Stewardship and Generosity

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.

Fiscal Year 2023 Generosity Campaign

A Message from your Generosity Team

Join us on March 20th when we kick off the 2022-23 UU Church of Kent pledge drive with an Open House in Hobbs Hall! Yes, you read that right – we will gather in person for our first event in Hobbs Hall. We have struggled through these last two years of pandemic. Our church community has kept us rooted; now it’s time to spread our wings. We would love to see your twinkling eyes above your mask, and your pledge card in your hand. What a wonderful show of gratitude it would be if everyone turns in their pledge
card at this very special event. See you there!

Kay Eckman, Claudia Miller, Marion Yeagler, Kitty Endres

A Message from your Minister

“Roots hold me close, wings set me free.”

-from the hymn Spirit of Life, #123 in Singing the Living Tradition

As we begin a new chapter and we wonder what is next for us as a congregation, we can trust in the roots of our liberal tradition- our long and rich history; the generations of people, the Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists who believed in the promise of our liberal tradition; all our spiritual ancestors who supported and nurtured this congregation, leaving us a rich legacy to continue. Grounded by these roots, we have an opportunity to spread our wings and to leave our own legacy for future generations. As you consider your annual pledge, which is your promise to financially support the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent and our shared life and work, I invite you to take some time to reflect about what this spiritual community means to you. How will we honor our roots of connection and community and let our wings unfurl to soar as we continue our mission’s work of inspiring love, seeking justice, and growing in community?

With gratitude for our roots and trusting in the wings that will carry us into the future,
Rev. Steven

FY2023 Generosity Campaign

This year’s generosity campaign, March 20 -April 3, 2022 will support our operations in the next fiscal year, July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 (FY2023). 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 two years 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.

Click here to view or download the FY2023 Generosity Campaign brochure.

Click here to view the programs and ministries supported through your pledge.

Pledging FAQs

Click here to learn answers to frequently asked questions, such as:

  • 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:

Stewardship Video

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 Pledge Payments:

Please send checks payable to:

Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent
228 Gougler Avenue, Kent, OH 44240

Other Ways to Donate:

  1. Via our online donation page (processed through PayPal).
  2. EasyTithe Text to Give: Using 330-835-5028 text the dollar amount you wish to donate.

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