Mark Your Calendars!!!!

Capital Campaign LogoOur congregation has worked hard to develop the plans to live out our church vision.  The Capital Campaign Team is pleased to announce the launch of our church’s capital campaign to raise over $1,000,000.  Our 3 phase plan is to build an addition with a new social hall, kitchen, and RE rooms, renovate the basement into bigger and better RE space, and renovate the sanctuary.  We take an important step forward the weekend of September 26 – 27.

Saturday Sept. 26, 9am to 1PM: training of canvassers for the campaign.  We are asking anyone who might be willing to be a canvasser to come to the training provided by our consultant Bill Clontz.  After you hear what will be involved, you can let us know if you are willing to be a canvasser.

Sunday September 27: official launch of the campaign during Sunday morning service.  After second service, we will have a campaign launch celebration with a simple catered lunch.  We hope everyone will come be part of the celebration!

Sunday September 27 (7PM):  The band Hey Mavis will hold a fundraising concert for the church at the Kent stage.  The band is donating all concert proceeds to the capital campaign. Please join us in this fun way to support the campaign.  Before the concert, there will be an opportunity for members to meet at the Kent Hotel for drinks and food (special pricing will be offered).

Everyday Ethical Dilemmas: Personal Liberty vs. Common Good – August 2, 2015

Personal Liberty vs Common GoodLed by Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

We regularly encounter situations in our daily lives that illustrate a clash of values between the pursuit of self interest and promotion of the common good.  Real life stories will illustrate how people viewing the same situation subconsciously apply different values, resulting in disputes about appropriate behavior.  Value judgements that seem obvious may be more complex when perceived through the lens of these conflicting American values.

Cuyahoga River Concert Series Kick Off: August 15, 2015 featuring Magpie!

Stop by our table in Fessenden during Coffee Hour!

magpieFavorite performers “Magpie” will start off the Fall 2015 Season on Saturday, August 15th at 8:00 pm.  Come and enjoy the beautiful harmony and powerful voices of Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner.  An outstanding guitarist, Greg’s playing and fingerstyle approach form the solid basis of their sound.  They describe their eclectic repertoire as a musical rainbow, so come prepared to hear traditional, classic country, swing, blues, or contemporary songs written by themselves and others.
Plan ahead:

  • September 19:  Hal Walker / Matt Watroba
  • September 27:  Special “Hey Mavis” concert at the Kent Stage – part of the Capital Campaign Kickoff weekend
  • October 17:  Neil Jacobs

At our table:

  • Purchase discounted tickets in advance
  • Purchase discounted Fall 2015 Season Passes
  • You can now purchase your tickets with a credit card

​Please visit our table or contact Cara Constance if you are able to donate food for the hospitality time during intermission.  Our warm, inviting intermissions are a wonderful part of these intimate concerts.​

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