e-nUUs — August 26, 2020

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A Journey of Belonging

Those who are new, nearly new, recent members, and established UUs seeking to learn more about Unitarian Universalism are invited to join us this Sunday, August 30.

If you are an “Inquirer” searching for community and engagement opportunities and want to learn more about our congregation and Unitarian Universalism, this series of classes and conversations may be what you are looking for.

Please join us immediately after the Sunday Worship Service via Zoom on August 30 where Rev. Steven Protzman will lead off our series.  Our first session will include a welcome from Rev. Steven and an opportunity to learn how others found their way to our church.  This session will also includes a time for your questions to be answered. 

Time: Aug 30, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Swimming to the Other Side

Sunday, August 30, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman, DRE Colleen Thoele, and Worship Associate Evian Rome.

The Pat Humphries song “Swimming to the Other Side” reminds us that we are all journeying together and that we are intimately connected with each other.  As we return from our summer adventures bringing water and stories to share, this festive service of ingathering and a virtual water communion invites us to bring our lives, our struggles, our hopes and our dreams to this community and join our lives together once again.

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Journey Toward Women’s Equality

Woman suffrage headquarters in Upper Euclid Avenue, Cleveland

Sunday, August 23, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Christie Anderson, Kathy Kerns, and Vivien Sandlund.

The road to freedom and equality can be long, and the journey can yield both successes and disappointments.  Today’s service marks the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote nationally.  We present the exciting story of the women’s suffrage movement, and reflect on the longer women’s journey toward full equality in American society.

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e-nUUs — August 20, 2020

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Mary Alice Thompson Celebration of Life

Mary Thompson’s Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 11 am.

Mary’s obituary may be found here:
https://www.record-courier.com/obituaries/20200417/mary-alice-thompson

Gifts in honor and in memory of Mary may be given to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent or the Woodlands Comfort Corner Activities, Ravenna, Ohio.

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Come Share your Water

Ingathering and Water Communion
Our annual ingathering and water communion service will be on Sunday, August 30th at 10 am.  Since we can’t be together in person for this service but we still want to blend water as a sign of being together in community, we are going to try something different for sharing water.  We have scheduled the following times for you to drop by the church next week to bring some water from your adventures (it could be from the garden hose in your backyard or a local river or…).  We’ll take a picture of you with your water and then create a slide show for the service.  Be sure to keep some of the water you’ll be sharing so that we can do a water blessing during the service.

Please bring your water to the front church steps on one of the  the follow days:

  • Wednesday, August 19 between 3:30 – 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 20 between 6:00 – 8:00 pm

 In the event of rain, our common water bowl will be located just inside the front  doors.

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Harry Noden Celebration of Life

Harry Noden’s Celebration of Life service Sunday, August 16th at 3 pm. 
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Harry’s obituary may be found here:  https://www.bisslerandsons.com/obituary/Harry-Noden
 
Gifts in honor and in memory of Harry may be given to the Harry Noden Memorial Music Fund in care of UU Church of Kent.

For those who were not able to attend Harry’s memorial, a service recording is available, click here.

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e-nUUs — August 12, 2020

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This Lost and Found Life

Sunday, August 16, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

John Pavlovitz writes:  “the real story is that there is a balance in this living; something born with each thing that dies, something found for each thing lost.”  In this in-between time with all its uncertainty, there are things we have each lost but also things we have found or discovered about our lives and ourselves.  Together we will reflect on our lost and found lives and share what we are learning about living with a pandemic. 

We will also do our annual backpack blessing during this service.

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e-nUUs — August 5, 2020

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  • From Rev. Steven
    • Ingathering and Water Communion
    • Topics for Adult Religious Exploration
  • Wednesday Vespers
  • Sunday Service each week via Zoom!
  • The Politics of Identity – Sunday, August 9
  • Sunday, August 16 – TBD
  • A Journey Towards Women’s Equality – Sunday, August 23
  • Covenant Groups
  • Social Connections – weekly on Thursdays
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – August 9
  • Retiree’s Gathering
  • You Are Invited! — UU the Vote Summer Organizing School
  • What you need to know about the General Election 2020
  • August Special Collection designated for Miller House
  • RE News and Program Schedule, including
    • Parent and Caregiver Meet-ups – August 7
    • Saturday RE for Kids – August 8
    • Youth Group – August 9
  • Acme Community Cash Back
  • Past service recordings and podcasts available.
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Wednesday Vespers

A short weekly vespers service will be offered by Rev. Steven and the Worship Arts Team each week on Wednesdays at 7 pm. Please join us in sharing, reflection, and mutual care. 

When joining Vespers via Zoom, please display your first and last name.  Thank you!
 
Time: 7:00 PM
Join the Vespers Service:  https://zoom.us/j/269969926
Meeting ID: 269 969 926
 
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The Politics of Identity

Sunday, August 9, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Heidi Emhoff Wood.

It has been said “All politics is identity politics”.  In this sermon and service, purchased by Joel Slater at our Service Auction, we will explore how identity politics has created more division in our country.  We’ll also examine how it informs Unitarian Universalism and calls us to work towards our vision to be an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural institution and our sixth principle, the goal of world community with  peace, liberty and justice for all. 

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