Right Relations —what are they and how do we achieve them?

The Right Relations Covenant workshop will explore these and related questions as to how we as a church community can engage in healthy conflict, dialogue and interaction.  The Committee on Shared Ministries will provide pizza lunch and refreshments.

When: Sunday, February 23 from 1:00-4:00 PM

Where:  Fessenden Hall 

Invited: all UUCK members and friends

Facilitated by:  Committee on Shared Ministries

RSVP:  Please RSVP to MaryBeth at [email protected] by Thursday , Feb. 20 so we may best plan for purchasing lunch and refreshments.

The purpose of a Covenant of Right Relations is to guide us in accepting one another in our shared journey and in encouraging spiritual growth as individuals and as a community (our third principle).  Workshop participants will create a draft Covenant of Right Relations to be placed on the annual meeting’s agenda for approval by the congregation. 

Through small group discussion, large group dialogue and the democratic process, participants will explore such questions as:

  • How do we have disagreements with an individual or group, do so in love and respect, and continue to stay in community? 
  • How do we seek to live the principles and values of Unitarian Universalism by acting with compassion, respect and a high value on interdependence? 
  • How do we make space and engage in creative dialogue about our individual theologies, the ways in which we make meaning of life and seek to live lives of meaning? 
  • How do we interact with others in ways that promote a community of integrity, honesty, and open communication? 
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Brigid’s Golden Thread

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Imbolc, also known as Candlemas, is the pagan festival that celebrates the coming of spring.  In the Celtic tradition, this feast belongs to Brigid, the goddess of fire, poetry, childbirth and healing, who also made the first piece of cloth in Ireland and wove healing threads into it.  As we await the return of spring, we will invoke Brigid’s blessing to heal ourselves and our world and reflect on the golden threads of the web of life that connect all of us together.

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

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e-nUUs – January 22, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
  • Congregational Town Hall Meeting – Sunday, January 25
  • Sunday Services: 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Brigid’s Golden Thread – Sunday, January 26
  • Answering the Call of Love – Sunday, February 2
  • RE Teacher Retreat – January 25
  • Family Game Night – January 25
  • Together We Shine: FY2021 Generosity Campaign
  • January Service Auction events with seats available
  • UUCK Book Club – January 23
  • UUJO January News
  • UUA General Assembly– Registration now open!
  • UU Church of Kent uses iAlert! during inclement weather
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Build Me a World

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman, DRE Colleen Thoele, and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

In his famous “I Have a Dream” speech Martin Luther King Jr. invoked the words of the Hebrew prophet Amos: “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream.”  We will gather as a community of all ages to honor the memory of Dr. King, to learn about the justice work our children and youth have chosen for this year, and to reflect on how we are all called to build a world where there is justice and peace. 

Worship leaders today were Rev. Steven Protzman, Worship Associate Kathy Kerns, RE Director Colleen Thoele, Raylynn Rome, and the Golden Tones.

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e-nUUs – January 15, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven —
    • Ted Voneida Memorial
  • Sunday Services: 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Build Me a World – Sunday, January 19
  • Brigid’s Golden Thread – Sunday, January 26
  • From the Library – Service references for January 12
  • Our Whole Lives for Grade 4-6
  • RE Teacher Retreat – January 25
  • Family Game Night – January 25
  • Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request
  • Acme Cash Back — Turn in your receipts!
  • Retiree’s Lunch – January 21
  • UUCK Book Club – January 23
  • Free online Self-compassion activity
  • Rise Up! Women’s March DC – January 18
  • UUJO January News
  • UUA General Assembly– Registration now open!
  • UU Church of Kent uses iAlert! during inclement weather
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Now I Become Myself

Image by John Hain from Pixabay

Sunday, January 20, 2020

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood

May Sarton wrote: “Now I become myself.  It’s taken time, many years and places; I have been dissolved and shaken, worn other people’s faces.”  As we continue exploring January’s Soul Matters theme of integrity, we’ll reflect together on how seeking to live with integrity and creating greater wholeness within ourselves helps us become more fully ourselves.  Our services will also include a naming ceremony that affirms and celebrates Kevyn Breedon’s journey of becoming more fully themselves.

Other contributors today were Colleen Thoele, Kevyn Breedon, and Hal Walker.

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

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e-nUUs – January 8, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven —
    • Ted Voneida Memorial
  • Sunday Services: 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Now I Become Myself — Sunday, January 12
  • Build Me a World – Sunday, January 19
  • Soulful Home Dinner this Friday – January 10
  • Our Whole Lives for Grade 4-6
  • RE Teacher Retreat – January 25
  • Family Game Night – January 25
  • Pancake Sunday Fundraiser – January 12
  • Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request
  • Acme Cash Back — Turn in your receipts!
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet
  • Dances of Universal Peace – January 9
  • Rise Up! Women’s March DC – January 18
  • UUJO January News
  • UUA General Assembly– Registration now open!
  • UU Church of Kent uses iAlert! during inclement weather
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Living with Integrity

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Led by Worship Associates Kathy Kerns and Elaine Bowen

Rainer Maria Rilke says, “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”  One of the times we may feel in flow with how we want to live is when we feel we are living our life with integrity, when we feel we are acting in concert with our true selves.  We invite you to come and hear members and friends, Elaine Bowen, Andrew Rome, Randy Bish, and Krsnaa Fitch share their thoughts on living with integrity.

Speakers today were Worship Associate Kathy Kerns, Worship Asociate Elaine Bowen, Colleen Thoele, Randy Bish, Elaine Bowen, Andrew Rome, Krsnaa Fitch, and Hal Walker.

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

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Standing at the Threshold

Photo by Sapan Patel on Unsplash

Sunday, December 29, 2019 one service at 10 AM only

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

Rev. Kathleen McTigue writes: “We stand at a threshold, the new year something truly new, still unformed, leaving a stunning power in our hands: What shall we do with this great gift of Time, this year?” As we stand at the threshold of a new year, through music, rituals and readings we will reflect on this opportunity before us and ask what we will do with the gift of a new year with its promise and possibility.

Other participant in today’s service was Hal Walker.

One service at 10 AM will be offered with nursery care available.

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Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 24, 2019

One Night, One Star, One Child

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associates Elaine Bowen and Lori McGee

Rev. Victoria Safford writes: “Now is the moment of magic when an Eastern star beckons…to find an ordinary baby, born at midnight… and the baby’s cry makes people wonder as they wander through their lives what human love might really look like”. On this night as we welcome Christmas once again with joy and awe, we will tell stories and sing songs about the birth of a child who taught us what love really looks like.

On the podcast – Rev. Steven Protzman, Worship Associate Lori McGee, Worship Associate Elaine Bowen, Tone Chimers, Peace Choir.

Nursery care will be available for the 6:30 PM service only. Services will not be offered on Christmas Day.

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A Festival of Light

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 10 AM only

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Lori McGee

Donna Henes writes: “Lighting a light at the darkest time of the year is a pledge somehow. A promise. Such a small, symbolic gesture.” We will gather as a community of all ages to have a festival of light and rekindle the light of hope and possibility in our hearts and in our community with stories, songs and rituals that draw on some of the world’s light celebrations, including Solstice, Chanukah, Kwanzaa and Yule.

Join us for this all-ages service at 10 AM only with nursery care available during the service.

Podcast people: Rev. Steven Protzman, Worship Associate Elena Kline, Worship Associate Lori McGee.

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e-nUUs – December 18, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
  • News from the Board of Trustees
  • Holiday Services are offered at 10 AM on December 22 and 29. Christmas Eve Services are at 6:30 and 8:30 PM.
  • A Festival of Light – Sunday, December 22
  • Christmas Eve Services — Wednesday, December 24
  • Standing at a Threshold – Sunday, December 29
  • Living with Integrity – Sunday, January 5
  • Thank you! (RE Holiday Program)
  • Children and Youth Pajama Party
  • RE December calendar
  • Acme Cash Back Community Fundraiser ends soon!
  • Auction events still available
  • Calling all Bakers and Volunteers
  • December Special Collections
  • 2020 Whale Coast Alaska
  • CER has a field staff position open
  • UUA General Assembly– Registration now open!
  • UU Church of Kent uses iAlert! during inclement weather
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The Stuff of Stars

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Sunday, December 15, 2019 Led

by DRE Colleen Thoele and Sandy Eaglen

This family friendly all-ages service will celebrate the stars! Through dance, song and story, the children of our beloved community will offer tales of Christmas magic and joy. 

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

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