The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent is Seeking a Religious Professional to Join our Staff Team

churchbuildingBrad'sWe are looking for a religious professional with experience in ministry with children and youth to join our team. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent is a thriving and growing religious community. We are hoping to find someone who is excited about the opportunities we can offer and who will work well with our current staff team.

Our religious education program requires 35 hours per week of professional leadership and support. We are open to staffing with one or two people and will assign job titles, responsibilities and compensation based on the experience, credentials and preferences of our top candidate(s). We are currently accepting applications from people who are interested in a half time position or more. Please indicate the scope of responsibility and the number of hours you are interested in applying for in your cover letter.

Salary will be negotiated in accord with the 2015 UUA Salary Recommendations for Geo Index 3. We also offer a competitive benefits package. We will begin reviewing applications March 1 and will accept applications until the position is filled. Cover letters and resumes should be sent to Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer at minister-uukent@sbcglobal.net

Applicants may wish to review a recent job description, which is subject to revision by the Search Team.  The job description is posted on our website at http://kentuu.org/2016/02/04/job-description-director-religious-education/.

 

Finding and Following Your Bliss – February 7, 2016

Follow your BlissLed by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Discerning one’s bliss, requires creating a “sacred space” — a space for uninterrupted reflection and unrushed creative work.  If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are — if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time. We will explore this concept of finding and following your bliss.

Winter Institute is almost here!

Salt-Fork-State-Park-Lodge-131Come, sit by the fire with us.

Winter Institute (WI) is all of the fun and socializing of SI without the hectic schedule.

There are frosty outdoor activities like sledding, hiking and cross country skiing. For those who choose to stay in their slippers all weekend, there is a beautiful lodge with its many cozy corners and fireplaces. The pool and hot tub are truly a wintertime treat. There will be daily morning and evening casual worship services, morning water aerobics (after worship,) pre-dinner cocktail hour in the hospitality suite, and breakfast and dinner meals are included with registration. There are fellow UUs always ready to play board games or to join in the community jigsaw puzzle. We have wonderful community worship services and great conversations.

Winter Institute is February 12-15, 2016
At Salt Fork State Park Lodge, near Cambridge, Ohio, two hours east of Columbus
Registration is now open!
Details and links online at http://ohiomeadville.org/omdevents/552-wi2016

New to UU Classes in February!

gold_chaliceCurious? Interested in learning more? Ready to take the next step?

Our “New to UU” classes cover everything you wanted to know about the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent in particular and Unitarian Universalism in general, but didn’t know where to go or whom to ask.  Well, maybe not everything, but we try to give you an overview, a starting point ~ some history of both, some organizational details. Come join the conversation.  And, if you’re curious about membership, we will help to clarify what membership in UUCK entails.

Part 1 will be on Sunday, February 14, from 9-11 am. Part 2 will be on Sunday, February 21 from 9-11 am.  You may attend one or both, although attendance at both is encouraged.  Different topics will be covered in each.  We will gather at the Annex, the yellow house next to the church.

If you have any questions, contact Claudia Miller.

Capital Campaign Kickoff Video – September 27, 2015

 

September 27, 2015 marked the kickoff of Capital Campaign here at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent.  The day began with inspiring worship services, continued with a celebration lunch, a gathering at the KSU 1910 lounge and finished with a fundraising concert at The Kent Stage featuring Hey Mavis and Hal Walker!

Many thanks to Debra Lynn Hook for creating and sharing  the following video!

Visualizations of our Proposed Expansion

Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Members,

We now have visualizations of the site and floor plans for the proposed expansion of our church facilities.  This visualizations will also be available for viewing on Sunday, March 29 at our Congregational Voting Meeting.

The Voting Meeting will be held between services at 10:50 AM in the Sanctuary.  We encourage all active members to come in order to establish quorum and vote on the motion to authorize the Capital Campaign Team of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent to proceed with a capital campaign to fund the expansion and improvement of our facilities.  If you are not able to be present, an absentee ballot can be requested through the Church Office by calling 330.673.4247 or emailing uukent@sbcglobal.net by 4 PM on Friday, March 27.  Absentee ballots must be submitted to Moderator Max Grubb twenty-four hours prior to the vote to ensure that they will be counted.  A simple-majority 51% affirmative vote of the active members present and those who have submitted absentee ballots will be required for this motion to pass.  Absentee ballots do not count towards determining quorum.

Site Plan

Fellowship Hall Floor Plan

Fellowship Hall Main Entrance Visualization

Fellowship Hall Rear Patio Visualization

Fellowship Hall Visualization

Classroom Visualization – Fellowship Hall

Church Sanctuary Floor Plan

Sanctuary – Balcony View

Sanctuary – Floor Level View

Sanctuary – Floor Level Rear View

Church Lower Level Classroom Site Plan

 

 

Unitarian Universalist Vision Statement: 

Our vitality and passion call us to restore and expand our space to equal the energy of our dreams.

As we do, we are better equipped to carry on our historic legacy and embrace our potential

for connection, service, programming and outreach.

Northeast Ohio Clergy Release Statement

Standing on the Side of Love logoThe ministers in the North East Ohio portion of our district have released a statement in response to what is happening with Ferguson, Cleveland and New York. The statement is attached.

Download – Clergy Statement (Right-click the link and choose “Save Link As…” to save the document to your computer)
Finish Reading: Northeast Ohio Clergy Release Statement