Weekly e-nUUs – September 25, 2013

enUUs_newlogo 12.2012










Worship & Music


Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.


September 29 – Returning to a Faith That Matters

Led by the Rev. Doug Wadkins and Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer

As we move into the autumn together, it is a good time to recall essential matters and think about how we will journey through this new year together. This service will explore some of the core aspects of our faith, past, present and future, that bring us back to a dynamic understanding of who we are as a community.


Seeking photos for worship service

I am hoping to include a short slide show as part of the worship service that I’ll be leading in October.  The topic is about environmentalist Rachel Carson and her philosophy on the importance of instilling a sense of wonder in children.  You are invited to email several photos to me that illustrate a child’s sense of awe, curiosity or excitement about the natural world.  The photo can be of your children, grandchildren or even yourself as a child.  Email photos to [email protected] by Oct. 4.  Thanks!  Christie Anderson


Sacred Song Circle Returns

The Sacred Song Circle returns to Thursday nights starting Sept. 26 for 30 minutes of community harmony and sacular stimulation beginning at 6:15 PM. Please note that this is a slightly earlier time than we had been meeting.  In addition, I will be available at 6:00 for 15 minutes of teaching time to help people become familiar with the songs, and to explain the framework we use and it’s theoretical underpinnings for anyone who is interested.  In addition, due to popular request, I’m going to try having a Sacred Song Circle every week instead of every two or three weeks.  As always, you don’t have to consider yourself a singer to be able to participate, and in fact you don’t even have to sing.  It’s free and open to all.  The more voices the better!  Bring your friends, and a water bottle if you’ll need it. Please gather in the Sanctuary.  Hope to see you there.


We hope you plan to join us for what is sure to be an entertaining event!

U.U.’ve Got Talent!  “An Evening of Musical Variety”

On Saturday September 28th, the UU church of Kent Music Committee is hosting a musical fundraiser. We are hoping to raise $800 to pay for the services of an accompanist for our beloved choir.  Join us at 7:30 that evening as we transform the Kent sanctuary into a venue for highlighting the remarkable talents of local UU’s and Friends!  $10 is the suggested donation, but please give what you can – hope to see you there!


Lifespan Learning


The Super Brain group will meet at 3 PM on Sunday, October 6 in the Annex.  The group will be examining developing your greatest gift and how the brain makes reality.  All are welcome to join in the exploration.  Any questions, call Mary Maske at 330.677.0174.


Dear members and friends of UUCK,

If you were thinking about joining a small group this year but didn’t get around to signing up, you have another chance!  We met this morning to sort people into groups and it looks like we may be able to offer the following small groups (each meeting once per month from October through May):

Sunday night Food for Thought Group from 6-8pm

Monday night Chalice Group from 7-9pm

Tuesday night Chalice Group from 7-9pm

Thursday night Chalice group from 7-9pm

Each of these groups can accommodate a couple more people.  If you would like to participate, please email me with your preferred day and the other information requested on the attached sign-up sheet and copy the church office at [email protected] by this coming Friday, 9/27.

I personally think that participating in a monthly small group is a wonderful way to deepen your connections with others in the congregation while having meaningful conversations.  Each month’s theme for the small group conversations reflects our monthly worship themes, thus the groups provide an opportunity to share your own ideas, feelings and experiences about the themes we are exploring in our services.  The brochure about this program is attached if you need more information.


Save the Date!

The annual Halloween Party and Haunted House will take place on Saturday, October 26th starting at 6:00. More details are forthcoming in the October edition of the Chalice Flame and in future eNuu’s and Facebook posts.


Community Within


The planning task force for the church’s 150th anniversary celebration will be meeting on Sunday, September 29 at 12:45 in the Annex. 


The Patricia Pownall UU Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm. We are again meeting in the home of Trish Johnson-Kwartler, 2937 Overlook Rd. in Silver Lake. Please bring a snack to share. Beverages will be provided. This month we are reading The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.   A mesmerizing, moving, and elegantly written debut novel, The Language of Flowers beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past. In November we will be reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper at [email protected].  All are welcome.


The 2nd Bill Moyers Symposium will be held on Wednesday, October 9th at 7:30 P.M. in Fessenden

Hall. The program will be an interview by Moyers with the atheist philosopher, Colin McGinn. It is part of the series exploring the theme, “Faith vs.Reason”. After viewing the program, Carolyn Schlemmer will moderate the discussion. Please join us. Our first program was enthusiastically received.


Parents and guardians of our older (age 9 and above) children,

On behalf of KentHogwarts I would like to cordially invite you participate in our upcoming Forbidden Forest night hike. Prepare to face down Dementors, Death Eaters and Acromantulas in an after dark adventure!

We are hosting this event on Saturday, October 12th 2013 at the Tallmadge Meadows Metropark in Munroe Falls. This is an open event so please feel free to invite other friends but due to the scary nature of the program we do ask that all participants be 9 years old or older.

We do require that parents/guardians be present during the event, you don’t have to go on the hike as we have a hangout spot by the shelter, but we will need to have a signed permission slip for the event.

Please do RSVP for this event at http://tinyurl.com/forbiddenforest and feel free to pass along this information and invitation to any others you think may be interested. For updated information please visit our website at www.kenthogwarts.org or email [email protected].

Yours in magical fraternity,
Professor Chroniculus FizzBOOM!
Headmaster, KentHogwarts


Be the first to see the artwork for the 2013 auction! Hear the artists talk about their creations while you enjoy appetizers and beverages. Artists this year are Brad Bolton, Don Easterling, Heidrun Hultgren, Wendy Jenks, John Kluth, Claudia Miller, Georgia Quinn, Rhonda Mitchell, and Jan Noden.

Date: Friday, Oct. 18

Time: 7-9 pm

Place: Fessenden Hall

Donation: $15


The Library continues to process new books. Below are more new titles we are adding to the collection.They will be ready for circulation the beginning of October.

Jonathan Haidt, “The Righteous Mind”; Martin Luther King Jr.

“Thou Dear God”:Prayers that Open the Hearts and Spirits.; Eboo Patel

“Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation; Margaret Regan

“The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands.

The Library Committee would like to remind everyone to put complete information on the card you find in each book you check out. In order for the Library to function efficiently, we need to know where the books in circulation are located. Books may be checked out for 2 weeks, and may be renewed with the Library committee member in Founders Lounge during each Sunday coffee hour. We have a number of over-due books. Since we do not have a fine policy for over-due books we count on your cooperation to return the books in a timely manner. We are aggressively pursuing those volumes that are overdue. Please check to see if you are holding overdue books: if you see a Library committee member bearing down on you, forewarned is forearmed.

In addition, the Library Committee is very pleased to welcome Jane Krimmer as a new committee member. We are grateful to the following congregational members who volunteered to help the committee on a one-time-only basis with various Library functions: Sue Crossen, Paulette Thurman, Barbara Brovarone, Zachary Johnson, Mary Lou Holly and Ruth Peterson. Thank you all.


Outreach and Social Justice


Social Justice Human Rights Committee Meeting – Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM in the Annex.  All are welcome!   


UU and Interfaith Connections


The October Kent Community Dinner Needs our Help!

On October 19, the Kent Community Dinner will be held at the United Church of Christ in Kent.  As it did two years ago, this dinner will once again focus on celebrating the GLBTQ community, though this time with particular

emphasis on one segment of that community. Two members of our congregation will be involved in the leadership of that dinner; Rev. Christie Anderson will be the moderator of the panel and Kat Holtz will be one of the presenters.  We have been asked to identify 4-6 people who would support this dinner by agreeing to cook. The 4-6 cooks will receive about 20 pounds of meat or fish and asked to cook it and stretch it by making it into a meal to feed many. The cooks could work together or separately. Are you willing to help? Please let Rev. Melissa know.


Income Generation


Thanks4Giving Auction Saturday, November 2, 6 pm

Did you save the date?  You don’t want to miss this year’s auction of goods and services in support of our beloved church.  Fun, food, fraternizing, fundraising. something for everyone in every price range.  Look for our table at coffee hour, soon.  Tickets will soon be on sale, and FAQS brochures are being made.  We’ll be looking for volunteers to help that weekend.  Have you thought about making a donation, maybe more than one donation?  The FAQS brochure can help with ideas, and donation forms are available.  You will be hearing more about the auction as time goes on.

Share this: