A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Yehle Bowen
Lammas, also known as Lughnasadh, is a Pagan celebration that marks the first harvest of fruits, grains and vegetables. As we honor our sixth source of spiritual wisdom, earth-centered traditions which teach us celebrate the sacred circle of life and to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature, we will give thanks for the earth’s abundance and reflect on the importance of nurturing our spiritual lives to have strength for life’s journey.
Led by Swanny Voneida and Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser
My family and I left Hawaii when I was 8 1/2 years old, 3 weeks before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I met Ted Voneida, my husband during the Korean War. Together, we protested the many unnecessary wars after that. Our Japanese friends led us to understand the tole of war on their country as well. Now Japan is our ally, showing peace is possible if we are wise.
A virtual service led by Elaine Yehle Bowen and Worship Associate Lori McGee.
Exploring a religion you know little about is a bit like putting your toe in the water to test how comfortable it might be. I put my toe into the waters of Judaism last summer and liked what I felt. This is my story of exploration and understanding of Judaism through a curious UU’s lens.
Welcome! We are glad that you have found this community, and we hope it is offering you opportunities for meaningful connections.In this time of the personal distancing it is more important than ever to have ways to connect with others, to find strength and inspiration and to care for our spiritual wellbeing.If you are new, fairly new or just want to meet some friendly Kent UU folks, who can serve as your first circle of Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent acquaintances, please join members of our Welcome Team for our Second Sunday Meet and Greet (on Zoom). It will be held immediately after church service on Sunday, July 12.
A virtual service led by Trudy Diehl and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood
Being licensed foster parents is calling near to the hearts of the Diehl family. In this service, Trudy Diehl will share how fostering has changed her view on family and the needs of our society to better support families to stay together. She will also share how fostering Heidi Emhoff Wood has strengthened her family’s commitment to the UU Principles and served as an opportunity to express them in our daily lives.
A virtual service led by Nicole Penny and Worship Associate Lori McGee.
The COVID-19 pandemic has my family, a family who considers ourselves to be a “church” family, not going to church or participating in many church groups because we don’t have a physical building to go to. We haven’t turned our backs on church, but we have a hard time participating. Yet, we live our faith and find ways to create justice in our personal worlds. We still live our principles and find our peace. This service will discuss the hardships of living faith in the pandemic. It will discuss how a little creativity can still bring faith and peace into a Unitarian Universalist home.