Healing a Broken World

Sunday, November 29, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser.

In the aftermath of an election that revealed how badly we are divided as a nation, facing climate change threatens the future of the planet, and the uncertainty of what the ‘new normal’ of life will be because of the pandemic, we live in a world in need of healing.  As we explore November’s Soul Matters theme of healing, we will look to wisdom both ancient and modern to help us discover a path to healing ourselves and our world. 

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Join us Sunday, November 29, 2020 10 AM for this virtual service hosted via Zoom Video Conferencing. Closed captions are available. The link to join the worship service is below. We request that everyone joining the service please display your first and last name.  Thank you!

Time: November 29, 2020 09:45 AM
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e-nUUs – November 18, 2020

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This week’s topics include:

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • Our Journey Toward Racial Justice: Crafting a Congregational Statement of Commitment
  • November special collection — UUA Disaster Relief Fund

Worship & Music

  • TONIGHT!  Vespers Sing
  • Sunday service each week via Zoom!
  • So Much to be Thankful For – Sunday, November 22
  • Closed Captions
  • Gratitude Tree
  • Healing a Broken World – Sunday, November 29
  • Wednesday Vespers

Lifespan Learning

  • Please register your child/children for Religious Education
  • Sunday RE for children and high school / youth group
  • Parent & Caregiver Meet-up – November 19

Community Within

  • Thanks4Giving online auction open for business
  • New UU Class – November 22
  • Did you miss the Right Relations workshop?
  • Hobbs Hall progress

Opportunities for Social Connections

  • Social Connections: Conversations for December
  • Retiree’s Group

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections

  • Kelvin Berry Memorial Series on Racial Justice event – November 19
  • Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-in – November 19-26
  • The Color of Law
  • Socially Responsible Sweat Shop Holiday Boutique Sale
  • UU Ministry for the Earth – November news

Staff Availability

A Look Back

  • Previous service recordings
  • Previous e-nUUs messages
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Closed Captions

We continuously strive to be more inclusive and offering closed captions during our Sunday service is one way to achieve that goal. Beginning, Sunday, November 22 closed captions will be available.

As a result, we have updated the Zoom link for Sunday morning worship. Join our 10 AM Sunday service via Zoom using the link below : https://zoom.us/j/916053330 Meeting ID: 916 0533 3040

The closed caption option in Zoom can be activated through the tool bar by clicking the the “pull down arrow” on the “CC Closed caption button.” Choose “show subtitles” from the choices provided to turn captions on.

Need your captions text size larger or smaller?

  1. Once subtitles have been turned on, you can choose your text size by clicking the “pull down arrow” next to the “video button” on the tool bar — choose video settings from the options provided.
  2. A pop up window will appear – on the left side list, choose “Accessibility.”
  3. At the top of the window you can choose your text size.
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So Much to be Thankful For

Sunday, November 22, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Shaffer.

There’s a popular song with the words: “there’s so much to be thankful for.” In spite of the difficulties and losses of this year, we truly have much to be thankful for, including one another and this community. Together we will once again celebrate Thanksgiving by telling stories and singing songs that invite us to be grateful for all we have and to make the world better by sharing life’s gifts with others.

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Our Journey Toward Racial Justice: Crafting a Congregational Statement of Commitment

This has been a year where racial justice has been on our hearts and minds, and many people are looking for ways to respond.  Our Board of Trustees, Race for Justice Action Team, and our church Youth group believe this is the time for our church to speak out about its commitment to, and vision for, where we want to go next as a church in our journey toward racial justice.  To that end, we are hosting a 1 hour zoom session to collect your ideas so they can serve as the basis for a proposed congregational statement of commitment for racial justice.  The statement will be voted on by the congregation, and it needs to reflect our congregation, so we encourage all members to attend this meeting. 

TheZoom meeting will take place on Sunday November 15 from 11:15AM to 12:15PM. 
     Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/91602265160
     Meeting ID: 916 0226 5160

After a short introduction, members will be placed into small chat rooms to discuss the following questions:

  • How do our UU values call us to do the work of racial justice?
  • What does our church want to be known for in the work of racial justice?
  • What specific actions should our church take for racial justice?

Following small group discussion, participants can provide written responses using a quick, easy format. The information will later be used by the Race for Justice Action Team to draft a congregational statement of commitment regarding racial justice which will then be presented to the congregation for consideration.

Questions?  Contact Christie Anderson at [email protected],  or Mary Ann Stephens at [email protected], co-chairs of the Race for Justice Action Team.

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e-nUUs – November 11, 2020

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This week’s topics include:

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • THIS SUNDAY!  Our Journey Towards Racial Justice: Crafting a Congregational Statement of Commitment
  • November special collection — UUA Disaster Relief Fund

From Rev. Steven

  • COVID Update
  • Reopening the Church
  • Pastoral Care
  • Scammers posing as Pastors

Worship & Music

  • Wednesday Vespers
  • Sunday service each week via Zoom!
  • Now is the Time to Raise Our Voice – Youth Sunday November 15
  • So Much to be Thankful For – Sunday, November 22
  • Gratitude Tree
  • Healing a Broken World – Sunday, November 29
  • Emma’s Revolution made possible by the Harry Noden Memorial Music Fund
  • From the Library – Service references from 11/1 and 11/8

Lifespan Learning

  • Please register your child/children for Religious Education
  • Sunday RE for children and high school / youth group
  • Protest has been canceled

Community Within

  • Auction News: Silent Auction goes live Sunday, November 15
  • New UU Class – November 22
  • Hobbs Hall progress

Opportunities for Social Connections

  • Social Connections: Weekly conversations for November and December
  • Retiree’s Group

Income Generation

  • Thanks4Giving Virtual Auction — November 15 – 21

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections

  • The Color of Law
  • Socially Responsible Sweat Shop Holiday Boutique Sale
  • UU Ministry for the Earth – November news

Staff Availability

A Look Back

  • Previous service recordings
  • Previous e-nUUs messages
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Now is the Time to Raise Our Voice – Youth Sunday

Image by UnratedStudio from Pixabay

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Elie Wiesel  said, “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” As we continue to define our role in creating a world free of racism and oppression, we, the youth of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent invite you to join us. Now is the time to keep fighting. Now is the time to continue moving the needle toward justice. Now is the time to raise our voices, even if they are shaking. 

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A Song of Peace

Emma’s Revolution
L-R: Pat Humphries, Sandy O
Photo Credit: Irene Young

Sunday, November 8, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Randy Bish.

Poet Denise Levertov tells us that peace, like a poem, is not there ahead of itself, but must first be imagined and then created. During our annual peace service featuring special musical guests Emma’s Evolution we will reflect on and affirm our Sixth UU Principle, which asks us to work toward the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all, and renew our personal commitment to making peace.

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