Fathers and Flowers – Sunday, June 17, 2018

Led by Eric van Baars and Friends
June is the month to celebrate “Dads and Glads”, as we honor  traditions  of  our UU heritage and the father  figures who help  shape our community.  Please bring a stem or two of any flower that appeals to you with you to the service for our Unitarian Universalist Flower Ceremony.

Sunday service is offered at 10 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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Blessings in the Park (AT CHURCH) – Sunday, June 10, 2018

One service at 10 AM with Pet Blessings

Led by Lori Fatchet-McGee and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

UPDATE: Due to rain, this service has been moved to the church building – NOT at Plum Creek Park. Please bring a picture of your pet for the blessing, rather than your actual pet.

On this Sunday, we’ll gather together for our annual service in the park and church picnic as we look  at how pets bless our lives and other blessings around us.

Our annual Church Picnic will immediately follow our worship service and pet blessings. 

Plan to bring the following:

  • Something to sit on – folding chairs or a blanket
  • A dish to share
  • Place settings for you and your family (plates, silverware, napkins, and cups)
  • Beverages (the Church will supply ice water)
  • Bring any games you might like to invite others to play.

For directions to Plum Creek Park, visit www.tinyurl.com/plumcreekpark

 

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May the Blessings Be – Sunday, June 3, 2018

Led by Elaine Bowen and Worship Associate Cal Frye

On this Sunday we will look at blessings through a UU lens.

Sunday services will be offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.

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Life Calls Us On — Sunday, May 27, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson

In the hymn “Life Calls Us On”, written by Rev. Kendyl Gibbons and Rev. Jason Shelton, the fourth verse says:  “And the Spirit’s gracious power dreams of good that yet shall be.”  After a week together of getting to know each other and dreaming and talking about possibilities for our shared ministry, we will reflect on our time together and who life calls us to be together in the years to come.

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

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May I Have This Dance With You? — Sunday, May 20, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

 

The theme “Come Dance With Us” has guided your search committee in its journey of seeking your next settled minister.  As we reflect on the similarities between ministry and dancing, both of which invite us to practice partnership, adaptability and creativity, intimacy and experimentation, today will be a day of celebration as we begin our dance of ministry together, and we say yes once again to the invitation to join in the dance of Life.

 

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

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RE Sunday: Growing in Community – Sunday, May 13, 2018

Led by DRE Lily Rappaport, REC Colleen Thoele, Mary Leeson, Chair and the Religious Education Committee

This Sunday is Religious Education Sunday:  Growing in Community. Everyone is invited to attend services in the Sanctuary in celebration of our children and youth. We will recognize our RE volunteers during both services and will have a special Bridging Ceremony for our graduating seniors during the 11:30 service.

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

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Fallow Time for the Soul – Sunday, May 6, 2018

Led by Lisa Thiel and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh

“Just as fields need fallow time to improve the quality of soil and crops, we all need pause to foster healthy growth. But what gets in the way? What have we lost through our culture of busyness? And what can be done about it?

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

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Born and Reborn Again – Sunday, April 29, 2018

Led by the Worship Arts Team

Our spiritual theme for the month of April is Emergence.  This service will explore the ways we are emerging from who we were in the past into we who are in the now.  How have we grown?  What have we learned?  Where are we headed?  Please join us as we ponder these questions together.

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

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Earth Day – April 22, 2018

Led by the Worship Arts Team

This day – Earth Day — we will be celebrating the specific passions, knowledge, and expertise that so many of our members have about the earth — planting and harvesting, spending time outside in nature, how/why the earth nurtures you and you nurture it back, where your passion came from and/or how you’re passing it on.

 

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

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Working Spirit – April 15, 2018

Led by Rev. Thomas Bodie and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh

All faith traditions challenge adherents to consider what “right livelihood” might mean in practice.  This morning, our guest in the pulpit, Rev. Thomas Bodie, will lead us through a consideration of spirituality and our professional identities–do you feel “called” to your work?

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

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I Am Not a Robot – April 8, 2018

Led by Justin Simons and Worship Associate Eric van Baars

This Sunday we will take a look at the relationship between aliveness and the state of loving.

 

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

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The Green Blade Riseth – April 1, 2018

Led by Rev. Renee Ruchtozke and Worship Associate Lori Fatchet-McGee

Underneath our forest floors lies an actual network of mutuality and connection that gives birth to new life again and again. Likewise, underneath our culture of force and exploitation lie seeds of human mutuality that also offer renewal. All ages will celebrate this Eastertide with stories and songs of hope for a better future for both people and planet.

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

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Change Our Words, Change the World – March 18, 2018

Led by Rev. Joan Van Becelaere and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

There is power in our words and our stories. Our words can tear down and destroy, or they can impart grace and hope to support all who hear them.   We have a choice of which kinds of words to use and which kinds of stories to tell as we speak with to our spouses, children, colleagues, and strangers.  Destructive language can damage lives.  Grace-filled language can transform lives for the good.   How can we use the power of words wisely?

Rev. Joan Van Becelaere is a UUA Congregational Life Consultant and the new Executive Director/Administrator of UU Justice Ohio.  Prior to working with the UUA, she was the vice-president for student services at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO, where she also taught UU polity to seminarians.  She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her spouse, Jerry, and two felines (Hezekiah and Zachariah).

 

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

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Many Voices, One Song – March 11, 2018

Music Sunday!   Led by Music Director, Hal Walker.

This is Hal’s 22nd Music Sunday and he will be joined by Worship Association Rev. Christie Anderson as they celebrate our “Many Voices.”

What a great opportunity to invite a neighbor or a friend to visit the UU Church of Kent!

 

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

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