Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
Imbolc, also known as Candlemas, is the pagan festival that celebrates the coming of spring. In the Celtic tradition, this feast belongs to Brigid, the goddess of fire, poetry, childbirth and healing, who also made the first piece of cloth in Ireland and wove healing threads into it. As we await the return of spring, we will invoke Brigid’s blessing to heal ourselves and our world and reflect on the golden threads of the web of life that connect all of us together.
Today’s participants were – Rev. Steven Protzman, Worship Associate Elaine Bowen, RE Director Colleen Thoele and the Celtic Clan.
Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 with nursery care available during both services.
The Right Relations Covenant workshop will explore
these and related questions as to how we as a church community can engage in
healthy conflict, dialogue and interaction.
The Committee on Shared Ministries will provide pizza lunch and
When: Sunday, February 23 from 1:00-4:00 PM
Where: Fessenden Hall
Invited: all UUCK members and friends
Facilitated by: Committee on Shared Ministries
RSVP: Please RSVP to MaryBeth at [email protected] by Thursday , Feb. 20 so we may best plan for purchasing lunch and refreshments.
The purpose of a Covenant of Right Relations is to
guide us in accepting one another in our shared journey and in encouraging
spiritual growth as individuals and as a community (our third principle).
Workshop participants will create a draft Covenant of Right Relations to be
placed on the annual meeting’s agenda for approval by the congregation.
Through small group discussion, large group
dialogue and the democratic
process, participants will explore such questions as:
How do we have disagreements with an individual or
group, do so in love and respect, and continue to stay in community?
How do we seek to live the principles and values of
Unitarian Universalism by acting with compassion, respect and a high value on
How do we make space and engage in creative
dialogue about our individual theologies, the ways in which we make meaning of
life and seek to live lives of meaning?
How do we interact with others in ways that promote
a community of integrity, honesty, and open communication?
Led by Rev. Steven Protzman, DRE Colleen Thoele, and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns
In his famous “I Have a Dream” speech Martin Luther King Jr. invoked the words of the Hebrew prophet Amos: “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream.” We will gather as a community of all ages to honor the memory of Dr. King, to learn about the justice work our children and youth have chosen for this year, and to reflect on how we are all called to build a world where there is justice and peace.
Worship leaders today were Rev. Steven Protzman, Worship Associate Kathy Kerns, RE Director Colleen Thoele, Raylynn Rome, and the Golden Tones.
Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Heidi
May Sarton wrote: “Now I become myself. It’s taken time, many years and places; I have been dissolved and shaken, worn other people’s faces.” As we continue exploring January’s Soul Matters theme of integrity, we’ll reflect together on how seeking to live with integrity and creating greater wholeness within ourselves helps us become more fully ourselves. Our services will also include a naming ceremony that affirms and celebrates Kevyn Breedon’s journey of becoming more fully themselves.
Other contributors today were Colleen Thoele, Kevyn Breedon, and Hal Walker.
Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.
Led by Worship Associates Kathy Kerns and Elaine Bowen
Rainer Maria Rilke says, “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” One of the times we may feel in flow with how we want to live is when we feel we are living our life with integrity, when we feel we are acting in concert with our true selves. We invite you to come and hear members and friends, Elaine Bowen, Andrew Rome, Randy Bish, and Krsnaa Fitch share their thoughts on living with integrity.
Speakers today were Worship Associate Kathy Kerns, Worship Asociate Elaine Bowen, Colleen Thoele, Randy Bish, Elaine Bowen, Andrew Rome, Krsnaa Fitch, and Hal Walker.
Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.