Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
Join us May 27 to hear Rev. Kate Lore, from Quimper Fellowship, as she shares with us her views on Beloved Community. She was formerly with the UU Church in Portland, and comes with high praise from those who have heard her speak.
Following the service we will have a brief annual meeting. Welcome
Annual Meeting Reports:
Sixth Annual Report
Budget for 2018-2019
The Rev. Bruce Bode gift
Approve Minutes of 2017 annual meeting
Approve board members
nominations from the floor
vote on nominees
Approve proposed budget
Approve social justice outreach for the coming year:
continue Back-Pack for Kids for Key Peninsula
continue support of Family Kitchen (last Friday of each month)
Approve financial gift to Rev. Bruce Bode upon his retirement
Review of community outreach efforts - Welcoming Cities Resolution
Recognition and appreciation of all efforts
Plans for next year
June 10, which is scheduled to be our annual meeting, is also the date chosen by Quimper Fellowship for Rev. Bruce Bode's retirement celebration. Because he has been so instrumental in mentoring our Fellowship as we began and as we have continued, we would like to help honor his service to us by participating in the celebrations and good-byes at Quimper Fellowship and at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds [in Port Townsend] on that day.
The official party is at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds from 6:30 to 9:30 pm with the program starting at 7:00 pm with desserts to follow. Some of us will be going early to attend the worship service that morning at Quimper Fellowship and will visit Port Townsend during the day prior to the party. If you are interested in riding with us, contact either Judy or Ellie. Please RSVP to Sigrid Cummings by May 28. firstname.lastname@example.org
Come join with us as we celebrate the special caregivers in our lives. Bring a special memory to share. We will be joined by John Hoover and his wonderful voice and music.
Come celebrate Earth Day with spoken words and song. Bring a poem you love about the earth, or a description of a place you care about. We will take this time to appreciate and honor this paradise with all its wonder and diversity.
Our Lay Leader will be Marti Bishop and Dennis and Bonnie will again be providing us with music appropriate for the service.
Some books about racism for white people:
Meaningful Movies: Friday April 13 ....AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER
West Sound for Social Justice presentsSunday, April 15 @ 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and program starts promptly at 2:00
A local kick off to National Volunteer Week and Kitsap Great Give
With Moderator Josh Farley, Kitsap Sun
At the Bremerton United Methodist Church
1150 Marine Dr., Bremerton
Join us as we hear from the leaders in this work and learn how to support them in their efforts.
===================Updated========================We will have three panel discussions, the last two each followed by an interactive Q & A with the audience.
Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. for mingling, coffee, and light fare, and the program will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m.
Make KITSAP HOMELESSNESS: IT’S ABOUT US part of your local kick off to National Volunteer Week (April 15 – 21) and Kitsap Great Give (April 24) as we take this opportunity to raise funds and supplies forhere, and we’ll have collection barrels on site.
Food Bank Suggestions
We are also pleased to welcome special musical guest, Rick Cortes. Rick is an acoustic guitarist / singer / songwriter who arrived in Bremerton over a decade ago intent on starting a new life, but soon found himself homeless. His experiences moved him toward music with a conscience, and together with his “forever sweetheart” and co-writer Lana Taylor, he penned songs addressing societal injustices, including “Broken Man,” a song submitted for Richard LeMieux’s Breakfast at Sally’s film project. Retired from the Bremerton School District, Rick currently serves as a staff member at Benedict House.
Listen to some of Rick’s music below:
Keeper of the Flame
Matters of the Heart
There is no charge for this event, but we appreciate any food items you might bring to support the Bremerton FoodLine. If you’re not certain of what is appropriate to bring, here is a list of possibilities:
Children are welcome at the event and an activity area will be available.
Also, visit our Facebook Event page to register:
Kitsap Homelessness – It’s About Us – Event Page
This event is co-sponsored by:
Thank you to Gig Harbor Mayor Kit Kuhn for issuing a Welcoming City Proclamation tonight, March 26 at the City Council Meeting. Thank you also to the people who stepped up to support it this evening.