Christmas Presence – December 4, 2016

with-love-presenceLed by Commissioned Lay Minister Lori Fatchet-McGee and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh

Life is full of distractions, even more so during the holidays.  Our “presence” is valuable and meaningful, even more so than our “presents.”  How can we be more present to those around us?  This service will explore what is means to be present and the ways we can accomplish this during a busy holiday season.

Services are offered on Sunday mornings at 9:45 and 11:30 with Nursery care available for both services.

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e-nUUs November 30, 2016

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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

  • Starry UUniverse — Service Auction Information — December 3
  • Christmas Presence — Sunday, December 4
  • Blue Christmas — December 22
  • Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Eve — December 21
  • Youth Group Events
  • Children’s Christmas Choir
  • Spirit Cinema – December 10
  • Teacher Teams – December 4
  • Holiday Share
  • FY2018 Budget Request Information – IMPORTANT CHANGES
  • Poinsettia Order Form
  • Calling All Bakers!
  • Angels in America — Make an Angel Workshop — December 18
  • Pat Pownall UU Book Group – December 8
  • Green Sanctuary Information
  • Holiday Giving
  • Holiday Concert Invitation – Goodyear Stan Hywet Concert Bank — December 4





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Starry UUniverse – Thanks-4-Giving Auction – December 3, 2016

auction-artThe church’s annual Thanks4Giving Auction is this Saturday, at 6 PM at the United Church of Christ, 1400 E. Main St. in Kent. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 each. Please join us for an evening of fun, food and good company.

You can preview the catalog and note which of the fabulous offerings you would like to bid on. Click here for the catalog preview.

For those who cannot attend, we encourage you to find a friend who will be attending to act as your proxy bidder. Or contact Lois Weir at for help in finding one.


Please bring your auction donations to Fessenden Hall this Friday, noon to 8:00 P.M.

See you Saturday!

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December Spiritual Cinema – Dances With Wolves – 12/10 @ 7 PM

Dances With Wolves PosterThis year the middle school youth group will be studying “Popcorn Theology” and we are going to use our monthly Spiritual Cinema as an opportunity to watch some of the movies in their entirety. Our movie nights have always been open to people of all ages but we strongly encourage youth to attend with their parents.

For our next Spiritual Cinema on Friday, December 10 at 7:00 PM, we will watch the motion picture, “Dances With Wolves” (1990). The movie is 183 minutes, rated PG-13, and will be followed by a short discussion of some of the topics raised by the movie. Dan Flippo has volunteered to screen the movie in his home and has room for at least 20 people. Please click his address for a map or directions: 2650 Easthaven Drive, Hudson, OH 44236. Please RSVP to Dan at

Comments by Dan:

In Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner plays U.S. Army Lieutenant John G. Dunbar during and shortly after the U.S. Civil War. Following a victory with Union troops under his command, he requests an assignment to the western frontier and is assigned to an isolated military outpost. John waits patiently for other troops to arrive at the outpost, but they never do. With no means to communicate with his superiors, John bides his time by taking care of the outpost and himself, as well as writing in his journal. A nearby wolf begins to take an interest in John. At first, he tries to chase the wolf away, but eventually, the wolf becomes John’s unwitting companion. Later, John realizes that there is a nearby Native American Sioux tribe. Members of the tribe meet John, but since they do not have a common language to speak with one another, they are somewhat suspicious of him. Eventually, John learns how to speak Sioux and is adopted by the tribe after he helps them.  However, the tribe’s way of life is coming to an end and we get to make our own decision about which society is truly civilized and barbaric.

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Capital Campaign Kickoff Video – September 27, 2015


September 27, 2015 marked the kickoff of Capital Campaign here at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent.  The day began with inspiring worship services, continued with a celebration lunch, a gathering at the KSU 1910 lounge and finished with a fundraising concert at The Kent Stage featuring Hey Mavis and Hal Walker!

Many thanks to Debra Lynn Hook for creating and sharing  the following video!

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Visualizations of our Proposed Expansion

Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Members,

We now have visualizations of the site and floor plans for the proposed expansion of our church facilities.  This visualizations will also be available for viewing on Sunday, March 29 at our Congregational Voting Meeting.

The Voting Meeting will be held between services at 10:50 AM in the Sanctuary.  We encourage all active members to come in order to establish quorum and vote on the motion to authorize the Capital Campaign Team of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent to proceed with a capital campaign to fund the expansion and improvement of our facilities.  If you are not able to be present, an absentee ballot can be requested through the Church Office by calling 330.673.4247 or emailing by 4 PM on Friday, March 27.  Absentee ballots must be submitted to Moderator Max Grubb twenty-four hours prior to the vote to ensure that they will be counted.  A simple-majority 51% affirmative vote of the active members present and those who have submitted absentee ballots will be required for this motion to pass.  Absentee ballots do not count towards determining quorum.

Site Plan

Fellowship Hall Floor Plan

Fellowship Hall Main Entrance Visualization

Fellowship Hall Rear Patio Visualization

Fellowship Hall Visualization

Classroom Visualization – Fellowship Hall

Church Sanctuary Floor Plan

Sanctuary – Balcony View

Sanctuary – Floor Level View

Sanctuary – Floor Level Rear View

Church Lower Level Classroom Site Plan



Unitarian Universalist Vision Statement: 

Our vitality and passion call us to restore and expand our space to equal the energy of our dreams.

As we do, we are better equipped to carry on our historic legacy and embrace our potential

for connection, service, programming and outreach.

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