Our Grades 3-5 RE class is learning that each of us ~ young and not so young, long-term member or short-term friend ~ gives to our church in many ways. They are inviting everyone to add a paper hand cut-out to the mural that they have hung in Fessenden Hall. Please write you name along with what you do to help support our faith community. And while you’re there, be sure to read what oth…
New toys are being collected for Kent Social Services. You may place unwrapped toys or gift cards for teens, in the large box downstairs in Fessenden Hall from now until Dec. 7th. Monetary donations are also being accepted in a separate container. This money will be used to purchase gift cards for the residents of Freedom House, a homeless shelter for veterans. Checks should be made payable to the church, with “Freedom House” written on the m…
Sunday, November 16 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM in Fessenden Hall
What makes the holidays in December meaningful for you? This is a chance to gather in community to talk about the kinds of activities, rituals, practices and experiences that most help you connect with the wonder of the winter holidays. After a brief conversation, everyone will be invited to make their own Advent Calendar to reflect your i…
Everyone is invited to the 30-something annual Church Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 25th. The party will begin in Fessenden Hall at 6 p.m. with finger foods and drinks; please bring something to share. We’d love to see your costume! At 7 p.m. the mild version of the youth haunted house will open followed by the wild version at 7:30. There will be fun for the WHOLE family with games, crafts and lots of tricks and treats! Hope to see you there …
Sunday, September 28th is the last change to register your babies, children and youth for the RE program on a Sunday morning. Please help the RE staff by stopping by the table in Fessenden Hall to complete the forms. It will save us having to chase you down!
Parents and caregivers of all children and youth are asked to complete the annual registration form each fall. It allows us to keep your contact information up-to-date, to know if your child or youth has any special needs and to get your permission for participation. Forms will be available in Fessenden Hall during social hour for the next several weeks. Blank forms are in each of the RE classrooms, as well. Please return completed and signed for…
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Children’s Religious Education
The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent’s Children’s Religious Education Program is to provide opportunities for religious explorations guided by a spirit of play and our UU heritage and principles.
Sunday morning is the time that we all gather together to be in community as a whole. Along with the Worship Service, we offer a variety of programming for all ages. At least once each month, children and youth are in the Sanctuary for Multigenerational Worship. Otherwise, most children join the beginning of the service and then participate in religious education classes that are fun and tailored for their age.
Tender loving childcare is offered for our youngest ones by Michelle Bores, our childcare provider and adult volunteers. The nursery is available during both the 10:00 am and 11:30 am worship services. We recognize that separation between parent and child, even for a brief time, is a milestone in the lives of both parents and children. Every effort is made to make it a comfortable transition for everyone. There is reserved seating in the last row at the back of the sanctuary. Sitting there will assure that parents/guardians can be readily called if needed.
Adult Religious Education
Download – Adult Religious Exploration Brochure (Right-click the link and choose “Save Link As…” to save the document to your computer)
Adult Religious Education is as diverse as our congregation, and offers options almost every day of the week. Programs reflect social justice, ecological, theological, philosophical, practical, and spiritual categories. There is truly something for everyone and every interest in Adult RE.
|Chalice GroupsThese small group ministries for adults meet approximately every three weeks from October through spring. The groups of approximately 6-8 individuals meet in a member’s home, at the church or other agreed upon comfortable, quiet setting. All groups have trained facilitators, use a regular format, covenant together how they will relate to each other and how they will chose a small project to serve the congregation or community. Groups choose their themes for discussion from a menu of meaningful topics. Handouts with readings and discussion questions are provided by the facilitator at each session.||Food For ThoughtOur Food for Thought Groups are another way for members and friends of the congregation to build relationships and explore meaning and ideas in a small group.
Like our Chalice Groups, Food for Thought Groups will provide an opportunity for us to share our stories, ideas and feelings while building relationships. Unlike our Chalice Groups, though, our Food for Thought Groups will take place in the context of a shared meal.
|Spiritual CinemaJoin us each month as we enjoy a movie together with a spiritual theme. Themes explore the conflict of religion and science, religious tolerance, famous Unitarian Universalists, or social justice. Each movie is followed by a short discussion on the topics raised by the movie. Some movies will be accompanied by a short, optional reading that is related to the movie.||Our LibraryWe have a library of books on a variety of topics—such as spiritual growth, world religions, and self-help. Books may be checked out for your reading pleasure.|