Recycle your Electronics and Small Appliances
The KentHogwarts School is in need of any unwanted electrical or mechanical small appliances; for example: vacuum, kitchen appliances, old computer equipment, typewriters. No TVs or monitors please. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Please bring your items to church and deposit in the box located in Fessenden Hall. Deadline to donate is TODAY, June 6th. Please contact John Bores with any questions.
Planned Parenthood will be making a presentation at the SPAN-OH meeting on June 6th at 7 pm in Fessenden Hall. The presentation will highlight all the services they provide, how many people benefit and who can receive services through Planned Parenthood. All are welcome to attend and please bring a friend.
Kent Community Sing
Tonight, June 6th at 7 pm to be held in the Sanctuary. All are welcome to come join the fun.
Send off for Mac Goekler and Eunice Michaels
Mac Goekler and Eunice Michaels will both be moving away this summer. Mac will be moving to join his wife Susan and Eunice will be moving to be nearer her son and his family. We will be offering our best wishes to both Mac and Eunice at the picnic following our service at Plum Creek Park on June 10. Please come and wish them both well as they take this next step on their journeys.
Annual Service and Picnic in the Park on June 10
On Sunday, June 10, we will celebrate our annual worship service and picnic at Plum Creek Park in Kent (which is at the intersection of Cherry Street and Mogadore Road). We will be meeting at Pavillion #2 for one service only at 10:30 am. Our service will be fully multigenerational; the whole community is invited to worship and play together.
Please bring a lawnchair (and maybe an extra to share), a dish to share at the picnic (but not dessert as we will have a cake to mark a special occasion), your own place setting, any games you would like to play during the picnic and anything else you will need to be comfortable. And remember, we will have one service only beginning at 10:30 am!
YES! Acme Bucks WILL be available June 10: A trunk Sale!
June 10, Acme Bucks will be available from the trunk of my silver car at the service in the park. I plan to get there early, and we’ll be selling after the service during lunch. See me, Esther Duncan or Julie Wilcox if you don’t see anyone by my car. Don’t just buy groceries, buy the cards from us at no extra cost to you, so the church gets 5% of the card value!
THANKS! Bob Erdman, Grocery Card Coordinator
The Tupperware orders are in and once again will be available at the church during Coffee Hour Sunday, June 17th. If you ordered something please see Meg to pick up your order. If you won’t be at the church please feel free to call me to schedule a time to pick up your order.
This fundraiser was a HUGE success raising $451 for our church! A heartfelt thank you to all who participated.
Thank you again,
Olive Hobbs is Turning 90!
Olive Hobbs will be 90 years old on June 13 and you are invited to help her celebrate. A party will be held in her honor in the Commons area of her home at Laurel Lake. The physical address is 200 Laurel Lake Drive in Hudson and you will enter the Commons right as you come in the main entrance. The party will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 13. Please inform Rev. Melissa if you will be attending by the end of the day on June 10 so that we can be sure to arrange for enough cake and seating.
Hymnals at Your House?
We seem to be missing a bunch of the grey Singing the Living Tradition hymnals. Did you happen to take one home with you at some point? Is it still at your house? If so, please accept this invitation to return it to the sanctuary so we have enough hymnals for our Sunday morning singing pleasures. Thank you!
The Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, June 12 at 7 pm in the home Mary Ann Kasper. This month we will be reading Swamplandia by Karen Russell. The Bigtree alligator-wrestling dynasty is in decline, and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, formerly #1 in the region, is swiftly being encroached upon by a fearsome and sophisticated competitor called the World of Darkness. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, the author has written a novel about a family’s struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking. In July we will read Unsaid by Neil Abramson, and in August we will read The Paris Wife, a novel by Paula McLain. If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper.
Summer RE Begins on Sunday, June 17
Our theme for this summer, is “Stories that Inspire”. During the months of June and August, we will be offering an all-ages, story-based program at 11:15 in Fessenden Hall. During the month of July, we will be holding only one service at 10:30 and will offer RE at that time. Nursery care will be available during all of the worship services. There will be no Time for All Ages during the worship services over the summer.
Celebration at KC’s home in Ravenna
June 23 at 5 PM
Potluck dinner and bbq, bonfire, and interactive ritual for the group!
Bring a dish to share and a lawn chair or blanket!
Contact KC for her address or any details.
The special collection for the Portage Park District was $462.76, which will be used toward making improvements at Towner’s Woods, according to Christine Craycroft, the executive director of the park district. Our Hogwarts program has used this park for the site of its “Forbidden Forest”, so the monies we have given will directly benefit our congregation. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this collection.
Social Justice Committee chair