Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
“Women’s Work” Rev. Carol McKinley
The theme of the 2019 Women’s History Month is Visionary Women. This Sunday we will reflect on how women of vision and courage shave transformed traditional stereotypes and redefined women’s work in religion, politics, and business.
Welcome back - Hopefully the snow will be gone and we can all safely return for fellowship on Feb. 24.
From the Jewish tradition comes the phrase, tikkun olam, repairing the world. It reminds us that we as people of faith bear responsibility not only for our own moral, spiritual, and material well-being, but also for the well-being of society at large. What are some ways we as Unitarian Universalists can live into the calling to repair the world?
Our next fellowship meeting is January 13 at 4:00 pm with Bridget Laflin on the topic “Who are the People in your Neighborhood?” Dennis and Bonnie O'Hanlon are again providing the music. They do an awesome job of finding music that supports the topic of the day.
December 23, 2018 Celebrating Christmas. We’ll gather this afternoon to welcome Christmas with carols, stories, and candle lighting. Rev. Carol McKinley will lead this service. Join in our celebration of the season.
Happy HOLIDAYS to you and your family!
When: December 1, 2018, 2:00 pm
Where: William D. Harvey Theatre, Building #7
Olympic College Bremerton Campus
Reserve seats: 360.479.6226
For more information visit https://www.promisedlanddoc.com/
Kitsap History Museum, The Olympic College Foundation, and the Native American and Indigenous Club of Olympic College have partnered to bring this film to Kitsap County. Admission to this screening is free for all. We do not want cost to be a barrier, and hope that many people in our community can come and take advantage of this valuable learning opportunity.
Promised Land is a social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, both in our regions shared heritage and in their modern struggles for federal recognition, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty
Special guest speaker and 4th generation grand-daughter of Chief Si'ahl, Mary Lou Slaughter, will share her story with the audience. She is also featured in the film.
Promised Land is produced and directed by Vasant and Sarah Salcedo, and sponsored by 4Culture and San Francisco Film Society. It has been chosen for the award for Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at the 10th Annual LA Skins Fest, and was an official selection for the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum's 19th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival, the 12th Annual Ellensburg Film Festival, and the 5th Annual Social Justice Film Festival, among others.
Order your tickets NOW for the 28th Annual Kitsap County Conference for Human Rights: December 7 at Olympic College in Bremerton. 8 am to 4 pm 1600 Chester Avenue Bremerton, WA This year's theme is Building Community in a Divided World: Celebrating our Togetherness
Join in with breakout sessions and table topic groups to learn what is happening in Kitsap County, grow a vision of where to head and how to improve the Human Rights for ALL residents.
To REGISTER: https://spf.kitsapgov.com/BOC_p/Pages/Council-for-Human-Rights.aspx
Bridget Laflin returns with inspiring words for us. We are thrilled that she will be our regular minister on the 2nd Sunday of each month for the remainder of our fellowship year.
Her topic this Sunday will be "Chose Your Own Adventure". What does this mean as we pursue our UU Values?
Our next fellowship meeting will be a "post Thanksgiving" potluck. Bring leftovers, creative new recipes for using leftovers, or whatever you like. Join in food and conversations. We will not have a formal service. Amy [firstname.lastname@example.org] has the sign-up sheet if you wish to coordinate what you bring.
Our last service was on gratitude as a spiritual practice. Please bring a picture, poem, or something to share that is indicative of something for which you are grateful.
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.