e-nUUs – August 18, 2022

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Topic included:

From Rev. Steven

  • Water and Ingathering
  • Worship & Community Life News

Worship & Music

  • Sunday services – 11 AM both in person and via Zoom
  • Service in the Park & Church Picnic Sunday, August 21 @ 11 AM
  • Gathering the Waters – Sunday, August 28 @ 11 AM
  • Community Sunday: Chalk Art Fest – Sunday, September 4 @ 11 AM
  • Choir Rehearsals – Sunday, August 21 & Thursday, August 25
  • Sunday Greeters Needed

Lifespan Learning

  • Adult Religious Exploration Programming Team
  • Blessing of the Backpacks

Fundraising & Income Generation

  • Seats available: Picnic on the Patio (Auction event) – September 10

Community Within

  • Do you subscribe to the Portager?
  • Fall Walden – October 5-9

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • August special collection – Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary
  • Community Food Needs (Kent Social Services)

UU, Interfaith, & Community Connections

  • Environmental Clean Up Opportunity – August 27
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Celebrating Our Connections

Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 11 AM

A multi-platform service led by Worship Associates Randy Bish and Heidi Shaffer Bish and Commissioned Lay Minister Kathy Kerns.

This special service will be held in Plum Creek Park in shelter #1 on Sunday, August 21 starting at 11AM.  There is a Zoom option but given the interactive nature of the service and planned social activities everyone is encouraged to attend in person, if able.

Unitarian Universalists recognize the interconnected web of all existence of which we are a part. Today we acknowledge and celebrate our connections to the natural world and to each other. We begin with a short service in which we consider our connections to the natural world. We will then have a shared community meal and many social activities as we renew our connections with one another.

Click here to view or download the Order of Service.

Church picnic and social time will follow the service:

  • Plates, silverware, cups and ice water will be provided by the church. 
  • We ask that everyone please bring a dish to share.and a serving utensil.
  • Bring a beverage if you want something other than water.
  • You may also want to bring a folding chair.
  • Activities for our children and youth will be provided. 

For directions to Plum Creek Park, visit www.tinyurl.com/plumcreekpark

Join us for Sunday Service at 11:00 AM either in person (meeting at Plum Creek Park) or via Zoom. (Our Zoom meeting opens at 15 minutes before the service for weekly announcements). The link to join the worship service is below. We request that everyone joining the service on Zoom to please display your first and last name. 

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/97464785626
Meeting ID: 974 6478 5626Dial by your location:
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Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acCRYGAKdV

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e-nUUs — August 10, 2022

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Topics included:

Congregation Re-Start

  • Re-Start Workshop: Part 2 – August 13 & 14

From Rev. Steven

  • Water Communion and Ingathering
  • Worship & Community Life News

Worship & Music

  • Sunday services – 10 AM both in person and via Zoom
  • Join us for services – Sundays at 10 AM
  • Congregational Re-Start Workshop: Part 2 – Sunday, August 14
  • Service in the Park & Church Picnic Sunday, August 21 @ 11 AM
  • Sunday Greeters Needed

Lifespan Learning

  • Adult Religious Exploration Programming Team
  • Summer RE continues this Sunday
  • Nursery care
  • Blessing of the Backpacks

Fundraising & Income Generation

  • Seats available: Picnic on the Patio (Auction event) – September 10

Community Within

  • Newcomer Gathering – August 17
  • Fall Walden – October 5-9
  • Creative Living Series: Centering, Conversing, & Coping – August 15

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • August special collection – Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary
  • Community Food Needs (Kent Social Services)

UU, Interfaith, & Community Connections

  • Environmental Clean Up Opportunity – August 27
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Congregational Re-Start Workshop: Part II

The UUCK Ministry Executive Team requests your participation

Re-Start Workshop: Part 2
facilitated by Rev. Sunshine Wolfe


UUCK Leadership:  Saturday, August 13, 2022
Whole Congregation: Sunday, August 14, 2022
 

Saturday:  UUCK Leadership
Leadership as Soulful Imagining and Community Healing

Saturday, August 13th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

The pandemic has been especially hard for the leaders in our UU communities.  Folks are burned out, church members are overwhelmed, and we really aren’t sure what is going to happen next.  So what do we do?  This program will allow you to explore the possible in your own leadership and the leadership needs of the community.  There will be some time for self and community care before we get to the question of: what’s next?  Rev. Sunshine will stay after 3:00 PM to meet with individual committees or groups who would like some support in their work (see note below).

All participants are asked to read and watch the following before this session:

Leaders, we encourage in person participation but if that is not possible for you, please join us via Zoom.

UUCK Teams and Committees, if you would like to meet with Rev. Sunshine as a team, please email Jennifer May ([email protected]) with team name. She will reply with a time slot for the team after 3:00 PM on Saturday.

Sunday:  UUCK Congregation (Members, Friends, and Newcomers)
After the Flood: A Workship for Our Times
Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

As we relearn how to be in community in a time of extended pandemic, the question becomes- what do we do next?  This workship (cross between a worship and workshop) will provide time to consider how we choose to be in relationship and what it means to imagine the possible.  A mixture of lament and joy built through presentation and play will allow us to do some deep and meaningful soul care for this community and ourselves.  All attendees are encouraged (but not required) to read “A Garden Story” and “Garden Story Part 2: The LAP” by Shannon Harper before the workship.  There will be a time of transition at 11am for those who need to leave.  The full workship will end at 12pm.

Update: UUCK Members and Friends who were not able to participate, this workshop was recorded. If you wish to view the session, please contact MaryBeth at [email protected] for the podcast link.

To learn more about Rev. Sunshine: 
https://www.uua.org/offices/people/sunshine-jeremiah-wolfe

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e-nUUs — August 3, 2022

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Topics included:

From the Board of Trustees

  • First Sunday Board Listening Session – August 7

Worship & Music

  • Sunday services – 10 AM both in person and via Zoom
  • Join us for services – Sundays at 10 AM
  • Deliver Us from Evil – Sunday, August 7
  • Congregational Re-Start Workshop – Sunday, August 14
  • Service in the Park – Church PIcnic – Sunday, August 21
  • Sunday Greeters Needed

Lifespan Learning

  • Adult Religious Exploration Programming Team
  • Summer RE resumes this Sunday
  • Nursery care

Income Generation

  • Seats available: Picnic on the Patio (Auction event) – September 10

Community Within

  • Creative Living Series: Centering, Conversing, & Coping – August 15
  • Annex Deck Repair

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • August special collection – Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary
  • Food Needs at KSS

Community Building & Volunteer Opportunities

  • Sunday Slide Team Members Needed
  • Join the Music Ministry – Survey deadline is July 31!

UU, Interfaith, & Community Connections

  • Environmental Clean Up Opportunity – August 27
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Deliver Us from Evil  

Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 10 AM.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns.

Our Second Source of spiritual wisdom is “the words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil”. What does evil mean? Where does it come from? Why don’t we talk about evil very much? Drawing on the writings of various UU theologians, we will explore the concept of evil and ask how Unitarian Universalism empowers us to confront and challenge evil in ourselves and our world.

Click here to view or download/print the Order of Service.

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