Off the Edge – March 19, 2017

Led Rev. Anya Johnston and Worship Associate Debra-Lynn Hook

There are moments when we slide into adventure by choice, and moments we are pushed or pulled by forces beyond us. Whether or not we choose the first step, change comes upon us and, if it’s going to be an adventure, we do best when we leave room for the unexpected.

Sunday Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery card available during both services.

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The Alchemist – March 12, 2017

Led by Commissioned Lay Minister Lori Fatchet-McGee and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

WE invite you to come and worship together as we explore the concept of stories and the lessons we can learn from both the story and the story teller.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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Eye of the Storm – March 5, 2017

Led by Rev. Anya Johnston and Worship Associate Becky Cline

It is said that there is a calm spot in the center of a storm. Even if that’s true, we’re still surrounded by a storm. We are considering how to get by when this metaphor seems an apt reflection of our lives – Stay in the center? Forge our way through? Run for cover?

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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All of YoUU — February 26, 2017

Photo taken by Rev. Renee Ruchotzke

Led by Rev. Anya Johnston and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh

When our days feel fragmented, or too busy, or too lonely, how can we bring our whole self into the moment? We have both head and heart in our religious heritage and there may be a way to draw on that for our personal lives.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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Spiritual Entrepreneurs – February 19, 2017

Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Interim Minister Rev. Anya Johnston

What is a spiritual entrepreneur? Are you an aspiring spiritual entrepreneur? How do you nourish your soul and spirit and create triumph in your life?  Together we will explore just what it means to be a spiritual entrepreneur and how we need more spiritual entrepreneurs today who are willing to reach out and make the world a better place.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery card available during both services.

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Living Links – February 12, 2017

Led by Rev. Anya Johnston

Much of who we are is shown in our connections to other people, to beliefs, and to causes. Sometimes we must make amendments, breaking a link or adding a new one or learning to be flexible. There is little evidence of spring, but this day is about growth.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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How You See Me – February 5, 2017

Led by Rev. Anya Johnston and Intern Minister Dave Clements

Names have power and sometimes power is what we want to share.  Names also have power because they carry stories about who we are, how and we see ourselves and the world.  Come join us as we explore names and our individual identities.  Our new Interim Minister, Rev. Anya Johnston will be speaking and sharing with us.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery car available during both services.

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Walk the Walk – January 29, 2017

Led by Dani Beale and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

This service will reflect on the experience of the Women’s March on Washington on January 21st, and will explore ways to engage more directly with our democracy in the days and years to come.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery card available during both services.

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Still We Dream – January 22, 2017

Led by Cal Frye and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Seen as a day “on” instead of a day off to many, MLK Day has been designated as a day to reflect upon the efforts made by Dr. King in the civil rights movement and to honor those efforts by finding ways of serving in the community.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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Moving Right Along – January 15, 2015

Led by Midge Miles and Worship Associate Lori Fatchet-McGee

We’re beginning a season of change, so what should we expect?  What do we need to know to travel the new road ahead?   Do we have a compass or a map?

Midge Miles, a Regional Transition Coach assigned to our congregation by the Central East Region of the UUA, will be speaking to us about what we might expect in the time ahead as we move through the transition between settled ministers.  Also, from 1 – 2 pm after services Sunday, Midge will outline specific expectations & processes the UUA supports for this transition time and try to answer questions congregants may have.  Please meet in the Sanctuary.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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Stepping Into Justice – January 8, 2017

Led by Kathy Kerns and Worship Associate Andrew Rome

Working for social justice is a key tenet of our faith. It is found in the principles and our hymns. How can we act in ways to create justice, especially in the context of all of the rest of the demands in our lives?

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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Holiday Service Schedule – New Year’s Day podcast

Holiday Service Schedule

 

December 22, 2016    Blue Christmas Gathering 

Our annual “Blue Christmas” gathering will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  Blue Christmas services traditionally provide a place to honor loved ones lost in the preceding year.  With so much grief surrounding us now, this year’s Blue Christmas service will be not only a place to remember our departed but also to simply be in community together, to hold one another, and to find our joy again.  Please join Intern Minister Dave Clements and Commissioned Lay Minister Lori Fatchet-McGee in this service of prayer, silence, and song.

December 24, 2016  Christmas Eve

Please note that we will not be offering nursery care on Christmas Eve this year. Since the introduction of our Young Family Friendly Service, we have found that families have not been using nursery care for these services.

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Parking for Christmas Eve services is available in the lot behind the Church, street parking on Gougler Avenue, and additional parking is available in the parking lots located  behind the Bissler Building and in front of the medical arts building which are located on the corners of West Main and Gougler Avenue. 

 

4:30 PM — Young Family Friendly Service
Led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Assistant Colleen Thoele
This interactive service is designed especially for families with young children who are sure to be filled with wiggles and excitement. Dress your child in their Christmas finery or their Christmas pajamas – whichever will be more fun – and come join the celebration.

6:30 PM — Family Friendly Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with families with school aged children in mind, this service of lessons and carols features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as uplifting story, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

8:30 PM — Adult Oriented Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with adults and older teens in mind, this service of lessons and carols also features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as inspiring poetry, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

 

December 25, 2016  Christmas Day

10:00 AM —  A Celebration of Peace
Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
Perhaps the most characteristic element of Christmas is what we call the Christmas Spirit, its joy, its reassessment of life as good. This persistent presence is difficult to explain, but no one questions its genuineness. Come worship together as we learn about the Christmas spirit and experience its light.

 

January 1, 2017   New Year’s Day

10:00 AM —  A New Day
Led by Dave Clements and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer
Today is here. A new beginning, a new opportunity, and a new chance. We have the chance to build a new way.  Our service will explore how we can be prophetic regarding our own lives and how we can leave behind those things in our past and begin anew. Come and be engaged in beginning to build a new way.

 

 
Podcast is from New Year’s Day

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Holiday Service Schedule – Christmas morning podcast

Holiday Service Schedule

 

December 22, 2016    Blue Christmas Gathering 

Our annual “Blue Christmas” gathering will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  Blue Christmas services traditionally provide a place to honor loved ones lost in the preceding year.  With so much grief surrounding us now, this year’s Blue Christmas service will be not only a place to remember our departed but also to simply be in community together, to hold one another, and to find our joy again.  Please join Intern Minister Dave Clements and Commissioned Lay Minister Lori Fatchet-McGee in this service of prayer, silence, and song.

December 24, 2016  Christmas Eve

Please note that we will not be offering nursery care on Christmas Eve this year. Since the introduction of our Young Family Friendly Service, we have found that families have not been using nursery care for these services.

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Parking for Christmas Eve services is available in the lot behind the Church, street parking on Gougler Avenue, and additional parking is available in the parking lots located  behind the Bissler Building and in front of the medical arts building which are located on the corners of West Main and Gougler Avenue. 

 

4:30 PM — Young Family Friendly Service
Led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Assistant Colleen Thoele
This interactive service is designed especially for families with young children who are sure to be filled with wiggles and excitement. Dress your child in their Christmas finery or their Christmas pajamas – whichever will be more fun – and come join the celebration.

6:30 PM — Family Friendly Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with families with school aged children in mind, this service of lessons and carols features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as uplifting story, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

8:30 PM — Adult Oriented Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with adults and older teens in mind, this service of lessons and carols also features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as inspiring poetry, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

 

December 25, 2016  Christmas Day

10:00 AM —  A Celebration of Peace
Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
Perhaps the most characteristic element of Christmas is what we call the Christmas Spirit, its joy, its reassessment of life as good. This persistent presence is difficult to explain, but no one questions its genuineness. Come worship together as we learn about the Christmas spirit and experience its light.

 

January 1, 2017   New Year’s Day

10:00 AM —  A New Day
Led by Dave Clements and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer
Today is here. A new beginning, a new opportunity, and a new chance. We have the chance to build a new way.  Our service will explore how we can be prophetic regarding our own lives and how we can leave behind those things in our past and begin anew. Come and be engaged in beginning to build a new way.

 

 
Podcast is of Christmas morning

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Holiday Service Schedule – Christmas and New Year’s

Holiday Service Schedule

 

December 22, 2016    Blue Christmas Gathering 

Our annual “Blue Christmas” gathering will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  Blue Christmas services traditionally provide a place to honor loved ones lost in the preceding year.  With so much grief surrounding us now, this year’s Blue Christmas service will be not only a place to remember our departed but also to simply be in community together, to hold one another, and to find our joy again.  Please join Intern Minister Dave Clements and Commissioned Lay Minister Lori Fatchet-McGee in this service of prayer, silence, and song.

December 24, 2016  Christmas Eve

Please note that we will not be offering nursery care on Christmas Eve this year. Since the introduction of our Young Family Friendly Service, we have found that families have not been using nursery care for these services.

Click to enlarge.

Parking for Christmas Eve services is available in the lot behind the Church, street parking on Gougler Avenue, and additional parking is available in the parking lots located  behind the Bissler Building and in front of the medical arts building which are located on the corners of West Main and Gougler Avenue. 

 

4:30 PM — Young Family Friendly Service
Led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Assistant Colleen Thoele
This interactive service is designed especially for families with young children who are sure to be filled with wiggles and excitement. Dress your child in their Christmas finery or their Christmas pajamas – whichever will be more fun – and come join the celebration.

6:30 PM — Family Friendly Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with families with school aged children in mind, this service of lessons and carols features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as uplifting story, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

8:30 PM — Adult Oriented Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with adults and older teens in mind, this service of lessons and carols also features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as inspiring poetry, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

 

December 25, 2016  Christmas Day

10:00 AM —  A Celebration of Peace
Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
Perhaps the most characteristic element of Christmas is what we call the Christmas Spirit, its joy, its reassessment of life as good. This persistent presence is difficult to explain, but no one questions its genuineness. Come worship together as we learn about the Christmas spirit and experience its light.

 

January 1, 2017   New Year’s Day

10:00 AM —  A New Day
Led by Dave Clements and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer
Today is here. A new beginning, a new opportunity, and a new chance. We have the chance to build a new way.  Our service will explore how we can be prophetic regarding our own lives and how we can leave behind those things in our past and begin anew. Come and be engaged in beginning to build a new way.

 

 
Note that the included podcast is of Christmas Eve, the 8:30 service.

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Holiday Service Schedule – Christmas Eve podcast

Holiday Service Schedule

 

December 22, 2016    Blue Christmas Gathering 

Our annual “Blue Christmas” gathering will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  Blue Christmas services traditionally provide a place to honor loved ones lost in the preceding year.  With so much grief surrounding us now, this year’s Blue Christmas service will be not only a place to remember our departed but also to simply be in community together, to hold one another, and to find our joy again.  Please join Intern Minister Dave Clements and Commissioned Lay Minister Lori Fatchet-McGee in this service of prayer, silence, and song.

December 24, 2016  Christmas Eve

Please note that we will not be offering nursery care on Christmas Eve this year. Since the introduction of our Young Family Friendly Service, we have found that families have not been using nursery care for these services.

Click to enlarge.

Parking for Christmas Eve services is available in the lot behind the Church, street parking on Gougler Avenue, and additional parking is available in the parking lots located  behind the Bissler Building and in front of the medical arts building which are located on the corners of West Main and Gougler Avenue. 

 

4:30 PM — Young Family Friendly Service
Led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Assistant Colleen Thoele
This interactive service is designed especially for families with young children who are sure to be filled with wiggles and excitement. Dress your child in their Christmas finery or their Christmas pajamas – whichever will be more fun – and come join the celebration.

6:30 PM — Family Friendly Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with families with school aged children in mind, this service of lessons and carols features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as uplifting story, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

8:30 PM — Adult Oriented Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with adults and older teens in mind, this service of lessons and carols also features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as inspiring poetry, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

 

December 25, 2016  Christmas Day

10:00 AM —  A Celebration of Peace
Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
Perhaps the most characteristic element of Christmas is what we call the Christmas Spirit, its joy, its reassessment of life as good. This persistent presence is difficult to explain, but no one questions its genuineness. Come worship together as we learn about the Christmas spirit and experience its light.

 

January 1, 2017   New Year’s Day

10:00 AM —  A New Day
Led by Dave Clements and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer
Today is here. A new beginning, a new opportunity, and a new chance. We have the chance to build a new way.  Our service will explore how we can be prophetic regarding our own lives and how we can leave behind those things in our past and begin anew. Come and be engaged in beginning to build a new way.

 

 
Podcast is from Christmas Eve.

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