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?

Our Sunday service is offered at 9:45 AM with Nursery care for children…

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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.

Sunday service is offered at 9:45 AM with Nursery care a…

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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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Plain and Simple - June 19, 2016

Led by  Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel
Simplicity is not only a pleasant practice, it may well be an antidote to some of the soul sickness of our own time.  One of the simple rituals Unitarian Universalists keep is an annual Flower Ceremony.  With this ceremony we celebrate the beauty of unity in diversity.  Please bring a stem or two of any flower that appeals to you with you to the service this morning.

We will…

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Simple Idealism - June 12, 2016 at Plum Creek Park!

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Andrew Rome

In the mid 19th century, Unitarians and Universalists started and became involved in a number of intentional utopian communities.  Often these communities began simply because the founders wanted to find a way to enact their lofty ideals.  What can we learn from their efforts in our own attempts to build and sustain community?

We will have one service only today and it wil…

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Simple Gifts - June 5, 2016

Led by the Children, Youth, and Leaders of our Religious Education Program

This is our annual RE Sunday – a time to celebrate with our children and youth their experiences in religious education this year, salute our HS graduate, and express our appreciation for the fabulous volunteers that make it all possible.  Join us for special music and two unique worship experiences.

Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.  Nursery Care is availab…

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The Blessing of 150 Years - May 29, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Association Carolyn Schlemmer

On May 27, 1866, 19 men and women officially founded the First Universalist Church of Kent and affixed their names to a constitution of their creation. Their creation has been shaped and molded by the ones who followed them and now by us, but the core of it remains and continues to be a blessing for so many people.  This morning we lift up our gratitude for the ones w…

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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.

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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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