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?
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.
A pop up window will appear – on the left side list, choose “Accessibility.”
At the top of the window you can choose your text size.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff-Wood.
The poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote: “Peace, my heart, let the time for parting be sweet. Let it not be a death but completeness. Let love melt into memory and pain into songs.” In keeping with the many spiritual traditions of remembrance during this time of the year, we will once again remember and honor our beloved dead with music, rituals and stories as we invite love to melt into memory and pain into songs.
A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson
Walt Whitman once called America “The Greatest Poem”. He believed that the power of poetry and democracy came from an ability to bring many different people and ideas together. As the election draws near, we will reflect on our Fifth Principle, the use of the democratic process, our Sixth Principle, the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all people, and our dream of a nation that may yet be one people.
Come gather virtually around the piano and let’s sing our favorite songs! With lyrics on the screen, Hal will lead us in singing your favorite hymns. Saunis will lead us in a couple Sacred Song Circle favorites. All welcome!
Led by the KentHogwarts Board of Governors and Worship Associate Lady Lovemore
KentHogwarts is a program for children and youth where we use the magical universe of Harry Potter as a foundation to explore our Unitarian Universalist principles. On October 18th, don your wizardly attire and have your wands (or pointer fingers) at the ready as we dig deeper into the lessons we have learned while offering KentHogwarts, a Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent.