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. Services at 10:30 Sundays and Religious Education (Sunday School) during service in our childcare area. Our fellowship is located at 4418 Perry Avenue NE in Bremerton. Check our Newcomer page for more information and join us for the next Newcomer Orientation. Use links above and at right for services and other information.
KUUF Board of Trustees
Preliminary Agenda for January 18, 2017
Confidentiality statements: copies will be available for Board members to sign and return to Congregational Administrator Tanesha Smith.
6:30 p.m. Call to Order: Ellen Newberg, President
Chalice Lighting and Reading
6:40 p.m. Consent agenda
- · Minutes of the December 14, 2016 Board meeting.
- · Board Liaison reports: Finance.
- · Memorial Donations Policy Task Force report: Paul Wilson
- · Official acceptance of the following reports:
- Financial Review conducted by Arlis Stewart and Dirk Van Zanten.
- Office Support Team Financial Policy Recommendations (March 2016) developed by Arlis Stewart and Susan Welsh
6:50 p.m. Treasurer’s report: Susan Welsh
7:05 p.m. Stewardship Chair Report/Discussion, including 2017 Pledge Goal recommendation: Jessica Demick.
Jessica will brief us on the 2017 Stewardship Campaign, including discussion of congregational input at the Jan. 8 Conversation with the Board, plus proposed timelines and a pledge goal recommendation.
(Action required: Approval of 2017 pledge goal).
7:35 p.m. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals for DREAMers (DACA): Phil Davis.
Phil and Gail are requesting Board approval for the Social Justice Committee to sign on to a petition to the incoming administration to continue DACA which allows undocumented children brought to the U.S. by their parents to stay.
(Action required: Approval or disapproval for the KUUF Social Justice Committee to sign a petition in support of the continuation of DACA).
7:50 p.m. Implementation Team Healthy Congregations (2015) Final report and Recommendations, with Significant Activities/Accomplishments Mary 2015/April 2016.
We are blessed to have this thoughtful and insightful report, complete with excellent recommendations, as a follow-up to our 2015 Healthy Congregations. Discussion should include identification ofaction and 2017/2018 budget request Implementation Team members are Marcia Christen, Susan Welsh and Ed Woods.
(Action required: Official acceptance of the Implementation Team Healthy Congregations (2015) Final Report and Recommendations).
8:10 p.m. Sunday Opening and Closing Duty: Eric Harrold.
Responsibility for opening and closing the Sanctuary and the Administration Building needs to be assigned. Ideally, Board members will take turns.
(Action required: Board members agree to assume responsibility for opening and closing every other month or so).
8:20 p.m. Thank you card recipients for January 2017.
The Board will take a Minister’s Discretionary Fund request under consideration.
For the good of the order and date of next Board meeting (Feb. 15)
8:30 p.m. Adjournment
“Music: The Language of Spirit”
Michael Mandrell is an artistic and passionate contemporary American fingerstyle guitarist and singer/songwriter with an ear for the creative side of the world fusion genre. His orchestral compositions offer equal parts world and new age, an array of middle Eastern rhythms and scales, with tinges of folk and an infusion of Celtic overtones. From his Celtic core to his World Beat, raga and jazz-inflected compositions, his music enlivens the listener with the spirit of a master raconteur telling the grand archetypal story–“I lived that.” Michael performs for a wide range of audiences throughout the country on the acoustic circuit, from club dates to house concerts and new thought churches.
Michael will be speaking about music, spirituality and empowerment, and how music has the power to lift our spirits, imbue our bodies with energy, move our emotions, transform our thoughts, strengthen our relationships, and of course much more. He will be playing a few of these tunes as well as telling the stories about their creation.
Learn more about Michael here.
Wednesday 12/21/16 6:00p.m.
This is the annual KUUF Winter Solstice celebration. We will start gathering around 5:30, and the ritual will start at 6:00.
We will finish the evening with a potluck.
Saturday 12/24/16 5:00p.m.
Our annual intergenerational Christmas Eve service will start at 5:00. Gather together for carols, community, the candle light singing of Silent Night and a warm Christmas message. Please bring cookies to share after the service.
Sunday 12/25/16 10:30a.m.
Join us for an informal Christmas morning brunch.
Do you want to build a snowman?
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