Reverend Florence Caplow and Share DeWees will lead the service.
In September, Rev. Florence Caplow traveled to Standing Rock in North Dakota with PUUF friend Share DeWees and four others. On this Sunday before Indigenous People's Day come to be inspired by stories from this historic gathering of indigenous people and all races standing against the "black snake" - the oil pipeline that threatens the Missouri River.
Rev. Florence Caplow is part of the ministerial team at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend, and will be speaking regularly at PUUF in 2016-17. [usually on the 2nd Sunday of each month, with a few exceptions]. She is also an ordained Soto Zen priest, and the author of The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women.
Rev. Florence Caplow wil present the first of her monthly services at PUUF. She is assistant minister at Quimper UU Fellowship as well as a Soto Zen priest and teacher, and spent many years as a conservation biologist. "We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving." JK Rowling. In this service we will address the UU First Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Our long search for a more central location has finally been completed. Starting on September 11, we will be meeting at the Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Your Board of Trustees has been warmly welcomed by Agnus Dei staff and volunteers and we have hopes that this will be a happy new residence for us. Agnus Dei is not only more centrally located and with good parking, it has a piano and projector and a great kitchen that we may use. We hope that you all like the new space as much as we do.
On September 11, at our first service at Agnus Dei, we will celebrating our annual in-gathering and water communion with Rev. Bruce Bode, minister of Quimper UU Fellowship of Port Townsend.