How to Give a Blessing - May 1, 2016

Led 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

Led 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 a…

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Don't Blink - April 17, 2016

Led 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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The Creative Spirit - April 10, 2016

Led 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

Led 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 …

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Why an Alleluia? - March 27, 2016

Led 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

Led 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 t…

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The Prison and the Key - March 13, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Carolyn Andrews Schlemmer
The young adult poet and author Johnathan Jena writes, “True wisdom comes in understanding that sometimes, you are both the prison and the key.”  Do we really have the power to unlock some of the prisons that keep us bound?  How can we develop what it takes to use the key for our individual and collective freedom?

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What Does it Mean to Be a People of Liberation? - March 6, 2016

Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj               
The history of our liberal religious tradition is woven through with stories of people who devoted themselves to the pursuit of liberation – theologically, politically, socially, spiritually . . . Are there core values in Unitarianism, Universalism and Unitarian Universalism that inspire such quests?  What impact does that history have on us now?  How can t…

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How Can I Keep From Singing: An Annual Music Service open to All - February 27 and 28, 2016

Community members are invited to attend a weekend of musical worship titled, “How Can I Keep From Singing,” at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, located at 228 Gougler Avenue in Kent.  Recognizing that music unites, transcends, heals, and inspires, music’s beauty and power are honored each year with a special worship service. Under the direction of Music Director Hal Walker, musical ensembles will include the Peace Choir, Fallow Time Fol…

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Worship Services

Join us, Sunday mornings for services at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

Sunday Mornings

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 are invited into the Sanctuary for an intergenerational service.

Worship Services

Our services may be led by our minister, a visiting minister, or a lay member or guest of the congregation. Service topics are announced in our monthly newsletter, The Chalice Flame. Come dressed as you’re comfortable; you will find people dressed in both business casual and casual clothes. Please see our Children’s Religious Education page regarding how our children participate in services.

Upcoming Services

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Coffee Hour

Please join us for coffee and other light refreshments downstairs in Fessenden Hall between services. We always have an activity such as drawing available for children.  In July the coffee hour will follow our one service.  In August the coffee hour will begin around 10:30 and in September the coffee hour will begin at about 11:00.

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