WORSHIP SERVICES are held at 10AM. RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION SERVICES are held simultaneously for your children. Childcare available in our nursery. Handicapped accessible parking and entrance is located at the Taylor Street door.
IN UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Our Seven Principles Support the Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning.
For more information, http://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe
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.
May 20 KUUC Millenials
“Church Is A Four-Letter Word” or: Why Millennials Aren’t Attending Church
There has been a marked decline in church attendance with each generation starting in the 1920’s. Former members of the KUUC Young Adult Group will discuss this trend as well as look at why this is happening, Why Young adults are important in spiritual communities, and what changes can be made to encourage millennial attendance at church.
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING SEMINAR – MONDAY, MAY 14, 1:30-3:00PM
Please come to a presentation on Advance Care Planning on Monday May 14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Alliance Room. The presentation will be led by Diana MacVeagh and Ron Nickerson, both certified First Steps Advance Care Planning (ACP) Facilitators. Topics will include factors to consider and decisions to be made regarding what YOU want to happen toward the end of your life, as well as the technical task of completing paperwork and sharing your decisions. There will be time for discussion and questions.
Following a Hillside Brook by Jeff Staples
The ground releases its water
in the mid-April thaw
as I walk beside a brook
that gurgles near my path.
In the slow water of a soggy
marsh farther up the hill
beyond an echoing foot bridge
that crosses over that stream
I hear other sounds—are they
peepers—so early this spring?
Sunlight filters through
the leafless trees, but here
and there in shady spots
snow and ice hold on.
The scene is familiar but
it’s so new it glistens.
A Prayer of Grief and Hope for Parkland, by Rev. Olivia Holmes
Too many have died, o spirit of life, too many children, too many adults devoted to teaching, coaching, and caring for our children. Let us grieve, and let us pray.
On Wednesday, Valentine’s day, 14 more children and 3 more caring adults died in the senseless violent attack of Nikolas Cruz, just 19 himself. Nikolas is not much more than a child himself, expelled from school after both his adopted father and adopted mother had died; a troubled young man struggling with life on his own. Let us grieve, and let us pray.
How many must die? Since the Sandy Hook killings in 2012, over 400 children and adults have been shot in over 200 school shootings. What does it take to stop school shootings? What must we do? Let us grieve, and let us pray.
Let us grieve and let us pray for the 14 students and 3 caring adults who died on Wednesday at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Let us speak their names, softly, to ourselves, and join our grief with the grief of their families, their friends, their schoolmates.
Scott Beigel, 35, teacher
Aaron Feis, assistant football coach who looked out for troubled kids
Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, soccer player
Martin Duque Anguiano, 14, freshman, funny and sweet
Nicholas Dworet, 17, swimmer headed for college
Jaime Guttenberg, 14, dancer, caring friend to her special needs cousin
Christopher Hixon, 49, athletic director and great coach
Luke Hoyer, 15, basketball player with a huge heart
Cara Loughran, 14, excellent student who loved the beach
Gina Montalto, 14, school winter color guard team, a beautiful soul
Joaquin Oliver, “Guac,” 17, basketball player who loved to write poetry
Alaina Petty, 14, member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, and selfless church volunteer
Meadow Pollack, 18, smart, beautiful and caring; headed for college in 2018
Helena Ramsay, 17, smart and thoughtful, bringing out the best in everyone
Alex Schachter, 14, a sweetheart and trombone player in the school marching band
Carmen Schentrup, 16, a 2018 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist
Peter Wang, 15, member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, a good friend to everyone
Let us grieve for the future 14 bright, loving, talented teenagers will never get to live.
Let us grieve for the 3 adults who lost their lives trying to protect those children.
Let us grieve for all the loved ones left behind; their loss is inconsolable.
Let us grieve for all those in this country who are afraid for their children. They worry when and where
this will happen again; for unless we do something, it will happen again.
Let us grieve. Too many children have died. Too many caring adults – teachers, mentors, coaches, have died.
Let us grieve, and let us pray, together, that we might play some part, however small, however local, to make our church and our world safe for all our children; for all our children and for all.
In faith in our faith and in us to be healers in a broken and hurting world.
Many of us are at that time of life when we are beginning to make our will and plan our estate. Have you ever thought of leaving a gift for KUUC? It’s really a simple process. Contact Susan with any questions that you have or for samples of language you can use to make certain the terms are as you would like them to be.