All Aboard the Polar Express – December 17, 2017

Led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Coordinator Colleen Thoele

All Aboard the Polar Express! All ages are invited to our annual holiday service to hear the timeless classic, “The Polar Express” about a young skeptic who embarks on a magical journey to the North Pole and learns about friendship, bravery and the spirit of Christmas.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

Click here for information on our  Holiday Service Schedule.

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e-nUUs – December 13, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • All Aboard the Polar Express – December 17
  • Blue Christmas – December 20
  • Holiday Service Schedule
  • News from RE
  • RE Teams – December 17
  • Grocery Cards will not be offered on Christmas Eve
  • Last Sunday for Holiday Share
  • Budget Requests Needed — Click here for updated link!
  • Last Two Weeks for Acme Community Cash Back Fundraiser
  • Hosts Needed for Christmas Eve Social Hours
  • Christmas Eve Social Hours – Calling ALL Bakers and Volunteers
  • Wear Your Ugly Christmas Sweater  – December 17
  • Reiki – Taking Care of Yourself – December 30
  • Keeping our Buildings Secure
  • Pancake Sunday – December 17
  • Mark Your Calendars: Undeck the Hall – December 31
  • Undie Sunday – January 28

 

 

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The Way of Compassion: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers – December 10, 2017

Led by Rev. Tim Temersen, from the UU Church of Akron, with Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

Although residing at the center of very different religious traditions, Jesus of Nazareth and Siddhartha Gautama shared a deep commitment to compassion and peace. Today we will draw on the their teachings to explore the meaning of compassion and the close connection between cultivating compassion in one’s own life and living with compassion in the world.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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e-nUUs – December 6, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • The Way of Compassion: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers – December 10
  • All Aboard the Polar Express – December 17
  • Blue Christmas – December 20
  • RE Teacher Teams – December 10
  • Holiday Share
  • Budget Requests Needed — Click here for updated link!
  • Change for Change
  • Christmas Eve Social Hours – Calling ALL Bakers and Volunteers
  • You’re Invited to the Plant-based Vegan Potluck – December 8
  • Second Sunday Meet-n-Greet – December 10
  • Keeping our Buildings Secure
  • Pancake Sunday – December 17
  • Mark Your Calendars: Undeck the Hall – December 31
  • Parking Safety
  • Order your Christmas Poinsettias – Deadline December 13
  • Holiday Gift Giving

 

 

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Embracing Hope – December 3, 2017

Led by the Worship Arts Team

This service will offer different perspectives on how we can find hope in difficult times.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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e-nUUs – November 29, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • News from our Board
  • A Service of Hope – December 3
  • The Way of Compassion: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers – December 10
  • Cuyahoga River Concert Series: Michael Kelsey – December 8
  • Youth Group Planning Event – December 3
  • RE Teacher Teams – December 3
  • Thanks-4-Giving Auction – December 2
  • Budget Requests Needed — Click here for updated link!
  • Change for Change
  • Holidays Are Fun to Share
  • Pastoral Care Update
  • Second Sunday Meet-n-Greet – December 10
  • Keeping our Buildings Secure
  • Pancake Sunday – December 17
  • You’re Invited to the Plant-based Vegan Potluck – December 8
  • Mark Your Calendars: Undeck the Hall – December 31
  • Parking Safety
  • Message about Panhandling at Church
  • Order your Christmas Poinsettias – Deadline December 13
  • Holiday Gift Giving
  • Restorative Practices for Faith Communities – December 2 (First UU Shaker Heights)

 

 

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The World We’re Working For — November 26, 2017

Led by Drew Frantz and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Take a break from negative news and views about how the world is today, and allow yourself the gift of envisioning the world we want to create—in ourselves, our community, and society at large.

Guest speaker Andrew Frantz, Ministerial Intern at the UU Fellowship of Wayne County in Wooster, leads the service.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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e-nUUs – November 22, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Message about panhandling at Church
  • The World We’re Working For  – November 26
  • A Service of Hope – December 3
  • The Way of Compassion: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers – December 10
  • RE Teacher Teams – November 26
  • Thanks-4-Giving Auction – December 2
  • Holidays Are Fun to Share
  • Change for Change
  • Pastoral Care Update
  • No Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Ornament Making During Social Hour
  • Deck the Hall – November 26
  • Next Sunday – Calling all Thespians, Young and Old! – December 3
  • Mark Your Calendars: Undeck the Hall – December 31
  • Parking Safety
  • Order Your Christmas Poinsettias – Deadline December 13
  • Special Collection to Be Taken November 26
  • Holiday Gift Giving
  • Restorative Practices for Faith Communities – December 2 (First UU Shaker Heights)

 

 

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We Gather Together – November 19, 2017

Led by the Worship Arts Team and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

Children, youth, and adults are invited to celebrate together at this multigenerational service.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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e-nUUs – November 15, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Together We Gather – November 19
  • UU’ve Got Talent – November 18
  • Join us this Sunday for a multigenerational service
  • RE Teacher Teams – November 19
  • Service Auction Program Guide Closes Nov. 19
  • Holidays Are Fun to Share
  • Change for Change
  • Pastoral Care Update
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Host Needed
  • Parking Safety
  • New to UU Class – November 19
  • Retiree’s Lunch – November 21
  • Writing Grou – November 21
  • Deck the Halls – November 26
  • Undeck the Halls – December 31
  • Special Collection to Be Taken November 26
  • Holiday Gift Giving
  • Restorative Practices for Faith Communities – December 2 (First UU Shaker Heights)

 

 

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Children’s Religious Education Ministry

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent has a vibrant Religious Education ministry with almost 90 children and youth registered as of September 2017.  We have a strong Children and Youth Religious Education Committee and teams of dedicated volunteer teachers.

For more information, please contact leaders below:

Director of Religious Education:  Lily Rappaport

Religious Education Coordinator: Colleen Thoele

Nursery Staff: Michelle Bores

RE Committee Chair: Mary Leeson

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Van Gogh Café – November 12, 2017

Led by Rev. Keith Kron with Worship Association Lori Fatchet-McGee, along with Rev. Rod Thompson

Miracles are always in the making at the Van Gogh Cafe in Flowers, Kansas: the small restaurant, housed in a renovated theater, has “magic enough to last forever in its walls.” Readers will share the wonder of 10-year-old Clara and her father Marc, the cafe’s owner, as they witness a series of serendipitous occurrences involving stranded sea gulls, aged film stars, magic muffins, lost pets and mysterious travelers. As effective as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s charms at curing all manner of ills, the enchanted cafe instills faith and good will in its patrons.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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e-nUUs – November 8, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Update for our Care Team
  • The Van Gogh Café – November 12
  • UU’ve Got Talent – November 18
  • RE Teacher Teams – November 12
  • Grocery Card Fundraising Program
  • The Auction is Almost Here! – December 2
  • Change for Change
  • Coloring Meditation – November 14
  • Deck the Halls – November 26
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – November 12
  • New to UU Classes – November 12 & 19
  • Looking for UUCK Writers
  • Help Brighten the Holidays for Children in Need
  • Restorative Practices for Faith Communities – December 2 (First UU Shaker Heights)

 

 

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Coloring Meditation

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Annex

Need a respite from busyness or stress? Relax with calming music, tea, and good company while coloring with colored pencils and markers. Participants can select an inspirational picture and experience the mindfulness of simple creativity in a quiet setting. You can bring your own pencils and markers if you desire, but it is not necessary as facilitator Christie Anderson will provide all materials. This is session 2 of the Care Team’s 6 part “Peace and Connection” series.

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