Friday, 24 March 2017, 12:57 pm PDT

Featured Ministers

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Nevertheless, She Persisted

NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTEDRev. Kit Ketcham, March 12, 2017 PUUF            I have never thought of myself as a persister.   I wasan adve... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Standing on the Side of Love: a sermon

STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVERev. Kit Ketcham, PUUF, Feb. 12, 2017            LOVE!   When I was a kid in Sunday School, I learned th... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

WE WERE MADE FOR THESE TIMES:  the slow power of NORev. Kit Ketcham, January 21, 2017 Women’s March, Astoria OR            Our emphasis... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

The New Normal?

              As we’ve aged, whether we are single twenty- or thirty-somethings,  middle-aged parents or single fol... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Each Night A Child is Born...

EACH NIGHT A CHILD IS BORN IS A HOLY NIGHTRev. Kit Ketcham, Dec. 11, 2016     My son was a senior in high school, a longtime member of the youth group at Jefferson Unitarian Chu... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ripping the Lid Off of Pandora's Box

RIPPING THE LID OFF OF PANDORA’S BOXRev. Kit Ketcham, Nov. 13, 2016            We’ve just heard Nancy recreate the story of Pandora’s Bo... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Andy's Garden Redux

When our guest speaker couldn't make it down to Astoria because of the weather, Plan B became a recycling of an oldie but goodie:  In Andy's Garden, printed here with minor updates in langua... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Sharing Holy Ground

SHARING HOLY GROUNDRev. Kit Ketcham Oct. 9, 2016, PUUF            There is a story in the Hebrew Scriptures that has always given me a little ... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Sharing Holy Ground

SHARING HOLY GROUNDRev. Kit Ketcham Oct. 9, 2016, PUUF            There is a story in the Hebrew Scriptures that has always given me a little ... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Our Mothers' Gifts

OUR MOTHERS’ GIFTSRev. Kit Ketcham, May 8, 2016 Let’s pause for a time of silence, thinking of the many mothers and mother figures we know who have given of themselves to help us become the mot... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

The Heart of Democracy redux

THE HEART OF DEMOCRACYRev. Kit Ketcham, April 10, 2016 We had launched our boat trip down the Grand Canyon at the Vermillion Cliffs, at Lee's Ferry, Arizona. It was about noon on that first day wh... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

What's Love Got to Do With It?

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? Rev. Kit Ketcham, March 13, 2016 PUUFPart I (After the offering/Spirit of Life)            I was thinking abo... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Evolution Rocks!

EVOLUTION ROCKS: THE SERMONBy Rev. Kit Ketcham, Feb. 14, 2016 Last week, as I listened to Kjirsten and sat and talked with her during our social hour, I was struck by how much she and I have though... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Chaos and Grace

WINTER REFLECTIONS:  CHAOS AND GRACERev. Kit Ketcham, PUUF, Jan. 10, 2016            Seth Tichenor’s message last Sunday really rocked ... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Marching to Our Own Little Drummer Boy

MARCHING TO OUR OWN LITTLE DRUMMER BOYRev. Kit Ketcham, PUUF, Dec. 13, 2015 I’d like to read you a story written by my colleague the Rev. Christine Robinson, of First Unitarian... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

A reflection on the Arts and Spirituality

REFLECTIONS ON THE ARTS AND SPIRITUALITYRev. Kit Ketcham, Nov. 8, 2015 Thank you, Chris, Helen, and Allison, for sharing your creative lives with us.     ... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

The Scrapped Sermon

Here's the sermon PUUF would have heard yesterday, had it not been set aside in favor of a conversation on the events of the past eleven days since the mass murder at Umpqua CC. ... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Scrapping the Sermon...

is something I've never done before, but it's going to happen today. As I was going over what I'd written for today, it just didn't feel right.   It wasn't bad, but it felt inarticulate a... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

A Tribute to Our Friend John

MEMORIAL PORTRAIT of JOHN DUNCAN             One of the most poignant parts, for me, of preparing for a memorial service i... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Being Prepared

Today was Water Communion and Homecoming Day, the first Sunday after Labor Day, when we begin the new church year.   We had forty-five folks in the service, with several new visitors, some of ... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

On the Eve of General Assembly 2015

I used to be a GA junkie.   For those of you not in the alphabet-soup "know" of Unitarian Universalism, GA stands for General Assembly, the annual gathering of the tribe from all... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

A Spiritual Journey: lessons from 20 years of ministry

A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: THE LESSONS OF 20 YEARS OF MINISTRYRev. Kit Ketcham, June 14, 2015 It was my turn to speak that day in September of 1992, our homecoming service at the begin... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Flaming Chalice Redux

I've revamped an oldie-but-goodie for today's sermon, updating it a bit. [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Remembering Who We Are

REMEMBERING WHO WE ARERev. Kit Ketcham UUCWI, May 10, 2015            A couple of years ago, I decided to sign up for Natio... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

The Original Sacred Text and the Language It's Written In

THE ORIGINAL SACRED TEXT:  The Language “God” Really Talks Rev. Kit Ketcham, April 19, 2015            Over the pa... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show