It's PRIDE Sunday!

Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by CLM Lori Mirkin-McGee and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen.

At today’s service we will share stories and  experiences that explore why we have Pride in the first place, how far we’ve come since Stonewall, and much more.  Our first principle calls us to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person; this service will lift up those voices that our societ…

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You Can't Fix a Problem You Don't Know You Have

Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by members of the UU Church of Kent Race4Justice Task Group and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.

Through readings, music and personal reflections, this service explores how Unitarian-Universalism’s Second Principle, justice, equity and compassion in human relations,calls us to dismantle racism in all its forms.  According to Michelle Obama, “It starts with self-examination …

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The Seven Principles: Precepts or Platitudes?

Art: UUA Worship Web, designed by Rev. Ian Riddell and Kimberley Debus

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 10 AM

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.

Are the Seven Principles lofty and lovely but irrelevant poetry? Or are they meaningful guideposts by which we can measure and shape our spiritual growth as individuals, as congregations, and as an Association?  As we begin our summer series on th…

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Where Memory Presses Green Land

Humiliation Sculpture in Tulsa. Image by Mike Goad from Pixabay

Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 10 AM

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Rev. Cynthia Landrum.

In his poem “Silenced Cries” James Coburn writes about the 1921 Tulsa Massacre and the racially motivated destruction of the Greenwood area, known as “Black Wall Street”. He says ” What do I know but clouds of smoke once rose where memory presses green la…

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The Legend of the Simurgh

Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 10 AM

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.

The legend of the simurgh comes from Iranian mythology and is a story about the search for truth and self understanding. As we reflect on our year’s ministry together and celebrate our accomplishments, what are the stories we tell ourselves that prevent us from living fully into our vision and our mission? What stories d…

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Our Stories, Our Songs: Religious Education Sunday

Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 10 AM

A virtual service led by Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele with the Children and Youth of our congregation.

Each spring we gather to celebrate the journey of our children and youth through the religious education program. Join us and share in the stories and songs of our young UUs. Led by DRE Colleen Thoele and the children and youth of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, this serv…

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The Day the Flowers Rebelled

Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 10 AM

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson.

What if the flowers rebelled? Join us as we tell the story of what happened the day the flowers refused to bloom and no one- bees, humans, hummingbirds, other animals and plants, even the summer wind- was quite sure what to do. Our time together will also include the flower ceremony, a uniquely Unitarian Universalist…

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The Premise and the Promise

Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 10 AM

First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque. Photo by Denis Paul.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Randy Bish.

After 100 years of attempts at merger, in 1961 the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America consolidated to become the Unitarian Universalist Association. This service will tell the story of how our denomination began sixty years ago, offer a…

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Music Sunday: Church of What We Know

Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 10 AM

A virtual service led by Music Director Hal Walker and Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson with special musical guest Peter Mayer.

Peter Mayer is best known for writing one of the UU hymn favorites, Blue Boat Home.  Peter will be sharing songs and a sermon called “Church of What We Know” about the story that science tells about our universe—a story about the Big Bang and the evolution of life—a…

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Speaking for the Trees

Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele and Rev. Steven Protzman

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” As we celebrate Earth Day, we will use Dr. Seuss’s story “The Lorax” to reflect on our relationship with the earth. We will also ask how the UU Seventh Principle, the interdependent web of all existence, of which we …

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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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