“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
? Mahatma Gandhi
Children’s Religious Education
The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent’s Children’s Religious Education Program is to provide opportunities for religious explorations guided by a spirit of play and our UU heritage and principles.
Sunday morning is the time that we all gather together to be in community as a whole. Along with the Worship Service, we offer a variety of programming for all ages. At least once each month, children and youth are in the Sanctuary for Multigenerational Worship. Otherwise, most children join the beginning of the service and then participate in religious education classes that are fun and tailored for their age.
Tender loving childcare is offered for our youngest ones by Michelle Bores, our childcare provider and adult volunteers. The nursery is available during both the 10:00 am and 11:30 am worship services. We recognize that separation between parent and child, even for a brief time, is a milestone in the lives of both parents and children. Every effort is made to make it a comfortable transition for everyone. There is reserved seating in the last row at the back of the sanctuary. Sitting there will assure that parents/guardians can be readily called if needed.
Adult Religious Education
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Adult Religious Education is as diverse as our congregation, and offers options almost every day of the week. Programs reflect social justice, ecological, theological, philosophical, practical, and spiritual categories. There is truly something for everyone and every interest in Adult RE.
These small group ministries for adults meet approximately every three weeks from October through spring. The groups of approximately 6-8 individuals meet in a member’s home, at the church or other agreed upon comfortable, quiet setting. All groups have trained facilitators, use a regular format, covenant together how they will relate to each other and how they will chose a small project to serve the congregation or community. Groups choose their themes for discussion from a menu of meaningful topics. Handouts with readings and discussion questions are provided by the facilitator at each session.
Our Food for Thought Groups are another way for members and friends of the congregation to build relationships and explore meaning and ideas in a small group.
Join us each month as we enjoy a movie together with a spiritual theme. Themes explore the conflict of religion and science, religious tolerance, famous Unitarian Universalists, or social justice. Each movie is followed by a short discussion on the topics raised by the movie. Some movies will be accompanied by a short, optional reading that is related to the movie.
We have a library of books on a variety of topics—such as spiritual growth, world religions, and self-help. Books may be checked out for your reading pleasure.