Right Relations —what are they and how do we achieve them?

The Right Relations Covenant workshop will explore
these and related questions as to how we as a church community can engage in
healthy conflict, dialogue and interaction. 
The Committee on Shared Ministries will provide pizza lunch and
refreshments.

When: Sunday, February 23 from 1:00-4:00 PM

Where:  Fessenden Hall 

Invited: all UUCK members and friends

Facilitated by:  Committee on Shared Ministries

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Brigid's Golden Thread

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Led by
Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Imbolc, also known as Candlemas, is the pagan festival that celebrates the coming of spring.  In the Celtic tradition, this feast belongs to Brigid, the goddess of fire, poetry, childbirth and healing, who also made the first piece of cloth in Ireland and wove healing threads into it.  As we await the return of spring, we will invoke Brigid’s blessi…

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e-nUUs - January 22, 2020

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From Rev. Steven Congregational Town Hall Meeting – Sunday, January 25Sunday Services: 9:45 and 11:30 AMBrigid’s Golden Thread – Sunday, January 26Answering the Call of Love – Sunday, February 2RE Teacher Retreat – January 25Family Game Night – January 25Together We Shine: F…

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Dr. Theodore J Voneida Memorial and Celebration of Life

Monday, January 20, 2020

10:00 AM at the Kent United Church of Christ

Ted Voneida memorial service part A

Ted’s memorial service part B

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Build Me a World

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman, DRE Colleen Thoele, and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

In his famous “I Have a Dream” speech Martin Luther King Jr. invoked the words of the Hebrew prophet Amos: “But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream.”  We will gather as a community of all ages to honor the memory of Dr. King, to learn about the justice work our children and youth have c…

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e-nUUs - January 15, 2020

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From Rev. Steven –Ted Voneida MemorialSunday Services: 9:45 and 11:30 AMBuild Me a World – Sunday, January 19Brigid’s Golden Thread – Sunday, January 26From the Library – Service references for January 12Our Whole Lives for Grade 4-6RE Teacher Retreat – January 25Family Gam…

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Now I Become Myself

Image by John Hain from Pixabay

Sunday, January 20, 2020

Led by
Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Heidi
Emhoff Wood

May Sarton wrote: “Now I become myself.  It’s taken time, many years and places; I have been dissolved and shaken, worn other people’s faces.”  As we continue exploring January’s Soul Matters theme of integrity, we’ll reflect together on how seeking to live with integrity and creating greater wholeness …

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e-nUUs - January 8, 2020

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From Rev. Steven –Ted Voneida MemorialSunday Services: 9:45 and 11:30 AMNow I Become Myself — Sunday, January 12Build Me a World – Sunday, January 19Soulful Home Dinner this Friday – January 10Our Whole Lives for Grade 4-6RE Teacher Retreat – January 25Family Game Night – …

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Living with Integrity

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Led by Worship Associates Kathy Kerns and Elaine Bowen

Rainer Maria Rilke says, “May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”  One of the times we may feel in flow with how we want to live is when we feel we are living our life with integrity, when we feel we are acting in concert with our true selves.  We invite you to come and hear members and…

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Standing at the Threshold

Photo by Sapan Patel on Unsplash

Sunday, December 29, 2019 one service at 10 AM only

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and
Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

Rev. Kathleen McTigue writes: “We stand at a threshold, the new year something truly new, still unformed, leaving a stunning power in our hands: What shall we do with this great gift of Time, this year?” As we stand at the threshold of a new year, through music, rituals and read…

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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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