Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
Dec. 11, 2016
Rev. Florence Caplow will speak on healing and forgiveness. Forgiveness is about healing what is broken in ourselves. It's about reconciliation with the nature of life itself [Rev. Marilyn Sewell] What are the paths and practices of forgiveness? What if we can't yet forgive? What degree of forgiveness is possible?
Come bringing a left-over dish to share and with gratitude in your heart for our many blessings. The singer/guitarists Hank Payne and Claire Favro will return to PUUF with their infectious charm and lively music, and they will lead us in singing our hearts out. Singing is good for the soul and refreshes the body, so please join us Nov. 27, 2016
After a bruising and frightening election season, we are finally on the other side. How can we heal our own spirits and our relationships with the "others" around us? How do we go forward from here, individually and collectively? Where and how do we find the courage and strength to be engaged with our political system as Unitarian Universalists? Rev. Florence Caplow will guide us in this service on Nov. 13 at 4 pm.
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016
"The human mind and what we've achieved with it is remarkable. But it does not come close to what we can do, be, see, and heal with our hearts. The only way to change someone's mind is to connect with them from the heart."
Wise words, these, but how many of us can imagine being able to connect with those whose values seem opposed to our own? How do we keep our spiritual composure during troubling times, or when our personal lives are turned upside down by illness or other calamity?
Spiritual intelligence has been defined as the "ability to behave with wisdom and compassion, while maintaining inner and outer peace, regardless of the situation." Come join us and together we will seek to regain our spiritual balance.
We will be joined by Dennis and Bonnie O'Hanlon, who will provide music for the service.
Reverend Florence Caplow and Share DeWees will lead the service.
In September, Rev. Florence Caplow traveled to Standing Rock in North Dakota with PUUF friend Share DeWees and four others. On this Sunday before Indigenous People's Day come to be inspired by stories from this historic gathering of indigenous people and all races standing against the "black snake" - the oil pipeline that threatens the Missouri River.
Rev. Florence Caplow is part of the ministerial team at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend, and will be speaking regularly at PUUF in 2016-17. [usually on the 2nd Sunday of each month, with a few exceptions]. She is also an ordained Soto Zen priest, and the author of The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women.
Rev. Florence Caplow wil present the first of her monthly services at PUUF. She is assistant minister at Quimper UU Fellowship as well as a Soto Zen priest and teacher, and spent many years as a conservation biologist. "We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving." JK Rowling. In this service we will address the UU First Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Our long search for a more central location has finally been completed. Starting on September 11, we will be meeting at the Agnus Dei Lutheran Church, 10511 Peacock Hill Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332. Your Board of Trustees has been warmly welcomed by Agnus Dei staff and volunteers and we have hopes that this will be a happy new residence for us. Agnus Dei is not only more centrally located and with good parking, it has a piano and projector and a great kitchen that we may use. We hope that you all like the new space as much as we do.
On September 11, at our first service at Agnus Dei, we will celebrating our annual in-gathering and water communion with Rev. Bruce Bode, minister of Quimper UU Fellowship of Port Townsend.
Our PUUF board of trustees has been warmly welcomed by Agnus Dei staff and volunteers and we have hopes this will e a happy new residence for us. Agnus Dei is more centrally located for our congregation and has ample parking. The room we will use has a piano and a kitchen and the building has child care facilities, as we grow. We hope that you will all like our new home as much as we do.
Rev. Bruce Bode, minister of Quimper UUF will lead us in celebrating our annual in-gathering and water communion. You are invited to bring a small amount of water from a place or experience that holds a special significance in your life, or simply speaks to your gratitude for the water that flows in your tap each morning. During the ceremony you water will join that of others' in our congregation's bowl.
Singer/guitarists Dennis and Bonnie O'Hanlon will provide our music.