e-nUUs – January 9, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Message from Rev. Steven
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • In the Spirit of Yes – Sunday, January 13
  • Like a Mighty Stream – Sunday, January 20 (one service at 10 AM)
  • The Promise of Spring – Sunday, January 27
  • The Installation of Rev. Steven Protzman – Saturday, January 12
  • Sermon References from January 6
  • KentHogwarts has openings!
  • RE Teacher Appreciation Breakfast – January 26
  • RE Justice Intercession: A is for Activist
  • Long, Strange Trip – February 10
  • Town Hall Meeting – January 20
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – January 13
  • Dances of Universal Peace – January 19
  • Winter Institute
  • NAACP Martin Luther King Breakfast – January 19 at Kent UCC
  • UUJO January News
  • UUJEC Webinar Series

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The Spirit of Yes – Sunday, January 13, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Lori McGee

One of the tasks of religion is to explore life’s deepest questions, including “what is our purpose in life?” One possible answer is found in the words of Rev. Frederick Buechner, who speaks of the spiritual place where our passions meet the needs of the world. As life calls us into meaningful lives of service where we share our gifts, talents, and passions, how does the Spirit of yes invite us to respond with our whole lives?

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

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On the Brink of Everything – Sunday, December 30, 2018

One service at 10 AM    

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Parker Palmer writes: “I stand on the brink of everything.  I’m old enough to know that the world can delight me, so my expectation is not of the world but of myself: Delight in the gift of life and be grateful.”  As we bid the old year farewell and we stand on the brink of a new year with its promise and possibilities, through songs, stories and rituals we will express our hopes for the new year.

Nursery care will be available during the service for children Pre-school age and younger.

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Installation Service of Rev. Steven Protzman – January 12, 2019

Beloved UUCK Members and Friends,

Covenant is at the heart of our commitment to each other and our faith community. When we covenant together, we agree to hold ourselves and each other in love, compassion, and right relationship. Oftentimes this is informal in our work together, and occasionally we have the joyful opportunity to celebrate and formalize these commitments.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, I would like to cordially invite all in our community to covenant with Rev. Steven Protzman, and formally install him as our Settled Minister. It will be a ceremony full of grace and love, honoring his and our commitment to each other and our beloved UUCK community. There will also be time to connect and celebrate!

Installation of
The Rev. Steven Protzman
as Settled Minister

Saturday, January 12th, 2019
at 2 p.m.

At the United Church of Christ, Congregational
1400 E. Main Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Reception to follow in the UCC Church Social Hall (lower level)

Childcare will be provided
Children are welcome and are invited to participate in the service.

As always, we are asking our community to help provide for this event with their time and treasure. We are looking for greeters/ushers, setup and cleanup for the reception, as well as drinks (non-alcoholic) and desserts. Please use the following link to indicate how you would like to participate!  https://goo.gl/LXuX9T

With gratitude for all of you,

Dani Beale, Moderator

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e-nUUs – December 27, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Staff Holiday Schedules
  • Message from Rev. Steven
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • On the Brink of Everything – December 30
  • RE Schedule for December and January
  • Guest at Your Table
  • RE Appreciation Breakfast – January 26
  • Acme Community Cash Back Fundraiser – Time to turn in your receipts!
  • Board News
    • First Sundays – Board Listening Table
    • Town Hall – January 2
  • Plant-based (vegan) Potluck – January 4
  • Undeck the Hall  – January 6 (Date change!
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – January 1
  • Winter Institute
  • NAACP Martin Luther King Breakfast – January 19 at Kent UCC

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Christmas Eve Service Schedule

Christmas services will be offered on Monday, December 24 only.  Everyone is invited to attend.

As we welcome Christmas once again, we will tell stories and sing songs about the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.  Together we’ll share the beauty and wonder of this special time with its promise that amid the struggles, problems, and suffering of life, all is calm and all is bright.  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.

4:30 PM — Young Family Friendly Service

Led by Director of Religious Education Coleen Thoele with Michelle Bores. This interactive service is designed especially for families with young children.

6:30 PM – All is Calm, All is Bright  

A family-friendly service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer – Candle light service created with families in mind.  The podcast is from this service.

8:30 PM – All is Calm, All is Bright  

An adult-oriented service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen – A meditative candle light service created with adults and older teens in mind.

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The Promise of Light – Sunday, December 23, 2018

One Service at 10:00 AM

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Christie Anderson

Victoria Safford writes: “At this time of year, during these darkening days, every ancient story that we have ever told  from the solstice fire, to the lights of the menorah, to the advent candles — whispers the same message: ‘The light will return, but you must go out and meet it.'”  We will gather as a community of all ages to celebrate the Winter Solstice and its promise that the light will return.

Nursery care is available during the service for children preschool age and younger.

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e-nUUs – December 19, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Staff Holiday Schedules
  • Message from Rev. Steven
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • The Promise of Light – Sunday, December 23
  • Holiday Service Schedule – December 24 and 30
  • RE Schedule for December and January
  • Guest at Your Table
  • RE Appreciation Breakfast – January 26
  • A Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow!
  • Acme Community Cash Back Fundraiser
  • Board News
    • First Sundays – Board Listening Table
    • Town Hall – January 20
  • Christmas Eve Social Hour – Volunteers Needed
  • Undeck the Hall  – January 6 (Date change!)
  • Holiday Share
  • Winter Institute
  • UUJO December News

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Mother Spider’s Christmas Gift – Sunday, December 16

Led by Sandy Eaglen,  Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele with Worship Associate Rev. Steven Protzman

Our annual holiday family-friendly all ages service will celebrate the interdependent web of life through the magic of the Christmas season.  Join us for a morning of storytelling and singing as our community weaves tales of peace, hope and love.

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

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Blue Christmas – Tonight, December 12 at 7 PM

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Camille Fauser, Worship Associate

For some of us, this season is difficult.  It may be a painful reminder of loved ones who are no longer present to celebrate the holidays, there may be other losses or struggles we are facing, or the long dark nights may be a challenge.  “Blue Christmas” will be a meditative service that will provide a space for grief and loss, for reflection and remembering, and for honoring the many different feelings we have this time of year.

 

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e-nUUs – December 12, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Staff Holiday Schedules
  • Message from Rev. Steven
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Blue Christmas – Wednesday, December 12
  • Mother Spider’s Christmas Gift – Sunday, December 16
  • The Promise of Light – Sunday, December 23
  • Holiday Service Schedule – December 24 and 30
  • Holiday Giving Gratitude
  • Guest at Your Table
  • RE Appreciation Breakfast – January 26
  • A Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow!
  • Acme Community Cash Back Fundraiser
  • Facebook Fundraiser
  • Retiree’s Lunch – December 18
  • Undeck the Hall  – December 30
  • Holiday Share
  • Last day to order Poinsettias
  • UUJO December News
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Let There Be Light!

Sunday, December 9,  2018

Led by Katie Grigg and Eric van Baars, Worship Associate 

It’s the darkest time of year, and there seems to be so much despair, fear and darkness in the world.  Let’s find out how to let in the light!  Light holds great cultural and sacred significance in many of the world’s major religions,especially in the holiday season.  We’ll pay homage to traditions and welcome new ways to usher light into the dark corners of our mind, and our world.

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

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e-nUUs – December 5, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Message from Rev. Steven
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • The Mystic Lights – Sunday, December 2
  • Let There Be Light! – Sunday, December 9
  • Blue Christmas – Wednesday, December 12
  • Mother Spider’s Christmas Gift – Sunday, December 16
  • The Promise of Light – Sunday, December 23
  • Cuyahoga River Concerts: The Rough and Tumble – Friday, December 7
  • Holiday Giving
  • Guest at Your Table
  • RE Appreciation Breakfast – January 26
  • The Lovers, The Dreamers, and UU – THANK YOU!
  • Acme Community Cash Back Fundraiser
  • Facebook Fundraiser
  • Plant-based (vegan) Potluck – December 7
  • Deck the Hall  – December 9
  • Holiday Share
  • Poinsettia Order Form
  • UUJO December News
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The Mystic Lights

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Rev.Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Lori McGee

In her poem “The Feast of Lights” Emma Lazarus speaks of the mystic lights as she tells the story of Hanukkah, the story of a military victory and the miracle of a sacred lamp that burned for eight days even though there was only enough oil for one day.  As we tell this story, we celebrate the light burning in the human heart, a light that brings hope and possibility even in times of darkness and despair. 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 ans 11:30 AM with nursery care for  Pre-school age and younger available during both services.

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