Revelations of Beauty – April 19, 2015

Triliums Eagle Creek 5.2014Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Mary Lou Holly

As you have learned more about the environmental justice movement over the years, have you found that you see beauty in new ways?  Has your imagination of the beautiful been re-shaped by your growing environmental consciousness?  In celebration of Earth Day, this service will include several members of the congregation sharing stories of their revelations of beauty.

Upcoming Congregational Information and Voting Meetings

Congregational Information Meeting on April 22 and TWO Voting Meetings on Sunday, April 26


Dear Members of the UU Church of Kent,votersmeeting1

You are cordially invited to a special congregational meeting to discuss the proposed new church by-laws. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 22nd in the church sanctuary at 7PM. The proposed new by-laws are attached for your review. Please bring questions and comments to the meeting or contact a board member with your questions and comments. The church board has endorsed the proposed new by-laws.

The congregational special meeting to vote on the proposed new church by-laws will take place on Sunday, April 26th in the church sanctuary between the first and second services. Only active church members may vote. Absentee ballots can be obtained in the church office. Absentee ballots must be turned in to the church moderator Max Grubb 24 hours before the vote. A quorum of 25% of active church members present at the time of voting is required.

Sincerely, Vivien Sandlund

For the Church Board of Directors

Click here to open the Proposed New Bylaws


Congregational Voting Meeting: Second Vote for Capital Campaign  

Capital Campaign LogoThere will be a congregational meeting on Sunday April 26 after second service (12:45PM) to review and discuss the findings of the feasibility study. This study, which is being conducted by a UUA consultant, will provide us information on our readiness for a campaign, including an estimate of what we can likely raise. There will also be a second vote at the meeting to authorize the capital campaign; this is to provide the congregation an opportunity to indicate their support  for the campaign in light of the findings of the feasibility study.  A quorum is needed, please plan to attend this important meeting. Absentee ballots are available by contacting the Church Office at or 330.673.4247.

Marion Yeagler and Kathy Kerns, Capital Campaign Team co-Chairs

Raising the Bar

FY2016 Stewardship LogoAs we wind up this year’s Stewardship Campaign, thanks to all who have turned in their pledge cards. For those of you who have not yet done so please turn them in as soon as possible so we may move forward with our budgeting process.

Pledges can be made online through the website, , by emailing your pledge amount to MaryBeth at, or by putting you pledge card in the offering basket during Sunday’s services. Thank you.

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 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