WORSHIP SERVICES are held at 10AM. RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION SERVICES are held simultaneously for your children.
April 21 “Here and Now, There and Then” (Rev. Michael)
Today we celebrate the beauty of our world, the hope in our hearts and the wisdom we gain through the seasons of life. It’s Easter, and this service is a celebration meant for all ages.
April 28 “May Day Service” (Rev. Michael)
For a century, May Day was a special day indeed for the people of KUUC. The annual May Day festivities were a city-wide event, with a big dinner, a professionally staged pageant and fundraiser “for the good of the people’. Today we will look ahead to the merry, merry month of May, sharing Joys & Concerns stories and song, poems and other pastimes.
2019 Starr Memorial Garden Dedication on Sunday, May 26!
On Sunday, May 26, the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church (KUUC) will hold its annual dedication of the Starr Memorial Garden. The ceremony will be held after the morning service at 11:30 in the Garden, located by following the path from 69 Washington Street that leads behind the church sanctuary.
The purpose of the Garden is to be a contemplative sacred space, exhibiting kindness, compassion and love to all who seek solace. It was originally dedicated on the corner of Spruce and Carroll Streets in September 2000, in memory of individuals who died from AIDS and the medical and spiritual caregivers who made a difference in their lives.
In 2007 the Garden was moved to the grounds of the KUUC and the name was changed to the Starr Memorial Garden, honoring Unitarian Universalist Minister Deane Starr who died from AIDS on November 6, 1996. His son, Paul, died from AIDS in 1992.
Cobblestones to be dedicated include Jean Venuti and Patricia A. Hall.
“We are grateful to have this pleasant garden spot, dedicated to the memory of the much beloved Rev. Deane Starr,” said KUUC settled minister, Rev. Michael F. Hall. “Here, people can sit and reflect on the people that they love and the relationships that they have cherished—our lives are built upon such connections.”
To include recognition of your loved one, email engraving text no later than May 10 to email@example.com. An inscription is 3 lines and 36 characters including spaces. Suggested donation of $50; sliding scale begins at $35. Make checks payable to KUUC, 69 Washington St, Keene NH 03431.
The Keene Unitarian Universalist Church is a welcoming congregation that has served the Keene community since 1824. For more information, call 603-352-1719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
IN UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Our SEVEN PRINCIPLES and SIX SOURCES Support the Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning.
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THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
THE SIX SOURCES
These are the six sources our congregations affirm and promote.
-Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
-Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
-Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
-Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
-Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
-Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.