Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014 Meeting Schedule

Jan 5       No meeting (pancake breakfast at Mullis Center)
Jan 12      Mary WillAllen:  Forgiving That Heals
Jan 19      Heidi McKenna:  The Girl Least Likely--addressing poverty
                 in the local community
Jan 26      Ciely Gray:  "The Art of Self Talk. A Path to the Authentic Self."

     Description:  Most of our lives we are walking in a maze of false beliefs we have 
gathered, sometimes, from the moment we were conceived. Self talk becomes
a way to interact with these beliefs and frees us to live from the deeper
authentic self most of us are craving. Exercises will be included to begin
to develop these skills for your Self. When these skills are practiced, a
new identity emerges and your deepest purpose begins to be expressed into
the world.
     Ciely Ti Gray felt out of step and as if something was missing in her life
for many years. She has been relentless in pursuing her growth and
development and finally found the tools she was looking for through
"Feminine Power and the Evolving Wisdom Program". She has become certified
in this work and is now facilitating others to gain the skills that
finally create the sustainable change they are looking for.
     Ciely Ti Gray also owns Lavendera Massage and practices as a Licensed
Massage Practitioner.

Feb 2       No meeting (pancake breakfast at Mullis Center)
Feb 9       Kathryn Lindsay and John Pachuta:  Langston Hughes Celebration
Feb 16      Jack McKenna:  Masks
Feb 23      Rev Kurt Schwalbe:  The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom
              (Heart Sutra)

Mar 2       No meeting (pancake breakfast at Mullis Center)
Mar 9       Judy Chovan:  Spirituality of Travel
Mar 16      Nicholas Corrin:  The Relationship between Science and Religion
Mar 23      Rev. Richard Hooper: Recovering the Original Message of the
                  Historical Jesus: The Kingdom of God as an Altered State of 
                  Consciousness (part 2)    
Mar 30      Rev. Kurt Schwalbe:  The Message of Buddy Holly

Apr 6       No meeting (pancake breakfast at Mullis Center)
Apr 13      Rev. Kurt Schwalbe:  Seven UU Principles; A Way of Life
Apr 20      Rev. Kurt Schwalbe:  Easter
Apr 27      Steve Ryan:  Sharing Our Favorite Poems (please bring a favorite 
                   poem to share with the group)

May 4      No meeting (pancake breakfast at Mullis Center)
May 11     Leader Vivien Burnett:  Planning for the Future & special music
We ask Fellowship participants to think about the
following questions, and bring your ideas to the meeting (write them down
to remember them better):
1.  What are things about the meetings that you would like to change?
2.  What are things about this Unitarian Universalist Fellowship that you
value most?
3.  Which speakers or topics have you enjoyed and would like to hear
again; or what new speakers do you recommend?

Bring your ideas to the meeting on May 11.  Also, a spectacular Special
Music Presentation on Harriet Tubman's Freedom Journeys will be presented.



 May 18     Rev. Kurt Schwalbe:  Past, Present and Future of the Fellowship 
             Special Music, please bring potluck finger-food snacks 
 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Updated Schedule, Winter 2013-Spring 2014

Nov 24     Rev. John Lindsay: Heresy and Orthodoxy in Early Christianity

Dec 1       No meeting (pancake breakfast at Mullis Center)
Dec 8       Michael Wingren:  -The Beginnings of Unitarianism in America
               *Special Music:  Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church Handbell
               Choir will play
Dec 15     Betsy Wingren:  The Give-Away, by Ray Buckley---a Native
               American Christmas Story:  A Family Sunday
 
The Meeting Schedule was "updated" again, on 12/20/13: 
 
Dec 22     Rev. Kurt Schwalbe:  Happy Hannukwanzamas
Dec 29     Time Changed: from Noon to 10:00 a.m. (the regular meeting time)
           Potluck:  Steve Ryan and Jean Staben's Friday Harbor home

Jan 5       No meeting (pancake breakfast at Mullis Center)
Jan 12      Mary WillAllen:  Forgiving That Heals
Jan 19      Heidi McKenna:  The Girl Least Likely--addressing poverty
                 in the local community
Jan 26      Ciely Gray:  "The Art of Self Talk. A Path to the Authentic Self."

     Description:  Most of our lives we are walking in a maze of false beliefs we have 
gathered, sometimes, from the moment we were conceived. Self talk becomes
a way to interact with these beliefs and frees us to live from the deeper
authentic self most of us are craving. Exercises will be included to begin
to develop these skills for your Self. When these skills are practiced, a
new identity emerges and your deepest purpose begins to be expressed into
the world.
     Ciely Ti Gray felt out of step and as if something was missing in her life
for many years. She has been relentless in pursuing her growth and
development and finally found the tools she was looking for through
"Feminine Power and the Evolving Wisdom Program". She has become certified
in this work and is now facilitating others to gain the skills that
finally create the sustainable change they are looking for.
     Ciely Ti Gray also owns Lavendera Massage and practices as a Licensed
Massage Practitioner.

Feb 2       No meeting (pancake breakfast at Mullis Center)
Feb 9       Kathryn Lindsay and John Pachuta:  Langston Hughes Celebration
Feb 16      Jack McKenna
Feb 23      Rev Kurt Schwalbe:  The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom
              (Heart Sutra)

Mar 2       No meeting (pancake breakfast at Mullis Center)
Mar 9       Judy Chovan:  Spirituality of Travel
Mar 16      Steve Ryan:  Sharing Our Favorite Poems (please bring a favorite
                  poem to share with the group)
Mar 23      Rev. Richard Hooper: Recovering the Original Message of the
                  Historical Jesus: The Kingdom of God as an Altered State of 
                  Consciousness (part 2)    
Mar 30      Rev. Kurt Schwalbe:  The Message of Buddy Holly

Apr 6       No meeting (pancake breakfast at Mullis Center)
Apr 13      Rev. Kurt Schwalbe:  Seven UU Principles; A Way of Life
Apr 20      Rev Kurt Schwalbe:  Easter
Apr 27      to be determined

May 4      No meeting (pancake breakfast at Mullis Center)
May 11     to be determined
May 18     Reserved for a special observance; details to be announced

Friday, July 19, 2013

Schedule for Fall 2013 - Winter 2014

Schedule for Fall 2013 - Winter 2014


September 1     No Service--Pancake Breakfast at Mullis Center

September 8     Kurt Schwalbe--Ingathering Service

September 15   Kathryn Lindsay--History of the Chalice Symbol

September 22   Kurt Schwalbe--The First Gospels

September 29   Jack McKenna, Moderator--What Does God Mean to You?

October 6        No Service--Pancake Breakfast at Mulllis Center

October 13      Sam Buck III--Transitions

October 20      Kurt Schwalbe--Gospel of John

October 27      Lovel Pratt--Community Space and the Spiritual Experience of Place

November 3    No Service--Pancake Breakfast at Mullis Center

November 10   Rev. Richard Hooper:  Recovering the Original Message of the Historical
                         Jesus; The Kingdom of God as an Altered State of Consciousness (part 1).
                          (Note that this is a change from the previously announced schedule.)

November 17  Kurt Schwalbe--Letters of Paul  ***plus***
                        Annual Membership Meeting and POTLUCK

November 24   John Lindsay--Topic to be announced
                         Doris Van Alen will provide update on UU Service Committee Guest at Your Table

December 1      No Service--Pancake Breakfast at Mullis Center

December 8      Michael Wingren--The Beginnings of Unitarianism in America
                         Special Music:  Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir will play

December 15     Betsy Wingren--topic changed to:  The Give-Away by Ray Buckley--
                                 a Native American Christmas Story

December 22     Kurt Schwalbe--Happy Hannukwanzamas

December 29     NOON:  Potluck at location to be announced

January 5, 2014  No Service--Pancake Breakfast at Mullis Center

January 12          Mary WillAllen--Topic to be announced

January 19          Heidi McKenna--Topic to be announced

January 26          Ceily Gray--Topic to be announced

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Winter/Spring 2013 Schedule

San Juan Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Meetings are 
Sundays at 10:00 a.m. at the Mullis Community Senior Center. 
We do not meet on the first Sunday of each month.
 
Please feel welcome to join us! 
 
January 13   Dick Coffey will speak on Questions, Doubt, and Faith.

Jan 15       Board meeting (12:30, at a new place:  Islanders Bank community
meeting room---downstairs in the bank headquarters building)

Jan 20       Kurt Schwalbe       Science and Spirit: Across the Border

Jan 27       Kurt Schwalbe       Science and Spirit: The Higgs Boson
 
Feb 3        No Service; Pancake Breakfast at Mullis Center
 
Feb 10       Kurt Schwalbe       Indian Buddhism:  The Lost Religion
                                 Participants are welcome to stay after the service
                                 for a brief training for Lay Service Leaders 
 
Feb 17       Kurt Schwalbe       Tibetan Buddhism:  the  Last Stronghold 
             (last minute change:  this turned out to be Jack McKenna speaking about
              Joseph Campbell's thoughts on Meanings of Christian Symbols)
 

Feb 24       Jack McKenna        Roots of Religion
 

Mar 3        No Service; Pancake Breakfast at Mullis Center
 

March 10     Nicholas Corrin     Innocence and Sentience  
 

March 17     Vivien Burnett      The Sufi Poets:  Readings from Rumi, Kabir and Hafez
 

March 24     Kathryn Lindsay     Our UU Faith 
                                 Join us at 8:00 a.m. at Rocky Bay Cafe for 
                                 Breakfast with visitors from Orcas UU Fellowship
 

March 31     Joanruth Baumann    The Kingdom of God: Shifting Sands
 

April 7      No Service; Pancake Breakfast at Mullis Center
 

April 14     Sonja Zarek         Music Sunday; join us for an excellent musical 
                                 exploration of the UU hymnal with piano 
                                 accompaniment; other musicians may play also. 
 

April 21     Kurt Schwalbe       My Excellent River Rafting Adventure
 

April 28     Laura Concord       Walking the Labyrinth with Prayer and Meditation 
 

May 5        No Service; Pancake Breakfast at Mullis Center
 

May 12       Dick Coffey         Not-the-usual Mother's Day Readings
 

May 19       End-of-year potluck; details TBA
 

During the summer, we meet outdoors for potlucks, once per month. We have 
scheduled these meetings to coincide with super-low tides; these low tides
provide an opportunity for interesting beach-walking.
 
June 23      Fourth of July Beach  (10:00 a.m., brunch potluck)

July 21      South Beach (10:00 a.m., brunch potluck; we meet at the picnic table
             and fire-pit area that is near the tall rocks--turn right at the
             parking lot near the bathrooms, and drive a block farther
             down the road.
 
August 18    County Park (10:00 a.m., brunch potluck) 
 

Autumn meetings will begin September 8, 2013.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Autumn 2012 Program Schedule

 This is the first draft of the program schedule starting in September, 2012
 
Sept 2                Pancake Breakfast

Sept 9                Welcome Back/Social/Potluck

Sept 16              What it Means to be a SJUU Member/Renewal of UU Beliefs
                             Rev. Kurt Schwalbe

Sept 23               What am I Doing with my Wild and Precious 
                      Life/Mary Oliver
                              Steve and Joann Ashlock

Sept 30               My Personal Journey to Spirituality
                              John Lindsay

Oct 7                   Pancake Breakfast

Oct 14                 Gay Rights
                              Mary WillAllen
                        (this was a change from the original schedule) 
 
Oct 21                 Bible & Gay Marriage
                              John Lindsay

Oct 28                  Exploration of Mormonism
                              Rev. Kurt Schwalbe
                       (this was a change from the original schedule) 
 
Nov 4                   Pancake Breakfast

Nov 11                  Celtic Spirituality
                               Kathryn Lindsay

Nov 18                   Thanksgiving/Annual SJUU Meeting/Potluck
                                Rev. Kurt Schwalbe

Nov 25                   Holiday - no meeting

Dec 2                     Pancake Breakfast

Dec 9                     To be Arranged

Dec 16                    Christmas
                                 Rev. Kurt Schwalbe

Dec 23                    Holiday - no meeting

Dec 30                    "All things must pass, my sweet Lord"
                                  Steve Ryan

Thursday, May 17, 2012

2012 Summer Schedule

Updated schedule.  Join us!

May 20 End of year potluck  Mullis Center, 10:00

Jun 17  Potluck picnic, 10:00, Fourth of July beach

Jun 24  Potluck picnic with the Orcas UU Fellowship (place and time to
be set later)

Jun 19  (Tuesday, 12:30)      Board meeting at Key Bank

Jul 15  Potluck picnic 10:00, San Juan County Park

Jul 17  (Tuesday, 12:30)       Board meeting at Key Bank

Aug 12 Potluck picnic 10:00 South Beach

Aug 21 (Tuesday, 12:30)      Board meeting at Key Bank

Sep 3  No service (pancake breakfast)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February -updated program schedule

We will attempt to keep the schedule "fresh" 
by occasionally leaving out the previous presentations. 
Scroll down if looking for historical information on our program topics.   
 
February 12    Dave Zeretzke  "Can the Principles of Restorative Justice
Get More Healing into Criminal Justice?"
 
Feb 19 Steve Ashlock        Criminal Justice? (with an intentional question-mark)

Feb 21 (Tuesday), 12:30    Board meeting at Key Bank; all are welcome

Feb 26  Joyce Harrell          Is Democracy Worth Saving?
 
Mar 4   No meeting (pancake breakfast)

Mar 11  Bruce Conway        New Paradigm

Mar 18 Joanruth Baumann: Forget Waldo; Where in the World Is Kurt?

Mar 20 (Tuesday, 12:30)   Board meeting at Key Bank; all are welcome

Mar 25 Dick Coffey:            Topic TBD

Apr 1  No meeting (pancake breakfast)

Apr 8  Easter potluck (details later)

Apr 15 Kurt Schwalbe:        The Bible:  An Adventurous Relationship

Apr 17 (Tuesday, 12:30)   Board meeting at Key Bank; all are welcome

Apr 22 Johnny Moses:         Native Stories

Apr 29 Kurt Schwalbe:         The Book of J

May 6  No meeting (pancake breakfast)

May 13 Kurt Schwalbe:        Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism

May 15 (Tuesday, 12:30)   Board meeting at Key Bank; all are welcome

May 20 End of year potluck (details later)

Jun ?? Potluck picnic (date and place later)

Jun 19 (Tuesday, 12:30)   Board meeting at Key Bank; all are welcome

Jul ?? Potluck picnic (date and place later)

Jul 17 (Tuesday, 12:30)   Board meeting at Key Bank; all are welcome

Aug ?? Potluck picnic (date and place later)

Aug 21 (Tuesday, 12:30)   Board meeting at Key Bank; all are welcome

Sep 3  No service (pancake breakfast)