The Bridge to Spring

Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.

We are in the heart of the winter, having reached the half way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It is time, as one writer says, to “step onto the bridge that leads us from winter to spring.” To mark this moment as the earth begins to stir, we will celebrate some of the various holidays and holy days of this time of year, including Imbolc, St. Brigid, Candelmas and of course Groundhog Day.

Click here to view the Order of Service.

Join us virtually Sunday mornings at 10 AM  (Our Zoom meeting opens at 9:45 for weekly announcements). The link to join the worship service is below. 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

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    1 646 558 8656 (New York)
     Meeting ID: 974 6478 5626
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acCRYGAKdV

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A Vespers of Grieving and Healing

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7 PM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman.

With the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID raging, there are yet more losses we’re experiencing as well as anxiety, fear and uncertainty. This Vespers service at 7 pm on Zoom will be an opportunity to care for one another, to express our losses and grief, and to find comfort through ritual, silence, music and the care of one another.

The link to join the Vespers service is below. 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

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    1 646 558 8656 (New York)
     Meeting ID: 974 6478 5626
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acCRYGAKdV

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Job Postings – We’re Hiring!

January 13, 2022

CAMPUS USE MANAGER

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent is seeking to hire a part-time Campus Use Manager to oversee and facilitate space use and rentals. Candidates must have strong interpersonal and effective communication skills; having experience in scheduling and event coordination is preferred.  

As a Welcoming Congregation, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent’s mission calls us to build community through inclusion. People of all ages, classes, colors, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions are encouraged to apply. 

Pay rate is $15.00 per hour for an initial flexible 4 – 8 hour weekly schedule. Opportunity for additional hours and compensation is available. The UU Church of Kent requires a criminal background check for employment or volunteer work purposes.

To review the job description, visit: https://tinyurl.com/4rc55e7d.  To print an application, visit: https://tinyurl.com/ykhpet7n.  To request a hard copy job application, call 330-673-4247.  Send completed applications to: [email protected] or mail to: UU Church of Kent, 228 Gougler Ave., Kent, OH 44240.   Application deadline is January 31, 2022.


January 14, 2022

TECH MANAGER

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent is seeking to hire a part-time Technology Manager to provide technical production support for multi-platform (online and in-person) worship services, events, and rentals.  Applicant must:

  • Demonstrate proficiency with Zoom, audio/video/graphic editing software, multimedia production including Microsoft and Google suites, streaming coordination software like OBS Studio. 
  • Have experience and proven success operating the following equipment: multi-channel sound board, assisted listening systems, local rebroadcast system, modular sound equipment, and interfacing with guest systems.  
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and have the ability to positively interact with church volunteers, staff, and guests often under deadline pressure.

As a Welcoming Congregation, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent’s mission calls us to build community through inclusion. People of all ages, classes, colors, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions are encouraged to apply.

Pay rate is $20 – $22.50 per hour based on experience for a 7 hour per week schedule. The UU Church of Kent requires a criminal background check for employment or volunteer work purposes.  

To review the job description, visit:  https://tinyurl.com/mrxvr4ju.  To print an application, visit: https://tinyurl.com/4w9ypwes.  To request a hard copy job application, call 330-673-4247.  Send completed applications to: [email protected] or mail to: UU Church of Kent, 228 Gougler Ave., Kent, OH 44240.   Application deadline is January 31, 2022.

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From the Board of Trustees — In Person Health and Safety Policy

July 24, 2021

Dear UU members, friends and visitors to the UU Church of Kent,

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the UUCK has implemented our ‘In Person Health and Safety Policy’ (IPHSP) for meeting in person on the UUCK campus.

The IPHSP takes into consideration the many concerns of the congregation that were expressed in the congregational survey that was conducted this summer.  An overwhelming 80% expressed a strong desire to again have in person services and activities. A majority of the congregation expressed a desire to continue offering virtual services and of these, 51% planned on attending both in-person and virtual services.  While most of our members sincerely desire to return to more traditional services, nearly everyone voiced their concerns about safety, including their concerns about virus variants and unmasked individuals.  It is with safety and the desires of the members that this health and safety policy was created.  The IPHSP applies to anyone using our campus be it special interest groups, fellowship groups, rentals, staff meetings or our Sunday services. The IPHSP is subject to revision as needed.

An opportunity to discuss the IPHSP will be available at the Board Listening session on August 1st.

Please be aware that at this time, we Do Not have a date set for resuming in-person service.  There are many details that still need to be worked out by our staff to

Implement this policy.  We are all working to make this happen as soon as possible.

An outdoor service may be held on August 29th, on the UUCK campus. All attendees will need to comply with the IPHSP. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation, and we look forward to being able to meet in person.

Sincerely,

Don Gregg, Moderator with the Board of Trustees

Click Here to view the UU Church of Kent ‘In Person Health and Safety Policy.’

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