A multi-platform service led by Vivien Sandlund with Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.
The Declaration of Independence has long been understood to express the principles underlying the experiment that is the American republic: universal liberty and equality. These principles have always been aspirational. Americans have long sought to make liberty and equality real for all. How far have we come, and how do we move ahead to make this vision real? How can we as UUs work to ensure that all people are both free and equal?
Sunday Services are offered at 10 AM both in-person (in Hobbs Hall) andvia Zoom. (Our Zoom meeting opens at 9:45 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.
A multiplatform service led by CLM Lori Mirkin-McGee and guests musicians Kenge, Kenge.
Here is the description for 6/26:
Kenge Kenge is back at UUCK!! Kenge Kenge is a group of Kenyan musicians who travel the globe bringing the joy of African music with them wherever they go. Come join us for a spiritual musical experience of drums, singing, and connection!
Led by Rev. Christie Anderson with guest poet, guest poet, Mwatabu Okantah (KSU).
Juneteenth is a celebration of the resilience and culture of descendents of the enslaved people from Africa. With this grounding, we welcome guest poet and KSU professor, Mwatabu Okantah who, using poetry, storytelling and narrative, will share his search for identity as “an American from Africa.” We will lift up the importance of examining and understanding one’s identity as an individual within a racial/ethnic group.
A multiplatform service led by Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele with our UUCK Children and Youth.
This PRIDE Sunday we will gather as a community of all ages to lift up stories of Joy! Hannah Roberts Villnave asks, “Why not Rejoice as we resist? Dance as we demand change? Celebrate as we create a community that delights in all of who we are?” and we couldn’t agree more! Join us Sunday June 12th as we celebrate our communities and share the love that we create when we come together with PRIDE and JOY!
The UUCK Ministry Executive Team requests your participation
Re-Start Workshop: Part 1 facilitated by Rev. Sunshine Wolfe
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM
We are in a time when the future is very uncertain, and many of us are unwilling to plan far into the future. Resilience is down, and some are feeling burned out and unsure how to reengage in congregational life. Our community is feeling the impact of this. We are seeing fewer volunteers to support our ministries and operational needs. We are beginning to socialize in pockets, but not always in inclusive and welcoming ways. And we are a bit overwhelmed with our expanded campus and all that needs to be done, and all that it has to offer.
Recognizing our challenges in these uncertain times, the Ministerial Executive Team has enlisted the help of Rev. Sunshine Wolfe, our regional UUA support staff to help us as we restart and emerge from our homes, and forge a new path forward. This workshop will be done in two parts. Part 1, led by Rev. Sunshine Wolfe will be Wednesday, June 1, at 7 pm via Zoom. Mark your calendars and save the date for Part II, also facilitated by Rev. Sunshine on Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14.Part II will be held in multi-platform, in-person and via Zoom.
Your participation is requested and you are invited to attend both, or either as you are able.
Update (6/2/2022): For those UUCK Members and Friends that were not able to attend Part I of the Re-Start Workshop, a video recording of the meeting is available by request. Contact MaryBeth at [email protected] to request a link.
A multi-platform service led by Lori Mirkin-McGee and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen.
Throughout history, people have turned to art as a means of coping with crises. Whether it be painting, sculpting, writing, or making music, art helps us express and process our deepest emotions and our most true selves. In this service, we will hear from several guests about how and why they turned to art during the pandemic. We will explore what it means to find beauty in the struggle.
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Rev. Steven Protzman
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent has a vital purpose in Kent and the larger community. Today as we celebrate your amazing accomplishments as a congregation and dedicate Hobbs Hall, it is a good day to pause and reflect on how Hobbs Hall and all that you have and are together can help you live even more deeply into the living, loving congregation you are called to be.
Voting Results from the Annual Meeting May 22, 2022.
The following motions passed with the required simple majority
Approve the May 23, 2021 Annual Meeting Minutes.
Approve the UUCK Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 as presented in the 2022 Annual Report.
Elect the Slate of candidates for the terms specified as presented in the 2022 Annual Report.
The following motion passed with the required 85% majority
Endorse the 8th Principle to go before the UUA Article ll Study Commission.
Thank you to all who participated and voted.UUCK Board of Trustees
The meeting was recorded for those who were unable to attend.
We welcome you to the Annual Meeting – this Sunday at 11am on zoom and in-person at Hobbs Hall.
Learn about how the church remained viable during a pandemic and the building of our long-envisioned and patiently awaited new social hall.
Find out about financial challenges
Hear how we are tackling the plumbing issues that are preventing us from returning home to our historic and beloved sanctuary.
Participate in how we move forward as a community of smart, kind, playful, and creative people of all ages, living the legacy and the promise of our church ancestors.
Have a voice in the future of your church
We encourage you to read the Treasurer’s annual report to understand our financial realities. Help add your voice to our shared plans for growing in numbers, in ministries, and in service to each other and community. We are co-creating our future together while practicing right relationship. Join heart and minds to create solutions.