The Sunday Services
Unless noted, we have one Sunday worship service at 10:00 a.m.
Childcare is available.
Month of Sundays
March 2 - The Principle of Complementarity: Living with Contradiction - Rev. Bruce Bode, Minister of the Quimper UU Fellowship in Port Townsend, WA
The principle of complementarity distinguishes between truth and consistency: truth is not necessarily consistent, and to be consistent is not necessarily to discern truth. This sermon will explore the possibility of holding contradictory points of view that yet complement each other.
Rev. Bruce A. bode, a native of Washington, is serving his tenth year as the minister of the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Port Townsend. His interests include facilitating study groups about the work of poets such as: Mary Oliver, Emily dickinson, Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, Robinson Jeffers, Billy Collins, and Jane Kenyon. Bruce is a graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary (1973) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
March 9 - Universalist Heritage: Denial of Damnation - Rev. Michael Walker
UUs have often shortened our name to "Unitarian," which leads some to not realize the importance of Universalist heritage. In response to the conservative Calvinism teachings of predestination and damnations, Universalists taught that a loving God would never damn his children to hell. Always liberals, always on the edge of the mainstream, the Universalists held an important place on the fringe that was later to be adapted and adopted by the mainstream denominations that previously drided them.
March 16 - Transylvanian Unitarian History & Partner Churches - John Younie, long-time KUUF member
Having led KUUF delegations on Transylvanian pilgrimages for many years, John Younie, chair of our Partner Church Committee, says, "Just who are our Szekely partners, anyway? Today we will examine the sociopolitical history of the Szekely people, WWI, the changing of border lines, the persecution of the Hungarians by Romanians, and why that led to our being partnered with these Hungarian Unitarians who live in Romania.
March 23 - CELEBRATION SUNDAY: Enter, Rejoice and Come In - Rev. James Kubal-Komoto, Minister of the Saltwater UU Church in Des Moines, WA
Bringing our 2014 Stewardship Campaign to its conclusion, Rev. James Kubal-Komoto, assisted by our Stewardship Committee and Rev. Mike, will lead a celebratory service which will be followed by a party. This year's theme, Enter, Rejoice and Come In--as We Give, We Gain, came from two of our UU hymns, and has been indicative of our desire to welcome in old and new friends to KUUF, being in relationshihp with each other as we support each other on our spiritual journeys. Come celebrate with us!
March 30 - UU Heritage: Social Witness and Action - Rev. Michael Walker
The Abolition of Slavery, Women's Suffrage, aiding Jewish refugees in WWII, the March on Selma, and now Marriage Equality... UUs have been at the forefront of civil rights and social justice since our inception. Today, Rev. Mike describes the passions and accomplishments of some of our most influential UU thinkers and activists, and how their examples may inspire us in our own work today and in the future. This discussion is also timely as it is Cesar Chavez Day.
The Fellowship Hour follows worship services, with coffee and tea served, and supervision is provided for children on our playground. Our Sunday services draw from Jewish, Christian and earth-centered religious traditions, as well as from the wisdom of Eastern religious thought. We also seek meaning in personal experience and witness, social issues, literature and the sciences.
Our services begin with a warm welcome and the lighting of our Unitarian Universalist symbol, the flaming chalice. Our minister leads services about 3 times per month with the support of lay leaders and our Worship Committee. We also have guest speakers and fully lay-led services throughout the year.
A rich tapestry of music is interwoven with each service, with exuberant congregational hymns, a wonderful choir, and beautiful piano solos. We are a singing congregation, enjoying the spiritual connection music brings us each week.
During the months from mid-September to mid-June, the children begin the morning in the sanctuary with their parents, proceeding to their classes after a time of "sharing for all ages." Our sanctuary has wide windows which look out over a majestic forest, encouraging us to honor the spiritual in the natural world, and to "walk softly on the earth." You'll find great diversity in how our members dress on Sunday mornings - but "Northwest casual" (yes, even jeans) is the norm for many of us.