e-nUUs – November 18, 2020

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This week’s topics include:

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • Our Journey Toward Racial Justice: Crafting a Congregational Statement of Commitment
  • November special collection — UUA Disaster Relief Fund

Worship & Music

  • TONIGHT!  Vespers Sing
  • Sunday service each week via Zoom!
  • So Much to be Thankful For – Sunday, November 22
  • Closed Captions
  • Gratitude Tree
  • Healing a Broken World – Sunday, November 29
  • Wednesday Vespers

Lifespan Learning

  • Please register your child/children for Religious Education
  • Sunday RE for children and high school / youth group
  • Parent & Caregiver Meet-up – November 19

Community Within

  • Thanks4Giving online auction open for business
  • New UU Class – November 22
  • Did you miss the Right Relations workshop?
  • Hobbs Hall progress

Opportunities for Social Connections

  • Social Connections: Conversations for December
  • Retiree’s Group

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections

  • Kelvin Berry Memorial Series on Racial Justice event – November 19
  • Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-in – November 19-26
  • The Color of Law
  • Socially Responsible Sweat Shop Holiday Boutique Sale
  • UU Ministry for the Earth – November news

Staff Availability

A Look Back

  • Previous service recordings
  • Previous e-nUUs messages
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Closed Captions

We continuously strive to be more inclusive and offering closed captions during our Sunday service is one way to achieve that goal. Beginning, Sunday, November 22 closed captions will be available.

As a result, we have updated the Zoom link for Sunday morning worship. Join our 10 AM Sunday service via Zoom using the link below : https://zoom.us/j/916053330 Meeting ID: 916 0533 3040

The closed caption option in Zoom can be activated through the tool bar by clicking the the “pull down arrow” on the “CC Closed caption button.” Choose “show subtitles” from the choices provided to turn captions on.

Need your captions text size larger or smaller?

  1. Once subtitles have been turned on, you can choose your text size by clicking the “pull down arrow” next to the “video button” on the tool bar — choose video settings from the options provided.
  2. A pop up window will appear – on the left side list, choose “Accessibility.”
  3. At the top of the window you can choose your text size.
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So Much to be Thankful For

Sunday, November 22, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Shaffer.

There’s a popular song with the words: “there’s so much to be thankful for.” In spite of the difficulties and losses of this year, we truly have much to be thankful for, including one another and this community. Together we will once again celebrate Thanksgiving by telling stories and singing songs that invite us to be grateful for all we have and to make the world better by sharing life’s gifts with others.

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Our Journey Toward Racial Justice: Crafting a Congregational Statement of Commitment

This has been a year where racial justice has been on our hearts and minds, and many people are looking for ways to respond.  Our Board of Trustees, Race for Justice Action Team, and our church Youth group believe this is the time for our church to speak out about its commitment to, and vision for, where we want to go next as a church in our journey toward racial justice.  To that end, we are hosting a 1 hour zoom session to collect your ideas so they can serve as the basis for a proposed congregational statement of commitment for racial justice.  The statement will be voted on by the congregation, and it needs to reflect our congregation, so we encourage all members to attend this meeting. 

TheZoom meeting will take place on Sunday November 15 from 11:15AM to 12:15PM. 
     Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/91602265160
     Meeting ID: 916 0226 5160

After a short introduction, members will be placed into small chat rooms to discuss the following questions:

  • How do our UU values call us to do the work of racial justice?
  • What does our church want to be known for in the work of racial justice?
  • What specific actions should our church take for racial justice?

Following small group discussion, participants can provide written responses using a quick, easy format. The information will later be used by the Race for Justice Action Team to draft a congregational statement of commitment regarding racial justice which will then be presented to the congregation for consideration.

Questions?  Contact Christie Anderson at [email protected],  or Mary Ann Stephens at [email protected], co-chairs of the Race for Justice Action Team.

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e-nUUs – November 11, 2020

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This week’s topics include:

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • THIS SUNDAY!  Our Journey Towards Racial Justice: Crafting a Congregational Statement of Commitment
  • November special collection — UUA Disaster Relief Fund

From Rev. Steven

  • COVID Update
  • Reopening the Church
  • Pastoral Care
  • Scammers posing as Pastors

Worship & Music

  • Wednesday Vespers
  • Sunday service each week via Zoom!
  • Now is the Time to Raise Our Voice – Youth Sunday November 15
  • So Much to be Thankful For – Sunday, November 22
  • Gratitude Tree
  • Healing a Broken World – Sunday, November 29
  • Emma’s Revolution made possible by the Harry Noden Memorial Music Fund
  • From the Library – Service references from 11/1 and 11/8

Lifespan Learning

  • Please register your child/children for Religious Education
  • Sunday RE for children and high school / youth group
  • Protest has been canceled

Community Within

  • Auction News: Silent Auction goes live Sunday, November 15
  • New UU Class – November 22
  • Hobbs Hall progress

Opportunities for Social Connections

  • Social Connections: Weekly conversations for November and December
  • Retiree’s Group

Income Generation

  • Thanks4Giving Virtual Auction — November 15 – 21

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections

  • The Color of Law
  • Socially Responsible Sweat Shop Holiday Boutique Sale
  • UU Ministry for the Earth – November news

Staff Availability

A Look Back

  • Previous service recordings
  • Previous e-nUUs messages
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Now is the Time to Raise Our Voice – Youth Sunday

Image by UnratedStudio from Pixabay

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Elie Wiesel  said, “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” As we continue to define our role in creating a world free of racism and oppression, we, the youth of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent invite you to join us. Now is the time to keep fighting. Now is the time to continue moving the needle toward justice. Now is the time to raise our voices, even if they are shaking. 

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A Song of Peace

Emma’s Revolution
L-R: Pat Humphries, Sandy O
Photo Credit: Irene Young

Sunday, November 8, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Randy Bish.

Poet Denise Levertov tells us that peace, like a poem, is not there ahead of itself, but must first be imagined and then created. During our annual peace service featuring special musical guests Emma’s Evolution we will reflect on and affirm our Sixth UU Principle, which asks us to work toward the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all, and renew our personal commitment to making peace.

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e-nUUs — October 28, 2020

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This week’s topics include:

DayLight Saving Time Ends – November 1, 2020

From the Board of Trustees

  • Board Listening Session – November 1

From Rev. Steven

  • Special service November 4
  • Pastoral Care
  • Scammers posing as Pastors

Worship & Music

  • Sunday service each week via Zoom!
  • Peace, My Heart – Sunday, November 1
  • A Song of Peace – Sunday, November 8
  • Wednesday Vespers
  • From the Library – Service References from October 25, 2020

Lifespan Learning

  • Sunday RE for children and high school / youth group
  • Story time with Miss Michelle

Community Within

  • Calling all ghouls, goblins, and ghastly critters!
  • Auction poised to go live. Are your donations listed?

Social Opportunities

  • Social Connections: Weekly conversations for November and December
  • Retiree’s Group

Income Generation

  • Thanks4Giving Virtual Auction — November 15 – 21

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • Our journey towards radical justice: Crafting a congregational statement of committment
  • November special collection — UUA Disaster Relief Fund

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections

  • KSU Fusion Magazine virtual bake sale
  • Voter information
  • Voter information for Portage County residents

Staff Availability

A Look Back

  • Previous service recordings
  • Previous e-nUUs messages
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Peace, My Heart

Sunday, November 1, 2020

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

The poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote: “Peace, my heart, let the time for parting be sweet. Let it not be a death but completeness. Let love melt into memory and pain into songs.” In keeping with the many spiritual traditions of remembrance during this time of the year, we will once again remember and honor our beloved dead with music, rituals and stories as we invite love to melt into memory and pain into songs.

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I Sing of America

Sunday, October 25, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson

Walt Whitman once called America “The Greatest Poem”. He believed that the power of poetry and democracy came from an ability to bring many different people and ideas together. As the election draws near, we will reflect on our Fifth Principle, the use of the democratic process, our Sixth Principle, the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all people, and our dream of a nation that may yet be one people.

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e-nUUs — October 21, 2020

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This week’s topics include:

Worship & Music

  • Vespers Virtual Sing – October 21
  • Sunday service each week via Zoom!
  • I Sing for America – Sunday, October 25
  • Peace, My Heart – Sunday, November 2
  • Wednesday Vespers

Lifespan Learning

  • Register your children for Religious Education (RE)
  • Sunday RE for children and high school / youth group

Community Within

  • Right Relations – What are they and how do we achieve them? (This Sunday!)
  • Calling all ghouls, goblins, and ghastly critters!
  • Our auction is fast approaching — check out our auction site!

Social Opportunities

  • Social Connections: Weekly conversations for October
  • Retiree’s Group

Income Generation

  • Thanks4Giving Virtual Auction — November 15 – 21

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • UUCK online gathering working towards a anti-racism statement
  • October special collection — Kent Social Services

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections

  • Black Lives Matter – Where do we go from here?  A webinar sponsored by Kent Interfaith Alliance – October 27
  • KSU Fusion Magazine virtual bake sale
  • Voter information
  • Voter information for Portage County residents

A Look Back

  • Previous service recordings
  • Previous e-nUUs messages
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e-nUUs — October 15, 2020

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This week’s topics include:

Worship & Music

  • Wednesday Vespers
  • Sunday service each week via Zoom!
  • What I’ve Learned at KentHogwarts – Sunday, October 18
  • I Sing for America – Sunday, October 25
  • Vespers Virtual Sing – October 21
  • From the Library – Service References from Sunday, October 11

Lifespan Learning

  • Register your children for Religious Education (RE)
  • Sunday RE for children and high school / youth group

Community Within

  • Our auction is fast approaching — check out our auction site!
  • Right Relations – What are they and how do we achieve them?

Social Opportunities

  • Social Connections: Weekly conversations for October
  • Retiree’s Group

Income Generation

  • Thanks4Giving Virtual Auction — November 15 – 21

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • Race4Justice Task Force invitation to our congregation
  • UUCK drive-thru food drop off for Kent Social Services
  • October special collection — Kent Social Services

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections

  • Voter information
  • Voter information for Portage County residents

A Look Back

  • Previous service recordings
  • Previous e-nUUs messages
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What I Learned at KentHogwarts

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Led by the KentHogwarts Board of Governors and Worship Associate Lady Lovemore

KentHogwarts is a program for children and youth where we use the magical universe of Harry Potter as a foundation to explore our Unitarian Universalist principles.  On October 18th, don your wizardly attire and have your wands (or pointer fingers) at the ready as we dig deeper into the lessons we have learned while offering KentHogwarts, a Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent.

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