Ch-ch-ch-Changes

Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 11 AM.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote: “We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity.”  As we experience change as individuals, a congregation, a denomination, and a world, we will reflect on the truth that the only thing that is permanent is change and consider how our liberal faith might help us not only accept but embrace the reality of change.

Click here to view or download the Order of Service.

Join us for this multi-platform Sunday service.  We’ll gather both In person (in the Sanctuary) and via Zoom.  For those joining via Zoom, our meeting room opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the service for weekly announcements. We request that everyone joining the service please display your first and last name.  Thank you!

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Gratitude in Uncertain Times  

Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 11 AM.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele.

How do we keep ourselves encouraged and hopeful in these times where everything seems so uncertain?  What if it’s as simple as practicing gratitude and remembering that in spite of things, we each have a lot to be grateful for?  As we celebrate Thanksgiving as a community of all ages, we will reflect on the power of gratitude to help us manage life’s challenges and find joy, even in these uncertain times.

Click here to view or download the Order of Service.

Join us for this multi-platform Sunday service.  We’ll gather both In person (in the Sanctuary) and via Zoom.  For those joining via Zoom, our meeting room opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the service for weekly announcements. We request that everyone joining the service please display your first and last name.  Thank you!

     Join Zoom Meeting:https://zoom.us/j/97464785626
     Meeting ID: 974 6478 5626
        Dial by your location:  1 646 558 8656 (New York)
        Meeting ID: 974 6478 5626
     Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acCRYGAK

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Invitation from the Worship Team

This Fall we have tried some new things in service, including a time change for worship and Community Sundays on the first Sunday. The Worship Team will be reflecting on these changes at our December meeting. If you have any feedback pertaining to worship that you would like the team to consider, on these changes or other topics, please email your comments by November 23 to [email protected].  They will be considered along with other information as we work to meet the diverse needs of the congregation.

The Worship Team

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e-nUUs — November 9, 2022

Click here to read this week’s announcements.

Topics included:

From the Board of Trustees

  • Personnel Update

From Rev. Steven

  • A Reflection on the Path of Change

Community Within

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Returns to UUCK
  • MaryBeth will be on vacation Nov. 11 – 23
  • Hobbs Hall Kitchen Training – Nov. 17 & 19
  • Deck the Halls – November 27
  • Helping Hearts Network

Worship & Music

  • Sunday services – 11 AM both in person and via Zoom
  • Who Do You Say That I Am?  – Sunday, November 13
  • Gratitude in Uncertain Times – Sunday, November 20
  • Ch-ch-ch-Changes – Sunday, November 27
  • Invitation from the Worship Team
  • Give Tone Chimers a try!
  • Sunday Greeters Always Needed

Lifespan Learning

  • This week in Children’s RE

Income Generation

  • The Service Auction Committee Needs You!
  • From the Board: Closing the Gap

UU, Interfaith & Community Connections

  • Multicultural Holiday Festival – November 12
  • Your Invited! Fundraiser for PFLAG Akron
  • Important Updates from the UUA
  • Open Forum of Proposed UUA Blylaws Changes to Article II
  • UUA Common Read
  • Hope for the Holidays (Family & Community Services)

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • Trex Bench Recycling Program
  • November special collection – Kent Social Services
  • Special Collections – How to donate.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Certified Kitchen Manager – An immediate need.
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Who Do You Say That I Am?

Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 11 AM in Hobbs Hall.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Christie Anderson.

Using dialogues and guidance from a special visitor, the meaning of Jesus’s wisdom teachings will be debated.  Several of Jesus’s well-known parables will be examined from differing perspectives, including voices of those involved with the Jesus Seminar who researched “the historical” Jesus.  The conclusion will consider how the values preached by Jesus align with the values promoted by Unitarian Universalism.

Click here to view or download the Order of Service.

Join us for this multi-platform Sunday service.  We’ll gather both In person (in Hobbs Hall) and via Zoom.  For those joining via Zoom, our meeting room opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the service for weekly announcements. We request that everyone joining the service please display your first and last name.  Thank you!

     Join Zoom Meeting:https://zoom.us/j/97464785626
     Meeting ID: 974 6478 5626
        Dial by your location:  1 646 558 8656 (New York)
        Meeting ID: 974 6478 5626
     Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acCRYGAK

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A special announcement from the Board

November 4, 2022

Dear Members and Friends of the UU Church of Kent,

It is with much love and gratitude that the Board of Trustees shares the news of Hal Walker’s resignation as Music Director. Hal has shared his passion for music with us for over twenty-five years, gifting us with a vibrant, creative music program. We will be planning a celebration of his ministry in the near future to honor and thank him.

The Board of Trustees and Rev. Steven

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e-nUUs – November 2, 2022

Click here to read this week’s announcements.

Topic included:

From the Board of Trustees

  • Updated In Person Health and Safety Policy

Community Within

  • Parking on Voting Day – November 8
  • Hobbs Hall Kitchen Training – Nov. 17 & 19
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Returns to UUCK
  • The Service Auction Committee Needs You!
  • Snapshots of the New Member Celebration
  • Chalk Art Drawings
  • Much appreciation!

Worship & Music

  • Sunday services – 11 AM both in person and via Zoom
  • Forget Not, My Heart – Vespers, Wednesday, November 2
  • Dorothy Watt Memorial – November 5
  • Community Sunday: Building Blocks – Sunday, November 6 in Hobbs Hall
  • Who Do You Say That I Am?  – Sunday, November 13

Lifespan Learning

  • This week in Children’s RE
  • Tacos! Tacos! Tacos! Soulful Home Dinner – November 4
  • RE Children and Youth received NAACP Freedom Award!

UU, Interfaith & Community Connections

  • Important Updates from the UUA
  • Hope for the Holidays (Family & Community Services)

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Deck the Halls – November 27
  • Certified Kitchen Manager – An immediate need.
  • A Call for Helping Hearts Volunteers
  • Nursery Volunteers Urgently Needed
  • Sunday Greeters needed each week – Sign up today!

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • Trex Bench Recycling Program
  • Climate Justice Voter Pledge
  • November special collection – Kent Social Services
  • Special Collections – How to donate.
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Community Sunday: Building Blocks

Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 11 AM

A poet named Natasha wrote: “Build a plane,  Build a dragon, Build whatever you can imagine with…”  As we gather for our monthly Community Sunday to build and deepen connections with each other, our time together will invite us to be creative.  Along with lots of Legos, there will be jigsaw puzzles and other activities after a brief opening service.  Our Community Sunday will start at 11 am in Hobbs Hall.

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e-nUUs — November 27, 2022

Click here to read this week’s announcements.

Topics included:

From the Board of Trustees

  • Updated In Person Health and Safety Policy

Community Within

  • Let’s Celebrate! – October 30
  • Dorothy Watt Memorial – November 5
  • Pumpkin Carving Party – October 29
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Returns to UUCK
  • Chalk Art Drawings
  • Much appreciation!

Worship & Music

  • Sunday services – 11 AM both in person and via Zoom
  • Spirits, Saints, and Souls – Sunday, October 30
  • Forget Not, My Heart – Vespers, Wednesday, November 2
  • Community Sunday: Building Blocks – Sunday, November 6 in Hobbs Hall
  • Who Do You Say That I Am?  – Sunday, November 13

Lifespan Learning

  • This week in Children’s RE
  • Trunk or Treat Returns – October 30
  • Soulful Home Dinner – November 4
  • Scenes from the Haunted Forest
  • RE Children and Youth received NAACP Freedom Award!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Dorothy Watt Memorial Reception – November 5
  • Deck the Halls – November 27
  • Certified Kitchen Manager – An immediate need.
  • A Call for Helping Hearts Volunteers
  • Nursery Volunteers Urgently Needed
  • Sunday Greeters are Always Needed – Sign up today!

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • Climate Justice Voter Pledge
  • October special collection – Akron Area Food Bank
  • November special collection – Kent Social Services
  • Special Collections – How to donate.
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Shari Ptaszek Memorial

Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 2 PM.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman.

Join Shari’s family in Hobbs Hall for visitation from 1:00 – 2:00 PM followed by a service of memory and celebration for the life of Shari Ptaszek (sister of UUCK member Val Norfolk). Everyone is invited to greet the family at a reception immediately following the service.

Click here to view or download the Order of Service.

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Forget Not, My Heart

Photo by Julia Kadel on Unsplash

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7 PM.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman.

The Sufi poet Hafiz wrote “Forget not, my heart, your ancient friends”, an invitation to remember those who loved us and whom we love that are no longer with us.  In this solemn Vespers service, we will once again remember and honor our beloved dead with rituals and songs, love and tears, engraving their memories yet again in our hearts.  This vespers service will be at 7 PM in the Sanctuary and live streamed on Zoom.

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Spirits, Saints, and Souls 

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 11 AM

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.

Around the world, many cultures have festivals to remember the dead this time of year.  Some of these festivals such as Samhain are linked to the change of seasons and the harvest, while others are spiritual in nature, including All Saints Day and the Day of the Dead.  With stories and songs and the help of a colorful Hallowe’en character, we will explore some of these festivals and reflect on the eternal cycle of life and death.  Everyone is welcome to wear Halloween costumes for this service.

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Marcia Segesman Jewett Memorial

Marcia Segesman Jewett
May 25, 1936 – September 8, 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 3:00 PM.

A multi-platform service led by Rev. Steven Protzman.

Join us in Hobbs Hall for a service of memory and celebration for the life of Marica Segesman Jewett (mother of UUCK member Lois Weir). Everyone is invited to greet the family at a reception immediately following the service.

Click here to view or download the Order of Service.

Join us for multi-platform service.  We’ll gather both In person (in Hobbs Hall) and via Zoom.  For those joining via Zoom, you will be admitted into the Zoom room just prior to the service.. We request that everyone joining the service please display your first and last name.  Thank you!

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e-nUUs – October 20, 2022

Click here to read this week’s announcements.

Topics included:

From the Board of Trustees

  • Congregational Town Hall – October 23

From Rev. Steven

  • Pastoral Care Note:  Marcia Jewett Memorial – October 23

Community Within

  • Volunteers Needed for Memorial Reception for Val Norfolk’s sister – October 29
  • Volunteers Needed to support Memorial reception – October 23
  • Let’s Celebrate! – October 30
  • All Church Haunted Forest and Bonfire – October 22
  • Pumpkin Carving Party – October 29
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • A 2nd Couples Covenant Group –  Who’s Interested?
  • Covenant Groups

Worship & Music

  • Sunday services – 11 AM both in person and via Zoom
  • Rekindle the Magic! – Sunday, October 23
  • Spirits, Saints, and Souls – Sunday, October 30
  • Forget No, My Heart – Vespers, Wednesday, November 2
  • Community Sunday: Building Blocks – Sunday, November 6 in Hobbs Hall

Lifespan Learning

  • This week in Children’s RE
  • Calling ALL Middle & High School Youth
  • UUCK’s RE Children receive award
  • Trunk or Treat Returns – October 30

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Certified Kitchen Manager – An immediate need.
  • A Call for Helping Hearts Volunteers
  • Nursery Volunteers Urgently Needed
  • Sunday Greeters are Always Needed – Sign up today!

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • Climate Justice Voter Pledge
  • NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner honors UUCK Youth and Rev. Renee – October 22
  • October special collection – Akron Area Food Bank
  • Special Collections – How to donate.
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