Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
Sunday, December 27, 4:00 PM
A Participatory Service: Amy Wilkerson and PUUF Members
Together, we will take a reflective look at the past year: who we are, where we are, what we value, and look forward to the future with hope for our world and for ourselves.
The meditation group that regularly meets on Wednesday, will not be meeting this week, the day before Thanksgiving. Also, the group won't be meeting the Wednesday before Christmas.
Enjoy your holiday!
This small group activity is a place for some reading about UU history and principles, and lots of discussion around the basic questions that help us articulate our UU faith: What do we love and hold sacred? How do we aspire to live, what shall we do with our lives?
Kathy Knowles and Ellie Klauminzer will lead. Will begin meeting after the new year at Kathy Knowles' home on Peacock Hill Rd. in Olalla. (She has a cat) Day and time to be decided. For more information call Ellie at 253-313-0299 or Kathy 253-857-4849.
Nov. 11, 2015
Sunday, Nov. 8 UU members from around the state came together for a legislative conference via phone/video. Eighteen different congregations had member participation to determine the focus for our agenda for the upcoming legislative session. Those participating from PUUF were: Kathy Knowles, Jo Ann Brixie, Judy and Jim Arbogast.
Video interviews on major topics were shared prior to the conference and are available on the Washington State Voices for Justice website: http://uuvoiceswa.nationbuilder.com
Discussions were held around the issues of climate justice, economic justice (including labor issues and school funding equity), human rights (including the death penalty, voting rights, and criminal justice), and other issues brought up by members (included treaty rights).
Individuals voted on issues that we want to see as Washington State legislative priorities. The top votes were for Initiative 732 (carbon WA); tax reform (capital gains/income tax/cutting loopholes); control of coal/oil trains; criminal justice issues (ending the death penalty & 3 strikes/reform of the system); and supporting a minimum wage bill.
Please consider contributing to the Social Justice Network. By contributing to the WA Social Justice network, you support the ongoing work of our lobbyists to keep these issues in front of our legislators. http://uuvoiceswa.nationbuilder.com Every contribution helps.
November 16- 22 Kitsap’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
November 16 [Monday]: 12 pm “Blessing of the Hats and Scarves” - Chili and Cornbread lunch and services; at Bremerton United Methodist Church - 1150 Marine Drive, Bremerton, 98312
November 21 [Saturday]: 10:00 am start; Hunger and Homelessness Awareness March; meet at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church [1513 6th Avenue, Bremerton 98337] and march to the Norm Dicks Center. Please bring donations of non-perishable food and outdoor/winter clothing/footwear. This march is in honor of Ms. Sally Santana and is sponsored by The Kitsap Interfaith Network, The Salvation Army, and the Bremerton Foodline.
Also on November 21 [Saturday]: in Tacoma:
One year has passed without relief for our criminalized communities and more people are being detained in the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) everyday.Join The March (from downtown Tacoma to Northwest Detention Center) Saturday, November 21st -Gather at 12pm at Tollefson Plaza (S 17th St and Pacific Ave in Tacoma - across the street from Tacoma Art Museum)
-Rally will begin at 1pm outside the Northwest Detention Center (1623 E J St., Tacoma, WA)
Kitsap County Human Rights Conference December 4, 2015: 8 am to 3 pm; Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton. This is a celebration of accomplishments and an exploration of where human rights can improve through panels, networking, educating and fostering communication, understanding and collaboration. The lead off speaker will be Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe since 2005 and member of the tribal council for over 20 years. For more information and to register go to: http://www.kitsapgov.com/boards/humanrights/hrcboard.htm
Contact Judy Arbogast if you have questions and/or wish to receive updates on Social Justice events in our area. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Ann Brixie had a serious fall this week, breaking both legs, and will be in rehab for the next 6 to 8 weeks at least. Can you help with the job of TREASURER while she recuperates? Judy has everything needed and will assist anyone who can step in to help our board for the next 2 months while Jo Ann recuperates.
In January, our services will revolve around preparations for getting older. Both services will have vital information that will help us [and our children] as we age. In fact you might want to invite your adult children to join us for the services on Jan. 10 and Jan. 24. The worship committee suggests reading the book Being Mortal Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande. Both the Kitsap and Pierce County Library Systems have copies of this book available.
Sunday, December 13- 4:00pm - Burley Community Hall
The Winter Solstice, a day when the sun stands still, has held deep meaning for every culture in every time. Today, it continues to be seen as a symbolic death of the old and the birth of the new, as the light returns and hope is reborn. Come – let’s celebrate this rich tradition together!
The Reverend Carol McKinley retired last year as Coordinator of Washington State Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice, our statewide legislative advocacy network. She is a community minister affiliated with the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, and serves as a member of the PNWD Board and the district’s Healthy Congregations Team.
John Hoover and the Mighty Quinns
Sunday, November 22- 4:00pm - Burley Community Hall
Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Potluck Feast. We will be inviting the Chuckwagon group that lunches at the Burley Hall to join us as our guests. The great singer/guitarist John Hoover will be joined by his buddies to provide a toe tapping concert after our meal.The PUUF Board will provide the turkeys and other main dishes. Please sign up at the Welcome Table to bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert.