Giving and Receiving Love – May 22, 2016

i-beg-your-pardon-1272744_640Led by OWL Participants and Leaders

Service Description: Come join us as we explore the definition of healthy relationships and share the voices of those who have been blessed by OWL (Our Whole Lives – a Unitarian Universalist curriculum for offering comprehensive sexuality education across the lifespan).

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 am.  Nursery care is available for all services.

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You Owe Me – May 15, 2016

sun and the earth using public domain image from pixabayLed by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate  Elaine Bowen

“And still, after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky.”-  (Rumi).  Come and explore this concept of, “How to be a Blessing.”  You can choose to live a meaningful life; one that’ll make the world move forward, touching the lives of others in a positive way.  Being a blessing to others can lift you up. When you are lifted up you lift up others as well!

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 am.  Nursery card is available for all services.

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Annual Meeting of the Congregation

churchbuildingBrad'sAnnual Congregational Voting Meeting

Sunday, June 5   

12:45 PM in the Sanctuary

Your attendance is important as a quorum will be required for voting matters. Need an absentee ballot?  Contact churchoffice@kentuu.org

 The Information Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

Click to Download the Annual Meeting Packet (Right-click the link and choose “Save Link As…” to save the document to your computer) Finish Reading: Annual Meeting of the Congregation

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How to Receive a Blessing – May 8, 2016

clasped-hands-541849_640 pixabayLed by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Becky Cline

John O’Donohue also says that “Whenever you give a blessing, a blessing returns to enfold you.”  For some, the act of receiving a blessing is harder than giving one.  How can we open ourselves more fully to receive the blessings that come to us?

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available for all services.

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How to Give a Blessing – May 1, 2016

woman-praising-sunset publicdomainpictures.netLed by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

In his book To Bless the Space Between Us, John O’Donohue suggests that blessing “is a way of life, a lens through which the whole world is transformed.”  We will start our reflection upon the meaning of blessing by considering what it takes to prepare.  How can we give blessings?

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available for both services.

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Tending our Little Place in the Interdependent Web – April 24, 2016

eco_nuevoLed by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh, with Green Sanctuary Convener Mary Lou Holly

The 7th Principle of Unitarian Universalism calls us to respect our interdependent web of existence.  Come join us as we celebrate Earth Day by lifting up this strand of our theological heritage and reflecting together on our practice of this principle.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.  Nursery Care is available for all Sunday services.

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Don’t Blink – April 17, 2016

Youth Sunday 2015Led by our Youth and Interim Director of Religious Education Karen LoBracco

For this annual Youth Service, our High School group will explore through music and words the experience of growing up in a Unitarian Universalist community.  Come to hear what a difference this congregation is making!

Sunday Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

 

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LAST WEEK TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGE!!!!

This is the last week of our Stewardship Campaign to support the operations during fiscal year 2017 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2017).

This week the Stewardship Team is making calls/sending emails to those of you who haven’t made a pledge to the annual Stewardship Campaign.  PLEASE make your pledge, preferably by Friday, Sunday at the latest.  The Finance Committee needs to know how much money we will have to work with when they meet on the 21st.

You may email your pledge to the church office at churchoffice@kentuu.org,  call 330-673-4247, or visit the online pledge card . The team will again have a table in the fellowship hall after each service on Sunday.  Come during social hour and try to win the trivia game for a $10 prize!

Last Sunday’s winner, Ethan Young, guessed that there have been 150 children and adults involved in this year’s RE program–the correct answer is 152.  Congratulations, Ethan!

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The Stewardship Team consists of Jennifer Walton-Fisette, Theresa Walton-Fisette, Claudia Miller, Marion Yeagler and Sandy Eaglen

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The Creative Spirit – April 10, 2016

20150719-DSCF4424-XLLed by Lori Fatchet-McGee and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Why do we create art?  What is art?  How does creativity feed our souls?  Our annual Art Sunday service invites you to ask and answer these questions of yourself while we explore the topic of the intersection of creativity and spirituality.

 

Sunday Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

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In the Beginning – April 3, 2016

public_domain_astronomy_22Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh

In her book Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer writes “like creation stories everywhere, cosmologies are a source of identity and orientation to the world. They tell us who we are.” This Sunday we will begin exploring the theme of creation by considering what the foundational creation stories of our world have to tell us about who we are.

Sunday Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM. Nursery care is available for all Sunday services.

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Why an Alleluia? – March 27, 2016

Spring Tree public domain - AlleluiaLed by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Intern Minister Dave Clements

He taught them. He healed them.  He fed them. He loved them.  He showed them the way.  For his efforts, he was crucified.  So why will we sing Alleluia today?  Come join us for our special multigenerational celebration of Easter.  Families with children are welcome to attend either service.

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Not a Worldly King – March 20, 2016

crown512 public domainLed by Dave Clements and Worship Associate Andrew Rome

When most people hear of “liberation theology,” they think of revolution. True liberation includes the struggle against issues like racism, sexism, discrimination and social justice. Interest in liberation theology grew rapidly in North America. Liberation theology later found itself in black and women’s liberation movements; it is an ethical theology that grows out of social awareness and the desire to act. Liberation expresses the hopes of oppressed peoples and the realization that they are not seen as a passive element, but as an agent of righteous change in history. We will explore this concept of liberation theology and how it relates to our Unitarian Universalists beliefs and causes.

Sunday Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

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