Remembering Heidrun Hultgren

Heidrun HultgrenWe are sorry to share the news that Heidrun Hultgren has died.  If you would like to send your condolences to Heidrun’s family, please contact the Church Office.

Calling hours will be held in our sanctuary on Saturday, January 31 from 5 to 7 pm.  Selected pieces of Heidrun’s art will be on display and her children, Diana, Erik and Gunnar would be pleased to greet you at that time.

A memorial service will be held in our sanctuary on Sunday, February 1 at 3 pm with a reception immediately following.  Members and friends of the congregation are invited to participate as greeters and we are also in need of several people to help prepare the reception.  If you are able to help, please sign up at:



Art in the Sanctuary

picture frameThe art exhibit hanging in the church are paintings that John and Martha’s granddaughter, Layla Kluth, age 7, made when she was in Kent after Christmas. They are for sale and if any pieces are sold the proceeds will be donated to the church at Layla’s request.

Additional art is needed for future displays. If you would like to exhibit any of your work, please contact John Kluth or the Church Office.

Recording of Esther Duncan’s memorial service

A recording of Esther Duncan’s memorial service held on January 17 is available to stream or download below. Interesting and heartfelt stories were shared about many aspects of her life, such as her love of building labyrinths. labyrinth_4

The Right Thing for the Right Reason – January 25, 2015

do right - mandelaLed by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer, Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus and Worship Associate Mary Lou Hollly

Our multigenerational service this morning will explore congruence.  How we can align our hearts and minds and actions so we can do the right thing for the right reason more often?



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Church w new doorsWhile most of the congregation has been focused the last few weeks on holidays, new year’s resolutions, and producing or enjoying great music and sermons at church, your Building Expansion Team and Capital Campaign Team have been working behind the scenes to make our church vision a reality.  And soon you will hear all about our work!  Within the next month we will be distributing the proposal for expanding our church facilities, and in March you (the congregation) will vote on whether to proceed with the proposed plans. The proposal addresses the needs for new social hall space, increased and better RE space, and renovation of the sanctuary.  Stay tuned! There will be many opportunities to learn about the project, including all church meetings.

Kathy Kerns and Marion Yeagler

Capital Campaign Co-Chairs

I Make a Difference Mural – This Week Only!

This Week Only – Visit the “I Make a Difference” MuralYou make a difference in this GBW

Our Grades 3-5 RE class is learning that each of us ~ young and not so young, long-term member or short-term friend ~ gives to our church in many ways.  They are inviting everyone to add a paper hand cut-out to the mural that they have hung in Fessenden Hall.  Please write you name along with what you do to help support our faith community.  And while you’re there, be sure to read what others have shared.

Cuyahoga River Concert Presents: Ayreheart

Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 PMayreheart

Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent

Doors open at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $15 at the door


Ayreheart plays an eclectic mix of Renaissance-inspired Folk, Celtic, and Acoustic Rock originals.  Check out their Taste of Lightning video for a preview of what’s in store!

Green Sanctuary Committee Logo Contest

The Green Sanctuary Committee of The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent is looking for a logo. If you are interested submissions can be sent to electronically or can be dropped off at the church office. Submissions need to be received by 1/31. There will be a fabulous prize for each person! To spark your imagination check out this image below or check out these ideas.
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Yes You Can! – January 11, 2014

yes you canLed by  Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate John Marfy

Most of us have changes in our lives that we could accomplish but we seem to lack that needed boost of motivation. Hear the inspiring story of one man who successfully undertook a radical, personal transformation. Join us to empower yourself and commit to that change in your life!

Spiritual Activism – January 4, 2015

socialjusticeXchaliceLed by Andrew Rome and Worship Associate Mary Lou Holly
Our faith calls us to action. As we work to build a better world this new year, we’ll hear stories of the spiritual lessons learned from activism. Come and renew your commitment and renew your spirit.