Weekly e-nUUS – January 25th

January 29, 2012  Sunday Services:  Envisioning Tomorrow  

The Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer with Karen Lapidus, Director of Religious Education and Mary Lou Holly, Worship Associate

We strive to celebrate together in multi-generational community at least once per month. This Sunday our children and youth will join us for our services as we envision tomorrow together. We will also be joyfully celebrating the dedications and blessings of Paxton Rex Beale (first service) and Kailani Song Li Walker (second service)!


The annual UU Chili Cook Off is coming this Sunday, January 29th.  Cooks can register their chili in one of four different categories:  best meat, best vegetarian, most exotic, and hottest.  Cooks want to remember that having enough food for people will allow people to vote for your chili.  If you come to eat, adults are $5 and children 10 and under are $3.  That will get you a ballot and the opportunity to sample as many chilies as you want.  There will also be chips and sauces available as well as drinks.


Peter and the Wolf Puppet Show will be presented this Sunday, January 29th in the Sanctuary at 2:45 pm, following the Chili Cook-off.   Come see this classic tale brought to life by Heidrun Hultgren  Donations will  benefit the UU Church of Kent.


Last Sunday For A Chance To Live Your Values!

The Coming Of Age program at the Kent UU church challenges 8th, 9th and 10th graders to begin the important passage into adulthood through discussion and activities.  As one of their activities the group is going to prepare and serve a meal for Kent Social Services.  They need donations to purchase food items.  Randy Leeson will be manning a table in Fessenden Hall during coffee hour this Sunday, January 29.  He will graciously receive your donations for this wonderful growing opportunity.


New UU class scheduled
Whether you are new to the UU Church of Kent or you have been here awhile, you are encouraged to attend the class that will be held on Sunday, February 5 from 9 to 11 am.  We will meet at the Annex, the yellow house next to the church.

If you are contemplating membership with us, the information you receive in this class may answer many of your questions.  We share information about the history of Unitarian Universalism in general, and the UU Church of Kent in particular.

All are welcome and you may drop in if you like, but if you know that you are attending or if you have any questions, please contact Claudia Miller  or Marion Yeagler.


Children’s Choir Resuming Rehearsals

The Children’s Choir, under the direction of Becky Haines, will have their first rehearsal of the new year on Sunday, January 29 from 10:40 until 11:10 am in the sanctuary near the piano.  All children age 3 and older are invited to participate.  (Children age 3-5 must be accompanied by a parent or other designated adult.)  This is a great time for new children to join in the fun and fellowship as the children’s choir prepares to sing during upcoming worship services.


Feb. 5: The UUCK “Soup”er Bowl!

Please bring your cans of hearty soup/chili/stew/ravioli to our 6th annual “Soup”er Bowl to benefit the Kent Social Services food programs. The empty soup pot is also ready to be filled with your spare coin & cash. A donation earns you entry into a raffle for a free pot of homemade soup of your choice by Creative Cuisine. This is a win-win game!

Look for the football themed table in Fessenden Hall before, between and after services on Sunday, Feb. 5 – the day of Super Bowl 46. Thank you in advance for your generosity and for helping your neighbors in need ~ this is our faith in action.

Questions? Contact Elaine Bowen.


ACME Community Cash Back

The last date for ACME receipts is Saturday, February 11. Please bring all your saved receipts in by Sunday, Feb. 12. Drop off is in the Acme ad covered box on the Acme Bucks table in Fessenden Hall between services. This is the easiest fundraiser ever and THANK YOU to all who have participated. Stay tuned for what our 5% cash back is.


New or not, do you know your niche?

Come learn more about the various ways to get involved and find your way at UUCK!

Join us on February 12th for a coffee chat with your trustee for fellowship (Julie Lineburgh)  and trustee for programming (Cheryl Spoehr).

There will be a fun presentation for ways to get involved and a Q and A session for all your burning questions.

All are welcome!  We hope to see you there!


Art in the Sanctuary

We can still use one or two exhibits for this February through April.  May is a month when RE art is displayed. If there is anyone who would like to do an art or craft exhibit, who knows of an artist who would be willing to exhibit or who has a collection of art they would be willing to show, contact John Kluth.


The Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, February 14 at 7 pm in the home of Betty Kendrick. This month we are reading Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. In 1665, a young man from Martha’s Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, the author has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure. In April we will be reading the book Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghesse. If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper.


A new Pagan group will be starting up this March, lead by K.C. Pallone. She is a Pagan Priestess and would like to begin a new CUUPS group here at the UU Church of Kent. Her focus is on Earth centered and family friendly rituals. Being Pagan is not a necessity and this group is open to everyone. K.C. will have question/answer sessions during both services and during the coffee hour on March 4. Please contact K.C. with any questions. Look for information sheets during the next few weeks in Founders Lounge.

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