For about a year KUUC streamed Sunday service using Zoom. Here are some choice services from 2020-2021.
May 23, 2021 “Stories, Sources and Spirit”
(Rev. Michael) All faith traditions are paths to holistic truth, where body, mind and spirit are nourished. Each tradition is based on stories, (some of them entirely factual and others beyond belief), sources and a particular, sometimes peculiar power to stir and empower its adherents. In this service we explore our living tradition and the time when U and U finally stopped flirting and became one UUA.
(Rev. Michael) Easter comes once again to KUUC, yet our service will (once again) be virtual. Last year we dressed up a little, shall we do that again, wearing bonnets and ties? Or should we just wear our jammies? Easter will meet us just as we are and we will be ready however it comes, together, just as we wish to be. Click here to watch the service.
March 21, 2021 UUA Service, “Loved into Being”
Watch at this link: https://vimeo.com/519686297
(Rev. Michael) How we got to this time of pandemic and deep divisions in our society is one thing.
How we get back is another. However, the most important question for today is: how
can we build that long hoped for “beloved community,” that Dr. King talked about?
As a liberal faith tradition based on human worthiness, diversity of beliefs, radical
inclusion and social justice how do we embrace our mission and foster beloved
community here, there and everywhere? Click here to watch the service.
(Rev. Michael) Let’s face it, the new president has got his hands full. Obviously, he is going to need some help. Let’s put our heads together and see what we can do to lighten the load. Click here to watch the service.
(Rev. Michael) As we approach the shortest day of the year, so too do we pivot toward the light. For many of us, it is in the recurring cycles of nature and the greater workings of the cosmos where we find our spiritual home. Click here to watch the service.
(Rev. Michael) Mean-spiritedness, misanthropy and violence, often paired with the possibility of change and redemption, are recurring elements of holiday stories as they are enduring characteristics of humanity itself. Today we will explore the embrace of darkness and the journey into light. Click here to watch the service.
(Rev. Michael) Sometimes we are saved by the kindness of strangers, sometimes by giving away things that matter to us. One of America’s foundational stories, that of the Pilgrims of Plymouth and their Indigenous neighbors, involves the giving of gifts and the sharing of a meal. What is left out? Usually the truth and its consequences. Click here to watch the service.
(Rev. Michael) There are times when we seem to double down on fighting against pain rather than to turn to healing. Why is that? What does it take to heal? What has been our experience of returning to health of body, mind or spirit? Join us. Click here to watch the service.
(Rev. Michael) As we gather on the brink of another election, but surely no ordinary one, we will look at what we will need to fully participate in the election and to carry on after it is all over. Can the country ever heal and the people join together as one? Click here to watch the service.
(Rev. Michael) Today is a special day. “National Coming Out Day,” a yearly commemoration begun in 1988, is grounded in the experience of members of the LGBT+ community “coming out,” to family and friends. Coming out is the beginning of a personal, public and spiritual journey: because living joyfully, courageously and fully into their truth is still not without peril. Click here, or click the date and title above, to watch this service.
(Rev. Michael) This morning’s service is part of our collective effort to see, as President-Elect Carl Jacobs often says, “work as worship,” within our congregational life. Your time is valuable, and using a portion of it to help clean, repair and maintain our buildings and grounds is not just a money-saving measure, or way to get to know folks, or “to give to the church,” (though it is all those things), but an important way to embody your values. Our prelude is by George Winston; the offertory is Amazing Grace by John Newton. The second hymn is #1017, Building a New Land, songwriting credit to Martha Sanderfer. Click here to watch the video.
(Rev. Michael) Today is the first day of Banned Books Week, and as America has quite a history of censorship, we will take a look at how it has worked and what drives it in the land of the free. How do our gathering principles speak to freedom of conscience, and is three a redefinition and/or erosion afoot among us as some claim? Click here to watch the video.
(Rev. Michael) Summer is fleeting fast and soon we will settle into the season that New England seems to have been made for—Autumn. Although it seems that climate change has changed it somewhat, this time of last harvests, turning leaves and cool evenings is one brings with it fresh perspective and the intimation of things to come. Click here to watch the video.
(The Membership Committee (Deb McLay, Melinda Hildreth-Honkala, Joanie Lesmerises, Carole Mills, Gwyn Powers, and Carol White) offers reflections on who helped them become part of KUUC’s community, and thoughts on what it means to be an “ambassador”, for our church, our community, and for our faith, Unitarian Universalism.
(Joan Roelofs) Joan is a semi-retired political science professor in Keene, NH. She is the author of Greening Cities: Building Just and Sustainable Communities.
With Jill M. Hall, Director Religious Education. Click here to watch the video.