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

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 Presentation & Conversation – January 25, 2015

The Green Sanctuary Committee will be presenting the results of the Energy Audit and will discuss the draft Green Sanctuary application action plan.  Come to learn about the process of the energy audit and the results, which will help us plan for the building expansion.  The GS application will recognize the excellent work already happening and will plan next steps to take the environmental work of the church one step further in the following areas: Worship & Celebration, Religious Education, Sustainable Living, and Environmental Justice. Please contact Mary Lou Holly or Andrew Rome for more information.  Join us at 12:45 pm in the Sanctuary following second service.

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)
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