Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Shaffer Bish.
What if instead of creating resolutions for this new year we set intentions instead? What if we had clarity about our passions and our true purpose in life instead of setting goals to correct things we think are wrong or need fixing? As we welcome 2022, this service will be a time of songs, readings, reflection and ritual to let go of the old year and welcome the new year with intention, passion, joy and purpose.
Henri Nouwen says, “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” As we enter a new year with COVID and other challenges still here, how can we find joy? What spiritual practices can help us choose joy? Come consider these questions in a service prepared by a team of Commissioned Lay Ministers and Candidates from the Central East Region, with a story read by Kevyn Breedon and some music from our church members
Service leaders: Cathy Carnahan, Ginger Hill UUC of Slippery Rock PA; Jeff Donahue, UU Congregation of Binghamton; Dr. Janice Marie Johnson, Community Church of New York; Kathy Kerns, UU Church of Kent; Susan Odessky, UU Fellowship of the Poconos; Barbara Walker, West Shore UU Church
A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele.
Have you ever written a letter to Santa Claus, asking for some very special things? Some of us aren’t children anymore, but as the song says, “our hearts can still dream”. What is on our Christmas list? What do our hearts most wish for this time of year? Together we will reflect on the gifts we have to give and what our world most needs from us.
Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with DRE Colleen Thoele and Worship Associate Randy Bish.
There is a legend about a village of people who weren’t really a community. That changes on a Christmas Eve when they are brought together by a magic quilt made by an old woman who lives outside the village. As we once again welcome Christmas and celebrate the gifts this season brings, we will share candlelight, sing the songs and tell the stories of this night and reflect on what it means to be a community. We will have one all ages multi-platform service at 7 pm.
What if you need a different kind of Christmas this year? What if it’s a time to reflect, a time to remember, a time to grieve the year’s losses, a time to simply sit and be? This special Vespers service on Zoom at 7 pm will be a meditative service that will provide space for grief, for reflection and remembering, for taking the time to simply be and seek out healing stillness.
A multi-platform service led by the UUCK Middle School Youth and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele.
“Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.” ― Robert Louis Steveson.
Join our middle school class as they lead a service dedicated to finding joy and embracing laughter. This time of year can get overwhelming fast. This service aims to remind us all to stop and enjoy the little things that bring joy to our hearts. If you find that watching kitten videos on YouTube is just as good a spiritual practice as any, this service might be for you!