DIRT! The Movie - A Story with heart and soil.

Friday, February 6th,

7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent – Fessenden Hall

 

DIRT! The Movie brings to life the environmental, economic, social and political impact that the soil has.

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Remembering Heidrun Hultgren

We are sorry to share the news that Heidrun Hultgren has died.  If you would like to send your condolences to Heidrun’s family, please contact the Church Office.

Calling hours will be held in our sanctuary on Saturday, January 31 from 5 to 7 pm.  Selected pieces of Heidrun’s art will be on display and her children, Diana, Erik and Gunnar would be pleased to greet you at that time.

A memorial service will be held in our sanctuary on Sunday, …

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Art in the Sanctuary

The art exhibit hanging in the church are paintings that John and Martha’s granddaughter, Layla Kluth, age 7, made when she was in Kent after Christmas. They are for sale and if any pieces are sold the proceeds will be donated to the church at Layla’s request.

Additional art is needed for future displays. If you would like to exhibit any of your work, please contact John Kluth or the Church Office.

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Job Posting: Director of Religious Education - UU Fellowship of Wayne County

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

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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.

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The Right Thing for the Right Reason - January 25, 2015

Led 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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PSST!!! HAVE YOU HEARD?

While 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…

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I Make a Difference Mural - This Week Only!

This Week Only – Visit the “I Make a Difference” Mural

Our Grades 3-5 RE class is learning that each of us ~ young and not so young, long-term member or short-term friend ~ gives to our church in many ways.  They are inviting everyone to add a paper hand cut-out to the mural that they have hung in Fessenden Hall.  Please write you name along with what you do to help support our faith community.  And while you’re there, be sure to read what oth…

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Cuyahoga River Concert Presents: Ayreheart

Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM

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!  www.ayreheart.com

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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.