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Hand Up for the Homeless
Supply Drive

OCT. 1 – OCT. 31

Many people are homeless because there are fewer places available to rent these days and those that are available have higher rents.

With cold winter days and nights coming, join us in offering a helping hand to take care of those in our community who are down on their luck.

All donations will go to organizations that provide direct assistance to those in need.

New and gently used items are being collected:

FlashlightsSleeping bags
Warm socksSmall to medium-size Tents
Gloves & HatsCamping Mats or Yoga Mats
Boots & ShoesPillows & Pillowcases
Warm CoatsRain Jackets & Ponchos
ToiletriesBackpacks & Duffle Bags

Drop your donations off in the bin located in our narthex, or see the flyer for additional locations.


 

Dances of Universal Peace

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Dances of Universal Peace are meditative, spiritual practices using the mantras of all world religions — including Sufi, Hebrew, Buddhist, Native, and Christian — to promote peace.

Come open yourself to the Silence with gentle body movements. No experience is necessary. The dances are simple and are taught each time.

More information about the Dances of Universal Peace…


 

Bainbridge Bodhi Center Presents

Bainbridge Bodhi Center Facing Death Without Fear

Using life-threatening illness as an opportunity for spiritual awakening and approaching the unknown with an open heart
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Location:Bodhi Center
6717 Marshall Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

 
Through music, lecture, meditation and questions, facilitator Dale Borglum will provide a day to help participants apply this mission statement to their own lives.

Imagine facing death
without fear.
Imagine using
a life-threatening
illness as an opportunity
for spiritual awakening.

Imagine approaching
the unknown with
an open heart.

We often resist change
as a natural part of life.
Strength and healing
can be found in life’s
most difficult situations.

Facilitated by Dale Borglum, PhD, Founder and Executive Director of the Living/Dying Project, Fairfax, California. The Living/Dying Project offers conscious and compassionate support in the spirit of mutual exploration to those facing life-threatening illness, to their caregivers, to those facing life’s most difficult situations, and to anyone committed to spiritual transformation.

More information.


 

Severe Weather Shelter

Volunteer Training

TUESDAY, OCT. 23
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Location:   Gateway Fellowship
8901 8th Ave NE, Poulsbo

Our cold-weather shelters are activated when temperatures are predicted to drop below freezing, or when there's snow, heavy rain or high winds between Nov. 1 and March 31.

The shelters rely solely on volunteers for staffing. More voluteers are needed to ensure that shelters are able to open when needed during the upcoming severe weather shelter season.

New volunteers are required to attend a training class. Sign Up in advance for this three-hour class.


 

Free Range Films Presents…
Dolores

Feminist. Activist. Rebel. Mother.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized.

Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87.

With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

Join us for this film, followed by facilitated discussion.


 

Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church Presents…
Deportation

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
7:00-9:00 pm

 

Location:   Conference Room
Bainbridge Island Library
1270 Madison Ave N, BI

 
What happens to the Undocumented in the current U.S. deportation system?

Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church’s Justice Network presents an up-close view of the American deportation system and how it affects immigrants crossing the border as well as those living in our state.

Speakers Katherine Niall and Helen Nissani will trace the steps of deportees, from their capture in Kitsap County to detention in Tacoma, their deportation, and attempts to return to their families.

Highlights of the program include good works by The Samaritans and other humanitarian aid organizations.

This educational event is free of charge. Presenters will highlight humanitarian aid organizations and other 501(C)3 groups that can receive donations.

For more information contact justice@cedarsuuchurch.org


 

Racial Justice Unpacked

Tools for Helping Professionals, Lay Leaders and Activists

Nikki Akparewa

SATURDAY, NOV. 17
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

Movements such as Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and others have drawn much-needed attention to inequities for certain groups that can no longer be hidden. Technology has given us the opportunity to see with our own eyes the brutality that some people experience almost like an everyday reality.

But the curtain is still closed and somewhat elusive as to how providers understand and experience the social impact of race on health.

In this workshop, we will present key insights into how health equity has to be the center of any change process for communities. We will explain how the work is different when it is based on a racial justice framework that addresses structural racism and ties in inclusive leadership. We’ll describe where organizations often get stuck and collectively discuss what we can do to get “unstuck.”

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

• Discover the relationships of public policy, race, and health and their effects on people’s lives.
• Engage in deliberative dialogue to unpack values, beliefs and behaviors around race and class and its impact on health.
• Walk away with tools for inclusive leadership.
• Use mindfulness and role play to actively learn how to reduce bias in any conversation.

Suggested donation:   $20 (no one turned away due to lack of funds)

This workshop, offered by nurses, is for ANYONE working with others to make a better world.

NIKKI AKPAREWA, RN MSN, MPH is a nurse entrepreneur and the Creative Director of Transform Nursing. With over a decade of experiences in international nursing, critical care, hospital and community based care, Nikki is an expert on navigating tough conversations around race, class and other social structures. She is passionate about providing leadership and education around social justice, diversity and inclusive leadership.

SIGN UP, share with others and together we can increase our ability to provide compassionate, culturally responsive care.


 

The Voice in Silence

SUNDAYS 9:15 – 9:45 am

 
Want a little quiet time before "church" or even instead of it?

Meet others in the Harmony Room for inspiration, contemplation, and meditation.

Participants comment that they find the quiet nurturing, rejuvenating and filled with compassionate energy.

All are welcome.


 

More information on Sound Spirit events…

NOTE:

All events take place at the Suquamish UCC Church unless otherwise stated.

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