Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 4:00 PM
FLOWER SERVICE SUNDAY
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FLOWER POWER
This Sunday, in honor of the Flower Service, flowers will help us stretch our imaginations; travel the world; float in space; speed up time; transform stone; go to the movies; and get some sound advice on how to live the good life.
Every spring, most of our churches and fellowships devote a Sunday to this festive participatory service which celebrates both the earth's beauty and humanity's oneness.
Please bring a flower from your garden, from the field or roadside. At the end of the service we will take home a different flower. Our common bouquet would not be the same without the unique addition of each individual flower, and thus it is with our church community; it would not be the same without each and every one of us.
Joseph Bednarik serves as the Assistant in the Pulpit at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend.
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 4:00 PM
HANK AND CLAIRE
PETE SEEGER: THE MAN AND THE MUSIC
Pete Seeger (1919-2014), a fellow UU, is an iconic presence in the 20th Century American music landscape, revered by some and reviled by others for his activism on issues of labor, war, civil rights, and the environment. Pacific Northwest musical duo Hank and Claire sketch the line from Pete Seeger’s personal story to the social justice issues that inspired him. In addition to stories about his life, each phase of Seeger’s activism will be illustrated with songs he wrote and/or popularized. You will learn the context for such iconic songs as “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.” Of course you are invited to sing along!
Hank Payne and Claire Favro return to PUUF with their joyous music and storytelling.
Creative Arts Eliot 2016 – August 13-18, 2016 CAE 2016 promises to be a relaxing time for exploring your creativity! This smaller Eliot camp includes many of the Eliot activities we know and love—In-gathering, small groups, daily worship, evening activities, and waterfront swimming, with the added bonus of a morning workshop with an artist!
More information on their website.
BUILDING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY:
WORKING TOGETHER FOR RACIAL JUSTICE
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tickets $20 - $40 sliding scale
Students $5 Scholarships available
Join us for an interactive workshop with long time UU anti-racist organizer and author, Chris Crass to explore how we can work together for racial justice and Building Beloved Community! Everyone is welcome! Learn about Chris atwww.ChrisCrass.org Event details at https://www.facebook.com/events/472434022961322 or call Jo at 360-551-9644.
Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Garden Tour
Saturday June 25, 2016
1pm to 6pm
A labor of love! That is what awaits you when five gardeners on the KUUF garden tour open their gardens especially for UUs. These are no cookie-cutter, landscaper-designed gardens. They are reflections of individual creativity and dirty fingernails! Each is unique, beautiful and full of ideas to try in your very own gardens. You will get a special garden tip at each site, light refreshments, and a personal tour so you can take your time and ask all the questions you want.
Please join us for a relaxing, aesthetic afternoon in the garden.
For tickets email Carolee at email@example.com
The sangha/meditation group that meets at Betty Jean's has chosen a name. We are the Still Mountain Rain sangha. We are open to all and you do not have to be a UU to attend. We meet from 3:30 to 5:00pm on Wed. Please be on time or come in and join the circle in honored silence. We are lead by Barbara Casey who is a dharma teacher in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition and has been ordained into the Order of Interbeing. Beginners are welcome. Please call Betty Jean for more information or directions. 253-432-4417.
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 4:00 PM
JOHN HOOVER: MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT
Puffins (PUUF members and guests) are invited to share a Mother’s Day joy or inspiration with members of the congregation in the form of poetry, art, a memory, a photograph - something tangible or intangible that honors anyone who has parented, comforted, provided, defended, taught, sustained or inspired them.
John Hoover returns to us to sing and play a Mother’s Day concert. His glorious voice and guitar music never fail to thrill and move us.
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 4:00 PM
CLIMATE CHANGE, SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE, AND BELIEF: WHY WE (YES, UUs, TOO) RESIST NEW INFORMATION
The fourth UU principle is the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. For many UUs this includes understanding societal concerns like global climate change. Growing evidence that climate change is happening and is primarily human-caused has been met with continued skepticism by some. But such skepticism is not limited to climate change, or to people with less formal education. This talk addresses our human tendency to resist new information that challenges our beliefs.
Tom Koontz is an Associate Professor at UW Tacoma working in environmental science, environmental studies, and sustainability.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 4:00 PM
REV. KAREN TALIESIN
How can we lift up truth and give honor even to those with whom we deeply disagree? Allowing the grace of understanding, empathy, and change to manifest itself in ongoing ways in all our relationships is perhaps our most difficult task - yet the one that may offer the very sustenance we need to survive.
Rev. Karen Taliesin is a chaplain at Seattle Children’s Hospital and a minister affiliated with East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue.
We need help maintaining our books. If this is an area of expertise or if you are just someone who is good with details, this could be a good fit for you.
Also, if you have computer skills, we are looking for someone to take Becky's place monitoring and cultivating our online presence. In addition to these emails using MailChimp, she keeps the website up to date using Weebly, monitors and forwards emails appropriately using Gmail, and adds events to our Meetup page. It sounds like a lot, but the programs are very user friendly and it requires 1-2 hours a week. Becky is looking to transition out of this role by the end of June so there is lots of time to develop skills too!
Contact Judy, firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.