Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 4:00 PM
REV. BRUCE BODE
MINISTER, QUIMPER UU FELLOWSHIP
THE REALM AND EXPERIENCE OF MYSTERY
“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced,” writes Aart Van Der Leeuw. This sermon will address the question of what the “realm of mystery” is and isn’t, exploring the difference between “mystery” and “puzzle” and what this distinction means for how we live.
As always, a small gift of finger food to share during Fellowship Hour after the service is much appreciated!
Last Friday of the month: Family Kitchen
Join us on the last Friday of each month in preparing, cooking, serving, (and clean up) at the First Lutheran Church in Port Orchard. We join with members of the Lutheran Church and Kitsap UU Fellowship to help with the meal. The meal is served at 5:00 and we are usually finished by shortly after 6. People take turns as head cook and if you like to cook we welcome your talents. Sally Murphy coordinates our group and some of us go out to dinner together at a local restaurant after cleanup is finished. If you would like to volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com .
South Kitsap Family Kitchen
Agency: First Lutheran Community Church 2483 Mitchell Rd Port Orchard, WA, 98366
Service Description Offers free family-style meals to all, but particularly low income and older adults.
Third Thursday of the month: Dining for Women
Dining for Women’s mission is to empower women and girls living in extreme poverty by funding programs that foster good health, education, and economic self-sufficiency and to cultivate educational giving circles that inspire individuals to make a positive difference through the power of collective giving. The Gig Harbor Chapter of Dining for Women meets monthly on the third Thursday at 12:00. Women are invited to share a meal, learn about the featured program of the month and contribute directly to that cause.
Attend a weekend convocation at the beautiful Menucha Retreat Center in the Columbia Gorge, March 31-April 2nd.
Share time with UU Buddhists from across the country and hear teachings from Roshi (and UU minister) James Ford, author of If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break: Field Notes from a Zen Life. This is the first time the UUBF Convocation has been held on the West Coast in six years.
For more information and to register, please visit: http://uubf.org/wp/. Flyer available at http://uubf.org/docs/UUBF-Convocation-2017-flyer.pdf.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Curtis Senior High School, University Place
Associated Ministries of Tacoma/Pierce County is hosting a one-day conference for women of all faiths at Curtis High School on March 4, 2017. This one-day conference, the first of its kind in our area, will bring together women who want to explore the potential and power of interfaith collaboration, as well as engage with the community to spur positive change. In an often-divisive world, the Interfaith Women’s Conference will emphasize that which unites us—compassion and understanding. All women of faith as well as spiritual seekers are invited!
Learn more at www.associatedministries.org/iwc.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 4:00 PM
REV. LINDA HART
MINISTER, TAHOMA UU CONGREGATION
There's been much talk about winners and losers in the election season just past and as the new President takes office. Losers is an epithet hurled those who don't measure up in some ways. But it can also be a claim of honor. How is that possible? Come and find out!
Sending thoughts of comfort to Liz Lathrop, whose husband Bob passed away.. A memorial service will be held to honor his life on March 18 at the Homestead Park Pavilion in Gig Harbor at 2:00 pm.
7:00 PM, Friday, February 10, 2017
Location: Gig Harbor
Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW Gig Harbor,WA
13TH is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, the film is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed slavery (unless as punishment for a crime). DuVernay’s documentary argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration.
13TH has garnered acclaim from film critics.
Sponsors: Marlene's Market and Deli Greater Gig Harbor Foundation
For more information: https://meaningfulmovies.org/events/13th-from-slavery-to-criminal-with-one-amendment/
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 4:00 PM
REV. FLORENCE CAPLOw
Rev. Florence Caplow will return with more words of wisdom from the spiritual and faith traditions that nourish Unitarian Universalism. Put your faith into action.
Sunday, February 26, 4:00 pm
Rev. Linda Hart from TUUC
Our theme for February is RESPECT.