You’re Uni-What?

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Unitarian Universalism is one of America’s best kept secrets.  Even those who have heard of us don’t know much about our religion.  After a light hearted look at some of the common images and stereotypes people have of UUism, we’ll explore the “elevator speech” to discover ways we can tell people about our faith and invite them to join us.

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

Image credited to All Souls UU , Sioux Falls, SD

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e-nUUs – September 19, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Rev. Steven’s schedule
  • Board News
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • You’re Uni-What? – Sunday, September 23
  • Beyond Diversity: Rethinking Race and Our Congregations – Sunday, September 30
  • News from the RE Wire
    •  RE Teacher Meet & Greet – Sunday, September 23
    • This week in RE
    •  Important Reminder: Social Media Policy
    •  RE Teacher Teams – Sunday, September 23
  • Save the Date — Shared Ministries Fair – October 14
  • Fessenden Hall Restoration news
  • Special Collection in support of the Minister’s Discretionary Fund
  • Kent Environmental Council honors the late Rev. Harold Walker, Jr.
  • UUJO Annual Assembly — November 17
  • United Christian Ministries Fall Fundraising Dinner – October 26
  • UUA Breakthrough Congregations — Stories for the future of Unitarian Universalism
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Wake Now, Our Vision

Sunday, September 16, 2018

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

Humankind once believed that the equator defined the end of the world.  Once this myth was proven untrue as navigators sailed beyond the equator, human progress occurred at an astonishing rate.  What is possible when we challenge our myths as human beings and a congregation and invite our vision to awaken and guide toward who we can be?  As part of the morning’s worship time, we’ll also commission and bless our Religious Education

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

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e-nUUs – September 12, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Now Wake, Our Vision – Sunday, September 16
  • You’re Uni-What? – Sunday, September 23
  • Beyond Diversity: Rethinking Race and Our Congregations – Sunday, September 30
  • News from the RE Wire
    •  RE Teacher Meet & Greet – Sunday, September 16
    • RE begins on Sunday, September 16
    •  What to expect on Sundays
    •  RE Teacher Teams – Sunday, September 16
  • Fessenden Hall Restoration Cleaning Party – September 15
  • Retiree’s Lunch – September 18
  • Action Required for the Church Directory
  • Fall Walden Camping Trip – October 12-14
  • Acme Community Cash Back Fundraiser
  • Special Collection in support of the Minister’s Discretionary Fund
  • UUA Breakthrough Congregations — Stories for the future of Unitarian Universalism
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Many Streams Make One River

Ingathering Sunday, September 9, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Colleen Thoele with Worship Associate Elaine Bowen 

As many streams come together to make a river, we come together to make a community.  As we return from our summer adventures bringing water and stories to share, this festive multi-generational service of water communion and ingathering invites us to once again blend our lives together and renew our connections with each other.  Please bring a small amount of water for the water communion ritual. 

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

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e-nUUs – September 5, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Many Streams Make One River – Sunday, September 9 (Ingathering Sunday)
  • Now Wake, Our Vision – Sunday, September 16
  • You’re Uni-What? – Sunday, September 23
  • News from the RE Wire
    • Coming of Age for High School Youth
    • RE registration for 2018-2019 is underway
    • Our new RE Year begins on Sunday, September 16
  • Plant-based (vegan) Potluck Dinner – September 7
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – September 9
  • Action Required for the Church Directory
  • Fall Walden Camping Trip – October 12-14
  • Retiree’s Lunch — Third Tuesday each month
  • Acme Community Cash Back Fundraiser
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An Injury to One is an Injury to All

Sunday, September 2, 2018 

Led by Cal Frye and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

Step by step, the longest march can be won, and by union what we will can be accomplished still. Beyond the workplace, the message of collective labor calls us to join together, all of us, to accomplish what we will. From the Wobblies to the Welcoming Congregation, we are called to come together, for we are stronger, better together.

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

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e-nUUs – August 29, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • An Injury to One is an Injury to All – Sunday, September 2
  • Many Streams Make One River – Sunday, September 9 (Ingathering Sunday)
  • News from the RE Wire
    • Wrapping Up Summer RE
    • RE registration for 2018-2019 is underway
    • Our new RE Year begins on Sunday, September 16
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – September 9
  • Retiree’s Lunch — Third Tuesday each month
  • Plant-based (vegan) Potluck Dinner – September 7
  • Acme Community Cash Back Fundraiser
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A House of Memory and Hope

Sunday, August 26, 2018           

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

On August 23, 1868, our church building was dedicated in the spirit of the Universalist message of love and to unite the community in justice, peace and compassion.  As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the building, tell stories from our history, and look to the promise of the future we begin together, we will reflect on what it means to be as, Rev. Kathleen McTigue says in reading #435 in Singing the Living Tradition, a “house of memory and hope”.

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

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e-nUUs – August 22, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • A House of Memory and Hope – Sunday, August 26
  • News from the RE Wire
    • Summer RE
    • RE registration for 2018-2019 has begun
    • RE Families summer picnic – August 25
  • Directory Photos
  • Plant-based (vegan) Potluck Dinner – September 7
  • Social Justice Council – August 26
  • Join the UU Church of Kent at the Akron Pride March – August 25
  • DRE position available at Oberlin UU Fellowship
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Thus Do We Covenant — Sunday, August 19, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

In the absence of a creed, dogma or doctrine, we bind ourselves to this community and to one another in service to our shared life and work through covenant, a promise to walk together towards the life we seek to lead.  This service will explore the history of covenant in Unitarian Universalism, look at covenant as the heart of our UU theology, and invite us to reflect together on what it means to be a community of covenant.  

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

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e-nUUs – August 15, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Thus Do We Covenant – Sunday, August 19 (service update!)
  • A House of Memory and Hope – Sunday, August 26
  • News from the RE Wire
    • Summer RE
    • RE registration for 2018-2019 has begun
    • RE Families summer picnic – August 25
  • Directory Photos
  • Plant-based (vegan) Potluck Dinner – September 7
  • Sacred Song Circle News
  • Retiree’s Lunch – August 21
  • A Great Big Thank You!
  • Social Justice Council – August 26
  • UU Church of Kent — Akron Pride March – August 25
  • DRE position available at Oberlin UU Fellowship
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Blessings for the Journey — Sunday, August 12, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

As our adventure together begins, a new chapter in the long history of this congregation, who are we as kindred souls traveling together?  As we prepare for the journey ahead of us, what will we put in our spiritual backpacks?  What can we leave behind? 

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

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available for children preschool age and younger.

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e-nUUs – August 8, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Welcome, Rev. Steven!
  • Welcoming Social Hour for Rev. Steven – Sunday, August 12
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.
  • Blessings for the Journey – Sunday, August 12
  • Thus Do We Covenant – Sunday, August 19 (service update!)
  • A House of Memory and Hope – Sunday, August 26
  • News from the RE Wire

    • Summer RE
    • Blessings of the Backpacks – Sunday, August 12
    • RE Families summer picnic – August 25
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet
  • Directory Photos
  • Sacred Song Circle News
  • Retiree’s Lunch – August 21
  • Online Church Directory
  • UU Church of Kent — Akron Pride March – August 25
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The Space Between — Sunday, August 5, 2018

Led by Rev. Kristina Spaude

We live in a highly divided world, one where we are separated by politics, fear, the news media, and many other ways. It’s hard to remember to look for points of connection and common experience sometimes. What if, in our interactions with others and ourselves, we focused on the relationship, thinking that it is in the relationship that the holy lives?

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during all services for children preschool age and younger.

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