Weekly e-nUUs, February 6, 2013

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Worship & Music


Services are held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 and 11:30.



Sunday,  February 10    Collective Creation

Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Max Grubb

Announcing a change in plans!  Previous advertising suggested this service would explore new possibilities in building community with technology.  A service about spirituality and technology is being postponed till April.  This week we will instead lift up the ties that bind us each to all and the need we have of one another in our efforts to create lives of meaning and purpose.



Poetry Sunday Is Coming!

On March 17th Joe Kuemerle and Lori McGee will be leading a poetry based service and they need your ideas. Please send them any poems that are meaningful to you or that you feel would be inspiring for others. All sorts of poems are welcome.  Please submit your suggestions via email to Joe .  Thanks for your participation and we hope to see you at the service!


Lifespan Learning


New UU Classes this Sunday, Feb. 10  and next Sunday, Feb. 17
Everything you wanted to know about the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent in particular and Unitarian Universalism in general, but were afraid to ask!  Well, maybe not everything, but we try to give you an overview, a starting point.  Some history of both and some organizational details. Come join the conversation.  If you’re wondering how to get involved, if you’re bewildered by our acronyms, if you’re curious about membership, this is the place to be.

Part 1 will be on Sunday, February 10th, from 9-11:00 am. Part 2 will be on Sunday, February 17th, from 9-11:00 am.  Plan to attend both, if possible.  Different topics will be covered in each.  We will gather at the Annex, the yellow house next to the church.   If you have any questions, contact Claudia Miller or Marion Yeagler .



“TED” and Chili

for Teens and Adults Co-facilitated by The Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Joel Slater

Sunday, February 10th from   1:30 pm – 2:45 PM   Founder’s Lounge

On Sunday, February 10th the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Kent will be continuing its series of TED Talks. The program will be from 1:30 until 2:45.  This week we will be exploring the topic of creativity through watching the TED TALK “Your Brain on Improv” by Dr. David Limb.  A presentation and discussion regarding musical creativity will be led by Brad Bolton following the TED talk.  Instead of providing pizza, attendees are invited to enjoy lunch at our annual Chili Cook-Off beginning at 12:45 and then come upstairs for the TED talk and program at 1:30.



What Moves Us: Unitarian Universalist Theology

Co-facilitated by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Rev. Christie Anderson

Tuesday evenings 7pm to 9pm in the Founders Lounge



Community Within


FOUND –  One Earring.  It’s a lovely “artsy” looking earring.  It’s dangly, on a silver hook with small beads, two small burnished copper rings, held together with brown jewelry cording.  Each of the copper rings has a bead suspended inside.  The earring will be placed in an envelope and on Sunday, Feb. 10 it will be put into the Lost and Found which is located downstairs on the shelf above the coat rack outside Fessenden Hall.



The Library Committee would like to thank all those who attended the Speaker’s Forum program last Sunday on the life and work of the late Robert Wood. It was obvious from the attendance of both congregation and members that he continues to have a presence in the lives of all who knew him.  In particular, we would like to thank Brad Bolton who helped with sound for the speaker, Meg Milko who helped with set-up, and to Theresa Voneida, Jan Noden and Linda Bunyan who contributed refreshments for the reception. We are grateful indeed, to you all.



The newly renamed Pat Pownall UU Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at 7 pm in the home of Jennifer Gregg.  We will meet at the church at 6:30 to carpool. This month we are reading Beautiful Lies: A Novel by Lisa Unger.   If Ridley Jones had slept ten minutes later or had taken the subway instead of waiting for a cab, she would still be living the beautiful lie she used to call her life. But that’s not what happened. Instead, those inconsequential decisions lead her to perform a good deed that puts her in the right place at the right time to unleash a chain of events that brings a mysterious package to her door–a package which informs her that her entire world is a lie. Sexy and fast-paced, Beautiful Lies is a literary thriller. The author takes the reader on a breathtaking ride in which every choice Ridley makes creates a whirlwind of consequences that are impossible to imagine.  In March we will be reading The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper.  All are welcome.


Income Generation


Chili Cookoff this Sunday, February 10th after 2nd service!

Calling all chefs!  It’s time to cook up a pot of your award winning? chili and enter our Chili Cookoff being held on February 10th around 12:45pm.  Please pre-register if you plan on entering the cookoff so we can have an idea of how many entries we will have so we know how many sides to buy.  You can email Meg Milko to pre-register.

We offer you the following categories to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Best Meat
  • Best Veggie
  • Most Exotic/unique
  • Best White/Chicken chili
  • Hottest Chili

You bring the chili and we will supply the sides!  (unless you have something very unique then you can bring it along) We will furnish cheese, sour cream, onions, oyster crackers and other chips, jalapeno peppers, olives, etc.

This fundraiser is asking for a donation of $6 for adults and $4 for children under age 12.  Come hungry and vote for your favorite!




All ACME grocery receipts must be dated by Saturday, Feb. 9 to be eligible for the 5% cash back fundraiser. Please collect all receipts you have stashed at home, keep shopping through Feb. 9 and bring in all register tapes in by Sunday, Feb. 10. The collection box is in Fessenden Hall and is on the ACME & Giant Eagle grocery card sales table – you can’t miss it; it covered in an ACME ad!!!

Questions? Give me a buzz.

Thank you for helping with the least labor intensive, easiest fundraiser ever!





Thanks to all who supported this event to assist and the fight against hunger.  A total of $270.65 in cash and checks, $95 in Acme gift cards and over 90 cans of soup plus 2 more large bags of groceries will be donated to Kent Social Services.

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