From Many Sources: Part I

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Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman.

In 1985, five sources of spiritual wisdom were added to the Principles to preserve the religious heritage of both the Unitarians and the Universalists and to acknowledge the diverse theologies that inform our religious pluralism. A sixth source was added in 1995. In this first part of a two-part series, we will explore th…

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e-nUUs -- July 28, 2021

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From the Board of Trustees

UU Church of Kent In Person Health and Safety PolicyBoard Listening Session – Sunday, August

Worship & Music

Services offered each week via Zoom! Get On Board the Freedom Train – Sunday, August 1From Many Sources: Part I – Sunday, August 8Music participation survey

Lifespan Learning

Summer RE Classes – Sunday, August 1

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From the Board of Trustees -- In Person Health and Safety Policy

July 24, 2021

Dear UU members, friends and visitors to the UU Church of Kent,

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the UUCK has implemented our ‘In Person Health and Safety Policy’ (IPHSP) for meeting in person on the UUCK campus.

The IPHSP takes into consideration the many concerns of the congregation that were expressed in the congregational survey that was conducted this summer.  An overwhelming 80% expressed a …

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Get On Board the Freedom Train

Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns.

In his poem “Freedom Train”, Langston Hughes names the Freedom Train that is yours and mine, a train bound for the Beloved Community, where everyone will be free. To complete our summer services on the Seven Principles, we will reflect on the proposed Eighth Principle, which invites us to travel toward freedom and spiritual…

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e-nUUs -- July 21, 2021

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From Rev. Steven

Rev. Steven Away

Worship & Music

Services offered each week via Zoom! Music participation surveyA Global Ethic – Sunday, July 25Get On Board the Freedom Train – Sunday, August 1From Many Sources: Part I – Sunday, August 8

Lifespan Learning

Summer RE Classes – Sunday, July 25

Social Justice and Community Outreach

July’s Special …

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A Global Ethic

Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Kathy Kerns and Worship Associate Lori Mirkin-McGee.

The sixth principle that Unitarian Universalists covenant to affirm and promote is: The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all. What might this look like? We will explore the theological roots of this principle, and how the Parliament of the World’s Religions has addressed this principle in their statem…

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e-nUUs -- July 14, 2021

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From Rev. Steven

Bill Eldredge Memorial – July 21Rev. Steven Away

Worship & Music

Services offered each week via Zoom! Radical Acceptance – Sunday, July 18Music participation surveyA Global Ethic – Sunday, July 25Get On Board the Freedom Train – Sunday, August 1

Lifespan Learning

Summer RE Classes – Sunday, July 18

Social Justice and Community Out…

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Radical Acceptance

Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Randy Bish and Heidi Shaffer Bish.

Our UU Third Principle invites us to accept one another and encourage each other’s spiritual growth.  What does this Principle mean and how do we live it out?  Please join us for this service as Randy Bish & Heidi Shaffer Bish hold a conversation on experiences relating to the 3rd Principle of Unitarian Universalism.

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e-nUUs - July 7, 2021

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From Rev. Steven

Bill Eldredge Memorial – July 21Rev. Steven AwayScammers posing as Ministers

Worship & Music

Services offered each week via Zoom! The Hard Truth about our Search for Truth – Sunday, July 11Radical Acceptance – Sunday, July 18

Lifespan Learning

Summer RE Classes – Sunday, July 11

Social Justice and Community Outreach

UUCK racial…

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The Hard Truth about our Search for Truth

Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns.

What “truth” is the UU 4th principle referring to in calling us to engage in the “responsible search for truth?” We will examine truth through the framework of a 14th century European fable about the “naked truth,” a Billy Collins poem about unlimited truths, and a folk dialogue from India about rational thinking vs. faith. C…

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Visitors

Welcome visitors! We hope that you will find a spiritual home here and that you will be enriched in the liberal religious practice and heritage of Unitarian Universalism. The members of this church take pride in the fact that we embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, creeds, sexual orientations, and abilities. Unitarian Universalism is a religion that celebrates diversity of belief and is guided by seven principles and many sources of wisdom. Our congregation is where we come together in religious community to discern our values and live lives in alignment with them. Ours is a living tradition and we put our faith into action through social justice work in our communities and the wider world. In addition, we are a “Welcoming Congregation” which means we have taken part in a special program, designed by the UUA, for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people. The congregation is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Newcomers are always welcome to visit our congregation. There is no formal conversion process, so becoming a Unitarian Universalist is simply a matter of self-identification. Membership is voluntary and does not require renouncing other religious affiliations or practices.

We invite you to explore our website, visit our congregation, and discover Unitarian Universalism!

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

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