We Hold These Truths

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Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 10 AM

A multi-platform service led by Vivien Sandlund with Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.

The Declaration of Independence has long been understood to express the principles underlying the experiment that is the American republic: universal liberty and equality. These principles have always been aspirational. Americans have long sought to make liberty and equality real for all. H…

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Kenge Kenge Orutu System!

Kenge Kenge at UUCK 6/2019

Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 10 AM.

A multiplatform service led by CLM Lori Mirkin-McGee and guests musicians Kenge, Kenge.

Here is the description for 6/26:

Kenge Kenge is back at UUCK!!  Kenge Kenge is a group of Kenyan musicians who travel the globe bringing the joy of African music with them wherever they go.  Come join us for a spiritual musical experience of drums, singing, and connect…

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Juneteenth: Reclaiming Identity

Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 10 AM

Led by Rev. Christie Anderson with guest poet, guest poet, Mwatabu Okantah (KSU).

Juneteenth is a celebration of the resilience and culture of descendents of the enslaved people from Africa. With this grounding, we welcome guest poet and KSU professor, Mwatabu Okantah who, using poetry, storytelling and narrative, will share his search for identity as “an American from Africa.” We will lift up the importa…

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Pride and Joy!

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Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 10 AM

A multiplatform service led by Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele with our UUCK Children and Youth.

This PRIDE Sunday we will gather as a community of all ages to lift up stories of Joy! Hannah Roberts Villnave asks,  “Why not Rejoice as we resist? Dance as we demand change? Celebrate as we create a community that delights in all of who we are?” and we cou…

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Finding Beauty

Sunday, June 5 at 10:00 AM

A multi-platform service led by Lori Mirkin-McGee and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen.

Throughout history, people have turned to art as a means of coping with crises. Whether it be painting, sculpting, writing, or making music, art helps us express and process our deepest emotions and our most true selves. In this service, we will hear from several guests about how and why they turned to art during the pandemi…

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The Living, Loving Church You are Called to Be

Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 10 AM

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Rev. Steven Protzman

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent has a vital purpose in Kent and the larger community.  Today as we celebrate your amazing accomplishments as a congregation and dedicate Hobbs Hall, it is a good day to pause and reflect on how Hobbs Hall and all that you have and are together can help you live even more deeply into …

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Recalculating

Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 10 AM

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Eric van Baars.

If you’ve ever used a GPS and missed a turn or gone the wrong way, it will say “recalculating”, letting you know that it’s finding another way. As we have our annual meeting and look back at a year that has been both exciting and challenging, we will reflect on how we’ve recalculated to adapt to changes and how we wi…

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Over the Rainbow

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 10 AM

A multi-platform service led by Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele and the UUCK Children’s Religious Education Committee.

Rev. Suzelle Lynch writes: “When we join hands to practice compassion, Beauty’s heart blooms like a flower”.  Today will be a festive service as we kick off our annual Treats and Talents Auction and celebrate flower communion.  The flower communion ritual…

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Beauty's Heart Blooms

Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 10 AM

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen.

Rev. Suzelle Lynch writes: “When we join hands to practice compassion, Beauty’s heart blooms like a flower”. Today will be a festive service as we kick off our annual Treats and Talents Auction and celebrate flower communion. The flower communion ritual, created by Norbert Capek in Czechoslovakia in 1923, invites us to …

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Idleness as a Spiritual Practice

Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 10 AM

A multi-platform service led by CLM Kathy Kerns and Worship Associate Heidi Shaffer Bish.

Our culture is often very focused on time, with busyness often treated as a valued state of being. By contrast, Italians practice “Dolce Far Niente”, the sweetness of doing nothing, and spiritual practices like honoring the Sabbath are designed to help us slow down to have the time and space to connect with our values …

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Sunday Mornings

Sunday morning service is currently being streamed online at 10 AM via Zoom!

Click here for service descriptions and the Zoom link.

Sunday morning is the time that we all gather together to be in community as a whole. Along with the Worship Service, we offer a variety of programming for all ages. At least once each month, children are invited into the Sanctuary for an intergenerational service.

Example Worship Service: Apple Ceremony 2018. Reverend Steven Protzman at the front of the church, delivering a sermon.

Worship Services

Our services may be led by our minister, a visiting minister, or a lay member or guest of the congregation. Come dressed as you’re comfortable; you will find people dressed in both business casual and casual clothes. Please see our Children’s Religious Education page regarding how our children participate in services.

Upcoming Services

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Social Hour

Please join us for coffee and other light refreshments downstairs in Fessenden Hall between services (around 10:45 am). We always have an activity such as drawing available for children.  In the summer, social hour will follow our one service (around 11 am).

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