Invitation to March for Justice and Reconciliation this Sunday, August 2 at 11 am

A new group is forming in Kent called the Kent Inter-Faith Alliance on Reconciliation and Justice.  I have keenly felt the absence of such a group over my years serving here and thus wanted to support this emerging effort with my presence.  I was thrilled to find representatives of many diverse area faith communities seated around the table and the promise that the invitation to participate will eventually be sent to all faith communities in our …

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Mark Your Calendars!!!!

Our 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.

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The Patricia Pownall UU Book Group - August

The Patricia Pownall UU Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, August 11 at 7 pm in the home of Kathy Kerns.  This month we are reading any book by the author Anne Tyler.  In September we will be reading Margot by Jillian Cantor and in October we will be reading The Care of Handling of Roses with Thorns by Margaret Dilloway.   If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper.

All are welcome.

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The UU Knitters will be taking the month of August off.

The group will resume their weekly meetings in September.  Many, many thanks for all their efforts in knitting and crocheting several afghans and lap quilts to used for pastoral outreach.

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August 2015 Chalice Flame Newsletter




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

Led 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 w…

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Generosity - July 26, 2015

Led by Kathy Kerns and Marion Yeagler

This Sunday will consider different perspectives on generosity, and include personal sharings from some members.

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Economic Justice Activity

Please join in a school supply drive for children served by Family & Community Services. They are in need of new backpacks, 1″ 3-ring binders, 1 subject spiral bound notebooks, composition books, pocket folders with prongs, pens (black, blue & red) colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, pink erasers, 24 count Crayola crayons & Elmer’s bottled glue/glue sticks.

Bring items to church Sunday, July 25 & August 2; there is a box in the…

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Summer RE is in full swing!

This summer is packed with wonderful lessons on how our kids can care for the planet and for themselves. This Sunday July 26th our children will be guided through breathing, meditation and yoga by Jen Walton-Fisette. Come join us!

Summer RE is offered at 9:45 for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Preschool and nursery care are also available.


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

Stop by our table in Fessenden during Coffee Hour!

Favorite 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 tradition…

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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.