The IPHSP takes into consideration the many concerns of the congregation that were expressed in the congregational survey that was conducted this summer. An overwhelming 80% expressed a strong desire to again have in person services and activities. A majority of the congregation expressed a desire to continue offering virtual services and of these, 51% planned on attending both in-person and virtual services. While most of our members sincerely desire to return to more traditional services, nearly everyone voiced their concerns about safety, including their concerns about virus variants and unmasked individuals. It is with safety and the desires of the members that this health and safety policy was created. The IPHSP applies to anyone using our campus be it special interest groups, fellowship groups, rentals, staff meetings or our Sunday services. The IPHSP is subject to revision as needed.
An opportunity to discuss the IPHSP will be available at the Board Listening session on August 1st.
Please be aware that at this time, we Do Not have a date set for resuming in-person service. There are many details that still need to be worked out by our staff to
Implement this policy. We are all working to make this happen as soon as possible.
An outdoor service may be held on August 29th, on the UUCK campus. All attendees will need to comply with the IPHSP. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation, and we look forward to being able to meet in person.
A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns.
In his poem “Freedom Train”, Langston Hughes names the Freedom Train that is yours and mine, a train bound for the Beloved Community, where everyone will be free. To complete our summer services on the Seven Principles, we will reflect on the proposed Eighth Principle, which invites us to travel toward freedom and spiritual wholeness together “by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
Join us Sunday, August 1, 2021 10 AM for this virtual service hosted via Zoom Video Conferencing. The link to join the worship service is below. We request that everyone joining the service please display your first and last name. Thank you!
A virtual service led by Kathy Kerns and Worship Associate Lori Mirkin-McGee.
The sixth principle that Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote is: The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all. What might this look like? We will explore the theological roots of this principle, and how the Parliament of the World’s Religions has addressed this principle in their statement of a global ethic.
A virtual service led by Randy Bish and Heidi Shaffer Bish.
Our UU Third Principle invites us to accept one another and encourage each other’s spiritual growth. What does this Principle mean and how do we live it out? Please join us for this service as Randy Bish & Heidi Shaffer Bish hold a conversation on experiences relating to the 3rd Principle of Unitarian Universalism.
A virtual service led Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns.
What “truth” is the UU 4th principle referring to in calling us to engage in the “responsible search for truth?” We will examine truth through the framework of a 14th century European fable about the “naked truth,” a Billy Collins poem about unlimited truths, and a folk dialogue from India about rational thinking vs. faith. Come explore the principle grounding both our diverse beliefs and our unknowing.
Reverence for this still-imperfect process is the 5th Principle of Unitarian Universalism. Views of Democracy’s past, present & future are presented by featured speakers Professors Vivian Sandlund and Lis Regula, The Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, and Worship Associate Heidi Shaffer Bish.
The seventh principle, respect for the interdependent web of life, calls us to celebrate our living earth and act to preserve it for future generations. In family life this isn’t always easy and each family member doesn’t always prioritize the same actions. Join us as the Rome Family, Andrew, Amanda, Evian and Raylynn share some of the ways they have acted individually and collectively to respect this interdependent web and then we’ll brainstorm ways our beloved community can act going forward.
A virtual service led by CLM Lori Mirkin-McGee and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen.
At today’s service we will share stories and experiences that explore why we have Pride in the first place, how far we’ve come since Stonewall, and much more. Our first principle calls us to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; this service will lift up those voices that our society has long tried to silence. Wear your rainbow gear and come celebrate all things LGBTQ+ with us!