Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
Marcia Christen is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and a member of KUUF.
Good, heart-felt, compassionate communication is tough! How do we stay connected with our family members and neighbors who see the world, especially the political world, differently than we do? Non-violent communication is both a spiritual practice and a set of skills that help us maintain relationships and create healing and reconciliation
Hank Payne and Claire Favro will provide their lively and heart-felt music.
As always, a small gift of finger food to share during Fellowship Hour after the service is much appreciated.
Open Seseme: The Story of Seeds
One of the world's most precious resources is at risk. This timely and emotionally moving documentary illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. They are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink...but given far less attention.
Meaningful Movies in Gig Harbor
Monthly, second Fridays at 6:30 PM
Angus Dei Lutheran Church
10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA
Admission by donation
On this Memorial Day weekend, we will remember all of our loved ones who have died by sharing joyful stories about their lives. We ask that everyone bring a flower in remembrance of a loved one to share with another on this day. They will be placed in a vase, which symbolizes our community, and we will each take another flower from the vase. The UU Flower Communion signifies our community. Our common bouquet wouldn't be the same without the unique addition of each flower and thus it is with our PUUF community. Just as no two flowers are alike, no two people are alike, yet each has a contribution to make.
John Hoover will once again contribute his superb musicianship and singing voice to our service. As always, a small gift of finger food or share during Fellowship Hour after the service is much appreciated.
Acting on our beliefs and principles, we are interested in working with our community members to make Gig Harbor a welcoming community. We have a proposal for possible language for a resolution to present to the city. Please join us in our efforts by signing our petition.
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Join PUUF on May 14 as we celebrate mothers with stories, memories, and sharing. This will also be our last regular service led by Rev. Florence Caplow, who will be leaving the northwest to be closer to her aging mother in the midwest.
Join UUs across the country - Write your members of Congress to express your beliefs and how the major cuts to the EPA and NOAA will affect us. For more information: http://www.commit2respond.org/write_here_write_now
The Climate March is April 29th and you can find out more at https://peoplesclimate.org. Call Marty Bishop at 360-871-7301 if you would like to carpool to either of these.
Tuesday evening we learned that Rev. Florence Caplow is leaving Washington State at the end of June. She has accepted a position as minister to a UU Congregation in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, which is near her 88 year old mother, who is needing Florence to be near-by.
Florence: “When I ordained as a Zen priest, nine years before I ordained as a UU minister, I made the vow that I would always go where I am most needed. That vow led me into UU ministry. That vow led me here, with all the hope in the world. And now it is leading me back to the person who raised me as a single mother, to help her at the most vulnerable time in her life. I can’t avoid that call and responsibility, as much as it hurts to leave and give up on my dreams here.”
While we are saddened by these events, she has indicated she will work with us until she leaves and has suggestions for helping to fill the gap here at PUUF. The Quimper UU Fellowship will also be undergoing a time of discernment as well.
Rev. Caplow’s last service with PUUF will be May 12 [Mothers' Day]. Please be sure to join us as we celebrate her service with PUUF and wish her good tidings on her next journey.
Judy Arbogast and the
PUUF Board of Trustees
Filmmaker Louis Psihoyos, along with activists, scientists, and others, draws attention to mankind's role in a potential loss of at least half of the world's species.
Join us at Agnus Dei Lutheran Church 10511 Peacock Hill Ave. NW Gig Harbor
Join with members of Kitsap UU Fellowship and the First Lutheran Church as we cook and serve
a meal for people in the community the last Friday of each month. The next opportunity to volunteer is April 28. contact Sally Murphy [Salmurf@ix.netcom.com] or Judy Arbogast [firstname.lastname@example.org] to volunteer.
Call Marty Bishop if you wish to carpool to this event. 360-871-7301