North Kitsap Unitarian Church now worshipping at Martha & Mary

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Unitarian Church is now worshipping in the chapel at Martha & Mary, 19160 Front St., Poulsbo.

The church formerly worshipped in the Poulsbo Library Community Room.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month, the new location provides space for all-ages religious education programs.

Rev. Amanda Aikman is one of the various guest ministers giving talks to the congregation. She will join the congregation on April 16.

The Unitarian denomination has a strong liberal tradition. Famous Unitarians include President John Adams, President John Quincy Adams, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Wadsworth Longfellow, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Susan B. Anthony, Arthur Schlesinger, Adlai Stevenson, Linus Pauling, Frank Lloyd Wright, Alfred North Whitehead, Buckminster Fuller, Julia Ward Howe, Henry Steele Commager, Clara Barton, Herman Melville, and the first three presidents of Harvard University.

Contemporary Unitarians include Ted Sorenson, speechwriter for President John F. Kennedy. Among Sorenson’s famous contributions: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” The denomination has a strong humanist orientation and focuses on social justice.

The North Kitsap Unitarian Church is fully affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association as a covenanting liberal religious community.

For more information, call 360-394-3945, write P.O. Box 1624, Poulsbo, WA 98370, or go to