Black and Blue – July 5, 2015

UU Principles in blueLed by Dani Beale and Worship Associate Deb Biggins

Unitarian Universalism’s first principle calls for us to uphold and protect the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and our second principle requires us to seek out justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. Recent events, such as the horrific mass shooting at the Emmanuel AME church in Charleston, SC, and the numerous highly publicized killings of unarmed black people at the hands of police, have sparked a national debate about how we value the lives of ourselves and others, and specifically those of black people. Our own community has demonstrated a diverse response to these events, and our country is divided on how to move forward.

For this service, we will explore the historical roots of liberation theology in Unitarian Universalism and how our faith calls us to act when oppressed peoples are asking for us to witness their struggle and join them in protest for change. Most importantly, we will consider how we as individuals and a community can address the challenges facing us. What does it mean to be antiracist? What does it mean to be an effective ally? Are we ready to take a hard look at ourselves, and work towards understanding our place in one of the civil rights movements of our time? Join us as we begin again in love.

Our ‘Freedom to Marry Celebration’ is On! – July 3, 2015

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Documents Needed to Apply for a Marriage License in Ohio:

  • ID Requirement:  Government issued ID such as drivers license, visa, passport, state ID. You need to know your social security numbers.
  • Residency Requirement: Do not have to be a resident of Ohio. You must apply in the county in which you want to get married.
  • If previously married: Bring certified copy of divorce decree or a copy of deceased spouse’s death certificate.
  • Application Requirement: Both parties to a marriage should appear in person to obtain the license.
  •  Waiting Period: No waiting period.
  •  Blood Tests: No tests.
  •  Under 21: If you are 18 to 21 years of age, you will need to show your birth certificate.

 
Finish Reading: Our ‘Freedom to Marry Celebration’ is On! – July 3, 2015

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

church - family project groupDownload – DRE-Assistant Minister Ad (Right-click the link and choose “Save Link As…” to save the document to your computer)

 

Download – DRE Job Description  (Right-click the link and choose “Save Link As…” to save the document to your computer)

 

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