e-nUUs – July 17, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Summer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1
  • Our Unitarian Universalist Values in Action: Reflections on Pulse – Sunday, July 21
  • Love for All – Sunday, July 28
  • Summer Sample Chalice Group – July 17
  • OWL Parent Info Meeting – August 4
  • Social Just Discussion – July 31, 2019
  • Food donations for Kent Social Services
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Our Unitarian Universalist Values in Action: Reflections on Pulse

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

Sunday, July 21, 2019 — one service at 10 AM

Led by Joe Donatone with Worship Associate Rev. Steven Protzman

Seminarian Joe Donatone will share his reflections on the Pulse tragedy while examining how our Unitarian Universalist values can guide us through even the darkest of moments. Remaining liberal and religious in times of crisis can be challenging. Joe offers ways in which our values can sustain us, guide us, and inspire us to action.

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

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Sacred Generations

Sunday, July 14, 2019

One service at 10 AM led by Mike Hovancsek with Worship Associate Elaine Bowen.

On this morning we’ll focus on seeing hope in the world by looking at the children in it.

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

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e-nUUs – July 10, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Summer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1
  • Sacred Generations – Sunday, July 14
  • Our Unitarian Universalist Values in Action: Reflections on Pulse – Sunday, July 21
  • Summer Sample Chalice Group – July 17
  • OWL Parent Info Meeting – August 4
  • Retiree’s Lunch – July 16
  • Summer Social Hour
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – July 14
  • Save the Date! Fall Walden – September 20-22
  • Vigil for Immigrant Justice – July 16
  • Food donations for Kent Social Services
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Tarot as a Tool for Prayer

Sunday, July 7, 2019

One service at 10 AM led by Nicole Penny and Worship Associate Lori McGee

The importance of prayer is discussed among many religions, but few help with how to pray. Often reading tarot cards as a practice or having the service done for a person is perceived as a way of looking towards the future. In this service we’ll seek to explore prayer and how reading tarot cards can be a means to connect to the Universe and a tool for prayer for those who ask for guidance.

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

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Join us in support for immigrant justice!

Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 pm


Come rally on our front steps for a vigil to demand an end to detention camps imprisoning immigrants and asylum-seekers, to demand an end to family separation and detention of children, and to demand compassionate immigration policy.  We will march to the downtown gazebo at 6:30, then back to the church.   Please bring respectful signs that do not support political candidates.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, 228 Gougler Ave., Kent, OH

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e-nUUs – July 3, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Summer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1
  • Tarot as a Tool for Prayer – Sunday, July 7
  • Sacred Generations – Sunday, July 14
  • Our Unitarian Universalist Values in Action: Reflections on Pulse – Sunday, July 21
  • From the Library – Service appreciation
  • This week in RE
  • OWL Parent Info Meeting – August 4
  • Board of Trustees First Sunday Listening Table – Sunday, July 7
  • Retiree’s Lunch
  • Kitty promotes UUCK!
  • Summer Social Hour
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – July 14
  • Save the Date! Fall Walden – September 20-22
  • Food donations for Kent Social Services
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Kenge Kenge: Music is a Universal Language

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Led by Hal Walker, Mike Hovancsek and “Kenge Kenge”

There has been a major change in our plan for this Sunday morning’s service.  A wonderful group of musicians from Kenya are in town for the week and they are looking forward to joining us and leading our Sunday morning service.Please join Hal Walker, Mike Hovancsek and “Kenge Kenge” in a very special and unique worship service this Sunday morning at 10:00 am. 

Kenge Kenge Orutu System isa unique Nairobi-based group whose music draws on the traditional roots of the Luo people of western Kenya, giving ancient songs new life by infusing them with the spirit of benga, Kenya’s indigenous popular music form.

Since its formation in 1998, Kenge Kenge (whose name means “a fusion of small, exhilarating instruments”) has performed on five continents, at such venues and festivals as Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the American Folk Festival, WOMAD, WOMEX, the Rainforest World Music Festival, and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

The 5-member ensemble uses such instruments as the orutu (1-string fiddle), nyatiti (8-string lyre), oporo (cow horn), and asili (end-blown flute), and a variety of traditional percussion instruments, along with joyful traditional singing and dancing.

Summer Sunday service is offered at 10 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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e-nUUs – June 26, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • One Sunday service at 10 AM, May 26 – September 1
  • Kenge Kenge: Music is a Universal Language – Sunday, June 30
  • Sacred Song Circle on the Move – July 2
  • Sermon References: Sundays, June 23
  • This week in RE
  • KentHogwarts wraps up summer session
  • Board of Trustees First Sunday Listening Table – Sunday, July 7
  • Summer Social Hour
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – July 14
  • Save the Date! Fall Walden – September 20-22
  • Social Justice discussion – June 26
  • Food donations for Kent Social Services
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Behind these Fences

Sunday, June 23, 2019 One service at 10 AM

Led by Christopher Dum and Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson

The United States incarcerates more people than any country in the world.  Our criminal justice policies have created and exacerbated deep divisions in human relations.  Because 90% of people will eventually leave prison, it is important that we recognize the inherent worth and dignity of every person returning to society.  Using the creative work of incarcerated writers and artists as the readings and sermon, this service will create connections between the incarcerated and those on the outside.

Summer worship services are offered on Sunday mornings at 10 AM. Nursery care is available during all services.

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The Real Gay Agenda

Sunday, June 16, 2019 One service at 10 AM

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Lori McGee

Is there such a thing as the gay agenda?  Do GLBTQ people want “special rights”?  Is UUCK a “gay church” as some people have described it?  As our quest for truth continues and we celebrate Pride Sunday, the real gay agenda will be revealed and with it, Unitarian Universalism’s agenda:  to promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and continue our work to create a world free from bigotry and hatred.

Summer worship if offered at 10 AM on Sunday mornings. Nursery care is available during the service.

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e-nUUs – June 12, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • One Sunday service at 10 AM, May 26 – September 1
  • The Real Gay Agenda – Sunday, June 16
  • Behind These Fences – Sunday, June 23
  • Sermon References: Sundays, June 2 and June 9
  • Our Whole Lives – Save the Dates!
  • Pledge Statements
  • Looking ahead at staff summer schedules
  • Message from the Church Library
  • Church Vigil Protesting Gun Violence – June 18
  • Special Collection Voting
  • What is Living Soil? – June 17 (Kent Free Library)
  • CER Summer Institute – Registration deadline June 15
  • UUJO June News
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA

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e-nUUs – June 6, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • One Sunday service at 10 AM, May 26 – September 1
  • So Much Beauty – Sunday, June 9 (Service in the Park)
  • The Real Gay Agenda – Sunday, June 16
  • Behind These Fences – Sunday, June 26
  • Our Whole Lives – Save the Dates!
  • Pledge Statements
  • Looking ahead at staff summer schedules
  • Church picnic – Sunday, June 9 at Plum Creek Park
  • Plant-based Potluck – June 7
  • Family Game Night – June 8
  • Special Collection Voting and Nomination Form
  • Social Justice discussion – May 29
  • CER Summer Institute – Registration deadline June 15
  • UUJO June News
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA

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So Much Beauty

Holly at Plum Creek Garden, Church picnic 2008

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

The Quaker theologian Rufus Jones writes, “Beauty has no function, no utility… It is a gift of sheer grace, a gratuitous largesse.  Our joy in it shows that we are in some sense kindred to the giver and revealer of it.”  Surrounded by the natural beauty of Plum Creek Park, we will gather as a community of all ages to celebrate beauty.  Our service will include the child dedication of Declan and then a picnic. 

One service at 10 am in Plum Creek Park, Shelter #1   Please bring a dish to share and your own place settings and beverage.  The Church will provide water.

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Pro Faith, Pro Family, Pro Choice

UU Church of Kent vigil in support of
a woman’s right to choose.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

As Unitarian Universalists, we do not agree on the issue of abortion but our first principle calls us to affirm the right of every woman to make their own choices about their bodies and their families.  Our faith also calls us to work toward a compassionate society where children are wanted and loved, and welcomed into of a safe community where we care for their needs.  This service will examine what it means to be Pro Faith, Pro Family, Pro Choice.

One service at 10 am with nursery care available.

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