Deep Stories -- April 23, 2017

Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

A lost coin is found by means of a candle; the deepest truth is found by means of a simple story.” – Anthony De Mello. 

WE invite you to come and worship together as we explore the concept of stories and the lessons we can learn from both the story and the story teller.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 am with Nursery card available during both services.

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e-nUUs - April 20, 2017


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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

Special Voting Meeting of the Active Membership – April 23
Deep Stories – April 23

RE News
Youth Group Events
RE Teacher Teams – April 23
You’re Invited to a Social Justice Networking & Lunch — April 30
KentHogwarts is collecting Harry Po…

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e-nUUs - April 13, 2017


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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

Special Voting Meeting of the Active Membership – April 23
Alleluia! – April 16
Follow up from Sunday, April 9, “What’s Holding You Back?”
Easter Worship for Children and Youth
Egg Hunt
Travel Stories Needed
Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock…Stewardship Up…

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Alleluia! -- April 16, 2017

Led by Rev. Anya Johnston and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

Easter is, essentially, about change and surprise, two things many find difficult. From the turmoil of change can arise from within us a celebratory sound well voiced in the word Alleluia! Let’s find out what we can celebrate now.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 with Nursery card available during both services.

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Special Voting Meeting of the Congregation -- April 23, 2017

CALLING ALL ACTIVE MEMBERS!
Special Voting Meeting of the Congregation
Sunday, April 23, 2017     
1:00 PM  in the Sanctuary
 
The purpose of this meeting is to vote on the following motions:

To endorse the nominated slate to serve on the Ministerial Search Committee for a Settled Minister

We, the Congregation of the UU Church of Kent, do hereby authorize the Capital Campaign Team and Building Expansion Team to take out …

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Special Voting Meeting of the Congregation -- April 23, 2017

CALLING ALL ACTIVE MEMBERS!
Special Voting Meeting of the Congregation
Sunday, April 23, 2017      1:00 PM  in the Sanctuary
 

The purpose of this meeting is to vote to endorse the nominated slate to serve on the Ministerial Search Committee for a Settled Minister.

A quorum is required for this meeting – your attendance is important!

 

Nominated Slate

Saul Flanner
Becky Cline
Gene Wenninger

Kathie Slate
Bo…

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What's Holding You Back? - April 9, 2017

Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Commission Lay Minister Rev. Christie Anderson
We all have concerns, fears, and questions, that sometimes might be holding us back from taking action.  We will explore this questions and provide some suggestions.

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

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e-nUUs - April 6, 2017


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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

What’s Holding You Back? – April 9
The Buzz from RE
OWL Facilitator’s – April 9
Easter Worship for Children and Youth
Travel Stories Needed
RE Teacher Teams – April 9
Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock…Stewardship Update
Whole – Church Clean Up Day – Apr…

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Out of the Wasteland - April 2, 2017

Led by Rev. Anya Johnston and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

T.S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month.” At the same time, April is a month of hope and promise and surprise. Brace yourselves, April has begun.

 

Sunday Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 am with Nursery care available during both services.

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e-nUUs - March 31, 2017


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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

Out of the Wasteland – April 2
UUA Presidential Candidate Forum CANCELED
Paper Egg Tree (RE Fundraiser)
Travel Stories Needed
RE Teacher Teams – April 2
FY2018 Stewardship Campaign Update
All- Church Clean Up Day – April 8
All Committee/Team …

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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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