Weekly e-nUUs, June 19, 2013

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Rev. Melissa is attending the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly in addition to a number of post meetings through 25.  During this time she is available by cell phone for urgent and time sensitive concerns.  She will reply to emails as she is able, but her time on line will be limited.


Worship & Music


Services are held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 and 11:30 through June 30.


Sunday, June 23               A Tired Puppy is a Happy Puppy

Kristina Spaude and Worship Associate Lori McGee

My partner has said this phrase dozens of times in the last few years, and it’s become a mantra of sorts for me. During this service we are going to use this phrase as a lens through which we can understand sources of happiness and explore how we can invite happiness into our lives. While there is no key to happiness, there are many opportunities for it if we are open to them.


The Times They Are a Changin’ . . . Again

Throughout the month of July, we will only have one worship services at 10am. Beginning Sunday, August 4, we will return to two services each Sunday held at  9:45 and 11:30 am. 


Lifespan Learning


How Do You Like to Play?  Summer RE for Children Preschool through Grade

Our summer RE program is off to a great start!  Please note that summer RE happens only at the first service.  There are no age-specific classes for older youth, but Middle School and High School youth may participate as helpers or attend the worship service.  Nursery care is available at both services.

This Sunday, during first service, children preschool through 5th grade (and up)  are invited to explore the ways we play through board games. Jennifer May and Lois Weir will bring games for all ages. Come learn a new game, or bring your favorite, and find a partner to play. We promise you won’t be BORED!



Radiolab and Pancakes will return right after second service on June 30th!  So, get your pancakes, and bring them upstairs to The Founder’s Lounge!  Our Radiolab short subject is titled “Solid as a Rock?”.  For centuries, philosophers have argued this question, is our reality solid, or a product of our thoughts?  Radiolab finds that religion and science are converging on a definitive answer to that question-maybe!  So, bring your pancakes and your perspectives for a fun and lively discussion on a question that still puzzles scientists and philosophers!  If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Spoehr.


Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being

We are not our brains!  Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD and Depak Chopra, MD have collaborated on this book which provides a blueprint to explore the amazing potential of our brains while improving the quality of our lives regardless of our age or situation.

If you are interested in reading this book and sharing with a group come to a meeting in the Founders Lounge on July 7 after the worship service.  We will discuss possibilities and meeting times.

Questions?  Call Mary Maske.

Note:  Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, is the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology at Harvard

University and the Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Depak Chopra, MD is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American

Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.


Community Within


UUCK Men’s Group – Join Us!

On June 23, at 1:00 pm in the Sanctuary, Max Grubb will lead a group for men who are interested in participating in a men’s group at the church.  This is an opportunity for men to connect and engage each other for support concerning issues and challenges that arise from being male, husband or partner, father and friend in today’s society.  Please contact Max if you have any questions.


The Patricia Pownall UU Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 pm in the home Chris Hurlbut.  This month we are reading Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander. As he lay in a coma, neurosurgeon Eben Alexander explains that he “journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence [where] he met and spoke with the Divine source of the universe …  If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper.  All are welcome.


Income Generation


Let’s kick off Summer with an old fashioned Ice Cream Social this Sunday!

Sunday, June 23rd during coffee hour and after second service, your fundraising team will be having an Ice Cream Social fundraiser to kick off Summertime!

We will offer vanilla ice cream with ALL the toppings you can handle.  Hot fudge, Cherries, Nuts, Whipped Cream, Sprinkles, Bananas, OH MY!  We are asking for a $4 donation for adults and $2 for children under 12.

Weather permitting we will hold this outside.

Thank you!


As we come to the end of Fiscal Year 2013 on June 30, we’d like to express our appreciation to everyone for their generous support of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent.  Through your support we have had another successful year of providing ministry, education and fellowship to this community.  For those who may still have a FY13 pledge balance to fulfill, we encourage you to do your best to fulfill that commitment.

We are looking forward to continued programming and growth in Fiscal Year 2014 and we appreciate the commitment you have made to the Church that will allow for this.   Once again, thank you UU Church of Kent members and friends; You are what makes this faith community outstanding!


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