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.

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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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Lover or Fighter – Finding a Balance - August 14, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and members of the Committee on Ministry

In this world of constant news, we are all too familiar with instances of innocent people’s lives being profoundly altered by the intrusion of violence in some public place.  Closer to home, we could all tell stories of small scale disruption in a public place.  As a community that serves and welcomes the public, how do we balance our concern for hospitality and securi…

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Spiritual Journey with John Muir - August 7, 2016

Led by Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Mary Lou Holly

Has your present theology or your understanding of the meaning of life changed compared to the beliefs you held as a child?  You will have an opportunity to reflect upon the influences that have shaped your religious beliefs as we explore the fascinating life and spiritual journey of John Muir, naturalist, conservationist and writer.


Services are offered at 9:45 an…

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Finding Joy in Trying Times - July 31, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

Colleen Norris was the winner of the raffle at our last service auction which gives her the opportunity to choose a subject upon which I will preach.  Collen has asked me to reflect on finding joy in trying times.  Why is finding joy amidst the struggle important?  How can we move past the obstacles that get in the way of choosing joy?

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We Hunger for Justice - July 24, 2016

Led by Elaine Yehle Bowen and Worship Associate Becky Cline

The focus of July in our 150th anniversary year is hunger. We celebrate our congregations’ long history of supporting Kent Social Services food programs with Christmas in July to collect 150# of non-perishable food during the month and a special collection to assist KSS in its mission to serve those in need.

Our service will explore various aspects of hunger within our community….

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Many Voices of Inspiration - July 17, 2016

Led by Justin Czekaj and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

Do you have a favorite quote?  Words that remind you to stay the course, lift you up on a bad day, or drive you to action?  Inspiration can be found everywhere and sometimes the words of others can be enough to entice us to act or provide a moment of clarity.  We will seek to be inspired by these phrases through our worship.

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Sustained by Love - July 10, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh

Through transitions large and small, this congregation has been sustained by love for 150 years.  We gather this morning to celebrate that love.


Sunday Service is offered at 9:45 AM with Nursery care available for children Preschool age and younger.

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Spiritual Parenting - July 3, 2016

Led by Mike Hovancsek and Worship Associate Lori McGee

A service about the challenges and the spiritual lessons of giving and receiving parenting.  This message is shared through music, personal anecdotes, readings, and humor.


Through the month of July, our Sunday service will be offered at 9:45 AM.  Nursery care is available for children Preschool age and younger.

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Tis a Gift to Be Simple - June 26, 2016

One service only today at 9:45 AM led by Worship Leader Andrew Rome

Busy! Busy! Busy! We often add new layers of complexity to our lives, turning joyful activities into burdens.  Let’s stop to enjoy a simple service. We’ll reflect on creating simplicity in our lives and try to experience a pause in the world’s chaotic energy.


Sunday service is offered at 9:45 AM with Nursery care available for children Preschool age and younger.

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Worship Services

Join us, Sunday mornings for services at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday morning is the time that we all gather together to be in community as a whole. Along with the Worship Service, we offer a variety of programming for all ages. At least once each month, children are invited into the Sanctuary for an intergenerational service.

Worship Services

Our services may be led by our minister, a visiting minister, or a lay member or guest of the congregation. Service topics are announced in our monthly newsletter, The Chalice Flame. Come dressed as you’re comfortable; you will find people dressed in both business casual and casual clothes. Please see our Children’s Religious Education page regarding how our children participate in services.

Upcoming Services

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Coffee Hour

Please join us for coffee and other light refreshments downstairs in Fessenden Hall between services. We always have an activity such as drawing available for children.  In July the coffee hour will follow our one service.  In August the coffee hour will begin around 10:30 and in September the coffee hour will begin at about 11:00.

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