Rev. Ketcham

February 18 2018

On February 18 Rev. Kit Ketcham’s topic will be “The #MeToo Experience and how it affects us all”.

Religious education for the children is available each week following the “Moment with the Children” near the beginning of the service.

Following the service and the social time in the Green room, there will be a discussion led by Frank Logan on “Gnostic Christianity: Had beliefs similar to UU. What are the similarities? What are the differences?”

Sunday January 14 2018

“Our Great Covenant” . Every Sunday, we at PUUF affirm our Great Covenant together as we begin our service,  but what does it mean that we promise each other peace, love, and helpfulness?  And how do we offer that in our everyday lives?  Rev. Kit Ketcham will speak. 

The monthly potluck will be at the Masonic Temple across the street after the service. 

Sunday December 10

Sunday December 10: MERRY CHRISTMAS THROUGH A UU LENS: This is the time of year when the War on Christmas is supposed to start, according to pundits who would like Christmas to be the only winter holiday worth observing. We Unitarian Universalists have a different view—we think ALL winter holidays are worthy of respect and honor. But what do you know about what Unitarians and Universalists have brought to our Christmas traditions?

Sunday November 26

“Exploring the Mystery”. Unitarian Universalist congregations are full of people with widely varying spiritual experiences. In a sequel to her sermon on Nov. 12 entitled “The Evolution of Spiritual Experience”, Rev. Kit Ketcham will explore the First Source of Unitarian Universalism: “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.”

Sunday November 12

The service will be led by Rev. Ketcham.  “The Evolution of Spiritual Experience” Research into the nature of spiritual experience has revealed that our spiritual lives evolve out of our emotional responses, both positive and negative. Rev. Kit Ketcham will speak about the foundations of human spirituality: love, joy, pain, fear, and more. Frank Logan will be our service leader. The monthly potluck at the Masonic Temple across the street will follow the service.

Sunday October 8

The service will be led by Rev. Ketcham: “Come On Up to the House”.  Most world religions list Hospitality as one of their primary tenets:  welcoming the stranger, caring for the stranger, saving the stranger’s life.  Yet we often see rejection, discrimination, and outright hate expressed toward those who are different.  This is particularly problematic in our increasingly diverse world.   Bree Heavenrich will sing the Tom Waits song that is the title of the service.

The monthly potluck will follow the service.

Sunday September 24

Kit Ketcham, Nancy Cook, and David Ambrose will share their UU Journeys.

September 10: Water Ceremony

We return to the normal UU service format with the Water Ceremony.  This is a traditional UU ritual where we celebrate the beginning of the new Fellowship year with a Homecoming theme, marked by this special ceremony.  For the Water Ceremony, folks are encouraged to bring a small amount of water which represents some spiritual … Continued

Sunday August 13 2017

Discussion topic change: “in light of the events in Charlottesville, we will be discussing our feelings and our thoughts about the violence and death that came at the hands of racist white supremacists.”  Kit Ketcham.   See “Summer Services” in the Worship menu for the format.

Sunday July 9 2017

Discussion topic “Politics and PUUF: What is the role of political discussion in a religious setting?” Presented by Kit Ketcham & Frank Logan. See “Summer Services” in the Worship menu for the format and for a link to a UUA document about the IRS rules for religious organizations whose actions are often influenced by political issues and candidates.