A virtual service led by Elaine Yehle Bowen and Worship Associate Lori McGee.
Exploring a religion you know little about is a bit like putting your toe in the water to test how comfortable it might be. I put my toe into the waters of Judaism last summer and liked what I felt. This is my story of exploration and understanding of Judaism through a curious UU’s lens.
Join us Sunday, July 19 at 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!
Welcome! We are glad that you have found this community, and we hope it is offering you opportunities for meaningful connections.In this time of the personal distancing it is more important than ever to have ways to connect with others, to find strength and inspiration and to care for our spiritual wellbeing.If you are new, fairly new or just want to meet some friendly Kent UU folks, who can serve as your first circle of Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent acquaintances, please join members of our Welcome Team for our Second Sunday Meet and Greet (on Zoom). It will be held immediately after church service on Sunday, July 12.
A virtual service led by Trudy Diehl and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood
Being licensed foster parents is calling near to the hearts of the Diehl family. In this service, Trudy Diehl will share how fostering has changed her view on family and the needs of our society to better support families to stay together. She will also share how fostering Heidi Emhoff Wood has strengthened her family’s commitment to the UU Principles and served as an opportunity to express them in our daily lives.
A virtual service led by Nicole Penny and Worship Associate Lori McGee.
The COVID-19 pandemic has my family, a family who considers ourselves to be a “church” family, not going to church or participating in many church groups because we don’t have a physical building to go to. We haven’t turned our backs on church, but we have a hard time participating. Yet, we live our faith and find ways to create justice in our personal worlds. We still live our principles and find our peace. This service will discuss the hardships of living faith in the pandemic. It will discuss how a little creativity can still bring faith and peace into a Unitarian Universalist home.
A virtual service led by Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns.
Thanks to my husband’s intrepid curiosity, we had the rare and extraordinary opportunity to spend time with a man who was walking across America pulling a cart with a sign strapped to it reading “Love Life.” This worship service will highlight the lesson learned about encountering strangers based on whose shoes we’re in.
A virtual service led by Lori McGee and Worship Associate Christopher Dum
The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and marks the beginning of the summer season. The wheel of the year is turning once again, bringing a new season of warmth, light, and sun. We are also experiencing a turning of the wheel in our culture right now. Life looks so different than it did even a few months ago. There are so many unanswered questions: will COVID-19 be with us forever? Will our jobs resume? Will we ever find a solution to the systemic racism that dominates America? Will our Black friends and family continue to suffer? These are big questions, for which no one yet has answers. This service will look at the turning of the seasons as a way of understanding and coping with all the changes in our lives.
A virtual service led by Jill Winegardner and Worship Associate Andrew Rome
Jill Winegardner, Project Coordinator of the Terrabona Health Project in Nicaragua, leads our worship service on June 14th at 10am, with Andrew Rome as Worship Associate. Jill tells the story of Nicaragua from days of revolution to days of pandemic through the lens of a small public health project. Project Terrabona supports a small rural health care project, whose nurse brings preventive and primary health care to communities north of Managua.