Opportunities for Exploration and Enrichment in the Year Ahead - 2016/2017

 

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What Are You Wondering? - September 25, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Becky Cline

Come join together and reflect on the value and power of questions and share with me some questions you have about Unitarian Universalism, this congregation, our shared ministry, interfaith relationships, spiritual growth and development, faith formation, religious education or anything else that seems relevant.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.  Nurser…

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Promises, Promises - September 18, 2016

Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

Covenant vs Promise — Although some people consider a covenant and a promise as synonymous, there is a difference.  Together we will examine the differences between these two words, covenant and promise.

 

Sunday Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.  Nursery care is offered during both services.

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September Spiritual Cinema - Forrest Gump - 9/25 @ 6 PM

Please join us for Spiritual Cinema on Sunday, September 25 at 6:00 PM. We will watch the motion picture, “Forrest Gump” (1994). The movie is 141 minutes, rated PG-13, and will be followed by a short discussion of some of the topics raised by the movie. Dan Flippo has volunteered to screen the movie in his home and has room for at least 20 people. Please click his address for a map or directions: 2650 Easthaven Drive, Hudson, OH 44236. Please RSV…

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Poetry of Peace - September 11, 2016

Led by Lori Fatchet-McGee and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel
September 11, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the tragedy that marked America forever.  In this service, we will use the beautiful poetry of Islam to remember lives lost and to look forward to ways that we can bring peace to the world.  Please join us.

Sunday Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.  Nursery care is offered during both services.

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Waking Up from the American Dream - September 4, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer with Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
This month we begin to explore the meaning of covenant. Is there some kind of covenant between this nation and its workers? If there is, does it include everyone? How can Unitarian Universalism inform our relationship with the American dream?
Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.  Nursery care is offered during both services.

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Ministries Fair - Sunday, September 18, 2016

On September 18th, after both services, all UUCK Committees, Teams, and Groups will be showcasing their work and ministries.  Every Committee and Group is looking to educate us about what their team does and how we can help!  There is a Committee or Group for you!  Plan to come to the Ministries Fair in Fessenden Hall during Coffee Hour and after Second Service.  Learn what goes on and find a match with your interests and skills, and your time av…

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Staying Grounded in the Winds of Change - Saturday, September 17, 2016

A UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF KENT WORKSHOP
With Reverend Melissa leaving, there are a lot of unknowns about our congregation’s future. If we approach the unknown future with wisdom and intentionality, we may not know its details, but we will be able to guide its shape and underlying values.

The “STAYING GROUNDED IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE” workshop is a terrific opportunity to understand how you can help move our congregation into our next …

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Humanist Wisdom Today - August 28, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Becky Cline

Since the early 20th century, humanists have found a home within our faith tradition.  Contemporary Unitarian Universalism has been profoundly shaped by humanist wisdom, which is always growing and evolving.  Come celebrate this rich legacy as we lift up humanist wisdom that can help us understand and respond to some of the challenges we live with today.

Services are o…

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Ingathering Service: Invisible Threads - August 21, 2016

with Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer, Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Coordinator Colleen Thoele

As children and teachers return to school, rhythms shift for families and even, sometimes subtly, for those of us no longer connected to academic calendars.  This morning we come together, children and adults, to celebrate our community uniting again after the adventures of summer.  We will honor the invisible thr…

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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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