Great Expectations

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

How often do our expectations of ourselves, our lives, and one another and society’s expectations of us get in the way of living more fully and authentically?  As a community that is held together by covenant rather than creed, what can and should we honestly expect of each other?  The service will explore various aspects of the month’s Soul Matters theme of Expectation.  Following the second service, there will be a theme discussion group in the sanctuary.

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

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Coming Home

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

Starhawk says: “We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been.”  If Unitarian Universalism is to truly be a spiritual home, we need to both give and receive radical hospitality, offering to one another what we need to become more fully human and creating a place we have never been.  During this service we will commission and bless our Religious Education teachers and leaders as we begin a new RE year.

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

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e-nUUs – September 12, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Coming Home – Sunday, September 15
  • Great Expectations – Sunday, September 22
  • A Sacred Yes – Sunday, September 29
  • Adult Religious Exploration: Living by Heart – September 18
  • News and Important Dates from RE
  • Our Children’s Library is Growing!
  • Soulful Home — Bringing RE Home – September 13 (RSVPs needed)
  • RE Teacher Teams – September 15
  • Retiree’s Lunch – September 17
  • Church Walden Fall Camp-out – September 20-22
  • Attention All Committee and Groups: Shared Ministries Fair
  • Home Permaculture Workshop
  • Gun Control Petitions this Sunday – September 15
  • Social Justice Discussion Group – September 25
  • Protest Sing-a-long – October 12
  • First Annual Social Justice Leadership Award! – Ted and Swanny Voneida
  • The Challenge of Climate Change – September 10 (UU Congregation of Greater Canton)
  • UUJO Annual Assembly
  • Stop the Gun Violence
  • Solar Open House – September 22
  • UUJO September News
  • Annual Senior Service Day in Kent
  • CER Money Myth Busters – Stewardship Workshop – November 2 (UU Congregation of Erie, PA)
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The Water Remembers

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele

What is it the water remembers?  What does water invite us to remember?  As we return from our summer adventures bringing water and stories to share, this festive all ages service of water communion and ingathering invites us to bring our lives, our struggles, our hopes and our dreams to this community and join our lives together once again.  Please bring a small amount of water for the water pouring ritual.   

This Sunday we return to two services offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.

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e-nUUs – September 5, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • The Water Remembers – Sunday, September 8 Ingathering Sunday with water communion!
  • Coming Home – Sunday, September 15
  • Great Expectations – Sunday, September 22
  • A Sacred Yes – Sunday, September 29
  • Cuyahoga River Concerts: Magpie – September 7
  • Adult Religious Exploration: Living by Heart – September 18
  • News and Important Dates from RE
  • Help our Children’s Library Grow!
  • Soulful Home — Bringing RE Home – September 13 (RSVPs needed)
  • Church Walden Fall Camp-out – September 20-22
  • Board of Trustee’s Listening Table – September 8
  • Second Sunday Meet and Greet – September 8
  • Plant-based Potluck – September 6
  • Church Clean-up and Landscaping Work Day – September 7
  • Attention All Committee and Groups: Shared Ministries Fair
  • Landscaping Workday Plan
  • Home Permaculture Workshop
  • Meijer’s Gift Cards now available!
  • Social Justice Letter Writing – September 8
  • First Annual Social Justice Leadership Award! – Ted and Swanny Voneida
  • The Challenge of Climate Change – September 10 (UU Congregation of Greater Canton)
  • UUJO Annual Assembly
  • Stop the Gun Violence
  • Dances of Universal Peace – September 12
  • Solar Open House – September 22
  • UUJO September News
  • Annual Senior Service Day in Kent
  • CER Money Myth Busters – Stewardship Workshop – November 2 (UU Congregation of Erie, PA)
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Poems of the Heart

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Led by Lori McGee and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Based on the spiritual practice taught in “Living by Heart,” a course that I will offer this church year, this service explores how poetry can be a doorway into prayer.  Unitarian Universalists don’t typically have memorized prayers as many other religions do.  When I came to UUism, I missed this practice.  “Living by Heart” offers a way to use memorized poems as a meditative and soulful substitute for traditional prayers.  

This Sunday, one service at 10 AM will be offered with nursery care available during the service. On September 8 we return to two Sunday services at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

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e-nUUs – August 28, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven and the Board
  • Summer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1
  • Sunday services return to two services on Sept. 8 — 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Poems of the Heart – Sunday, September 1
  • The Water Remembers – Sunday, September 8 Ingathering Sunday with water communion!
  • Coming Home – Sunday, September 15
  • From the Church Library – References from August 25service
  • News and Important Dates from RE
  • Help our Children’s Library Grow!
  • Soulful Home — Bringing RE Home – September 13 (RSVPs needed)
  • Board of Trustee’s Listening Table – September 8
  • Second Sunday Meet and Greet – September 8
  • Plant-based Potluck – September 6
  • Church Clean-up and Landscaping Work Day – September 7
  • Attention All Committee and Groups: Shared Ministries Fair
  • Landscaping Workday Plan
  • Home Permaculture Workshop
  • Meijer’s Gift Cards now available!
  • Acme Community Cash Back fundraiser
  • Social Justice Letter Writing – September 8
  • Dances of Universal Peace – September 12
  • Social Justice Leadership Award
  • Solar Open House – September 22
  • Annual Senior Service Day in Kent
  • CER Money Myth Busters – Stewardship Workshop – November 2 (UU Congregation of Erie, PA)
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Let America Be America Again

Image by Adam Clay from Pixabay

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

Four hundred years after the first ships carrying slaves arrived in the American colonies, we will reflect on America’s long history of white supremacy culture, honor the contributions of African-Americans to our culture, and seek to find inspiration for our continued work of racial justice.

During this service we will also bless backpacks and other bags to affirm that we are with you in the spirit of love and care as a new school year begins.

Summer services are offered on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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e-nUUs – August 21, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven and the Board
  • Summer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1
  • Let America be America Again – Sunday, August 25
  • From the Church Library – References from August 18 service
  • Summer Chalice Group – August 21
  • News and Important Dates from RE
  • Calling All Teachers (RE)
  • Church Clean-up and Landscaping Work Day – September 7
  • Attention All Committee and Groups: Shared Ministries Fair
  • Plant-based Potluck – September 6
  • Landscaping Workday Plan
  • Home Permaculture Workshop
  • UUCK Financial Update
  • Acme Community Cash Back fundraiser
  • August Special Collection – August 25
  • Social Justice Letter Writing – September 8
  • Dances of Universal Peace – September 12
  • Social Justice Leadership Award
  • Represent UUCK at Akron Pride March – August 24
  • Annual Senior Service Day in Kent
  • UUJO August News
  • UUMFE Advancing Economic and Climate Justice: UU Convergence in Washington, DC – September 15-17
  • CER Money Myth Busters – Stewardship Workshop – November 2 (UU Congregation of Erie, PA)
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The Road Trip as Spiritual Practice: A Choose Your Own Adventure

Sunday, August 18, 2019 — one service at 10 AM

Led by Kathy Walker and Saul Flanner

You have traveled to the UUCK in search of a new adventure. A mysterious invitation to take a road trip awaits you. Will you strike out on your own or bring along your family? How will you prepare for your journey? What will you learn about spiritual practice and family rituals along the way? Could there be other wonders to discover? You decide what happens next in this interactive service.

Summer services are offered on Sunday mornings at 10 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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e-nUUs – August 15, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
  • Summer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1
  • The Road Trip as Spiritual Practice: A Choose Your Own Adventure – Sunday, August 18
  • Let America be America Again – Sunday, August 25
  • From the Church Library – References from August 11 service
  • Summer Chalice Group – August 21
  • News and Important Dates from RE
  • Calling All Teachers (RE)
  • Retiree’s Lunch – August 20
  • Attention All Committee and Groups: Shared Ministries Fair
  • Plant-based Potluck – September 6
  • Auction Team Meeting — Join the Team, All are Welcome! – August 20
  • UUCK Financial Update
  • Acme Community Cash Back fundraiser
  • Social Justice Leadership Award
  • Represent UUCK at Akron Pride March – August 24
  • UUJO August News
  • UUMFE Advancing Economic and Climate Justice: UU Convergence in Washington, DC – September 15-17
  • CER Money Myth Busters – Stewardship Workshop – November 2 (UU Congregation of Erie, PA)
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Turnings and Trim Tabs

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

This year at General Assembly, the annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association, held in Spokane, Washington, attendees were invited to participate in the work of turning our denomination toward justice and greater inclusion. Rev. Steven will share highlights, experiences and learning from General Assembly, and invite us to lean into the work of helping our faith turn by being trim tabs, the small part of a very large ship that helps it turn.

Summer services are offered on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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e-nUUs – August 7, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Vigil Tonight in support of Victims of Gun Violence – August 7
  • From Rev. Steven
  • Summer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1
  • Turnings and Trim Tabs – Sunday, August 11
  • The Road Trip as Spiritual Practice: A Choose Your Own Adventure – Sunday, August 18
  • Let America be America Again – Sunday, August 25
  • News and Important Dates from RE
  • Calling All Teachers (RE)
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – August 11
  • Retiree’s Lunch – August 20
  • Acme Community Cash Back fundraiser
  • Social Justice Letter Writing Campaign – August 11
  • Vigil in Protest of the Death Penalty – August 13
  • Represent UUCK at Akron Pride March – August 24
  • UUJO August News
  • UUJEC Summer Newsletter
  • UUMFE Advancing Economic and Climate Justice: UU Convergence in Washington, DC – September 15-17
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e-nUUs – July 31, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Pastoral Care Announcement
  • Summer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1
  • Baking the Bread of Justice – Sunday, August 4
  • Turnings and Trim Tabs – Sunday, August 11
  • The Road Trip as Spiritual Practice: A Choose Your Own Adventure – Sunday, August 18
  • Let America be America Again – Sunday, August 25
  • Calling All Singers – Sacred Song Circle
  • Service References from July 28, 2019, Love for All
  • First Sunday Board Listening Table – August 4
  • Board News from June 19 meeting
  • News from RE
  • RE Important Dates
  • OWL Parent This Sunday – August 4
  • A message from DRE Colleen Thoele
  • Grocery card fundraiser
  • Social Just Discussion – July 31, 2019
  • UUCK Human Rights Task Force Social Justice Meeting – August 4
  • Vigil in Protest of the Federal Death Penalty – August 13
  • Represent UUCK at Akron Pride March – August 24
  • SOS! KSS needs toothpaste!
  • UUJEC Summer Newsletter
  • UUMFE Advancing Economic and Climate Justice: UU Convergence in Washington, DC – September 15-17
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Baking the Bread of Justice

Sunday, August 4, 2019 one service at 10 AM

Bertolt Brecht wrote that “justice is the bread of the people”. Together we will reflect on our need for bread and justice every day as we celebrate Lammas, a Pagan festival of the first harvest. This service will include Rev. Steven’s secret recipe for the bread of justice, a guided meditation that invites us to do a spiritual harvest, and sharing freshly baked bread (a gluten free option will be available).

Summer services are offer on Sunday mornings at 10 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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