Weekly e-nUUs, August 1, 2013

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Worship & Music

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:00 AM.


August 4     Reaching Across the Aisle

Led by Jennifer May and Worship Associate Joel SlaterIt seems today that people disagree on more things than they agree on. Topics like abortion, marriage equality, immigration, universal healthcare are polarizing topics. Why is someone always right and someone always wrong? Why can’t politicians agree on seemingly anything to pass meaningful legislation? Why can’t people stop arguing on my Facebook feed?


Lifespan Learning

How Do You Like to Play?  Summer RE for Children Preschool through Grade 5

Summer RE is going so well and it is not too late to join in the good times!  The children and the various leaders have been experiencing a wide variety of fun activities.  On Sunday, August 4th, the Mary family will be sharing the fun way that they like to play.  Our new schedule begins this Sunday so we will start at 9:45 am in Fessenden Hall.  Nursery care is available for our littlest ones at both the 9:45 and 11:30 services.



Community Within


New UU Classes in August

Our New UU classes cover 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, some organizational details. Come join the conversation.  And, if you’re curious about membership, this is the place to be.

Part 1 will be on Sunday, August 11, from 9-11 am. Part 2 will be on Sunday, August 18, from 9-11 am.  You may attend one or both, although attendance at both is encouraged.  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.


The Patricia Pownall UU Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm for a delicious dinner prepared by  Annie Brightbill. If you wish to carpool, we will meet at the church at 5:30.  This month we are reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.  Dellarobia Turnbow is a restless farm wife who gave up her own plans when she accidentally became pregnant at seventeen. After a decade of domestic disharmony, she hikes up a mountain road behind her house toward a secret tryst, but instead encounters a shocking sight: a silent, forested valley filled with what looks like a lake of fire. She can only understand it as a miracle, but it sparks a raft of other explanations from scientists, religious leaders and the media.  In September we are offering a choice of two older novels: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis or Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. In October we will be reading The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.  If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper.  All are welcome.


The Library committee is planning a fall issue of the church publication, Here We Have Gathered, about people and activities of our church.  The planning is well underway, but if you would like to submit an article (500 – 1000 words), please contact Martha Kluth or Ann Waters.

The Library Committee is also planning 2 fall Symposiums. Each event will include a one-segment viewing from the Bill Moyers Faith and Reason series, followed by a discussion and refreshments. Each program will

begin at 7:30 and should end by 9:00 P.M.  The schedule is:

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 P.M. in Fessenden Hall, “The Mirror Image”.

Moderator – Harry Noden

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 P.M. in Fessenden Hall, “Richard Rodrigues”

Moderator – Carolyn Schlemmer

We hope you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you. If you have any questions, please speak to any Library committee member.   Ann Waters



Fall Walden Scheduled for October 4-6, 2013

Mark your calendars for the first weekend in October (4-6th) to participate in the annual campout and celebration of our seventh principle knows as “Walden”.

The group site reserved this year is located in the “Buckaloons Recreation Area”, which rests on the site of a former Seneca Indian village, six miles west of Warren, Pa.  Buckaloons is the only camping and recreation area within the Allegheny National Forest that is along the Allegheny River.  There are also 50 family campsites (15 with electrical hookups) for those who have Rv’s and pop-ups.

Some suggested activities include a visit to the Audubon Center and Sanctuary near Jamestown, N.Y., canoeing/kayaking the Allegheny River or the Conewango Creek (where you may spot an otter), hiking the many trails of the Allegheny National Forest or just connecting with the natural world on your own terms.

There will be an upcoming informational meeting between services in August.  Members of other U.U. congregations have expressed interest in this event also.

Questions?  Contact Ed Stolish.


Income Generation



For the last year and a half Reid Parsons has given up his coffee hour every few weeks to sell grocery cards.  We would like to acknowledge what a great job he’s done. August 4 will be his last day as he will be leaving to attend Ohio State. Please stop by the grocery card table to wish him well and thank him for his service.

P.S. We are in need of a replacement for Reid at the grocery card table once a month or so.  If interested talk with Bob Erdman or Carol Gould. It’s not hard work, and you get to meet interesting people!



the annual Thanks 4 Giving Auction will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Kent United Church of Christ.  Stay tuned for details in the coming months as planning gets under way.

Also, if you want to get involved in a VERY fun committee, the Auction Committee is looking for a few good people to join us!  We begin meeting in August a couple times a month to plan and execute our annual auction.

Let me know if you are interested.

Meg Milko

Auction Chair


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