Our Mission . . .
To inspire love, to seek justice, and to grow in community.
Our Vision . . .
Our vitality and passion call us to restore and expand our space to equal the energy of our dreams. As we do, we are better equipped to carry on our historic legacy and embrace our potential for connection, service, programming and outreach.
Our Covenant . . .We affirm that each life has brilliance and, when joined with others in joyful community, has the power to transform. We pledge ourselves and our resources to this journey. This covenant inspires and challenges us to dwell together in right relationship. We promise to extend hospitality, nurture community for all ages, encourage spiritual growth, honor diversity, and practice kindness.
A Message from your Generosity Team
Imagine the Places We’ll Go…
What an exciting year this will be! We are standing on the threshold of a new era, in this our Church’s 155th year. We are growing into a new Fellowship Hall – Hobbs Hall. Imagine the ways we will be able to serve our community and share our UU values with the wider world. Last year, the pandemic interrupted our annual generosity campaign and we did not reach our goal. This year, we have set that same goal, which will allow us to cover expenses of operating Hobbs Hall, continue our commitment to fair compensation to our staff, support the Unitarian Universalist Association, and ensure our ministries thrive. It’s been a demanding year, but in our covenantal community, we take care of each other, sharing what we have so that together we have enough. With your continued generosity, together we can do this!
Kay Eckman, Claudia Miller, Marion Yeagler
A Message from your Minister
We have an exciting shared vision: To restore and expand our space to equal the energy of our dreams. As we do, we will be better equipped to carry on our historic legacy and embrace our potential for connection, service, programming, and outreach. Our long held dream of a new space, a social hall, will be completed this spring. It’s time to ask together: How will we carry on our historic legacy and embrace our potential for connection, service, programming, and outreach? What is needed from each of us in order to live out this vision? As you consider your annual pledge, which is your promise to financially support the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, I invite you to take some time to reflect about what this spiritual community means to you and how together we will continue to be bold, to keep dreaming in a big way, and making a difference in our world as we continue our mission to inspire love, seek justice, and grow in community.
Looking forward to the places we go together, Rev. Steven
FY2022 Generosity Campaign
This year’s generosity campaign, March 7 -21, 2021 will support our operations in the next fiscal year, July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 (FY2022). The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent operates solely on donations and fundraising. Our church has a surprising number of ministries, programs, committees, teams, and events that continue to thrive — even through this past year of “virtual church.” Our program budget provides a visual of how our generosity funds these programs and ministries that give life to our community and helps us to live our Mission.
- What is a pledge?
- Why do we have an annual pledge drive?
- Am I expected to make a pledge?
- I’m not a member of the church, can I make a pledge?
Understanding the Annual Budget
Congregational Leaders from Finance including the Treasurer, the Personnel Coordinator, the Board, and the Stewardship Team presented information about the budget and our Church’s commitment to the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Central East Region Annual Program Fund as well as fair compensation standards for our minister and staff. Although this audio was recorded prior to the FY2017 annual pledge campaign, much of the information is still relevant to our operational needs and budgeting process. We hope you’ll take a few moments and listen:
We invite you to complete the online pledge form below. If you have any questions, please contact the church office, [email protected]
If you have difficulty with the online form, you can print a pledge card.
Sending Donations or Payments:
Please send checks payable to:
Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent
228 Gougler Avenue, Kent, OH 44240