News from the Ministerial Search Committee - July 20, 2017

 
SEARCH-COMMITTEE FOCUS GROUPS ALMOST DONE!

“We are here, and we are listening.”
Stage One of the church-wide listening project “The Voices of the UUCK,” is almost complete, as the Ministerial Search Committee (MSC) finishes focus groups this weekend.

Once these final focus groups are done, the MSC will begin compiling notes from all groups and individual interviews, with particular attention on the identity and needs of the congreg…

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Pave Where the Path Is - July 23, 2017

Led by Rev. Anya Johnston and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

 

Sunday service is offered at 10 AM with Nursery care available.

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e-nUUs - July 19, 2017


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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

Pave Where the Path Is – July 23
News from the RE Wire

Save the Date: RE Teacher Training
RE Summer World Travelers

Attention Parents of 8th and 9th Graders – OWL Registration
UUCK Annual Garden Tour – Room for more participants
Fall Walde…

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Being Open to New Ministry - July 16, 2017

Led by Rev. Rod Thompson and Worship Associate Lori Fatchet-McGee

What are your expectations of our new minister?  I know you have them.  Your Search Committee will need to know what they are.  But this morning I will be more concerned about all those unwritten, unspoken, perhaps unrealistic expectations that you’ve got in the back of your minds.  So, let’s look at what makes a good minister and what your expectations should be.  You might be …

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News from the Ministerial Search Committee - July 13, 2017

 
Focus groups still need your voice!

Your search committee is here, and we are listening.”
 

Your search committee is pleased to note “Voices of the UUCK” is on schedule as we continue to gather thoughts, ideas, stories and data for a comprehensive packet that will tell the story of our church for ministerial applicants.

All individual interviews with a sample of lay leaders and staff have been complete, notes Voices leader …

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Filling Your Spiritual Backpack - July 9, 2017

Led by Rev. Renee Ruchotzke and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

For many of us, summer is a time of refreshment and renewal. What tools might we use to deepen our experiences, both at work and at play?

Sunday service is offered at 10 AM with Nursery care available.

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News from the Ministerial Search Committee - July 7, 2017

UPDATE FOR MEMBERS ATTENDING SUMMER INSTITUTE (SI):
 
In addition to the open interview times taking place at the church next week, there will be two open interview sessions at SI!  They will be:

Tuesday July 11 from 3:15 to 4:45PM (late afternoon workshop time slot) in room 254 in the Science Center
Wednesday July 12 from 1:30 to 3PM (early afternoon workshop time slot) in room 254 in the Science Center

Any member of the Kent UU …

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e-nUUs - July 5, 2017


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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

Filling Your Spiritual Backpack – July 9
Being Open to New Ministry – July 16
News from the RE Wire
Retiree’s Lunch – July 18
Family Game Night  – July 8
Free Yoga Class – July 10
Pat Pownall UU Book Group – July 20
Second Sunday Meet and Gre…

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e-nUUs - June 28, 2017


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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

Doubt Was Our Foundation – July 2
Filling Your Spiritual Backpack – July 9
News from the RE Wire
News from our RE Coordinator
Family Game Night  – July 8
Free Yoga Class – July 10
Second Sunday Meet and Greet – July 9
Special Collection this …

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Doubt Was Our Foundation - July 2, 2017

Led by Cal Frye and Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson

The United States was founded as a great experiment, a new form of government sprung from a theology grounded in Renaissance humanism. Doubting whether the experiment would last, the Founders wrote in a system that could be changed, reformed should the need arise. That openness of possibility is an opportunity. Doubt and discussion are essential to progress. Do we have faith enough t…

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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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