Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
Nov. 11, 2018 Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice Rev. Carol McKinley
Unitarian Universalism’s Seventh Principle calls us to affirm our respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. When we reflect deeply on these words. we may experience a feeling of awe at being part of the infinite span of life, wonder at the amazing universe we share with others. Can we not feel gratitude for being part of something larger than ourselves? Expressing our gratitude to others thus becomes a spiritual practice so desperately needed in these troubled times.
The Reverend Carol McKinley is a community minister affiliated with the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, where she coordinates its Faith in Action Ministry. She also serves on the PNWD Healthy Congregations Team.
The PUUF Board announced today that Bridget Laflin will be returning on the 2nd Sunday of each month through June of 2019. We look forward to hearing from her on a regular basis.
Thank you to all who attended the Lyrica Concert on Sept. 23. With your generosity,
the Lyrica, Ladies Choral Ensemble of Puget Sound, raised $485.00 for the Benedict House in Bremerton to help their mission of housing homeless men.
October 14 - Amanda Aikman will speak on: "The Great Work of Your Life"
The Hindu tradition teaches that every human being has a unique vocation. One of the major challenges of life is to come home to that true self. There are three paths from which we all must choose; pitfalls to avoid; ancient wisdom to guide us.
The Rev. Amanda Aikman lives in Everett. She has served UU churches in the Pacific Northwest since 1994, and though supposedly retired, is now serving as sabbatical minister at Shoreline UU Church. Amanda is a playwright, a spiritual director, and an extremely humble urban sketching enthusiast.
This measure would impose pollution fees on certain large emitters of greenhouse gas pollutants based on rules determining carbon content, starting in 2020. A public board would supervise spending the revenues on reducing pollution, promoting clean energy, and addressing climate impacts to the environment and communities. Utilities could receive credits for approved investments. Indian tribes would consult on projects directly impacting their land. There would be periodic reporting on the measure’s effectiveness.For more information please visit: https://yeson1631
Have you returned your ballot yet? Ballots have been sent. If you have not yet received yours, call your county auditor and let him/her know. Ballots must be returned with a post mark of November 6 or earlier or must be in a ballot return box by 8:00 pm of November 6. Be SURE your ballot is counted by returning it earlier than the deadline. YOUR VOICE COUNTS ONLY WHEN YOU VOTE.
On October 28 we welcome back Bridget Laflin. "Come As You Are"
This will be an exploration of the importance of vulnerability to spiritual growth and living community.
Following her service we will be discussing our future as a fellowship. Be sure to join us in this important conversation.
This week we welcome Lyrica, Ladies Choral Ensemble of Puget Sound, with their 2018 concert: Whispers of a Quiet Conversation - promises, gardens, and rain. This is a benefit for Benedict House, which provides temporary housing and assistance to single me and their children. Your donations will go to help this important ministry.PUUF members will host a reception following the concert.
350.org Seattle came up with a great plan to honor the Salish Sea on September 15th with a Salish Sea Day of Action! Communities around the Sea will be putting events together to educate and/or honor the Salish Sea.
We're going to have an event at the Agnus Dei Lutheran Church from 7-9 PM where we'll be screening the documentary, The Rights of Nature: A Global Movement, and we'll have a discussion after the screening about what we're doing to get rights of nature for the Southern Resident Killer Whales.
We are working to establish legal rights for the Southern Resident Killer Whale. Under our current legal system humans and corporations have legal standing but animals and ecosystems don’t. We believe that animals and ecosystems should also have legal rights and be able to defend those rights in court. For more information please contact Kriss A. Kevorkian, PhD, MSW
Our Next PUUF Fellowship meets on Sept. 9 at 4:00 pm at Agnus Dei Lutheran Church. We will have a traditional water service. Anyone is welcome and we invite you to bring a small amount of water from somewhere you traveled this summer or from a source that is meaningful to you. We welcome Bridget Laflin, who will lead our service. She is halfway through her training as a seminary student at Seattle University pursing her Master of Divinity degree. She lives in Shoreline, WA with her husband and two children. She enjoys hanging out with friends, playing board games, and performing with her comedy improv troupe. After she completes her education, she plans to become a Unitarian Universalist minister.