Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 4:00 PM
REV. CAROL MCKINLEY
#BLACK LIVES MATTER
Cornel West has said: “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” In the wake of police-involved shootings of young black men, racial and economic inequality and politics that often serve to divide us, each of us is called to confront racism in this country, and to engage in intentional work for fair and transformative justice in the communities of which we are a part.
Rev. Carol McKinley is an Affiliated Community Minister with the Olympia UU Congregations. For seven years she was Coordinator of our denominations’s statewide legislative advocacy organization, Washington State Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice. She currently serves on the Pacific Northwest District’s board and its Healthy congregations Team.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 4:00 PM
REV. BRUCE BODE
STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE
MUSICIAN: CLAIRE FAVRO
On this Valentine’s Day, Rev. Bruce Bode will speak of the many meanings of our English word “love” - from romantic love to the love that inspires and propels social justice. This is the first in a series of three services where our rural, largely white congregation, will try to get our heads and hearts around the Black Lives Matter movement. We begin with love.
Rev. Bruce Bode is the minister of Quimper UU Fellowship of Pt. Townsend, which has been the mentoring congregation for PUUF since our inception.Claire Favro is a singer/guitarist who brings joy and love to her music.
Save the date: Saturday, February 27, 2016 for the Search for Meaning Book Festival. for tickets go to: www.seattleu.edu/searchformeaning The event is from 9 am to 6 pm. For the full schedule see: http://www.seattleu.edu/searchformeaning/schedule/
There will be 50+ authors at the session, including: Tracy Kidder [author of Mountains Beyond Mountains]; Suki Kim [author ofWithout You, There is No Us]; Sam Quinones [author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America].
Whether you celebrate formally or informally, welcome to the added light to our days!
JoAnn Brixie is now back at home and continuing to recuperate from her fall. If you wish to send a card, her address is 7333 SE Fragaria Road, Olalla WA 98359.
Due to the holidays, the Buddhist meditation will not be meeting for the next two Wednesdays. The meditation group is meeting at Betty Jean Hedstrom's. For more information call Betty Jean at 253-432-4417 or Share at 253-858-8414. We meet every Wed. from 3:30 to 5:00ish.
The group is guided by Dave Allen who has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 40 years. Participants sit, as comfortable, for two 25 minute meditation sessions with discussion interspersed.
Claiming my Legacy: Betty HermanSunday, January 10- 4:00pm- Burley Community Hall
In his book, Illusions, Richard Bach wrote: "Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished. If you are alive, it isn't" As we start the new year, our January presentations are on the theme of "OK, I'm alive - so what is MY Mission, and what do I need to do to live that mission?" This exploration will be in the realm of both self definition and practical areas of who we are and what we need to do.
On January 10, we will learn how to define our gifts and how we want those gifts, strengths, and lessons to be manifested in others after we have passed. Please read Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande, available in local libraries.
Betty Herman does Outreach and Care Management for Martha and Mary at Home, a non-profit that provides services for elders.
Continuum of Care: Betty Herman and Rachel YantzerSunday, January 24- 4:00pm- Burley Community Hall
This is an informative workshop presentation that outlines the potential stages of a senior's life from full independence to last breath and how to plan realistically for each stage. This week Betty Herman is joined by Rachel Yantzer, a hospice professional for 9 years providing complementary therapies, working with kitsap, multicare, and group health hospices. We will explore continuums of care and how to have a say in our personal future.
Both this service and the service on the 10th are great opportunities to invite your adult "children" to join us.
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!