Welcome to Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (KUUF) where people from all over the Kitsap Peninsula region have gathered since 1950 to share liberal religious values and the common search for greater understanding that gives spiritual meaning to our lives. We come together for Sunday worship to learn, to participate in social and community action, to care for one another and enjoy our differences, and to nurture our children and youth through religious education.

We welcome and celebrate all adults, children and youth regardless of faith, creed, race, color, ethnic or national origin; sexual orientation, gender, or gender expression; age, mental or physical ability, economic status, or political affiliation. Ours is a vital and growing congregation, with many programs and activities to offer.

We look forward to seeing you.  Services are usually at 10:00 on Sunday.  Our fellowship is located at 4418 Perry Avenue NE in Bremerton.  The Sanctuary is in the lower building.

We hope you will find yourself at home - newcomers and visitors are always welcome!


NEWS & ANNOUNCMENTS

Monday
Mar312014

Newcomer Orientation to Coincide with Last Sunday of Month Potluck

By Vivien Blyth, Membership Chair

KUUF’s Welcoming and Membership committee, assisted by Chalice Circle #3 and our Director of Religious Education, Mike Harris, will be hosting our first 'Last Sunday of the Month' Potluck after the service on April 27, 2014.  This also will support the first Newcomer Orientation of 2014. 

We’re encouraging all members and friends to lend a hand in welcoming visitors and new friends to KUUF, so prepare a favorite dish and join us in sharing great food and companionship.

In addition, we’re seeking a volunteer or two to play an instrument and lead a sing-a-long for youth of all ages who like to sing … whether they believe they  can or cannot!

At the potluck, there will be information tables and opportunities to ask questions about committees, groups and activities, as well as sign-up sheets for those who wish to participate.  All ages are welcome to the potluck and childcare will be provided. 

The Newcomer Orientation will be led by Rev. Michael Walker in the Elmore room.  Those attending the orientation may bring their lunch in and enjoy a short film about Unitarian Universalism, followed by a historical recap by Rev. Mike, then an opportunity for those interested to ask questions and receive information about the path to KUUF membership.  

Please let us know how many to expect at the orientation by signing up in the foyer on Sundays, by clicking the 'contact' button on the web site to send your information, by e-mailing the office at admin@kuuf.org, or calling our administrator at (360) 377-4724. 

Note:  You don't have to be a newcomer to attend the Newcomer Orientation.  If you have been visiting KUUF for a while, or just now and then, would like to learn more and meet new people, please join us.  All are welcome!

Monday
Mar312014

Congratulations to the Social Justice Committee

The March 18, 2014, community forum, The Supreme Court, Corporations and Youunraveling the Citizen’s United decision—held at Olympic College’s Bremer Student Center, attracted an audience of  more than 150.  Speakers included U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer, Kitsap Sun Editor David Nelson, Yes! Magazine publisher Fran Korten, and  Attorney Michael Stowell, a member of KUUF.

For those who were unable to attend, and wish to learn more about this important issue, BKAT, Public Access  TV in Kitsap County, recorded this event.  It will be aired: 3/30, 4/4 and 4/5 @ 10 p.m., 4/13 @ 7 p.m. and 4/14 @ 12:30 p.m. BKAT is channel 12 on Comcast or Channel 3 on WAVE. 

Monday
Mar312014

2014 Circle Suppers Are Coming!

4th Saturdays

April, May, June

July, Sept & Oct

What happens if I sign up on the Circle Suppers list?

You’ll get an email or phone call during the first week of each supper month asking if you can attend and/or host that month.

Two weeks before the dinner, hosts will be chosen and will contact their guests about that month’s menu and other details.

You’ll have a wonderful time with your KUUF friends.

Sign up on the Circle Supper list in the KUUF foyer or contact Jackie Westwood,  jmwestwood60@gmail.com

Enjoy good food, fun & fellowship

Sunday
Mar022014

The Supreme Court, Corporations and You 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Olympic College, Bremer Student Center
1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, Washington

 

A series of U.S. Supreme Court rulings have established corporations as persons and equated money with speech. The Supreme Court, Corporations and You is an educational forum about the development of corporations' rights and privileges; the local and national impacts of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision; and the grassroots response.  Four speakers will consider the subject followed by Q & A and discussion.

Speakers: 

Mr. Michael Stowell, a local attorney, will present the history of legal and constitutional rights of corporations, how it has been shaped by the influence of moneyed interests, the political nature of legal decision making.

Congressman Derek Kilmer, U.S. Representative for Washington's 6th congressional district, will describe what he has observed in Washington D.C. and what that means for the future of the democratic process. 

Mr. David Nelson, editor of the Kitsap Sun, will speak about what he has seen locally in recent political races and the ramifications for the future.

Dr. Fran Korten, publisher of Yes! Magazine, will speak about movements to rid elections of the influences of big money and corporations, including the WAmend ballot initiative (I-1329), which calls for a constitutional amendment. 

This program is presented by the Social Justice Committee of the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Sunday
Feb092014

Enter, Rejoice and Come In—As We Give, We Gain 

Stewardship 2014

By Katherine Woods

Our 2014 KUUF Stewardship campaign, to celebrate our shared values and diversity, kicks off February 1 with a community paella dinner, and concludes with Celebration Sunday on March 23.

Our theme this year, inspired by Marilyn Drengson, comes from familiar hymns that call us into joyful community to support each other, grow spiritually, and build a better world. KUUF has a proud history in Kitsap County as a beacon of inclusivity and champion of equality and social justice.

Each year, we are asked to pledge our dollars and our time to support this place we cherish. The beautiful artwork created by Nancy Sennett shows the doors wide open to welcome all who choose to come in. The reality is that it takes ALL OF US working, pledging, and celebrating together to make this a place we all are proud to call our spiritual home.

We ask you to reflect on the bounty of KUUF and our Unitarian Universalist traditions and values that are so
needed to humanize our culture and transform the world.
We are thankful for all of you, and for all that KUUF is and will be in the years ahead!

Please pledge generously as you are able. In appreciation and fellowship,

The 2014 KUUF Stewardship Team
Robin Clark
Rosemary Dougall 
Marilyn Drengson
Guy Frindell
Darlene Johnsrude 
Nancy Sennett
Ginny Sugimoto, Chair 
Rev. Michael Walker 
Kathie Walsh 
Katherine Kiyoko Woods