Tis a Gift to Be Simple – June 26, 2016

live-life-love pubicdomainpictures.netOne service only today at 9:45 AM led by Worship Leader Andrew Rome

Busy! Busy! Busy! We often add new layers of complexity to our lives, turning joyful activities into burdens.  Let’s stop to enjoy a simple service. We’ll reflect on creating simplicity in our lives and try to experience a pause in the world’s chaotic energy.


Sunday service is offered at 9:45 AM with Nursery care available for children Preschool age and younger.

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Plain and Simple – June 19, 2016

flowers-1Led by  Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

Simplicity is not only a pleasant practice, it may well be an antidote to some of the soul sickness of our own time.  One of the simple rituals Unitarian Universalists keep is an annual Flower Ceremony.  With this ceremony we celebrate the beauty of unity in diversity.  Please bring a stem or two of any flower that appeals to you with you to the service this morning.

We will also have the joy of celebrating baby dedications during our services today.  Mike Hovancsek and Stefanie Workman look forward to the dedication ceremony for Katherine during first service and Melissa and Evin Carvill Ziemer look forward to the ceremony for Owen during the second service.


Services will be offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.  Childcare is available for all worship services.

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Simple Idealism – June 12, 2016 at Plum Creek Park!

Church Picnic Plan to attendLed by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Andrew Rome

In the mid 19th century, Unitarians and Universalists started and became involved in a number of intentional utopian communities.  Often these communities began simply because the founders wanted to find a way to enact their lofty ideals.  What can we learn from their efforts in our own attempts to build and sustain community?

We will have one service only today and it will begin at 9:45 at Plum Creek Park in Kent.  Please bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on, sun screen or insect repellent and plan to stay for the morning. The service will be followed by an old-fashioned picnic to celebrate our church’s 150th anniversary.  Please bring something to share in the  pot-luck picnic lunch.  We’ll enjoy home- made root beer and ice cream. Afterwards, we’ll have the opportunity to participate in games and activities of the 1800’s.  If you wish, you may dress in the clothing styles of the 1860’s.  If you’d like to help with this event, please contact Mary Leeson.

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Simple Gifts – June 5, 2016

Tree_of_Life_-_Shaker_-_painted_by_Hannah_Cohoon public domain wikimediaLed by the Children, Youth, and Leaders of our Religious Education Program

This is our annual RE Sunday – a time to celebrate with our children and youth their experiences in religious education this year, salute our HS graduate, and express our appreciation for the fabulous volunteers that make it all possible.  Join us for special music and two unique worship experiences.

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

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