e-nUUs – May 22, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
  • News from the Board
  • One Sunday service at 10 AM, May 26 – September 1
  • To Remember – Sunday, May 26
  • Artists in the Spirit – Sunday, June 2
  • So Much Beauty – Sunday, June 9 (Service in the Park)
  • From the Library – Sermon References
  • This week in RE …
  • Summer RE helpers needed!
  • Our Whole Lives – Save the Dates!
  • RE Teacher Teams – May 26
  • Why do we sell grocery cards?
  • Looking ahead at staff summer schedules
  • Plant-based Potluck – June 7
  • Family Game Night – June 8
  • Attention All Members & Friends – Scam Alert!
  • May 26 Special Collection
  • Special Collection Nomination Form
  • Social Justice discussion – May 29
  • SPAN Ohio Movie Night – May 22
  • When Hate Goes Mainstream – May 24 ( Schultz Campus for Jewish Life, Akron)
  • CER Summer Institute – Registration deadline June 15
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Fire Drill Safety

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To Remember

Sunday, May 26, 2016

Led by Cal Frye and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Memorial Day may be one of the most personal of our American holy days.  It is born out of the human need to make sense of life and death.  To make meaning out of what we have been given and what we will do with it; to remember all those sons and daughters who did their duty, regardless if they wanted to or not.  To Remember.

One Sunday service at 10 AM with nursery care available.

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The Once and Future Church

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Eric van Baars

Once again we gather to do the work of this covenantal community through worship and our annual meeting.   Together we will reflect on who we’ve been this past year, how UUCK has been living out our mission to inspire love, seek justice, and grow in community, and dream about who we might be in the years to come, holding before us a vision of the Beloved Community.

***One service at 9:45 am followed by social hour.  Congregational Annual Meeting at 11:30 am and an all congregation potluck to follow.

Nursery care will be available for both the Sunday service at 9:45 AM and the Annual Meeting which will follow.

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Lessons from the Flowers

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman, DRE Colleen Thoele, and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

What do the flowers have to teach us about life? As a community of all ages, we will gather for our annual celebration of flower communion. This tradition, created by Norbert Capek in Czechoslovakia in 1923, invites us to see the beauty all around us in each other and in the world and to learn from the flowers. Please bring cut flowers to share for this festive 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 – May 8, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Annual Meeting of the Congregation
  • Are you eligible to vote?
  • From Rev. Steven
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • One Sunday service at 10 AM, May 26 – September 1
  • Lessons from the Flowers – Sunday, May 12
  • The Once and Future Church – Sunday, May 19
  • To Remember – Sunday, May 26
  • Music Sunday podcast
  • Cuyahoga River Concerts: Rupert Waites – May 10
  • You Want Me to Lead a Worship Service? Class – May 8
  • RE Evaluation Froms
  • Summer RE Assistants Needed
  • All Children and Youth are Invited to Assist with Meals Prep – May 26
  • RE Teacher Teams – May 12
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet
  • All-Church Potluck following Annual Meeting – May 19
  • Retiree’s Lunch – May 21
  • Family Game Night – June 8
  • Attention All Members & Friends – Scam Alert!
  • UUJO May News
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Fire Drill Safety

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Religious Education Sunday!

Sunday, May 5, 2018

First Service 9:45 AM The Journey of Childhood  

Led by DRE Colleen Thoele and Worship Associate Mary Leeson

Each year we commemorate the end of the regular religious education year by celebrating the voices of our children.  Join us as we celebrate the joy, creativity and wonder that is childhood and rejoice in the community we have created together.

Listen to the first service with the younger students here.

Second Service 11:30 AM
Coming of AgeThey Journey has Just Begun

Led by UUCK High School Youth and  Worship associate Colleen Thoele

All year long our high school youth have been questioning and investigating their faith. Now they have completed the Coming of Age program and will present to you, their community, what they have discovered. This service will honor their journey, lift up their voices and celebrate a new stage in their lives- one with diverse meanings and endless promise. 

Listen to the second service with the older students here.


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e-nUUs – May 1, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Annual Meeting of the Congregation
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Religious Education Sunday – May 5
    • 9:45 AM – Religious Education Sunday!
    • 11:30 AM Coming of Age – The Journey has Just Begun
  • Lessons from the Flowers – Sunday, May 12
  • The Once and Future Church – Sunday, May 19
  • Music Sunday podcast
  • Cuyahoga River Concerts: Rupert Waites – May 10
  • You Want Me to Lead a Worship Service? Class – May 8
  • This week in RE
  • Travel Stories Needed
  • RE Teacher Teams – May 5
  • Auction Events — Seats available!
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet
  • Summer Camp options available
  • UUJO May News
  • Calling ALL High School Youth – UU College of Social Justice
  • Dances of Universal Peace – May 4
  • Job Posting – UU Church of Akron
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Fire Drill Safety

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The Promise of Peace

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Led by Music Director Hal Walker and Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson

In our annual Music Sunday, we will explore a variety of expressions of Peace through music. Music Director Hal Walker, worship associate Christie Anderson, the UU church of Kent Peace Choir, the Fallow Time Folk orchestra and the Tone Chimers will lead the congregation in a Sunday morning celebration of the musical pulse that is so prominent in our community and our world.  The tone chimers will debut a large work for handbells and solo violin called “Peace in our Time” by Cathy Moklebust which includes three movements, with each movement based on a quote by Mother Teresa, Mohandas Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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e-nUUs – April 24, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Annual Meeting of the Congregation
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • The Promise of Peace (Music Sunday) – Sunday, April 28
  • Religious Education Sunday – May 5
    • 9:45 AM – Religious Education Sunday!
    • 11:30 AM Coming of Age – The Journey has Just Begun
  • You Want Me to Lead a Worship Service? Class – May 8
  • This week in RE
  • Travel Stories Needed
  • RE Teacher Teams – April 28
  • Auction Events — Seats available!
  • Pancake Fundraiser
  • Spring Walden
  • Babies & Bailouts – Live Panel Watch Party! – April 28
  • Are you interested in Social Justice? – April 24
  • Calling ALL High School Youth – UU College of Social Justice
  • Dances of Universal Peace – May 4
  • Job Posting – UU Church of Akron
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Fire Drill Safety

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The Promise of Easter

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele with Worship Associate Eric van Baars

The hymn “A Promise through the Ages Rings” says that: “a green shoot always, always springs, and something always, always sings”, affirming life’s resilience and ability to renew itself. On this Easter Sunday, we will gather as a community of all ages to welcome new members, to sing and rejoice together as we hear Easter’s message of hope and possibility, and to celebrate Earth Day.

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

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Annual Meeting of the Congregation for Fiscal Year 2019

May 19, 2019 — 11:30 AM in the Sanctuary

followed by an All-Church potluck dinner!

The Information Meeting will be held

Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

    • Calling ALL ACTIVE MEMBERS, your attendance is important as a quorum is required for voting matters.
    • A list of eligible voters will be posted in Fessenden Hall at least ten days prior to the voting meeting
    • Childcare will be provided for both meetings.

Click here to download the Annual Meeting Report

    • Printed copies of the report are available by request, contact MaryBeth at [email protected]
    • Need an absentee ballot?  Ballots are available to Active Members of the Congregation — contact MaryBeth at [email protected]

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e-nUUs – April 17, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
  • Fire Drill Safety
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • The Promise of Easter – Sunday, April 21
  • The Promise of Peace (Music Sunday) – Sunday, April 28
  • Summer service proposals wanted
  • From the Library – Sermon References for Sunday, April 14 – The Way of the Heart
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Travel Stories Needed
  • RE Teacher Teams – April 21
  • Auction Events — Seats available!
  • Pancake Fundraiser
  • Spring Walden
  • April special collection
  • Babies & Bailouts – Live Panel Watch Party! – April 28
  • Are you interested in Social Justice? – April 24
  • Social Justice at UUCK
  • UUA Earth Day resources
  • Dances of Universal Peace – May 4
  • Job Posting – UU Church of Akron
  • Seaway Spring Gathering – May 3 – 4 Ithaca, NY
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Kent Social Services Annual Hunger Challenge

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The Way of the Heart

Led by Lisa Thiel and Worship Associate Cal Frye

Descartes may have done humanity a disservice with his axiom, ‘I think therefore I am,’ keeping us all in our heads. Today we will explore living from the heart as an essential part of the path toward wholeness.

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

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e-nUUs – April 10, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • A Way of the Heart – Sunday, April 14
  • The Promise of Easter – Sunday, April 21
  • The Promise of Peace (Music Sunday) – Sunday, April 28
  • Summer service proposals wanted
  • From the Library – Sermon References for Sunday, April 7 – A People Who Choose
  • This Week in RE
  • Travel Stories Needed
  • RE Teacher Teams – April 14
  • Paint & Sip Auction Event – April 27 – Seats available!
  • Family Game Night – April 13
  • Easter Flowers
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet
  • Retiree’s Lunch – April 16
  • Accessible Parking Challenges
  • Are you interested in Social Justice? – April 24
  • Social Justice at UUCK
  • Last Sunday for CEREAL! Challenge
  • KSU Pan-African Festival – April 11-13
  • April special collection
  • Seaway Spring Gathering – May 3 – 4 Ithaca, NY
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Kent Social Services Annual Hunger Challenge

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A People Who Choose

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Unitarian Universalists are proud to be labeled heretics (from the Greek word hairesis, which means “to choose”).  We are a people who choose- we choose what we believe, knowing that truth and meaning are not fixed or final, but that new understanding and new revelation is always possible.  In this Auction service purchased by Carol Gould, we will explore what it means to be a people who choose.  

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

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