Weekly e-nUUs – March 7, 2012



Saturday, March 10th at 2:00 pm

We are expecting approximately 200 people for this service and reception and are still very much in need of volunteers to donate food.

In addition, we also are in need of the following volunteers

  • Saturday set-up  beginning at 9 am
  • Kitchen volunteers to receive and organize food for reception beginning at 12 pm; this will also include making coffee/tea and putting food out just prior to the end of the service
  • Clean-up crew volunteers following the reception

Please contact Rev. Melissa if you are able to assist with any of these tasks.  [email protected]

Also, arrangements for additional parking have been made at both Central School for the lot located behind the school and at the lot at the Physical Therapy and Pain Management offices located on the corner of Gougler Ave and Main Street.  A uniformed Kent City Police Officer will be directing traffic and assisting those crossing Mantua Street from Central School.

We are requesting that our Church members who are able to walk a short distance please use these additional parking areas leaving the spaces closest to the Church available for those visiting us.  Also, please remember that the parking spaces closest to the Annex and those behind Franklin Township Hall are reserves for handicap accessible parking.

Since we will have police assistance, we no longer are in need of parking volunteers, we thank those of you who had previously volunteered for this and are hopeful that you will consider assisting with set-up and clean-up.

Please know that we very much appreciate everyone’s cooperation and assistance!  You are what makes this church a community!  Thank you.


“What’s That?” You Say.  More Pies?!  Hooray!!

This week, in honor of Youth Sunday, each of our “junior” U.U.ers eighteen and younger–including infants and toddlers– can get a free raffle ticket for a yummy pie just by stopping at the stewardship campaign table during coffee hour.  Our “senior” U.U.ers, those of us over eighteen, can also purchase tickets for $1.00.  By the way, did you know that some of our younger congregational members already pledge on their own?  Wow!

Three lucky pie winners will be selected at 11:10; last week’s  winners–you’ll recognize them by their happy smiles– were Becky Haines’ granddaughter Margee, the Slaters, and Michelle Bores. Remember– March is our stewardship campaign month–let’s celebrate spring by pledging to support and build our wonderful church together!

Sandy Eaglen and Marion Yeagler


Sunday, March 11, 2012  What it Takes to Speak Out

Led by the Youth Group and Worship Associate, Kristian Spaude

Our Youth take over!  This service will be about how our Unitarian Universalist principles and background affect us (the youth) on our journey into adulthood. The service features music by and stories from the youth.

Join us at 9:30 and 11:15 AM.

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time – you don’t want to miss what the Youth have planned.



Children’s Choir will rehearse with Becky Haines in the sanctuary from on Sunday, March 11 at 10:40 until 11:10.  Children younger than 5 must be accompanied by an adult.  This is a great time for children to join the choir!  They will sing during worship sometime this spring.


Concerned Citizens Ohio is collecting signatures of Kent residents in support of an ordinance to ban horizontal hydrofracking during coffee hour and after second service  on March 11.  Information handouts are available.


Beth Sholtis funeral  –  The family of Beth Sholtis has announced that her funeral will be held at 2 p.m., March 12th, at Guerriero Funeral Home, 1550 W. 19th St., Ashtabula, with burial to follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of service, March 12th, at the funeral home.

We are exploring the possibility of hosting a showing of Beth’s artwork in our sanctuary later this spring.  If you have any pieces of her work that you would be willing to loan for this purpose, please contact John Kluth who will be coordinating the show.

For those that want to send condolence cards – please contact the church office for an address.


The Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 pm in the home of Betty Kendrick. Thank you, Betty for helping us out this winter with an accessible place to meet.  Those attending should bring a snack to share.

We have been reading fairly serious/heavy novels in recent months.  We decided on a fun, light book for March. We will be reading Home to Woefield by Susan Juby. Prudence Burns, a well-intentioned New Yorker full of back-to-the-land ideals, just inherited Woefield Farm–thirty acres of scrubland, dilapidated buildings, and one half-sheared sheep. But the bank is about to foreclose, so Prudence must turn things around fast and thus our story.

In April we will be reading the book Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghesse. If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper.


Celtic Clan of Kent Concert.

Come to a family friendly Concert of traditional and contemporary Irish folk music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Saturday, 17 March, 7 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent

Visit us at Facebook to hear some tunes. Tickets at the door: $7 Adults, children under 12 free. This is a fun fundraiser for the church.  Contact for information: Trish McLoughlin


The middle school youth have been learning about justice this year as a part of their curriculum.  Using the democratic process—and with concern for the interdependent web of existence- they have decided to raise money and awareness for the human right to water.  They are planning to make items out of duct tape and sell them…the proceeds going to help the global water crisis. They are seeking donations of duct tape as well as empty cereal boxes (to make amazingly funky folders).


We are a generous church indeed! Thanks to all of you, our March Special Collection total for the Hartville Migrant Ministry was $664.23. Thank you to the entire congregation for supporting this most worthy cause!

Peace, ~)–|

Sally Burnell, chair

Social Justice Committee


Joanne Nussbaum, a member of our church, is currently serving in the Peace Corps in Mongolia and has requested that we send seeds, preferably for food items, but also flowers. The Social Justice Committee will provide a box in the Founders Lounge for the next few weeks where you can drop seed donations that we will then send to Joanne to assist the Mongolian people. Your help in this project will be most appreciated. If you have any questions about it, please feel free to contact Sally Burnell. Thank you! ~)–|

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