Social Justice Committee
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Would you like to help reduce world poverty, hunger, nuclear weapons or homelessness? Do you actively support LGBTQ rights? Is preserving our degraded environment or fighting racism your dream? If some of these issues are important to you, consider joining the KUUF Social Justice Committee.
Our members can connect you with organizations, events and educational opportunities. Perhaps you can add to our list of causes and contacts. We also work within our church to support social justice sermons, workshops and other programs.
We all have different interests, experiences and methods to fight injustice. We require neither uniformity of beliefs nor lock step adherence to the same methods. However, our liberal social justice activism is informed by the broad ethical and moral principles of Unitarian Universalism.
Welcoming and Membership Committee
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Being a newcomer to any community can be difficult until you know the ropes. Warmly welcoming all of us, but especially helping newcomers feel comfortable and welcome is the job of the Membership Committee. They work to make our Fellowship a friendly place via Sunday greeters, and New UU Workshops (an orientation to our congregation, Unitarian Universalism, and membership).
Committee members contact visitors who express interest in the Fellowship. We use this initial contact to answer questions, provide other contact information such as neighborhood groups, caring committee, or changes in schedule (e.g. summer changes). Committee members also connect with new members after about six months to see if they have any needs or comments.
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The Listening Team at KUUF is comprised of volunteers trained in listening, empathy and expressing with care. They are present after every Sunday service and are available to help support the fellowship when requested. The Listening Team is available to listen to ANY concern or celebration from any member, friend, or guest. They are also available to support conversations between members/friends.
The Listening Team’s intention is to provide a safe, empathic space to meet needs for support, connection, understanding, clarity, care, consideration, growth, learning, companionship, and respect. It was created to help build and maintain our beloved community. Usually there will be 2 members available at every service. The members on duty are listed in the order of service and will wear a Listening Team badge.
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The Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Caring Committee is charged with conveying the congregation’s concern when emergency problems arise for any of its members or friends. The group’s mission is to be of service when situations arise such as illness, accident, medical emergencies or bereavement.
Sunday Services Committee
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The Sunday Services Committee organizes our Sunday service programs. We reach out to ministers and community leaders to speak at the services and identify congregational volunteers to participate in each service. Because we do not have a settled minister at this time, the work of this committee is very important and we welcome new volunteers’ ideas and energy.
Media and Communications Team
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We’re more of an informal group who talk by email and Facebook and meet in person when needed. We manage the website, the Candle newsletter, record Sunday services and things like that. If you’re good with web/graphic design, good at writing, editing, or videography and want to join, we’d be happy to have the help.
Children’s Religious Education Committee
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The Children’s Religious Education (CRE) Committee is a standing committee, responsible with the Director of Religious Education (DRE), for designing, planning, implementing, overseeing and evaluating the religious education program of KUUF, inclusive of infants through 8th grade.
The CREC makes, implements and evaluates policy related to religious education and reports to the Board of Trustees. The CREC works to reflect the diversity evident in our Fellowship.
Adult Religious Exploration Committee
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The Adult Religious Exploration (ARE) Committee offers courses and presentations designed to increase understanding of our connection with our liberal religious heritage: the Jewish and Christian roots from which we spring, the Eastern religious traditions that have nurtured so many; our Unitarian Universalist heritage; the insights of philosophy and science that have expanded our knowledge; and our mystical sense of oneness with one another, our planet, and the universe.
Our guiding purposes are to enhance our spiritual growth, to further religious pluralism, and to empower ethical action.
Adult Religious Exploration courses are led by congregation members and outside specialists. Sessions are usually held on week nights, with some Saturday or Sunday morning or afternoon workshops offered.
Building and Grounds Committee
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Keeping our buildings and grounds in good repair is the work of this committee. If you are a gardener, do carpentry, enjoy organizing work parties or working with your hands, this could be the place for you!
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The purpose of the Finance Committee is to provide the Board of Trustees with financial expertise in the form of analysis of and recommendations regarding the financial affairs of the Fellowship. An annual function of the Committee is to gather financial input from Fellowship organizations and individuals and consolidate this information into an annual budget proposal. The Committee suggests procedures for the financial management of the congregation. Committee input is vital to keeping KUUF a financially healthy organization, and your skills and support are welcome!
Charitable Giving Selection Task Force
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This council serves as the communicating, coordination, and calendar-scheduling clearinghouse for our fellowship. Its membership consists of chairs of the standing committees, as well as representatives of other groups. The fellowship council meets on the second Tuesday of the month in the administration building. It is chaired by the vice president of the board of trustees. Our meetings are lively and interesting. Committees play an extremely important role in our fellowship’s life, and when the chairs get together, the information and ideas flow thick and fast. If you want to schedule an event at KUUF, it’s best to start by either contacting the appropriate committee chair, or by contacting administration.
This committee oversees the KUUF endowment fund. This is a restricted fund maintained by donations. With congregational approval, it can be used for such things as additions or renovations to KUUF buildings, or the purchase of fellowship equipment. Other potential uses are outlined in the fund’s by-laws.
The committee is composed of two elected members of the KUUF congregation, a liaison from the board of trustees, and a liaison from finance committee.
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