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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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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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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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?

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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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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