Perhaps you are you considering membership in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent. This Journey of Belonging session explores expectations and benefits of membership. Supporting a community reflects your values and nourishes your soul and can make giving a spiritual act. Learn why membership is important and steps to becoming a member.
Religious Education of our UU Children and Youth Are is a way to nurture our young UU’s on their spiritual journey. Curious about how to support and develop intergenerational relationships? During this session, Colleen Thoele, Director of Religious Education and Amanda Rome, chair of the Religious Education Committee, will discuss these topics and answer questions.
Learn more about this important mission of Unitarian Universalist denomination and the Kent church. Dr. Vivien Sandlund shares how we support a variety of methods of engagement including identifying opportunities for action, facilitating learning and creating pathways for service and growth. This program explores both current Task Groups as well as the history of social justice at the UU Church of Kent.
Our congregation relies on our individual passions, talents, and commitment to fully live our principles. During this session, Rev. Christie Anderson highlights some of the many ways to become involved in the life of the church. Perhaps you’ll discover opportunities that intersect with your passions. Or, perhaps your passion and vision will create new opportunities.
What sets Unitarian Universalism apart from other denominations such as Lutherans or Episcopalians? (Hint: It’s the way we govern ourselves and our denomination.) Rev. Steven Protzman explores how we make decisions about our shared life and work and the role of the Unitarian Universalist Association along with some history that will take us back to the earliest days of this country.
In our second offering of the Journey of Belonging series Rev. Steven Protzman presents on the topic of Worship and Theology. During this session, Rev. Steven talks about what worship means for UUs, what a typical worship service is like, our Unitarian Universalist theology including our Seven Principles and Six Sources of spiritual wisdom, and how we are bound together as a faith in spite of having no doctrine, dogma, or creeds.
Reverence for this still-imperfect process is the 5th Principle of Unitarian Universalism. Views of Democracy’s past, present & future are presented by featured speakers Professors Vivian Sandlund and Lis Regula, The Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, and Worship Associate Heidi Shaffer Bish.
The seventh principle, respect for the interdependent web of life, calls us to celebrate our living earth and act to preserve it for future generations. In family life this isn’t always easy and each family member doesn’t always prioritize the same actions. Join us as the Rome Family, Andrew, Amanda, Evian and Raylynn share some of the ways they have acted individually and collectively to respect this interdependent web and then we’ll brainstorm ways our beloved community can act going forward.
A virtual service led by CLM Lori Mirkin-McGee and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen.
At today’s service we will share stories and experiences that explore why we have Pride in the first place, how far we’ve come since Stonewall, and much more. Our first principle calls us to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; this service will lift up those voices that our society has long tried to silence. Wear your rainbow gear and come celebrate all things LGBTQ+ with us!
A virtual service led by members of the UU Church of Kent Race4Justice Task Group and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.
Through readings, music and personal reflections, this service explores how Unitarian-Universalism’s Second Principle, justice, equity and compassion in human relations,calls us to dismantle racism in all its forms. According to Michelle Obama, “It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets.
Service title attribution: “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” by Emmanuel Acho.