On September 18th, after both services, all UUCK Committees, Teams, and Groups will be showcasing their work and ministries. Every Committee and Group is looking to educate us about what their team does and how we can help! There is a Committee or Group for you! Plan to come to the Ministries Fair in Fessenden Hall during Coffee Hour and after Second Service. Learn what goes on and find a match with your interests and skills, and your time availability. Engaging in service to our Community is a pathway to personal and spiritual growth.
Realize our Covenant in your life by committing to some new way of belonging within our Beloved Community this year, whether small or large. There is much to be done.
With Reverend Melissa leaving, there are a lot of unknowns about our congregation’s future. If we approach the unknown future with wisdom and intentionality, we may not know its details, but we will be able to guide its shape and underlying values.
The “STAYING GROUNDED IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE” workshop is a terrific opportunity to understand how you can help move our congregation into our next season of fruitful ministry!
Learn about how we, as humans, naturally respond to change.
Learn how we can use times of change to help better ourselves and our communities.
Discover where you can help serve our congregation during the upcoming transitions.
The afternoon will begin with the Rev. Renee Ruchotzke and lay leader Jennifer May sharing tips and tools about how to be intentional during times of transition. We will have a break with a Mediterranean Tea, then will convene into small groups to hear about your interests and answer any questions.
WHEN: Saturday, September 17. 2016
WHERE: Fessenden Hall, Kent Unitarian Universalist Church
Led byRev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Becky Cline
Since the early 20th century, humanists have found a home within our faith tradition. Contemporary Unitarian Universalism has been profoundly shaped by humanist wisdom, which is always growing and evolving. Come celebrate this rich legacy as we lift up humanist wisdom that can help us understand and respond to some of the challenges we live with today.
Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM. Nursery care is offered during both services.
with Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer, Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Coordinator Colleen Thoele
As children and teachers return to school, rhythms shift for families and even, sometimes subtly, for those of us no longer connected to academic calendars. This morning we come together, children and adults, to celebrate our community uniting again after the adventures of summer. We will honor the invisible threads that keep us connected no matter where we go or what we do. There are two things to remember when you come to church next Sunday:
Please bring a little container of water or earth from your home with you to church next week for our ritual gathering of water and earth.
During the service we will offer a Blessing of the Backpacks for children and youth. Please remind your children or youth to bring their backpack with them to the services next Sunday.
We look forward to celebrating together!
Services are offered on Sunday mornings at 9:45 and 11:30. Nursery care is available.
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and members of the Committee on Ministry
In this world of constant news, we are all too familiar with instances of innocent people’s lives being profoundly altered by the intrusion of violence in some public place. Closer to home, we could all tell stories of small scale disruption in a public place. As a community that serves and welcomes the public, how do we balance our concern for hospitality and security? As individuals, how do we balance our desire to love the world and our desire to fight against hate, cruelty and injustice? The Committee on Ministry has spent the last year exploring questions such as these. We invite you to come join us as we reflect together on some of what we have discovered.
Sunday Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM. Nursery care is available for children Preschool age and younger.
Led by Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Mary Lou Holly
Has your present theology or your understanding of the meaning of life changed compared to the beliefs you held as a child? You will have an opportunity to reflect upon the influences that have shaped your religious beliefs as we explore the fascinating life and spiritual journey of John Muir, naturalist, conservationist and writer.
Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 am. Nursery care is available for all services.