Out of the Wasteland – April 2, 2017

Led by Rev. Anya Johnston and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

T.S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month.” At the same time, April is a month of hope and promise and surprise. Brace yourselves, April has begun.

 

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

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Nominations Being Accepted for the Ministerial Search Committee through March 26, 2017

The Next Exciting Step in the interim era!

It’s time to create a Ministerial Search Committee that will be presenting a candidate for settled minister to you in just one year.

We’re asking every member of the congregation to nominate three members for consideration as we create that Ministerial Search Committee. (Get used to “MSC” as a useful acronym)

Today you are nominating for consideration three members who you trust to:

  • represent and reflect the character of the entire congregation
  • seek to understand the interests of the membership
  • have a lot of personal interest in the health of the congregation (but no specific special interest and no “axe to grind”)
  • play well with others! The work of the MSC keeps them in close contact for many, many hours and they will be successful by having the ability to share their work with each other, delegate, and listen well. It’s imperative that they get along in small group work.

Comments are welcome, but the assumption is that you trust each person named to represent the entire congregation democratically, care deeply about the future of the church, and be able to work well as part of a small group.

Our elected Board of Trustees and Leadership Development Committee will consider all nominees as they assemble a slate for congregational approval at a special meeting in late April. That’s right, just a month from now you will be voting on the MSC slate!

Submit your nominations through the form below. 

FYIs . . .

  • It is the right and responsibility of the membership to nominate and approve the MSC.
  • It is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees and the Leadership Development Committee to assemble a slate for your approval.
  • Each person on the slate will have been interviewed and have an understanding of the magnitude of their commitment.
  • Active members will vote. Active members are eligible to serve on the MSC. They will elect their own chair and are expected to conduct the search in accordance with UUA guidelines.
  • UUA Guidelines specify absolute dates and key points in the process and it will be the MSCs responsibility to stay on schedule.

 

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e-nUUs – March 15, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Off the Edge – March 19
  • RE Teacher Teams – March 19
  • FY2018 Stewardship Campaign Continues
  • Celtic Clan Concert – March 17
  • Board of Trustees Seeks Your Input
  • Retiree’s Lunch – March 21
  • Writing Group – March 21
  • Pat Pownall UU Book Group – April 13
  • Notice: Active Members interested in serving as a UUCK GA Delegate
  • Where’s Walden in the Spring – May 12 – 14
  • Attention All Leaders and Committee Chairs – Annual Reports due April 15
  • What if …..  Living the Pledge to End Racism
  • FaCT — Faith Communities Together State Meeting – March 18
  • Bystander Training – March 24 at UU Fellowship of Wayne County
  • Move to Amend Speaker – April 3 at UU Society of Cleveland
  • Kent TimeBank Expo – Apirl 7
  • Pre-Pride Potluck – April 29 at West Shore
  • All-Church Clean Up – April 8
  • Pledge to End Racism Workshop – April 29

 

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e-nUUs – March 8, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Deep Stories – March 12
  • RE News
  • RE Teacher Teams – March 12
  • FY2018 Stewardship Campaign Underway!
  • Challenge to the Congregation
  • Attention All Leaders and Committee Chairs — Annual Reports Due April 15
  • Notice: Active Members interested in serving as a UUCK GA delegate
  • Thank you’s
  • Where’s Walden in the Spring
  • Pat Pownall UU Book Group – March 9
  • Family Game Night – March 10
  • Celtic Clan Concert – March 17
  • Attention All Leaders and Committee Chairs – Annual Reports due April 15
  • Special Collection Thank You
  • Hatti Larlham Seeking Volunteers
  • Play, Learn, Grow — Youth volunteer opportunity at Hatti Larlham
  • FaCT — Faith Communities Together State Meeting – March 18
  • Upcoming Events

 

 

 

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e-nUUs – March 1, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Eye of the Storm – March 5
  • RE Teacher Teams – March 5
  • Stewardship Campaign Kicks Off on March 5!
  • Invitation Correction
  • Challenge to the Congregation
  • Attention All Leaders and Committee Chairs — Annual Reports Due April 15
  • Celtic Clan Concert – March 17
  • Plant-based Potluck – March 3
  • Pat Pownall UU Book Group – March 9
  • Family Game Night – March 10
  • Special Collection Thank You
  • Community Sing – March 1
  • Hatti Larlham Seeking Volunteers
  • Play, Learn, Grow — Youth volunteer opportunity at Hatti Larlham
  • FaCT — Faith Communities Together State Meeting – March 18
  • Upcoming Events

 

 

 

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e-nUUs – February 23, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • All of YoUU – February 26
  • RE Teacher Teams – February 26
  • Plant-based Potluck – March 3
  • Pat Pownall UU Book Group – March 9
  • Family Game Night – March 10
  • Youth Group News
  • Special Collection – February 26
  • Community Sing – March 1
  • All Church Clean-up
  • Living the Pledge to End Racism Workshop – April 29 & May 13

 

e-nUUs Addendum

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  • Invitation Correction

 

 

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e-nUUs – February 16, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • A Message from Our Interim Minister
  • Spiritual Entrepreneurs – February 19
  • RE Teacher Teams – February 19
  • Retiree’s Lunch
  • Writing Group
  • New to UU Class – February  19
  • Considering Membership?
  • Special Collection – February 26
  • It’s Not a Christmas Tree!
  • Are You Concerned About Climate Change? – February 27
  • Pat Pownall UU Book Group – March 9
  • Family Game Night – March 10
  • All Church Clean-up
  • Living the Pledge to End Racism Workshop – April 29 & May 13

 

 

 

 

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e-nUUs – February 9, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Living Links – February 12
  • Spiritual Entrepreneurs – February 19
  • Cuyahoga River Concert: Matt Watroba & Rev. Robert Jones – February 10
  • Youth Event
  • RE Teacher Teams – February 12
  • New to UU Classes – February 12 & 19
  • Truffle Sale (Youth Fundraiser) – February 12
  • Second Sunday “Meet & Greet” – February 12
  • Living the Pledge to End Racism Workshop
  • Are You Concerned About Climate Change? – February 27
  • Stand Up for Justice: Reversing Inequality Conference (Washington, D.C.) – April 5
  • Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

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e-nUUs – February 2, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • How You See Me – February 5
  • Cuyahoga River Concert: Matt Watroba & Rev. Robert Jones – February 10
  • What Can One Little Person Do to Change the World
  • RE Teacher Teams – February 5
  • Youth Event
  • Kathy’s Capital Campaign Challenge
  • Plant-based Potluck and Presentation on the Environment and Modern Agriculture – February 3
  • Wrong Coat?
  • New to UU Classes – February 12 & 19
  • Snow Days
  • Living the Pledge to End Racism Workshop
  • Support our Muslim Neighbors – February 3
  • Are You Concerned About Climate Change? – February 27
  • Stand Up for Justice: Reversing Inequality Conference (Washington, D.C.) – April 5
  • Build A Gym, Build a Life 2nd Annual 5k Race – June 5

 

 

 

 

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LIVING THE PLEDGE TO END RACISM WORKSHOP!

SAVE THESE DATES!

April 29 (9:00-1:00) and May 13 (9:00-1:00)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent

The Pledge is a commitment individuals make to work every day to end personal and institutional racism.  The workshop is designed to help participants develop the skills and confidence to integrate The Pledge in daily life.

The first 3 of 6 modules will be offered on April 29 and the remaining modules will be offered on May 13.  Each module builds on the preceding one and participation in all modules is encouraged.  Lunch will be served.

More information will be provided at later dates.  For now, mark your calendar and plan to participate.  All members and friends of UUCK are welcome.

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e-nUUs – January 25, 2017

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Walk the Walk – January 29
  • Submit your Women’s March pics for Sunday’s service
  • How You See Me – February 5
  • RE Teacher Training – January 28
  • Youth Event
  • Kathy’s Capital Campaign Challenge
  • 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
  • New to UU Classes – February 12 & 19
  • Snow Days
  • Living the Pledge to End Racism Workshop

 

 

 

 

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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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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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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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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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