Sacred Song Circle - September 6, 2015

Led by Saunis Parsons and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Join us for a service inspired by the UU Church of Kent Sacred Song Circle.

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You Are Awesome! - August 30, 2015

Led by Justin Czekaj and Rev. Christie Anderson

There are an infinite number of random incidents that brought you here today – not just here to church, but into existence. For starters, approximately 4.5 billion years ago, a rock smashed into our infant planet (a planet, by the way, which is wholly unique in our solar system), creating our moon. This celestial body is essential to our human evolution, helping coax the tetrapods from the sea. O…

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150th Anniversary Committee

The 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee will meet again on Sunday, September 13th after second service.  We will gather in Fessenden Hall.

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Patricia Pownall UU Book Group - September 2015

The Patricia Pownall UU Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, September 8 at 7 pm in the home of Shannon Osorio.  Meet at the church at 6:30 if you want to carpool.  This month we are reading Margot by Jillian Cantor.  Anne Frank has long been a symbol of bravery and hope, but there were two sisters hidden in the annex, two young Jewish girls, one a cultural icon made famous by her published diary and the other, nearly forgotten. In the spring o…

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Attention All Committees ~ Attention all Groups

The date for the 2015-2016 Ministries Fair has been set!  September 20th  is the day and our theme is “…and to help one another!” 

This is the time when all UUCK Committees, Teams, and Groups can showcase all the nuts & bolts, the gears & belts, and the bells & whistles that make our Beloved Community work!  It’s a great opportunity to recruit new members to your team as well.  The Ministries Fair will be OPEN during Coffee Hour an…

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Introducing “Second Sunday Meet & Greet” - September 13th, 11 o’clock

Each Second Sunday, the Membership Team will host a Meet & Greet for newcomers in the Founders’ Lounge at 11:00.  Please join with members of the Membership Committee and Church Staff for coffee, light refreshments, and informal conversation.  Take the opportunity to make yourself known and to meet some friendly folks who can serve as your first circle of UUCK acquaintances!  We’ll do our best to make you feel welcome and comfortable.  Andrea…

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Finally, an inexpensive seminary for lay leaders!

Choose from a dozen online courses in UU History, Theology as well as leadership and growth courses that will help you make our congregation even better!   Then attend in-person sessions where you use what you have learned with UU’s from nearby congregations.  For more information visit:
http://uuinstitute.uua.org
http://uuinstitute.uua.org/courses/uuli-oh-wacky-f2015/
Download the UU Leadership Institute brochure:
https://dl.dropboxuserconte…

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Adult Religious Education: Building the World We Dream About

Join us in the Sanctuary at 7 PM on Thursday, September 3 for an introduction to the upcoming adult religious education opportunity focusing on racial justice and equity.  Building the World We Dream About is an educational series that will provide the opportunity for our community to engage with the tangled knot of privilege, oppression, and identity within a sacred, covenantal space held by skilled and trusted facilitators.   Classes will be of…

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Catholic Social Teaching - August 23, 2015

Led by Mary Stevenson and Worship Associate Andrew Rome

Mary Stevenson, Executive Director of the Community of Oscar A. Romero (COAR), will present COAR’s work as an example of the Catholic tradition of social justice woven from the Gospel calls to help the poor, as well as a practical and compassionate response to crisis and poverty. In 1980, El Salvador entered the world stage through a brutal civil war. On March 24th, 1980, the Catholic Arc…

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Cuyahoga River Concerts - Upcoming

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   To purchase your ticket(s) visit The Kent Stage: http://www.thekentstage.com/
October 17:  Neil Jacobs

To purchase tickets online for concerts held at the Church: UUCK Online Store

For more information on the concerts and performers: Cuyahoga River Concerts Facebook Page

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Visitors

Photo by Brad Bolton

Welcome visitors! We hope that you will find a spiritual home here and that you will be enriched in the liberal religious practice and heritage of Unitarian Universalism. The members of this church take pride in the fact that we embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, creeds, sexual orientations, and abilities. Unitarian Universalism is a religion that celebrates diversity of belief and is guided by seven principles and many sources of wisdom. Our congregation is where we come together in religious community to discern our values and live lives in alignment with them. Ours is a living tradition and we put our faith into action through social justice work in our communities and the wider world. In addition, we are a “Welcoming Congregation” which means we have taken part in a special program, designed by the UUA, for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people. The congregation is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Newcomers are always welcome to visit our congregation. There is no formal conversion process, so becoming a Unitarian Universalist is simply a matter of self-identification. Membership is voluntary and does not require renouncing other religious affiliations or practices.

We invite you to explore our website, visit our congregation, and discover Unitarian Universalism!

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.