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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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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Introducing our new settled Minister. . . the Rev. Steven Protzman!

Called by a unanimous vote by the Active Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent on May 27, 2018, the Rev. Steven Protzman will begin his ministry with us on August 1, 2018.

The Reverend Steven Protzman

is a native Midwesterner and grew up in Missouri and Iowa.  He holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from Iowa State University and his previous career was as a pipe organ designer for several major American organ builders.  He is a 2009 graduate of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, Minnesota and was ordained in 2010 at the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis.  Steven has served the Unitarian Universalist Society, Coralville, Iowa (previously the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City, Iowa) since 2011 as its settled minister.

Steven is an outgoing extrovert who loves to socialize and meet new people.  He is also passionate about nature, especially wolves, eagles and the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, is an avid country western dancer, and  enjoys gardening, the arts, hockey, good food of all kinds, architecture, and exploring new places.  While in Iowa, he rediscovered the rugged beauty of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas and vacationed down there for several years, exploring caves, rivers, forests, springs and the natural beauty of that part of the country.

Steven believes in the power of Unitarian Universalism to transform people’s lives, to invite us to discover our fullest, most authentic selves, to guide us into deeper relationship with the Holy, and to challenge us to offer our lives in service to a world that needs the love and the gifts each of us has to share.


If you would like more information about Rev. Steven, you can check out his website at

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