e-nUUs – January 18, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Still We Dream – January 22
  • Walk the Walk – January 29
  • RE Teacher Training – January 28
  • Youth Event
  • RE Intersession
  • Kathy’s Capital Campaign Challenge
  • Acme Receipts Community Cash Back Program – Receipts Due!
  • Parents of Young Children – January 20
  • A Chorus of Voices: A Celebration of African American Writers (Readers Theatre)  – January 21
  • Auction Supper Seats Available – Explore Sustainable Gardening
  • Remembering Rev. Melissa – January 29
  • Plant-based Potluck and Presentation on the Environment and Modern Agriculture – February 3
  • Our Dear Aging Building
  • An Easy New Year’s Resolution
  • New to UU Classes – February 12 & 19
  • Snow Days
  • Kent Interfaith Alliance Rally – January 21

 

 

 

 

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Still We Dream – January 22, 2017

Led by Cal Frye and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Seen as a day “on” instead of a day off to many, MLK Day has been designated as a day to reflect upon the efforts made by Dr. King in the civil rights movement and to honor those efforts by finding ways of serving in the community.

 

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

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A Chorus of Voices: A Celebration of Africian-American Writers

Our 150th Anniversary celebration continues this month with a tribute to diversity–join us in the Sanctuary on Saturday, January 21, at 7::00 P.M. for our readers’ theatre production of “A Chorus of Voices: A Celebration of African-American Writers.”  Our nine readers will offer a wonderful selection of poems, prose, and drama pieces by black authors.  Desserts will be served at Intermission.  There is no charge for this event which is open to the public–please encourage friends and neighbors to attend.  See you on the 21st!

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Moving Right Along – January 15, 2015

Led by Midge Miles and Worship Associate Lori Fatchet-McGee

We’re beginning a season of change, so what should we expect?  What do we need to know to travel the new road ahead?   Do we have a compass or a map?

Midge Miles, a Regional Transition Coach assigned to our congregation by the Central East Region of the UUA, will be speaking to us about what we might expect in the time ahead as we move through the transition between settled ministers.  Also, from 1 – 2 pm after services Sunday, Midge will outline specific expectations & processes the UUA supports for this transition time and try to answer questions congregants may have.  Please meet 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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e-nUUs January 12, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Moving Right Along – January 15
  • Still We Dream – January 22
  • RE Teacher Training – January 28
  • Youth Events
  • RE Intersession
  • Meditation Boot Camp – January 14 (Sign-up requested)
  • Grocery Card Fundraising Program
  • Acme Receipts Community Cash Back Program
  • A Chorus of Voices: A Celebration of African American Writers (Readers Theatre)  – January 21
  • Our Dear Aging Building
  • An Easy New Year’s Resolution
  • All-Church Clean Up Day – April 8
  • Snow Days
  • Winter Institute Registration
  • Kent Interfaith Alliance Rally – January 21
  • New to UU Classes – February 12 & 19

 

 

 

 

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Stepping Into Justice – January 8, 2017

Led by Kathy Kerns and Worship Associate Andrew Rome

Working for social justice is a key tenet of our faith. It is found in the principles and our hymns. How can we act in ways to create justice, especially in the context of all of the rest of the demands in our lives?

 

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

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Holiday Service Schedule – New Year’s Day podcast

Holiday Service Schedule

 

December 22, 2016    Blue Christmas Gathering 

Our annual “Blue Christmas” gathering will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  Blue Christmas services traditionally provide a place to honor loved ones lost in the preceding year.  With so much grief surrounding us now, this year’s Blue Christmas service will be not only a place to remember our departed but also to simply be in community together, to hold one another, and to find our joy again.  Please join Intern Minister Dave Clements and Commissioned Lay Minister Lori Fatchet-McGee in this service of prayer, silence, and song.

December 24, 2016  Christmas Eve

Please note that we will not be offering nursery care on Christmas Eve this year. Since the introduction of our Young Family Friendly Service, we have found that families have not been using nursery care for these services.

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Parking for Christmas Eve services is available in the lot behind the Church, street parking on Gougler Avenue, and additional parking is available in the parking lots located  behind the Bissler Building and in front of the medical arts building which are located on the corners of West Main and Gougler Avenue. 

 

4:30 PM — Young Family Friendly Service
Led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Assistant Colleen Thoele
This interactive service is designed especially for families with young children who are sure to be filled with wiggles and excitement. Dress your child in their Christmas finery or their Christmas pajamas – whichever will be more fun – and come join the celebration.

6:30 PM — Family Friendly Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with families with school aged children in mind, this service of lessons and carols features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as uplifting story, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

8:30 PM — Adult Oriented Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with adults and older teens in mind, this service of lessons and carols also features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as inspiring poetry, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

 

December 25, 2016  Christmas Day

10:00 AM —  A Celebration of Peace
Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
Perhaps the most characteristic element of Christmas is what we call the Christmas Spirit, its joy, its reassessment of life as good. This persistent presence is difficult to explain, but no one questions its genuineness. Come worship together as we learn about the Christmas spirit and experience its light.

 

January 1, 2017   New Year’s Day

10:00 AM —  A New Day
Led by Dave Clements and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer
Today is here. A new beginning, a new opportunity, and a new chance. We have the chance to build a new way.  Our service will explore how we can be prophetic regarding our own lives and how we can leave behind those things in our past and begin anew. Come and be engaged in beginning to build a new way.

 

 
Podcast is from New Year’s Day

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Holiday Service Schedule – Christmas morning podcast

Holiday Service Schedule

 

December 22, 2016    Blue Christmas Gathering 

Our annual “Blue Christmas” gathering will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  Blue Christmas services traditionally provide a place to honor loved ones lost in the preceding year.  With so much grief surrounding us now, this year’s Blue Christmas service will be not only a place to remember our departed but also to simply be in community together, to hold one another, and to find our joy again.  Please join Intern Minister Dave Clements and Commissioned Lay Minister Lori Fatchet-McGee in this service of prayer, silence, and song.

December 24, 2016  Christmas Eve

Please note that we will not be offering nursery care on Christmas Eve this year. Since the introduction of our Young Family Friendly Service, we have found that families have not been using nursery care for these services.

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Parking for Christmas Eve services is available in the lot behind the Church, street parking on Gougler Avenue, and additional parking is available in the parking lots located  behind the Bissler Building and in front of the medical arts building which are located on the corners of West Main and Gougler Avenue. 

 

4:30 PM — Young Family Friendly Service
Led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Assistant Colleen Thoele
This interactive service is designed especially for families with young children who are sure to be filled with wiggles and excitement. Dress your child in their Christmas finery or their Christmas pajamas – whichever will be more fun – and come join the celebration.

6:30 PM — Family Friendly Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with families with school aged children in mind, this service of lessons and carols features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as uplifting story, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

8:30 PM — Adult Oriented Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with adults and older teens in mind, this service of lessons and carols also features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as inspiring poetry, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

 

December 25, 2016  Christmas Day

10:00 AM —  A Celebration of Peace
Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
Perhaps the most characteristic element of Christmas is what we call the Christmas Spirit, its joy, its reassessment of life as good. This persistent presence is difficult to explain, but no one questions its genuineness. Come worship together as we learn about the Christmas spirit and experience its light.

 

January 1, 2017   New Year’s Day

10:00 AM —  A New Day
Led by Dave Clements and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer
Today is here. A new beginning, a new opportunity, and a new chance. We have the chance to build a new way.  Our service will explore how we can be prophetic regarding our own lives and how we can leave behind those things in our past and begin anew. Come and be engaged in beginning to build a new way.

 

 
Podcast is of Christmas morning

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Holiday Service Schedule – Christmas and New Year’s

Holiday Service Schedule

 

December 22, 2016    Blue Christmas Gathering 

Our annual “Blue Christmas” gathering will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  Blue Christmas services traditionally provide a place to honor loved ones lost in the preceding year.  With so much grief surrounding us now, this year’s Blue Christmas service will be not only a place to remember our departed but also to simply be in community together, to hold one another, and to find our joy again.  Please join Intern Minister Dave Clements and Commissioned Lay Minister Lori Fatchet-McGee in this service of prayer, silence, and song.

December 24, 2016  Christmas Eve

Please note that we will not be offering nursery care on Christmas Eve this year. Since the introduction of our Young Family Friendly Service, we have found that families have not been using nursery care for these services.

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Parking for Christmas Eve services is available in the lot behind the Church, street parking on Gougler Avenue, and additional parking is available in the parking lots located  behind the Bissler Building and in front of the medical arts building which are located on the corners of West Main and Gougler Avenue. 

 

4:30 PM — Young Family Friendly Service
Led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Assistant Colleen Thoele
This interactive service is designed especially for families with young children who are sure to be filled with wiggles and excitement. Dress your child in their Christmas finery or their Christmas pajamas – whichever will be more fun – and come join the celebration.

6:30 PM — Family Friendly Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with families with school aged children in mind, this service of lessons and carols features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as uplifting story, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

8:30 PM — Adult Oriented Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with adults and older teens in mind, this service of lessons and carols also features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as inspiring poetry, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

 

December 25, 2016  Christmas Day

10:00 AM —  A Celebration of Peace
Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
Perhaps the most characteristic element of Christmas is what we call the Christmas Spirit, its joy, its reassessment of life as good. This persistent presence is difficult to explain, but no one questions its genuineness. Come worship together as we learn about the Christmas spirit and experience its light.

 

January 1, 2017   New Year’s Day

10:00 AM —  A New Day
Led by Dave Clements and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer
Today is here. A new beginning, a new opportunity, and a new chance. We have the chance to build a new way.  Our service will explore how we can be prophetic regarding our own lives and how we can leave behind those things in our past and begin anew. Come and be engaged in beginning to build a new way.

 

 
Note that the included podcast is of Christmas Eve, the 8:30 service.

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Holiday Service Schedule – Christmas Eve podcast

Holiday Service Schedule

 

December 22, 2016    Blue Christmas Gathering 

Our annual “Blue Christmas” gathering will take place on Thursday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.  Blue Christmas services traditionally provide a place to honor loved ones lost in the preceding year.  With so much grief surrounding us now, this year’s Blue Christmas service will be not only a place to remember our departed but also to simply be in community together, to hold one another, and to find our joy again.  Please join Intern Minister Dave Clements and Commissioned Lay Minister Lori Fatchet-McGee in this service of prayer, silence, and song.

December 24, 2016  Christmas Eve

Please note that we will not be offering nursery care on Christmas Eve this year. Since the introduction of our Young Family Friendly Service, we have found that families have not been using nursery care for these services.

Click to enlarge.

Parking for Christmas Eve services is available in the lot behind the Church, street parking on Gougler Avenue, and additional parking is available in the parking lots located  behind the Bissler Building and in front of the medical arts building which are located on the corners of West Main and Gougler Avenue. 

 

4:30 PM — Young Family Friendly Service
Led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Assistant Colleen Thoele
This interactive service is designed especially for families with young children who are sure to be filled with wiggles and excitement. Dress your child in their Christmas finery or their Christmas pajamas – whichever will be more fun – and come join the celebration.

6:30 PM — Family Friendly Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with families with school aged children in mind, this service of lessons and carols features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as uplifting story, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

8:30 PM — Adult Oriented Service
Led by Affiliated Minister Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lori McGee
Created with adults and older teens in mind, this service of lessons and carols also features the beautiful music of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Peace Choir, Bell Choir and other musical guests as well as inspiring poetry, candlelight and a chance to reflect on the meaning of Christmas.

 

December 25, 2016  Christmas Day

10:00 AM —  A Celebration of Peace
Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen
Perhaps the most characteristic element of Christmas is what we call the Christmas Spirit, its joy, its reassessment of life as good. This persistent presence is difficult to explain, but no one questions its genuineness. Come worship together as we learn about the Christmas spirit and experience its light.

 

January 1, 2017   New Year’s Day

10:00 AM —  A New Day
Led by Dave Clements and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer
Today is here. A new beginning, a new opportunity, and a new chance. We have the chance to build a new way.  Our service will explore how we can be prophetic regarding our own lives and how we can leave behind those things in our past and begin anew. Come and be engaged in beginning to build a new way.

 

 
Podcast is from Christmas Eve.

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e-nUUs December 21, 2016

 

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Office Closed 12/23/16 – 1/2/17
  • Blue Christmas — December 22
  • Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Eve — December 21
  • Holiday Service Schedule
  • RE News
  • Meditation Boot Camp – January 14 (Sign-up requested)
  • Acme Receipt Deadline
  • Oh My Stars!  A Thanks-4-Giving Service Auction Update and Survey
  • FY2018 Budget Request Information – IMPORTANT CHANGES
  • Soul Collage Workshop – January 15 (RSVP needed)
  • Christmas Brunch
  • Plant-based Potluck — January 6
  • An Introduction to our new Interim Minister Rev. Anya Johnston
  • Volunteers Needed for Christmas Eve Social Hour
  • Pat Pownall UU Book Group Takes a Winter Break
  • Upcoming RE Teacher Training — Save the Date! — January 28

 

 

 

 

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A Presence of Angels – December 18, 2016

Led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport, Religious Education Coordinator Colleen Thoele, and Sandy Eaglen. 

Join us for this annual multigenerational service featuring a special Christmas Children’s Choir and a holiday dramatic story, Elijah’s Angel, adapted and directed by Sandy Eaglen.

 

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

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e-nUUs December 14, 2016

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Special Meeting of the Membership — December 18
  • A Presence of Angels — Sunday, December 18
  • Blue Christmas — December 22
  • Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Eve — December 21
  • Holiday Service Schedule
  • Teacher Teams – December 18
  • Meditation Boot Camp – January 14 (Sign-up requested)
  • Oh My Stars!  A Thanks-4-Giving Service Auction Update and Survey
  • FY2018 Budget Request Information – IMPORTANT CHANGES
  • Soul Collage Workshop – January 15 (RSVP needed)
  • Pancakes!  This Sunday! — December 18
  • An Introduction to our new Interim Minister Rev. Anya Johnston
  • Volunteers Needed for Christmas Eve Social Hour
  • Retiree’s Lunch — December 20
  • Writing Group — December 20
  • Pat Pownall UU Book Group Takes a Winter Break
  • Angels in America — Make an Angel Workshop — December 18
  • Haymaker Farm Market Holiday Market — December 17
  • Holiday Giving – We Reached Our Goal!
  • Bake Sale to Restore Sanity — December 17  10 am – 2 pm

 

 

 

 

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Meditations on the Season – December 11, 2016

Led by Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Amidst the excesses of the Christmas season, we need to take time to savor the meaningful gifts of the season. Renew your spirit with gentle Christmas music performed by the Celtic Clan and a time to reflect on the blessings of Christmas and winter through our senses of sight, smell and hearing.

 

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

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e-nUUs December 7, 2016

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Special Meeting of the Membership — December 18
  • Meditations on the Season — Sunday, December 11
  • A Presence of Angels — Sunday, December 18
  • From the Library — Service References from December 4
  • Blue Christmas — December 22
  • Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Eve — December 21
  • Holiday Service Schedule
  • Spirit Cinema – December 10
  • Youth Group Events
  • Teacher Teams – December 4
  • Children’s Christmas Choir
  • FY2018 Budget Request Information – IMPORTANT CHANGES
  • Poinsettia Order Form
  • You’re Invited! — Plant-based Eating Group Potluck — December 9
  • Angels in America — Make an Angel Workshop — December 18
  • Pat Pownall UU Book Group – December 8
  • Green Sanctuary – Did you know?
  • Holiday Giving
  • Haymaker Farm Market Holiday Market — December 10 and 17
  • Whale Coast Alaska!

 

 

 

 

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