Category: Social Action

07/29/2017: The Lord’s Diner 🗓 🗺

The Lord’s Diner feeds hungry and homeless people every Saturday at St Paul’s Episcopal Church. We are putting together a team from KUUF for the last Saturday of the month – May 27 and for every two months throughout the year. If you would like to join us please contact Eric Harrold or talk to Vivien Blyth at the Greeter’s Table after the service.

Eric’s phone # and e-mail are at the Greeter’s Table.

The Lord’s Neighborhood Diner is located at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Dr., Bremerton, WA 98310. Click here for a Google Map.

07/16/2017: White Supremacy Teach-In 🗓 🗺

12:00pm, KUUF Sanctuary, Rev.  Carol McKinley – Let’s talk about race!  The White Supremacy Teach-In is our opportunity to do just that.

We begin by unpacking the term, white supremacy.  This is a provocative term, one that conjures images of hoods and mobs.  In our context, we are not talking about the KKK or Alt-Right groups, but about a culture in which institutional norms of white privilege and superiority support a white supremacy culture.  These norms have been shaped, consciously and unconsciously, in our families, our schools, our communities, and our faith communities.

In small groups and discussions, we will explore how each of us formed our perceptions around race, and how our lives and the lives of others are impacted by those perceptions.

 

 

Below are links to documents that will be discussed at this Sunday’s teachin:

Anti-Racist Education, A Primer

Letters from Birmingham Jail – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr.

White Privilege:  Unpacking the Invisible Backpack

White Privilege, Explained in One Simple Comic

White Supremacy Culture

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!

07/02/2017: RESULTS Letter Writing Opportunity 🗓 🗺

11:30am, KUUF Sanctuary, Admin Room – Come use your constitutional rights to petition your Representative and Senators to support our nation’s commitment to investment in providing access to education to children around the world who don’t have access to effective education now.  Over 250 million kids in developing countries don’t go to school. We can help you write letters that we will take to meetings with Rep. Kilmer and Senators Murray and Cantwell when we’re in Washington, D.C. at the RESULTS International Conference.  Admin Room, right after the Sunday service on July 2nd.

07/02/2017: KUUF’s Annual LGBTQ Pride Service 🗓 🗺

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Dr. Jill Davidson – Our special guest speaker is Dr. Jill Davidson, School Psychologist at North Kitsap School District.  Her PhD is from the school psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin. She has been a school psychologist for 37 years, working in Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Washington State. She is a woman of transgender history. Her professional interests have included understanding the development of reading comprehension, development of writing skills; gender issues; strategies for managing aggression in children, special education eligibility; and the ethics of school psychology practice.

07/01/2017: Seabeck Conference – Fellowship of Reconciliation 🗓 🗺

, Seabeck Conference Center – Join over 200 activists of all ages at the 59th Annual Fellowship of Reconciliation Northwest Regional Conference in a beautiful setting on the Hood Canal Saturday – Tuesday July 1-4, 2017 at Seabeck Conference Center, Washington State. Enjoy good company, music, boating, swimming, hiking, meals together, and special programming.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Nikkita Oliver – of Seattle, spoken word artist and lawyer, has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement and has been a mentor for youth in middle school and in juvenile detention.
  • Teressa Raiford – of Portland, active with Don’t Shoot Portland, ran a serious write in campaign for Sheriff in Multnomah County this past fall. Her interests include building sustainable movements.

Workshop topics include courageous conversations about race; supporting immigrants in the community and in detention; community among housed and unhoused people; gay/straight, cis/trans community; global community vs. perpetual war; taking care of our activist selves; economic justice; white privilege; restorative justice; climate change and environmental justice; ending the new nuclear arms race; and more.

Full details here: http://www.forseabeck.org/

06/27/2017: Climate Reality Leadership Conference 🗓

All Day, June 27-29th, Belleview, WA – You know our climate is changing. You want to make a difference. We’ll show you how. Join us for a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training and work with former US Vice President Al Gore and renowned climate scientists and communicators to learn about what’s happening to our planet and how you can use social media, powerful storytelling, and personal outreach to inspire audiences to take action. Give us three days. We’ll give you the tools to change the world.

You’ll learn:

  • The science of climate change
  • How it’s transforming daily life for communities around the world
  • The solutions that are available today
  • Powerful storytelling, public speaking, and social media networking techniques
  • Media engagement strategies
  • Best practices in grassroots organizing
  • How activists like you are building momentum for solutions around the world

Event website: https://www.climaterealityproject.org/training

06/25/2017: RESULTS Letter Writing Opportunity 🗓 🗺

11:30am, KUUF Sanctuary, Elmore Room – Come use your constitutional rights to petition your Representative and Senators to support our nation’s commitment to investment in providing access to education to children around the world who don’t have access to effective education now.  Over 250 million kids in developing countries don’t go to school. We can help you write letters that we will take to meetings with Rep. Kilmer and Senators Murray and Cantwell when we’re in Washington, D.C. at the RESULTS International Conference.  Elmore Room, right after the Sunday service on June 25th (potluck lunch available).

06/23/2017: United Way – Day of Caring 🗓

KUUF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:  UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING, FRI., JUNE 23, 9:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

If you are looking for a way to volunteer in our community, participation in the United Way Day of Caring is a great way to do it.  Our project opportunity is serving at the Bremerton Foodline:

  • Sorting food from the Postal Food Drive
  • Tending to their vegetable gardens
  • Stocking shelves
  • Helping clients select their food choices
  • Creating kids summer food bags
  • Creating senior food bags
  • Bagging dog and cat food.

Participation includes a boxed lunch, a United Way Day of Caring tee shirt, a KUUF Volunteer button, and a chance to give back to our community.  Let Ellen Newberg know your name and tee shirt size if you want to sign up!  Elena29@comcast.net or (360) 692-3981.

06/23/2017: Liberal Faith at Work 🗓 🗺

Friday, 9:30am, Bremerton Food Line

KUUF:  LIBERAL FAITH AT WORK
On Friday, June 23, twelve volunteers participated on the United Way Day of Caring KUUF Team by reporting for duty at the Bremerton Foodline from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Thanks to Dr. Gail Davis, we proudly wore our “KUUF:  Liberal Faith At Work” buttons.  Nearly 300 sacks of food were bagged for distribution to children.  Grocery bags were doubled up and filled with mayonnaise, milk, juice, canned meals, tuna, peanut butter, jelly/jam, crackers, cereal, Raman, snacks, granola bars, and canned fruit.  The Foodline staff was quite impressed with how much we accomplished.  Another crew repackaged diapers.  Volunteers included:  Jane Chapin, Lynn Lund, Carolee Effron, Ginny and Rick Soth, Gail and Phil Davis, Bonnie and Gary Sykes, Leah and Kelly Vance, Janice Miller (who reported to the Fairgrounds at 7:30 a.m. to register us and pick up our box lunches), and Ellen Newberg, Coordinator.  Thanks, too, to Amy’s Decadent Chocolates for donating caramel apples for the volunteers’ enjoyment.

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

06/13/2017: 2017 Transactive Energy Systems Conference 🗓 🗺

The NW Energy Coalition advances energy efficiency, renewable energy and a consumer and wildlife-friendly power system. 

The Fourth International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy brings together representatives of government, industry, utilities, vendor organizations, and academia to advance understanding and implementation of transactive energy. The core principle of transactive energy is to combine economic and control techniques, leading to improvements in power grid reliability and efficiency.

Transactive energy combines economic and control techniques to improve electric grid reliability and efficiency.  The Transitive Energy Systems Conference & Workshop, organized by Coalition member Smart Grid Northwest, is your opportunity to discover what Transactive Energy Systems can do for you.

Event Link: https://www.pointview.com/e/1904#event

06/07/2017: Kitsap Doesn’t Discriminate – SAFE Alliance Community Training 🗓 🗺

7:00-8:30pm, The Q Center For 11 years, Washington’s non-discrimination laws have ensured fair and equal treatment for our transgender family, neighbors and friends. But now, a new initiative—I-1552—has been filed that threatens to repeal critical protections for transgender Washingtonians. Initiative 1552 would put our state’s long-standing non-discrimination laws on the 2017 ballot—and risks making discrimination the law of the land in Washington.

Want to take action in Kitsap to protect our non-discrimination laws? Join us for a community advocacy training to learn what you can do in Kitsap County!

At this training we will:

  • Discuss I-1552 and learn about Washington Won’t Discriminate’s statewide efforts
  • Share some basic information about trans identities and current state law
  • Hear from our local SAFE Alliance–the education and outreach group working in Kitsap to protect our non-discrimination laws
  • Learn advocacy strategies that ALL people can do in order to be a part of this effort

Light refreshments and materials provided.

FaceBook event link