Weekly e-nUUs, February 14, 2014

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Worship & Music


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



Sunday,  February 17    The Art of Spiritual Perfection

Led by the Venerable Shih Ying-Fa and Worship Associate Mary Lou Holly



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


Karen Lapidus, Director of Religious Education will be on Family Leave from Monday, February 18 through Thursday, February 21.



New UU Class: Part 2    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 2 will be on Sunday, February 17th, from 9-11:00 am.  We will gather at the Annex, the yellow house next to the church.   If you have any questions, contact Claudia Miller or Marion Yeagler.



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

Now – February 26



Community Within


A peace of my mind: American Stories exploring the meaning of peace, one story at a time

Presented by John Noltner

Sunday, February 24

1:15 pm in the Sanctuary

Award-winning photographer and author John Noltner has spent the past three years exploring the meaning of peace. Amidst culture wars and political battles, Noltner has asked the question: “What does peace mean to you?” to over fifty ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Their answers have opened up a unique dialogue that illuminates the common good that connects us.

Books will be available for purchase following the presentation.



Art in the Sanctuary

We want to thank Amber Myers of Kent for providing the art exhibit for February.  Amber is a graduate of Kent State with a major in Conservation and is employed at the Kent Natural Foods Coop.  She is a volunteer at the FJKluth Gallery where she has been responsible for some programming around natural foods. She has worked very hard putting together this abstract art exhibit.



The Patricia Pownall UU Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 pm in the home of Betty Kendrick.  This month we are reading The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. This is a novel about the friendship between an adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer in 1922, and how it changes both their lives. If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper.  All are welcome.



UU & Interfaith Connections


Navigators USA announces Chapter opening in Streetsboro, Ohio: informational meeting to be held. 

Navigators USA, a co-ed, youth-adventure organization committed to opening minds and creativity through direct contact with nature, announces the formation of a new chapter in Streetsboro, Ohio. Navigators USA provides a quality scouting experience available to all children and youths, ages 7 – 19, and their families, regardless of gender, race, religion, economic status, sexual orientation and/or social background.  The program, comprised of separate Junior and Senior Navigators components, emphasizes the importance of attributes such as camaraderie, loyalty, friendship, cooperation, and appreciation for nature, both within the membership of the local Chapters and in their communities.

The founding committee of the Streetsboro Chapter, comprised of Bill Butt of Streetsboro, Michelle and Andrew Bores of Streetsboro, and Beth and Joe Kuemerle of Cuyahoga Falls would like to extend an invitation to all interested families in Portage County and other nearby communities to attend an informational meeting to be held at the Camelot Village Community Center, 1425 Frost Road, Streetsboro, OH on Friday March 1, 2013. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Activities and entertainment will be available for the younger children and light refreshments will be served to all attending.

For more information about Navigators USA, please visit http://navigatorsusa.org/ . Interested parties unable to attend the informational meeting may contact the founding committee members Andrew Bores or Bill Butt for information about the local chapter.





Kent Social Services is in need of volunteers to assist clients selecting food items from the Choice Food Pantry.  The position involves escorting clients through the pantry and advising them as to their choices.  Volunteers can sign up to serve a regular shift or to be on the substitute list.  If you have a little time you can share in this way, please contact Marquice Seward, the Assistant Manager at Kent Social Services (330.673.6963) to express interest.



Income Generation



Please remember to bring your Acme receipts dated Feb. 9 or before in to support the Community Cash Back Program.  The Church received 5% of the total Community Cash Back total listed at the bottom of the receipts.

Questions? Give me a buzz.

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




“SOUP”ER BOWL SUNDAY Corrected totals!

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.  Thanks to all who supported this event to assist and the fight against hunger.

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