e-nUUs - July 17, 2019

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Summer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1Our Unitarian Universalist Values in Action: Reflections on Pulse – Sunday, July 21Love for All – Sunday, July 28Summer Sample Chalice Group – July 17 OWL Parent Info Meeting – August 4Social Just Discussion – July 31…

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Our Unitarian Universalist Values in Action: Reflections on Pulse

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Sunday, July 21, 2019 — one service at 10 AM

Led by
Joe Donatone with Worship Associate Rev. Steven Protzman

Seminarian Joe Donatone will share
his reflections on the Pulse tragedy while examining how our Unitarian
Universalist values can guide us through even the darkest of moments. Remaining
liberal and religious in times of crisis can be challenging. Joe offers ways in
which our values can sustai…

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Sacred Generations

Sunday, July 14, 2019

One service at 10 AM led by Mike Hovancsek with Worship Associate Elaine Bowen.

On this morning we’ll focus on seeing hope in the world by looking at the children in it.

Summer services are offered on Sunday mornings at 10 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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e-nUUs - July 10, 2019

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Summer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1Sacred Generations – Sunday, July 14Our Unitarian Universalist Values in Action: Reflections on Pulse – Sunday, July 21Summer Sample Chalice Group – July 17OWL Parent Info Meeting – August 4Retiree’s Lunch – July 16Su…

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Tarot as a Tool for Prayer

Sunday, July 7, 2019

One service at 10 AM led by Nicole Penny and Worship Associate Lori McGee

The
importance of prayer is discussed among many religions, but few help with how
to pray. Often reading tarot cards as a practice or having the service done
for a person is perceived as a way of looking towards the future. In this
service we’ll seek to explore prayer and how reading tarot cards can be a
means to connect to th…

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Join us in support for immigrant justice!

Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 pm

Come rally on our front steps for a vigil to demand an end to detention camps imprisoning immigrants and asylum-seekers, to demand an end to family separation and detention of children, and to demand compassionate immigration policy.  We will march to the downtown gazebo at 6:30, then back to the church.   Please bring respectful signs that do not support political candidates.

Unitarian Universalist Church o…

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e-nUUs - July 3, 2019

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Summer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1 Tarot as a Tool for Prayer – Sunday, July 7Sacred Generations – Sunday, July 14Our Unitarian Universalist Values in Action: Reflections on Pulse – Sunday, July 21From the Library – Service appreciationThis week in RE…

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Kenge Kenge: Music is a Universal Language

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Led by Hal Walker, Mike Hovancsek and “Kenge Kenge”

There has been a major change in
our plan for this Sunday morning’s service.  A wonderful group of
musicians from Kenya are in town for the week and they are looking forward to
joining us and leading our Sunday morning service.Please
join Hal Walker, Mike Hovancsek and “Kenge Kenge” in a very special and unique
worship service this Sunday morning at 10:00 …

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e-nUUs - June 26, 2019

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One Sunday service at 10 AM, May 26 – September 1 Kenge Kenge: Music is a Universal Language – Sunday, June 30Sacred Song Circle on the Move – July 2Sermon References: Sundays, June 23This week in RE KentHogwarts wraps up summer sessionBoard of Trustees First Sunday Listeni…

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Behind these Fences

Sunday, June 23, 2019 One service at 10 AM

Led by Christopher Dum and Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson

The United
States incarcerates more people than any country in the world.  Our criminal justice policies have created
and exacerbated deep divisions in human relations.  Because 90% of people
will eventually leave prison, it is important that we recognize the inherent
worth and dignity of every person re…

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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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