Category: Recorded

01/07/2018: What Defines True Happiness?

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Mike Lisagor – Mike Lisagor gives frequent motivational talks at churches and schools. He is the author of Romancing the Buddha, a successful book and one-man show, a harmonica player and singer in the Good Karma Blues, and a retired technology industry executive and management coach. He lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

12/31/2017: Connect & Glow Musical Meditation

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Kate Moody – Kate Moody will lead the Connect & Glow meditation, weaving spoken instructions with keyboard music. This meditative exercise is relaxing and uplifting, a wonderful way to release the old year, and to enter the new with deep peace and calm strength.

Segments include: Connect the Dots, Being Glow, Tune the Dots (humming), and New Year Unresolutions.

Kate Moody, KUUF’s Music Director and Accompanist, is an accomplished composer, with many published works. Her orchestral CD, “The Seeker,” won the Just Plain Folks Best Instrumental Album Award. She teaches piano and music creativity at her home studio in Seabeck.

12/24/2017: The Light of Christmas

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Rev. Carol McKinley – As the dark days of winter enclose us, Christmas comes, bringing the light of hope and the promise of peace to the world. Today we celebrate this light with carols and stories of this beautiful season.

Reverend Carol McKinley will speak this Sunday.  Rev. McKinley coordinates the Olympia UU Congregation’s Faith in Action Ministry, and she is a passionate advocate for social justice.  We are blessed each month by her presence in the pulpit.

12/10/2017: Unitarian Universalism is a Really Long Name!

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, John Fahey – Our speaker, John Fahey, is a 25 year member of East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue WA and holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Colgate University and an M.Div. from The Starr-King School for Ministry, a member school of the Berkeley Graduate Theological Union. John is also an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and enjoys helping “sinners get to heaven”. John has a passion for religious education and has served as the Campus Minister at UC-Berkeley, a youth advisor in 2 congregations, and numerous adult education classes. John knows our fellowship from the August Eliot Institute at Seabeck where he is friends with Rosemary.

12/03/2017: Deck The Hall!

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary – Music Service & Tree Decorating – This is a Multigenerational Service

It’s time to Deck The Hall! Join us on December 3rd for a Christmas Tree Lighting service. This not-to-be missed intergenerational celebration will feature the KUUF Choir, Alena Hemingway, and a presentation of Berkeley Breathed’s “Red Ranger Came Calling.”

Please stay after the service to decorate our tree while enjoying hot cocoa and a cookie potluck.

​Tree Decorating & Cookies

Children’s Religious Exploration Committee (CRE) will host cookies and hot chocolate after the service for those who can stay and help decorate the KUUF Tree. Everyone invited to bring cookies to share!

11/05/2017: Hidden History

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Rev. Carol McKinley – In his novel Requiem for a Nun, William Faulkner writes, “The past isn’t dead – it isn’t even past.”  By becoming aware of how little-known events – like the Doctrine of Discovery – have shaped national policy and affected the treatment of non-European and non-Christian peoples, we better understand how we can develop deeper understanding, live with integrity, and build more just relationships between all people in our communities and the world.

Reverend Carol McKinley will speak this Sunday.  Rev. McKinley coordinates the Olympia UU Congregation’s Faith in Action Ministry, and she is a passionate advocate for social justice.  We are blessed each month by her presence in the pulpit.

10/29/2017: The Good Witch

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Liz Huddle – Liz Huddle’s sermon for the 29th is entitled The Good Witch and is a lively history and examination of “Witchery”. 

It is part of an ongoing series of sermons concerning Sacred Imagination: The Importance of Myth and Storytelling in Our Lives. The myths and stories of past and present cultures impact us tremendously whether we realize it or not———  and the “Witch  Stories” are very much with us during this time of year. 

So come join with Liz on the 29th and wear your favorite “Good Witch” hat if you feel like it.  Whether it is tall and black or has pink ears and flowers—let your imagination have fun.

Liz Huddle is a professional stage actress, director, and producer. For several years she was the Artistic Director of Intiman Theatre in Seattle. Later, during the time that she worked with the Reverend Elizabeth Stevens at KUUF, the Reverend trained her in creating services and sermons.  She called it Liz’s Performance Ministry.

10/08/2017: Leadership for Living in Anxious Times

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Rev. Carol McKinley – In a recent editorial columnist David Brooks wrote, “We’re living in the age of anxiety. The country is transformed by complex forces, such as changing demographics and technological disruption.” Transformation is everywhere today – in our communities and in our congregations. How can leaders and each of us meet inevitable uncertainty with courage, curiosity and hope?

Reverend Carol McKinley will speak this Sunday.  Rev. McKinley coordinates the Olympia UU Congregation’s Faith in Action Ministry, and she is a passionate advocate for social justice.  We are blessed each month by her presence in the pulpit.

10/01/2017:  Thoreau’s Journey of the Soul

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Rev. Dr. Barry Andrews – 2017 is the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth. He is justly remembered for his principled opposition to slavery and unjust war, his defense of the environment and the preservation of wilderness, and, not least, for the quality of his prose. Less remarked upon, though greatly admired by his many readers, is the nature of his spirituality.”

Barry Andrews is Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock on Long Island. He is currently living with his wife, Linda, on Bainbridge Island. He is author of a number of books and articles dealing with the spirituality of the Transcendentalists, including Emerson, Thoreau and Margaret Fuller. His latest book, “Transcendentalism and the Cultivation of the Soul,” published by the University of Massachusetts, will be available in mid-October.

09/24/2017: A Time for Turning

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Rev. Carol McKinley –  September 29 marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the most solemn day of the year for the Jewish people.  The ancient traditions of the Day of Atonement offer a reminder to people of all religious traditions that within each of us lies the ability to change, to restore relationships with ourselves and others, and to begin again in love.

Reverend Carol McKinley will speak this Sunday.  Rev. McKinley coordinates the Olympia UU Congregation’s Faith in Action Ministry, and she is a passionate advocate for social justice.  We are blessed each month by her presence in the pulpit.

09/10/2017: What Will You Bring to the Feast?

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Jessica Stars Rockers – Intergenerational Service for September 10.

A different way of celebrating the in-gathering water ceremony with a play based on a folk tale of water not wine.

As we begin a new congregational year by mingling our various contributions of water from the summer, each of us must answer these questions: Will I contribute the best of myself to this beloved community? Will I share my gifts, adding to our abundance, or will I hold back my gifts for my own use?

Storyteller will be Jessica Star Rocker, who is a ministerial intern at Eagle Harbor Congregation Church on Bainbridge Island, where she lives with her partner and young son. She is also a Learning Fellow with the Church of the Larger Fellowship. She has worked recently as the intern minister at Shoreline UU Church and as a chaplain intern at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She is in her third and final year of seminary at Meadville Lombard Theological School and is a Candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry.

Please bring water that symbolizes something you did this summer and a gift of non-perishable food for the Bremerton Foodline.

09/03/2017: Nurturing Our Hopes and Values with Volunteering

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, – How can we best support our beloved Fellowship? Let us weave the acts of volunteerism into the stewardship of time and talent within our cherished congregation. Volunteering is a way to help our KUUF community, our wider world and, last but not least, ourselves grow in spirit and compassion. Please join us in celebrating the life affirming power of volunteerism at KUUF.

08/13/2017: An Original Relation to the Universe

10:30am-11:30am, KUUF sanctuary, Rev. Carol McKinley – In his essay, “Nature,” Ralph Waldo Emerson urged readers to see human nature as part of the natural order, a perspective that challenged traditional thought in his 19th Century world. The insights of Emerson, Thoreau, and other Transcendentalists strongly influenced Unitarian Universalism, which continues to look to nature for inspiration and understanding of life’s wonder and mystery.

Reverend Carol McKinley will speak this Sunday.  Rev. McKinley coordinates the Olympia UU Congregation’s Faith in Action Ministry, and she is a passionate advocate for social justice.  We are blessed each month by her presence in the pulpit.