A Kent State University English Professor in 1970, Barbara Child was on the KSU Commons that bright yet terrible Monday afternoon of May 4. She returns often to Kent to commemorate the day, however last year considered staying home. Plans changed and Rev. Barbara was honored to speak at the 2019 Commemoration in tribute of Jeff Miller, one of four lives ended May 4, 1970. This morning, Rev. Child will reflect on coming back both last year and this, the 5oth anniversary of that fateful day.
A virtual service led by Rev Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Ernest Hemingway said, “The world breaks everyone, and some become strong at the broken places.” We’ve all faced suffering and loss and maybe we’ve even felt that we’ve reached a point of no return. How do we respond? Is it possible that these times invite us to be artists of the spirit, not only to persevere and to repair what has been broken, but to create beauty and hope for ourselves and others?
A virtual service where Rev. Protzman, Hal Walker, Christie Anderson and others will join in the telling of “Earth Stories” — true stories from each of our unique experiences of living on the Earth. Through music and story telling let us celebrate Earth Day 2020.
A virtual Easter service led by Rev. Steven Protzman, Colleen Thoele, and Hal Walker
Rev. Sarah York says: “Roll the stone away from in front of your hearts.” She invites us to realize that parts of ourselves may be shut away, especially in this time of fear and anxiety. As we celebrate Easter with its many meanings and its promise that life ultimately triumphs over death, let us be open to Easter’s invitation to open our hearts and live more fully.
A virtual service at 10 AM led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.
Bill Gates recently wrote a reflection on what the coronavirus is teaching us about life and the need to reprioritize. In this time when we are so aware of life’s fragility and the truth that life is a precious gift, what really matters? We’ll reflect together on what this time is teaching us about living and life’s invitation to consider making some radical changes in our priorities for a more just, more loving world.