Joe Donatone with Worship Associate Rev. Steven Protzman
Seminarian Joe Donatone will share
his reflections on the Pulse tragedy while examining how our Unitarian
Universalist values can guide us through even the darkest of moments. Remaining
liberal and religious in times of crisis can be challenging. Joe offers ways in
which our values can sustain us, guide us, and inspire us to action.
Summer services are offered on Sunday mornings at 10 AM with nursery care available during the service.
One service at 10 AM led by Nicole Penny and Worship Associate Lori McGee
importance of prayer is discussed among many religions, but few help with how
to pray. Often reading tarot cards as a practice or having the service done
for a person is perceived as a way of looking towards the future. In this
service we’ll seek to explore prayer and how reading tarot cards can be a
means to connect to the Universe and a tool for prayer for those who ask for
Summer services are offered at 10 AM on Sunday mornings with nursery care available during the service.
Come rally on our front steps for a vigil to demand an end to detention camps imprisoning immigrants and asylum-seekers, to demand an end to family separation and detention of children, and to demand compassionate immigration policy. We will march to the downtown gazebo at 6:30, then back to the church. Please bring respectful signs that do not support political candidates.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, 228 Gougler Ave., Kent, OH
Led by Hal Walker, Mike Hovancsek and “Kenge Kenge”
There has been a major change in
our plan for this Sunday morning’s service. A wonderful group of
musicians from Kenya are in town for the week and they are looking forward to
joining us and leading our Sunday morning service.Please
join Hal Walker, Mike Hovancsek and “Kenge Kenge” in a very special and unique
worship service this Sunday morning at 10:00 am.
Kenge Orutu System isa unique
Nairobi-based group whose music draws on the traditional roots of the Luo
people of western Kenya, giving ancient songs new life by infusing them
with the spirit of benga, Kenya’s indigenous popular music form.
Since its formation in 1998, Kenge Kenge (whose name means “a fusion of
small, exhilarating instruments”) has performed on five continents, at
such venues and festivals as Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Folklife
Festival, the American Folk Festival, WOMAD, WOMEX, the Rainforest World Music
Festival, and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
The 5-member ensemble uses such instruments as the orutu (1-string
fiddle), nyatiti (8-string lyre), oporo (cow horn),
and asili (end-blown flute), and a variety of
traditional percussion instruments, along with joyful traditional singing
Summer Sunday service is offered at 10 AM with nursery care available during the service.
Led by Christopher Dum and Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson
States incarcerates more people than any country in the world. Our criminal justice policies have created
and exacerbated deep divisions in human relations. Because 90% of people
will eventually leave prison, it is important that we recognize the inherent
worth and dignity of every person returning to society. Using the creative work of incarcerated
writers and artists as the readings and sermon, this service will create
connections between the incarcerated and those on the outside.
Summer worship services are offered on Sunday mornings at 10 AM. Nursery care is available during all services.
Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Lori McGee
such a thing as the gay agenda? Do GLBTQ
people want “special rights”? Is UUCK a
“gay church” as some people have described it?
As our quest for truth continues and we celebrate Pride Sunday, the real
gay agenda will be revealed and with it, Unitarian Universalism’s agenda: to promote the inherent worth and dignity of
every person and continue our work to create a world free from bigotry and
Summer worship if offered at 10 AM on Sunday mornings. Nursery care is available during the service.
Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Lisa Thiel
theologian Rufus Jones writes, “Beauty has no function, no utility… It is a
gift of sheer grace, a gratuitous largesse.
Our joy in it shows that we are in some sense kindred to the giver and
revealer of it.” Surrounded by the
natural beauty of Plum Creek Park, we will gather as a community of all ages to
celebrate beauty. Our service will
include the child dedication of Declan and then a picnic.
One service at 10 am in Plum Creek Park, Shelter #1 Please bring a dish to share and your own place settings and beverage. The Church will provide water.
Unitarian Universalists, we do not agree on the issue of abortion but our first
principle calls us to affirm the right of every woman to make their own choices
about their bodies and their families.
Our faith also calls us to work toward a compassionate society where
children are wanted and loved, and welcomed into of a safe community where we
care for their needs. This service will
examine what it means to be Pro Faith, Pro Family, Pro Choice.