A Multigenerational Ingathering Service and Water Communion led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus
We are “promise-making, promise-breaking, promise-renewing” animals. That is what the Israeli Jewish philosopher Martin Buber once said and to Rev. Melissa it rings true. Sunday morning we will welcome the whole community back together after some have been away for summer work and play, and we will explore the promises we make to one another. Please bring a small container of water and/or earth with you to church this Sunday to represent a place where you felt fully awake to your humanity this summer.
Led by the Rev. Chrisite Anderson
As UUs, we respect religious freedom. But, as religious diversity grows, the society around us is becoming more intolerant. Join our exploration of the interfaith movement and learn how UUs can help counteract the fear that feeds religious prejudice.
Led by Lori McGee and Worship Associate Sophie Smith
This service will explore various aspects of Unitarian Universalism. From social justice to covenant, from religious education to ministry, we will endeavor to show how our chosen religion works for freedom, love, and justice in the world today.
Led by Saul Flanner and Kathy Walker
If you could travel back in time, and offer a few pointers to yourself as a younger person, would you? If so, what would you say? And would your younger self even recognize the person you are now?
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Bonnie Harper -
This year at General Assembly there was a lot of talk about Unitarian Universalists becoming more missional. What does that mean, you wonder? That is what this service will be about!
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
Have you heard people use that phrase to describe themselves? Media, scholars and pollsters have all invested a great deal in understanding who the “spiritual but not religious” are and whether they might have any interest in formal religious communities. Sunday morning we explore the growing “spiritual but not religious” identity with a Unitarian Universalist lens.
Led by Mike Hovancsek and Worship Associate Lori McGee
A service about ways the arts can change our lives on personal, spiritual, social levels. It will include personal reflection, findings from neurological research, and examples from history.
Quote: “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate John Marfy (with many other worship associates, too) - This special service will feature poetry. I have invited all of the worship associates who are available to choose a poem that moves them, to share the poem with us and to tell us a little bit about how that particular poem touches their spirit. Beautiful poetry and music are in store for you today. Come be filled up!
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Mary Lou Holly - Every year I go to the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association Ministry Days and then to the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly. After a full week of outstanding worship, workshops, public witness and stimulating conversation, I return filled with inspiration. This morning I hope to share some of that inspiration with you.
Led by Andrew and Amanda Rome
Please note that for the month of July only, one service will be offered at 9:45 AM.
Led by Cal Frye with Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
The story of how the folks in Deadham, MA organized a church (in 1637!) should inform how we approach our covenantal community.
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Bonnie Harper – Summer is an excellent time for a journey. Whether the journeys you will take this summer will be trips to other places or journeys of your mind and heart, this Sunday will provide you with inspiration for your adventures.
Original image: www.goodwp.com
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer, Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Back by popular demand, we will once again have a Blessing of the Animals during our annual outdoor service at Plum Creek Park in Kent. We will have one service only beginning at 9:45 am at pavilion number 2. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on and your cats or dogs or other pets on a leash or in a crate. If you don’t think your pet will do well around all those other pets and people, feel free to bring a photograph instead.
After the service we will enjoy a potluck picnic lunch. Please bring your own place setting and silverware and a dish to share. Bring any games you might like to invite others to play and come join in the fun. For directions to Plum Creek Park, visit tinyurl.com/plumcreekpark