e-nUUs -- September 21, 2022

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Worship & Music

Sunday services – 11 AM both in person and via ZoomThe Church of Our Dreams – Sunday, September 25Community Sunday: Acts of Love – Sunday, October 2The Courage to Come Out – Sunday, October 9100 Step to Freedom – Sunday, October 16Sunday Greeters Needed

Lifespan Learning

This week in Children’s RECall all youth 6th grade and upSoulful Home Dinne…

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Living the Pledge to End Racism Workshop

The workshop provides a foundation for understanding racism and reinforces participants’ commitment to action.  Through becoming involved in the Pledge on an ongoing basis participants grow and strengthen their skills to confront individual and institutional racism.Saturday, October 22(9:00-2:00)FoundationsRecognizing and Confronting BiasStructural and Institutional Racism Saturday, November 12 (9:00-2:00)Speak Up Against MicroaggressionsBla…

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The Church of Our Dreams

Cover created by Judy Brannan: church photo by Dan Flippo.

Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 11 AM.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Ginny Horvarth.

Starhawk writes: “Community… a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.” During our recent workshop with Rev. Sunshine Wolfe, we were invited to think abo…

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e-nUUs - September 14, 2022

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Worship & Music

Sunday services – 11 AM both in person and via ZoomAin’t Nothing but a Thing – Sunday, September 18The Church of Our Dreams – Sunday, September 25Sunday Greeters Needed

Lifespan Learning

Children’s RE NewsSpiritual Practices Adult Exploration Series begins September 26 (registration required)Nursery Volunteers Urgently Needed

From Rev. Steven

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Ain't Nothin' but a Thing

Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 11 AM.

A multi-platform service led by our UUCK Youth Group.

“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” ~ Jana Stanfield

Each year the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, WV assists families in need through their Service Work program. Church and civic groups come to the Folklife Center to learn about Appalachia while performing v…

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e-nUUs -- September 7, 2022

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From Rev. Steven

 A Reflection on Belonging

Volunteers Needed

Large screen mountingFurniture FinishingNursery Care Volunteers Needed

Worship & Music

Sunday services – 11 AM both in person and via ZoomThe Impossible Principle – Sunday, September 11Ain’t Nothing but a Thing – Sunday, September 18The Church of Our Dreams – Sunday, September 25Sunday Gre…

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The Impossible Principle

Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 11 AM.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Lori Mirkin-McGee.

We often sing “Whoever you are, we welcome you.” But can we welcome someone who has caused serious harm to us or others, or whose values do not align with ours? Is our First Principle, which affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person, realistic or even possible to practice in a world where peopl…

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Community Sunday: Chalk Art Festival

Sunday, September 4, 2022 at 11 AM.

Attention UUCK Members and Friends,

Join us for a Chalk Art Festival to be held at our first Community Sunday! A day to be together and have fun.

September 4, 2022 at 11 AMHosted at Hobbs Hall

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e-nUUs -- August 24, 2022

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From Rev. Steven

Water and IngatheringSunday, September 4

Worship & Music

Sunday services – 11 AM both in person and via ZoomGathering the Waters – Sunday, August 28 @ 11 AMCommunity Sunday: Chalk Art Fest – Sunday, September 4 @ 11 AMChoir Rehearsal – August 25Sunday Greeters Needed

Lifespan Learning

Adult Religious Exploration Programming TeamRE News

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Gathering the Waters

Sunday, August 25, 2022 at 11 AM

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and DRE Colleen Thoele.

Tom Rhodes writes: “Now is the time of gathering.  From the scattered drops and rivulets of our individual lives we come together.”  As we return from our summer adventures, this festive service of ingathering, rededicating the sanctuary, and water communion invites us to bring ourselves with our gifts and passions, our hopes …

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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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