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Fathers and Flowers – Sunday, June 17, 2018

6/17/2018
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Led by Eric van Baars and Friends June is the month to celebrate "Dads and Glads", as we honor traditions of our UU heritage and the father figures who help shape our community. Please bring a stem or two of any flower that appeals to you with you to the service for our Unitarian Universalist Flower Ceremony. Sunday service is offered at 10 AM with nursery care available during the service.

Duration:00:46:05

Blessings in the Park (AT CHURCH) – Sunday, June 10, 2018

6/10/2018
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One service at 10 AM with Pet Blessings Led by Lori Fatchet-McGee and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel UPDATE: Due to rain, this service has been moved to the church building - NOT at Plum Creek Park. Please bring a picture of your pet for the blessing, rather than your actual pet. On this Sunday, we’ll gather together for our annual service in the park and church picnic as we look at how pets bless our lives and other blessings around us. Our annual Church Picnic will immediately follow our...

Duration:00:28:41

May the Blessings Be – Sunday, June 3, 2018

6/3/2018
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Led by Elaine Bowen and Worship Associate Cal Frye On this Sunday we will look at blessings through a UU lens. Sunday services will be offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.

Duration:02:03:45

Introducing our new settled Minister. . . the Rev. Steven Protzman!

5/30/2018
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Called by a unanimous vote by the Active Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent on May 27, 2018, the Rev. Steven Protzman will begin his ministry with us on August 1, 2018. The Reverend Steven Protzman is a native Midwesterner and grew up in Missouri and Iowa. He holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from Iowa State University and his previous career was as a pipe organ designer for several major American organ builders. He is a 2009 graduate of United Theological...

Duration:00:06:35

Life Calls Us On — Sunday, May 27, 2018

5/27/2018
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Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson In the hymn "Life Calls Us On", written by Rev. Kendyl Gibbons and Rev. Jason Shelton, the fourth verse says: "And the Spirit's gracious power dreams of good that yet shall be." After a week together of getting to know each other and dreaming and talking about possibilities for our shared ministry, we will reflect on our time together and who life calls us to be together in the years to come. Sunday services are...

Duration:00:32:56

May I Have This Dance With You? — Sunday, May 20, 2018

5/20/2018
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Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns The theme "Come Dance With Us" has guided your search committee in its journey of seeking your next settled minister. As we reflect on the similarities between ministry and dancing, both of which invite us to practice partnership, adaptability and creativity, intimacy and experimentation, today will be a day of celebration as we begin our dance of ministry together, and we say yes once again to the invitation to join in the...

Duration:00:42:09

RE Sunday: Growing in Community – Sunday, May 13, 2018

5/13/2018
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Led by DRE Lily Rappaport, REC Colleen Thoele, Mary Leeson, Chair and the Religious Education Committee This Sunday is Religious Education Sunday: Growing in Community. Everyone is invited to attend services in the Sanctuary in celebration of our children and youth. We will recognize our RE volunteers during both services and will have a special Bridging Ceremony for our graduating seniors during the 11:30 service. Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care...

Duration:00:36:12

Fallow Time for the Soul – Sunday, May 6, 2018

5/6/2018
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Led by Lisa Thiel and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh "Just as fields need fallow time to improve the quality of soil and crops, we all need pause to foster healthy growth. But what gets in the way? What have we lost through our culture of busyness? And what can be done about it? Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available for both services.

Duration:00:28:51

Born and Reborn Again – Sunday, April 29, 2018

4/29/2018
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Led by the Worship Arts Team Our spiritual theme for the month of April is Emergence. This service will explore the ways we are emerging from who we were in the past into we who are in the now. How have we grown? What have we learned? Where are we headed? Please join us as we ponder these questions together. Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

Duration:00:36:56

Earth Day – April 22, 2018

4/22/2018
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Led by the Worship Arts Team This day – Earth Day -- we will be celebrating the specific passions, knowledge, and expertise that so many of our members have about the earth -- planting and harvesting, spending time outside in nature, how/why the earth nurtures you and you nurture it back, where your passion came from and/or how you're passing it on. Services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

Duration:00:36:04

Working Spirit – April 15, 2018

4/15/2018
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Led by Rev. Thomas Bodie and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh All faith traditions challenge adherents to consider what "right livelihood" might mean in practice. This morning, our guest in the pulpit, Rev. Thomas Bodie, will lead us through a consideration of spirituality and our professional identities--do you feel "called" to your work? Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

Duration:02:19:05

I Am Not a Robot – April 8, 2018

4/8/2018
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Led by Justin Simons and Worship Associate Eric van Baars This Sunday we will take a look at the relationship between aliveness and the state of loving. Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

Duration:00:37:34

The Green Blade Riseth – April 1, 2018

4/1/2018
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Led by Rev. Renee Ruchtozke and Worship Associate Lori Fatchet-McGee Underneath our forest floors lies an actual network of mutuality and connection that gives birth to new life again and again. Likewise, underneath our culture of force and exploitation lie seeds of human mutuality that also offer renewal. All ages will celebrate this Eastertide with stories and songs of hope for a better future for both people and planet. Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care...

Duration:00:38:00

Life as Balance Act — March 25, 2018

3/25/2018
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Led by our Worship Arts Team Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

Duration:00:27:59

Mystery – January 24, 2017

1/24/2016
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Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Becky Cline Last year Becky Cline won the opportunity to give me a subject for a sermon at our annual service auction. Since then, Becky has agreed to become one of our newest worship associates. Join us as we delve into the wonders and surprises of Mystery.

Duration:00:41:14

Walking the Walk- January 17, 2016

1/17/2016
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Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen This service picks up where we ended the week before by inviting personal reflection and exploring collective Unitarian Universalist responses to escalating income inequality. What actions can we take that might make a meaningful difference?

Duration:00:40:51

Are You Expecting Miracles? – December 13, 2015

12/13/2015
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Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh Miracles feature in the central stories of both Hanukkah and Christmas. How can we understand what those miracles once meant? And how can we understand what it might mean for us to be expecting miracles now?

Duration:00:29:10

The Weight and the Wait – December 6, 2015

12/6/2015
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Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj This month we begin exploring the theme of expectation in our worship services. As our thoughts turn to the upcoming winter holidays, we will reflect together on the weight of expectation in a season of waiting.

Duration:00:31:04

Ancestral Echoes – November 8, 2015

11/8/2015
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Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Andrew Rome When we think of ancestors we often think of a family’s heritage. This morning we will think instead of our nation’s heritage. Our ancestors in this land were both native and immigrant. The history of colonial oppression of indigenous people affects us still. What does that legacy have to do with our spiritual health today?

Duration:00:36:43