at KUUF when we will be discussing “The Universe Is A Green Dragon,” by Brian Swimme. As usual, you are welcome whether or not you have had a chance to read the book —

Jerry Butler at


Communicating his ideas in the form of a classical dialogue between a youth and a wise elder, cosmologist Brian Swimme crafts a fascinating exploration into the creativity suffusing the universe. His explication of the fundamental powers of the cosmos is mystical and ecstatic and points directly to the need to activate one’s own creative powers.








Book Links: Amazon | Good Reads

Regional Assembly is for the Whole Family!

The PWR Regional Assembly in Portland, Oregon (April 27-29) has something for people of every age. In addition to the main programs for adults, we’ll have a UU Kids Camp for ages 5-14, a Youth Assembly for ages 14-18, and high-quality childcare for infants to age 4. Families can spend time together, too, sharing the experiences of the opening ceremony, the Sunday morning worship, mealtimes, and more. Because of our UU commitment to including children and youth, the PWR is covering much of the cost of the programs for young people. The registration fee is just a portion of what it costs for these engaging, inclusive, and faith-building programs.

The Pacific Western Regional Assembly promises to be an experience that deepens UU identity and fosters hope and resilience in people of all ages. Register now and join us in Portland this spring!