Weekly e-nUUs, May 29, 2013


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Annual Meeting:  Information Meeting     Thursday, May 30    7:00 PM

                                   Voting Meeting             Sunday, June 2       12:30 PM

                                   Childcare will be available during both meetings. 


Worship & Music


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


Sunday, June 2  Happiness is …………

Religious Education Sunday and Flower Ceremony

This annual multigenerational worship service is the time for our RE program to shine! Join us as each class presents a special learning from this past church year. We will honor our volunteer teachers, award Boy Scouts with the emblem they have earned and bridge our high school seniors into young adulthood. Please bring a cut flower or two or three for the Flower Ceremony.


Flower Ceremony on Sunday, June 2nd
During the RE Sunday worship services, we will hold our annual Flower Ceremony, which is a uniquely Unitarian Universalist celebration of diversity, beauty and spring.  Everyone should bring a cut flower or two or three with them to church.  Our flowers will be gathered in lovely bouquets to adorn our sanctuary.


Lifespan Learning


Facilitation Skills 101

Tuesday, June 4 from 7 to 9pm

Fessenden Hall

Have you ever thought about offering an adult religious exploration experience at the church?  Have you ever considered the possibility of becoming a Chalice Group or Food for Thought facilitator?  Are you a new committee chair with responsibility for leading meetings?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are invited to join me for an introduction to facilitation skills on Tuesday evening, June 4.  This will be a general introduction to facilitation and the skills you learn will be applicable in any context including in your workplace or other community organizations.



Community Within


All welcome to Saturday Membership Team Retreat
The Membership Team is sponsoring a retreat on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Annex.  If you have any interest in helping with our ‘Path to Membership’, we would be happy for you to join us.  Kathleen Heck, Membership Coordinator at West Shore UU Church will lead the workshop.  All ideas are welcome.  Please contact Marion Yeagler or Claudia Miller  if you would like to attend.  Lunch is provided.


Are you ready to become a member of UUCK?
Sunday, June 9 is New Member Sunday.  During the service, the congregation will be introduced to, and welcome, our newest members.  Have you have been thinking about joining? Would you like to be a part of the service? The Membership book will be available for signing, in the foyer, next Sunday, June 2.  Look for Marion Yeagler after both services.


The Library committee would like to thank all those who completed the Library Survey, and urge others who have not done so to click on the Survey Monkey link. The Survey is a short one page and can be completed in less than 3 minutes. The committee would like to have all responses by Tuesday, June 11th. Thank you so much for your help.



The Patricia Pownall UU Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 pm in the home of Bonnie Harper.  This month we are reading a biography of your choice. Next month we will be reading Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander. If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper.  All are welcome.


For those who would like to send cards or notes expressing your condolences to Tom Myers’ family, please contact the Church Office for the addresses.



Outreach and Social Justice


Dear Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent,

On behalf of all of our Ohio congregations, we want to give a big “Thank You!” to the many of you who have been witnessing for immigrant justice here in the Buckeye state and immigration reform nationally.

Last week UUA President Rev. Peter Morales went to the Capitol in Washington DC to advocate for compassionate immigration reform and he asked us to join him.  The UUA is participating in the Alliance for Citizenship coalition which has identified our Ohio as a key state.   And last month, members of the Ohio-Meadville district staff and board visited Sen. Portman’s office to articulate our UU support for immigration reform.

We are asking you to lend your voice to this effort.   Please take a minute and call Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown  (even if you have done so before) and ask them to support this unique history-making opportunity to fix our broken immigration system. Ask them to support a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living here in the shadows.

The coalition reports that Senators are currently receiving more anti-immigrant than pro-immigrant calls and we need to change that fast!

Please speak out today for justice!  We are all in this together!

Rev. Joan Van Becelaere
Ohio-Meadville District Executive

Howard Tolley
Co-Chair UU Justice Ohio


Income Generation


Book Sale:

Once again we had a successful Book Sale, Bake Sale & Lunch Sale.  We were able to net a little bit over $500! We could not have done this without the help of the Library committee who took shifts on Friday May 3rd to help us set up.

We are pleased to report that due to the successful nature of this event and the fact that the Fundraising Committee has already exceeded its goal for the 2012/2013 fiscal year we have decided to donate $200 to the Library Committee and $50 to the Children’s library from this event.

Thank you everyone who came out and helped or bought books or supported this event in any way.  We truly appreciate your efforts.


Tupperware Sale:

Our Tupperware fundraiser was also a big hit and we were able to raise over $330 for the church!  To everyone who bought Tupperware or showed the book to their family and friends, thank you!  Your orders will be at church over the next couple weeks during coffee hour.

Your Fundraising Committee


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