Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
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.
Our next Family Kitchen is March 30. We join together with members from Kitsap UU Fellowship and First Lutheran Community Church to provide a meal to people who have difficulty stretching their food budget to the end of the month. We prepare, serve, and clean up after the meal, which is at the First Lutheran Church on Mitchell Avenue in Port Orchard. If you would like to donate some time to help with this social justice contact Sally Murphy [KUUF] who coordinates volunteers for the last Friday of each month: Salmurf@ix.netcom.com
Our next service: April 8 at 4:00 pm
The Treasure of RaceThe proper understanding of the pathways and mechanisms by which differences in people (modern humans) arose and now exist could be a powerful tool in the efforts to end racism.
However, although we are learning more every day through the study of the DNA of archaic humans (those living from about 550,000 to 20,000 years ago and who are now extinct), this knowledge is not widely available to the public or even to any persons not in the field and is rarely taught in the schools. Some people have knowledge of a few archaic groups such as the Neanderthals and the Denisovans, however, it is not obvious that this knowledge has sometimes been gathered in a racist way and both has and is being interpreted in a racist way.
And the limits of our present-day knowledge are also not that obvious.
The part implicit bias plays in scientific studies of evolution and race has not been well covered in the UUA’s efforts to confront and correct racial inequities in our organization and the wider society.
Let us not say later that we did not know. Becoming aware is an ethical mission and is part of our UU heritage.
Jill Clarridge is a professor emerita at the University of Washington with expertise in the biological sciences. Jill is a long-time member of KUUF and has presented both there and at other UU venues. Her presentation on the topic of deep evolution of race and its social and ethical implications will be both thoughtful and lively.
7:00 pm, March 29, Thursday, "Changing the Climate on Climate Change" How climate change is affecting the Tacoma area of Puget Sound..........At the Kings Bookstore 218 St Helens Ave Tacoma, WA 98402 253.272.8801
TONIGHT!!!! Welcoming Community Proclamation to be presented to the Gig Harbor City Council.
Monday, March 26, 5:30pm Gig Harbor City Council Agenda. You might be interested in Presentations #2 Welcoming Community Proclamation. You have the opportunity to speak for or against this Proclamation. It is a good time to be heard.
City of Gig Harbor
3510 Grandview Street
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 4:00 PM
OUR STORIES, OUR VOICES
The Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project (OLOHP) is a twenty-year effort to gather and preserve the life stories of lesbians 70 and older. The Project is co-based in Texas and in Washington, and members of the local organization Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, (PS OLOC) have produced a DVD about this unique effort to ensure that the experiences of these women are not forgotten.
Join us in hearing some of these stories.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 4:00 PM
SPEAKING OF ‘LOVE’
REV. BRUCE BODE
“Love” is, indeed, “a many splendored thing” … particularly in the English language where it is used as an umbrella word to cover our positive feelings towards everything from our links to inanimate objects to our most intimate human relationships. This sermon will attempt to distinguish some of our different types of love, with a special look, on this Sunday prior to Valentine’s Day, at “romantic love.”
Bruce A. Bode, a native of Lynden, Washington, is in his fourteenth and final year as the minister of the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend, Washington. He and his congregation have been faithful supporters of PUUF since its inception. An incidental note: he and Flossie Bode are grandparents to two-year old Clara Grace Bode-Lang, "one of this planet’s loveliest creatures," according to her devoted grandfather.
January 31 -
You are invited to a live stream event featuring Bernie Sanders and Bill McKibben. They are joining a group of climate activists to share their vision of how our communities can transition to a carbon free future. The sixty to ninety minute live stream will be followed by a discussion of actions we can take.
fossil free house party - Manchester Library community room at 6:00 pm. 8067 E. Main St Manchester, WA 98366
For further info on this event contact Martha Bishop martyl.bishop2gmail.com
January 27 tri county climate action at the Salmon center in Belfair -10:30 am Rossel Road
January 31 - fossil free house party - details TBD
for further info on these events contact Martha Bishopmartyl.bishop2gmail.comTues., Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The United Churches of Olympia and the Capitol Campus
Faith Action Network's Interfaith Advocacy Day in Olympia brings to our elected leaders the voice of compassion and justice. We partner for the common good with people of all faiths who stand up boldly for our shared values. Your meeting with legislators and/or their staffs on this day is the most important thing our social and economic justice advocates can do.
Climate Lobby Day 1/22:
This year we are partnering with Audubon Washington, Climate Solutions, Environment Washington and others to hold a joint lobby day in support of a price on carbon, 100% clean electricity, and transportation solutions.
If you would like to get involved with Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest attend a Volunteer training and orientation:
February 10, 2018 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Tacoma
621 Tacoma Avenue S
A light lunch will be provided [suggested donation - $5.00]
RSVP: email@example.com or by voice mail at 253 572 9659
THE MOST IMPORTANT INTENTION
Many of us cobbled together a list of inspiring-sounding intentions to encourage ourselves as we prepared to welcome the New Year. But did we all remember to include the most important intention of all?
Matt Aspin is Candidate Minister presently serving Tahoma UU Congregation and Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship. He finds joy in promoting the ideals of our liberal faith tradition to the wider world.