John Jewett Memorial

A celebration of life in honor of John Jewett will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 2 PM. Please join John’s family as we honor him during this memorial service that will be held via Zoom.

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Join John’s Memorial Zoom Service: https://zoom.us/j/99982515040
Meeting ID: 999 8251 5040          Password: 839466

John’s obituary can be found here: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ohio/obituary.aspx?n=john-f-jewett&pid=196370870

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Second Sunday Meet & Greet

This Sunday, July 12 at 11 AM

Dear New Members and Visitors,

Welcome!  We are glad that you have found this community, and we hope it is offering you opportunities for meaningful connections.In this time of the personal distancing it is more important than ever to have ways to connect with others, to find strength and inspiration and to care for our spiritual wellbeing.If you are new, fairly new or just want to meet some friendly Kent UU folks, who can serve as your first circle of Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent acquaintances, please join members of our Welcome Team for our Second Sunday Meet and Greet (on Zoom). It will be held immediately after church service on Sunday, July 12.

You can join here:   https://zoom.us/j/94240897787
Meeting ID: 942 4089 7787

Members of the Welcome Team , Diane, Mary, Ginny and Claudia will be on hand to greet you during this brief, small group gathering.

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e-nUUs — July 8, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Sunday Service each week via Zoom!
  • Fostering Love, Adopting Compassion – Sunday, July 12
  • L’Chaim & Shalom: To Life and Peace – Sunday, July 19
  • From War to Peace – Sunday, July 26
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – July 12, 2020
  • Opportunities for Social Connections in our Church Community
  • Retiree’s Gathering
  • July Special Collection designated for Freedom House
  • Equal Exchange Fair-trade sales available
  • RE News and Program Schedule, including
    • Summer schedule for Parent and Caregiver Meet-ups
    • Saturday RE, What’s happening on 7/11?
    • Youth summer schedule
    • UU Kids Meet-up short summer hiatus
  • Ways to financially support our church, including
    • Amazon Smile
    • Text-to-Give
    • Grocery Cards
  • Past service recordings and podcasts available.

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Fostering Love, Adopting Compassion

Sunday, July 12, 2020

A virtual service led by Trudy Diehl and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood

Being licensed foster parents is calling near to the hearts of the Diehl family.  In this service, Trudy Diehl will share how fostering has changed her view on family and the needs of our society to better support families to stay together.  She will also share how fostering Heidi Emhoff Wood has strengthened her family’s commitment to the UU Principles and served as an opportunity to express them in our daily lives.  

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Join us Sunday, July 12 at 10 AM for this virtual service hosted via Zoom Video Conferencing. 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!

Time: July 12, 2020 09:45 AM
Click here to Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/764615105
Meeting ID: 764 615 105

You can also join by phone using one of these numbers:
        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 764 615 105

Not familiar with using Zoom?  Click here for instructions

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e-nUUs — July 1, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Sunday Service each week via Zoom!
  • COVID-19 has Changed Church from a Noun to a Verb – Sunday, July 5, 2020
  • Fostering Love, Adopting Compassion – Sunday, July 12
  • From the Library: Service References from Sunday, June 28, 2020
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – July 12, 2020
  • Opportunities for Social Connections in our Church Community
  • Retiree’s Gathering
  • Auction events, rescheduling recommended
  • July Special Collection designated for Freedom House
  • Conversations around race
  • Equal Exchange Fair-trade sales available
  • RE News and Program Schedule, including
    • Summer schedule for Parent and Caregiver Meet-ups
    • Saturday RE, What’s happening on 7/4?
    • Youth summer schedule
    • UU Kids Meet-up short summer hiatus
  • Ways to financially support our church, including
    • Amazon Smile
    • Text-to-Give
    • Grocery Cards
  • Past service recordings and podcasts available.
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COVID-19 has Changed Church from a Noun to a Verb

Sunday, July 5, 2020

A virtual service led by Nicole Penny and Worship Associate Lori McGee.

The COVID-19 pandemic has my family, a family who considers ourselves to be a “church” family, not going to church or participating in many church groups because we don’t have a physical building to go to. We haven’t turned our backs on church, but we have a hard time participating. Yet, we live our faith and find ways to create justice in our personal worlds. We still live our principles and find our peace. This service will discuss the hardships of living faith in the pandemic. It will discuss how a little creativity can still bring faith and peace into a Unitarian Universalist home.

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e-nUUs — June 24, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Sunday Service each week via Zoom!
  • Vespers – Wednesday, June 24
  • Whose Shoes? – Sunday, June 28, 2020
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet
  • Opportunities for Social Connections in our Church Community
  • Retiree’s Gathering
  • Auction events, rescheduling recommended
  • Conversations around race
  • Equal Exchange Fair-trade sales available
  • June special collect remains open through the end of the month
  • RE News and Program Schedule, including
    • Summer schedule for Parent and Caregiver Meet-ups
    • Saturday RE, What’s happening on 6/20?
    • Youth summer schedule
    • UU Kids Meet-up short summer hiatus
  • Portage Learning Centers – Head Start and Early Head Start
  • UUJO June News
  • Ways to financially support our church, including
    • Text-to-Give
    • Grocery Cards are still available.
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Whose Shoes?

Sunday, June 28, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns.

Thanks to my husband’s intrepid curiosity, we had the rare and extraordinary opportunity to spend time with a man who was walking across America pulling a cart with a sign strapped to it reading “Love Life.” This worship service will highlight the lesson learned about encountering strangers based on whose shoes we’re in.

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e-nUUs — June 17, 2020

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Turning of the Wheel

Image by Witchgarden from Pixabay

Sunday, June 21, 2020

A virtual service led by Lori McGee and Worship Associate Christopher Dum

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and marks the beginning of the summer season.  The wheel of the year is turning once again, bringing a new season of warmth, light, and sun.  We are also experiencing a turning of the wheel in our culture right now.  Life looks so different than it did even a few months ago.  There are so many unanswered questions: will COVID-19 be with us forever?  Will our jobs resume?  Will we ever find a solution to the systemic racism that dominates America?  Will our Black friends and family continue to suffer?  These are big questions, for which no one yet has answers.  This service will look at the turning of the seasons as a way of understanding and coping with all the changes in our lives.

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Video Recording
Due to the poor and garbled internet connection for the Zoom service there is no video of this service. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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e-nUUs — June 10, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Black Lives Matter on our marquee!
  • Sunday Service each week via Zoom!
  • Vespers – Wednesday evenings
  • Terrabona Health ProjectSunday, June 14, 2020
  • The Turning of the Wheel – Sunday, June 21, 2020
  • Whose Shoes? – Sunday, June 28, 2020
  • From our Library — June 7, 2020 Service References
  • Special Collection – Sunday, June 14
  • Parent and Caregivers Meet-up
  • Youth Meet-up
  • Virtual RE
  • UU Kids Meet-up
  • Plan NOW for the new Thanks4Giving Auction!
  • Retirees Weekly Gathering
  • Opportunities for Social Connections
  • Poor Peoples Campaign Digital March of Washington – June 20
  • Local UU History
  • Portage Learning Centers – Head Start and Early Head Start
  • UUJO June News
  • A Message from Rev. Steven
  • An opportunity for generosity in 2020 — the CARES Act
  • Text-to-Give
  • Grocery Cards are still available.
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Terrabona Health Project

June 14, 2020

A virtual service led by Jill Winegardner and Worship Associate Andrew Rome

Jill Winegardner, Project Coordinator of the Terrabona Health Project in Nicaragua, leads our worship service on June 14th at 10am, with Andrew Rome as Worship Associate.   Jill tells the story of Nicaragua from days of revolution to days of pandemic through the lens of a small public health project. Project Terrabona supports a small rural health care project, whose nurse brings preventive and primary health care to communities north of Managua.

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e-nUUs — June 3, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Results from the Annual Voting Meeting
  • Annual Meeting slide show
  • Black Lives Matter on our marquee!
  • First Sunday Board Listening Session
  • A Message from Rev. Steven
  • Sunday Service each week via Zoom!
  • Vespers – Wednesday evenings
  • The Heart of Compassion — Sunday, June 7, a joint service with All Soul’s UU, Bellville, Ohio
  • From our Library — May 31, 2020 Service References
  • UUJO June News
  • Parent and Caregivers Meet-up
  • Youth Meet-up
  • Virtual RE
  • UU Kids Meet-up
  • Retirees Weekly Gathering
  • Updated Opportunities for Social Connections
  • An opportunity for generosity in 2020 — the CARES Act
  • Text-to-Give
  • Grocery Cards are still available.
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The Heart of Compassion

Sunday, June 7, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Rev. William Humphrey with Worship Associate Jen Gibson

At the core of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions is the principle of compassion, which calls us to work to end the suffering of others and to treat others as we wish to be treated.  This service, which brings together the congregations of All Souls UU Church, Bellville, Ohio, and UU Church of Kent, Ohio will invite us into a deeper understanding of compassion and to reflect on our Second Principle, which challenges us to practice, justice, equity and compassion in our relationships.

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e-nUUs — May 27, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Annual Voting Meeting of the Congregation
  • First Sunday Board Listening Session
  • A Message from Rev. Steven
  • Sunday Service each week via Zoom!
  • Vespers – Wednesday evenings
  • A Future that’s Ours to Create – Sunday, May 31
  • Joint service with All Soul’s UU, Bellville, Ohio — Sunday, June 7
  • An opportunity for generosity in 2020 — the CARES Act
  • Text-to-Give
  • Grocery Cards are still available.
  • Parent and Caregivers Meet-up
  • Youth Meet-up
  • Virtual RE
  • UU Kids Meet-up
  • Retirees Weekly Gathering
  • Updated Opportunities for Social Connections
  • UUJO May News
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