Weekly e-nUUs – February 1st, 2012

The Cuyahoga River Concert Series presents the

Kent Community Sing (a-long)

Come join the fun tonight, February 1st from 7:00- 8:30 pm in the Sanctuary.

Did you know that the UU Church of Kent has the best acoustical space for group singing in Kent?  Yes, it’s true.  Join Hal Walker and WKSU’s Matt Watroba in a warm evening of singing to bring in the new year. All are welcome!  7-8:30 pm


February 5, 2012  Sunday Services:  The Courage to Love

The Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen – Loving is the only way to a broken heart.  And being willing to risk a broken heart is the only way to love.  Not just for romantics, this service will celebrate the courage it takes simply to love.


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 heldon 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.


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.



Join us in Fessenden Hall during second service each week for informal discussions about how we as churches, communities and social entities deal with issues of common justice and the common good.

These are free-wheeling explorations of ideas about both substance and process. We aren’t limited to certain topics, nor excused from controversial ones. We tackle timely and difficult issues –  poverty, fracking, drone killings, campaign practices, WikiLeaks, abortion, gun control, sexual abuse, nuclear energy & weapons, immigration and anything else.

My hope is that these discussions may help us get to know one another and our priorities, generate conviviality and solidarity within the church, and create a little more focus and direction on the moral, political, economic and environmental parameters of the  issues of justice and injustice we face as a church, and as citizens of a world community.

Caroline Arnold


ACME Community Cash Back – We’re Nearing the End!

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 or mail your receipts to the church office: UU Church of Kent  228 Gougler Ave  Kent, OH 44240. 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!


Children’s Choir Resuming Rehearsals

The Children’s Choir, under the direction of Becky Haines, rehearses 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.)  Now is a great time for new children to join in the fun and fellowship.  They will be singing at the Music Sunday worship service on February 19th.


Are you interested in food? With so many different claims about what food is good (for you, for the planet, for farmers, etc), it can be hard to know what to eat.  Here is a chance to investigate and discuss food sustainability issues!  This 6 week course, beginning Feb. 12, called “Menu For the Future” is part of a regional pilot effort through Sustainable Cleveland 2019: Year of Food.  All are welcome to participate by contacting Andrew Rome.  The sessions last from 11am-12:15pm at the Kent UU Annex. Childcare is available.  A coursebook will need to be purchased or borrowed and more information about the course is available at www.nwei.org.


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 in the Founders Lounge. Please contact K.C. with any questions. Look for information sheets during the next few weeks in Founders Lounge.


Hi Friends!

I am sending a shout out request for seeds for this years garden and the accompanying greenhouse I hope to build here in Mongolia.  The produce from these ventures will be used for feeding the kids residing in the dorm (92 at last count this year), giving them more veggies and vitamins!  (I of course also love fresh veggies and have my own tomatoes and salad fixings growing in my apartment windows year round!)

Last year the garden was not highly successful, though many students and dorm workers were involved in helping to water and tend to it!  It was a learning experience for us all and made me aware of the need for a greenhouse to cultivate warm weather crops to harvest!

Seeds are difficult to come by here and are limited.  Therefore, I am requesting a helping hand from you back at home.  Seed packets can be mailed in envelopes, making them relatively inexpensive to send out.

Any flower and veggie seeds would be much appreciated, even those saved from your own gardening would be awesome!

There are some particular seeds I’d love to have, and I’ve listed them below:

foxglove, lavender, forget me nots, cosmos, wildflowers, asters, zinnas

Veggies: onions, squash (every variety), beets, carrots, cucumbers, beans, eggplant, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, turnip

please send to:

Joanne Nussbaum, PCV

1st 12 Year Secondary School

Arvaikheer, Uuvrkhangai, Mongolia

Via China

You can follow my adventures on Facebook or my blog http://mongoliamonologues.blogspot.com/.



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