Category: Social Justice Committee

6/3/2018: Social Justice Meeting

The KUUF Social Justice Committee will hold its regular, monthly meeting at 11:45 in the admin room. Tentative agenda:

  1. Faith over Fear event June 21
  2. Collecting Used glasses to Re-cycle abroad
  3. Hiroshima & Nagasaki memorial days at Ground Zero
  4. Social Justice films
  5. Report on NAACP banquet
  6. KUUF Booth at Juneteenth Celebration
  7. Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Banquet Sept. 8
  8. Social Justice Committee meeting July 1 ?
  9. Retreat
  10. End of 2017-18 financial year
  11. Inter Group Training
  12. Black Lives Matter sign

April 1, 2018: Tentative Social Justice Committee Agenda

April 1, 2018 at about 11:45 in the Admin Room

And we are not fooling!

Consent Agenda Motions

  1. The SJC supports the NAACP’s Freedom Fund banquet on Saturday, May 19
  2. The SJC co-sponsors the April 15 Forum Kitsap Homelessness – It’s About Us.  
  3. SJC sponsors a visit by the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba in July.

Action Agenda

  1. Retreat planning
  2. Mother’s Day Service & Task Force spending
  3. Motions to spend or re-assign money from our 2017-18 budget, concluding our fiscal year April 30.
  4. Social Justice Committee Movie night

Announcements & Information Sharing

  1. Update on Charitable Giving
  2. KUUF Annual Meeting April 22

Regular SJC meeting are the first Sunday of every month.   To get an item on the agenda, please e-mail co-chairs Phil Davis or Mack Johnson one week ahead of the scheduled meeting.  We try to fit everything in and take last minute suggestions when possible, but our agenda are crowded.  Anyone and everyone is invited to attend our meetings and/or join our e-mail & Facebook groups!

02/04/2018: Social Justice Committee Meeting

Sunday 11:45am, KUUF Admin Room

Social Justice Committee Agenda

  1. SJC volunteer sign-up, looking for more potluck organizer volunteers
  2. 2017-18 Spending update
  3. More Social Justice films at KUUF, including invitations to collaborate
  4. Inter-Group Dialogue Feb. 16-18 update
  5. Banner Box update
  6. Budget Sub – Committee Report — Planning Budget for 2018-19
  7. KUUF Homeless Response team affiliated with Kitsap Community Resources
  8. Voting in KUUF Committees and signing the membership book
  9. Almira Street Homeless Camp removal & donations to Stor-N-Lok storage rentals
  10. Upcoming Charitable Giving nomination and vote at annual meeting
  11. Retreat, Looking at the larger picture with our committee, SJC leadership for next year (chair or co-chairs, SJC spending monitor, etc.)
  12. The presently required “Social Justice Committee” lettering on the bottom of our Black Lives Matter banner, and possible routes to removing it
  13. “Tiny houses” as shelters for homeless people

01/20/2018: Connecting Neighbors

Saturday, 8:30am, Bremerton United Methodist Church

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, plan to attend a free emergency
preparedness training, provided through the United Methodist
Committee on Relief (UMCOR). This training has three areas of focus:
Personal and home readiness; church readiness; and readiness to serve
your neighbors in case of an emergency.
Location: Bremerton United Methodist Church
1150 Marine Drive
Bremerton, WA 98312
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Trainers: Wendy Riddle and Becky Platt.



Click Here to view the Curriculum

Lunch will be provided.
Registration deadline: Saturday, January 13, 2018. Register here:
For more information, please contact Wendy Riddle at

01/15/2018: MLK Seattle Celebration

Monday, Garfield Highschool, Seattle

MLK Seattle Celebration:  The 2018 annual MLK celebration will be held at Garfield High School on MLK Day, January 15, 2018.
This is a big event, with speakers, music, dozens of workshops, and a march from Garfield to the Federal building downtown that typically draws at least 5,000 participants.

01/13/2018: Ground Zero MLK Anti-Nuclear Vigil

Saturday, 10am, Bangor Main Gate – Ground Zero MLK Anti-nuclear Vigil:  Join Ground Zero members at 10:00am on Saturday, January 13 to walk to the Bangor main gate for an 10:30am vigil in support of nuclear abolition.

Contact Mack Johnson for more information.

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action

12/21/2017: Kitsap Interfaith Network’s Longest Night Vigil for the Homeless

Thursday, 5:30pm, The Courtyard at First Christian Church, Bremerton
Kitsap Interfaith Network’s
Longest Night Vigil for the Homeless
December 21st, 5:30 pm
The Courtyard at First Christian Church
During this busy winter holiday season, we take a few minutes to remember our homeless community members; we will remember the ones who have died this past year with our presence, and remember those still struggling with our gifts. The service is short and out doors.
Bring gifts of winter coats, hats, socks, gloves, sleeping bags, toiletries, etc. with you or drop them off at the building. Business hours are 9-4 Mondaythrough Thursday, and the building is open Wednesday early evenings. Call 360-373-2444 for more times.

12/03/2017: Social Justice Committee Meeting

Sunday 11:45am, KUUF Admin Room

The Social Justice Committee will hold its regular, “1st Sunday of the month” meeting on Dec. 3 in the admin room beginning at about 11:45.  Anyone interested is invited to attend!


  1. Proposed SJC spending for 2018-19
  2. Should we solicit a Local Homeless Project proposal, to be funded in the 2018-19 budget year?
  3. LGBTQ Welcoming Renewal Task Force, including urgent call for support of a beyond binary (male/female) “X” option on Washington State birth certificates
  4. SJC chair position
  5. Brick for Marvin Williams Center
  6. Author Saab Lofton speaking after a KUUF service
  7. Hanging the Black Lives Matter banner and constructing a display box.
  8. Intergroup Dialogue training
  9. Kitsap County Council for Human Rights Conference Dec. 15
  10. Revisions to Social Justice Committee by-laws

11/22/2017: Welcoming Congregations Survey

Click Here to Begin On Line Survey

The world can be a difficult place, and even more so for those in the LGBTQ+ community.  As a congregation, we want to ensure that we make all people feel welcome and appreciated.  We can show the community our commitment to this goal via the process of renewing our status as a LGBTQ+ Welcoming Congregation.

We ask people to take a few minutes, after the service or at home, “Welcoming Congregation Assessment of Commitments” to help the Welcoming Task Force identity our strengths and our challenges.  Additionally, please join us in Conversations with the Board, as we discuss LGBTQ+-friendly language.  We will be joined by Amanda Collins, a woman who is new to our KUUF community, and who is transgender.

Please know, as a newcomer and a member of the LGBTQ comity, I have found these efforts to be so comforting and inviting, like a beacon of hope, in a divisive era.  Thank you, for your individual ad community efforts!  —Gina Voladora

11/05/2017: Social Justice Committee Meeting

Sunday 11:45am, KUUF Admin Room

  • KUUF Social Justice Committee Meeting​​
The Social Justice Committee will hold its regular, 1st Sunday meeting on November 5 at about 11:45 in the admin room.  Anyone who has interest is invited to attend. Here is the agenda:
1. Report from LGBTQ Welcoming Renewal Task Force.
2. How does the SJC want to spend the $3,000 in this year’s budget set aside for a social justice cause?
3. Promise and Practice Sunday – does the SJC want to recommend this?
4. Full Congregational Meeting?
5. Putting up our KUUF Black Lives Matter banner.
6. Nov. 14 UU voters’ legislation conference.

08/19/2017: Kitsap Show Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Saturday, 4pm, KUUF Sanctuary – From Charlottesville to Kitsap – Undermining
White Supremacy by Kitsap Show Up for Racial Justice 4 – 6 pm August 19, in our sanctuary. Note time change!  KUUF is hosting, so maybe bring some snacks if you can.  The event will include small group discussion, updated information on White Supremacy group activity in Charlotteville and also Kitsap County, reminders to support local groups like NAACP, and ways to stay connected with


Due to national events, this program replaces showing the film 13th, which can still be seen on Netflix.  Please rsvp here.

07/02/2017: Social Justice Committee Meeting

11:45am – 12:45pm, KUUF Elmore 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 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.