e-nUU — January 26, 2022

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Topics included:

From Rev. Steven

  • A Vespers of Grieving and Healing
  • Care Notes

From the Board of Trustees

  • Hobbs Memorial Gifts

Worship & Music

  • Services offered each week via Zoom
  • A Vespers of Grieving and Healing – Wednesday, January 26
  • The Bridge to Spring – Sunday, January 30
  • Making Meaning of the Pandemic – Sunday, February 6
  • Worship Proposals for summer and fall are being accepted.

Lifespan Learning

  • RE News – Justice January continues

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • Race4Justice Book Group – February 16
  • Nominate an organization for 2022 Special Collections
  • January’s Special Collection: The Trevor Project
  • February’s Special Collection: The Anti-Defamation League of Cleveland

Community Within

  • Job Postings
  • Sharing a bit of Hal’s music

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections

  • Cuyahoga Valley Winter Art Exhibit
  • Winter Institute Returns!
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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.

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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
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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

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

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e-nUUs — January 19, 2022

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Topics included:

From Rev. Steven

  • A Vespers of Grieving and Healing
  • Care Notes

Worship & Music

  • Services offered each week via Zoom
  • The Intelligence of the Heart – Sunday , January 23
  • A Vespers of Grieving and Healing – Wednesday, January 26
  • The Bridge to Spring – Sunday, January 30

Lifespan Learning

  • RE News – Justice January continues

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • Race4Justice Book Group meets tonight, 7 PM
  • Nominate an organization for 2022 Special Collections
  • January’s Special Collection: The Trevor Project

Community Within

  • Job Postings
  • Congregational Town Hall – January 23

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections

  • Winter Institute Returns!
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The Intelligence of the Heart

Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Lori Mirkin-McGee.

Dawna Markova writes that to live a life with passion and with purpose requires entering an expansive and untamed country that has its own rhythm. It is in this place where we encounter the intelligence of the heart, a place of meaning-making, wisdom, and creativity. As we continue to explore January’s theme of “Living With Intention”, we will reflect on our first source of spiritual wisdom and the spiritual practice of listening to
the still, small voice within.

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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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e-nUUs — January 12, 2022

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Topics included:

From Rev. Steven

  • Pastoral Care Note
  • A Vespers of Grieving and Healing
  • Church building update

Worship & Music

  • Services offered each week via Zoom
  • Fulfilling the Dream – Sunday, January 16
  • The intelligence of the Heart – Sunday , January 23
  • A Vespers of Grieving and Healing – Wednesday, January 26
  • The Bridge to Spring – Sunday, January 30

Lifespan Learning

  • RE News – Justice January continues

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • January’s Special Collection: The Trevor Project

Community Within

  • Congregational Town Hall – January 23

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections

  • Winter Institute Returns!
  • NAACP MLK Virtual Breakfast – January 15
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Fulfilling the Dream

Photo by Suzy Brooks on Unsplash

Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele.

The dream that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had is unfinished, a dream of true equality and an end to the triple evils of war, poverty and racism. We will once again honor the memory of Dr. King, learn about the justice work our children and youth have chosen for this year, and set our intentions as a congregation and individuals for continuing the work of creating a world where there is justice and peace.

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e-nUUs – January 6, 2022

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Topics included:

From Rev. Steven

  • A Pandemic Update
  • Church building update

Worship & Music

  • Services offered each week via Zoom
  • The Power of Ritual – Sunday, January 9

Lifespan Learning

  • RE News – Justice January
  • Ice Skating event – January 9

Income Generation

  • LAST CALL — Budget requests for next fiscal year

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • January’s Special Collection: The Trevor Project

Community Within

  • Congregational Town Hall – January 23

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections

  • Vigil for Democracy
  • NAACP MLK Breakfast – January 15
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The Power of Ritual

Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 10 AM.

A virtual service by CLM Candidate Kathy Kerns and Worship Associate Eric van Baars.

Religions around the world all have religious practices that have been sustained over centuries, often with very little change over time.  What gives these practices their power?  How might our participation in a religious community and these practices affect us?

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The Best Intentions

Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 10 AM.

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Shaffer Bish.

What if instead of creating resolutions for this new year we set intentions instead?  What if we had clarity about our passions and our true purpose in life instead of setting goals to correct things we think are wrong or need fixing?  As we welcome 2022, this service will be a time of songs, readings, reflection and ritual to let go of the old year and welcome the new year with intention, passion, joy and purpose.  

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Opening to Joy

Sunday, December 26, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Henri Nouwen says, “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”  As we enter a new year with COVID and other challenges still here, how can we find joy? What spiritual practices can help us choose joy?  Come consider these questions in a service prepared by a team of Commissioned Lay Ministers and Candidates from the Central East Region, with a story read by Kevyn Breedon and some music from our church members

Service leaders: Cathy Carnahan, Ginger Hill UUC of Slippery Rock PA; Jeff Donahue, UU Congregation of Binghamton; Dr. Janice Marie Johnson, Community Church of New York; Kathy Kerns, UU Church of Kent; Susan Odessky, UU Fellowship of the Poconos; Barbara Walker, West Shore UU Church

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e-nUUs — December 16, 2021

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Topics included:

From Rev. Steven

  • Our Church Building is Closed for Maintenance
  • A Change in this Sunday’s Service

Worship & Music

  • Services offered each week both in person and via Zoom
  • My Grown Up Christmas List – Sunday, December 19
  • The Christmas Quilt – Christmas Eve, December 24
  • Opening to Joy – Sunday, December 26 @ 10:30 AM
  • January 2, 2022 – The Best Intentions

Lifespan Learning

  • RE News
  • Bummer! Holiday pageant postponed

Income Generation

  • Budget requests for next fiscal year

Social Justice and Community Outreach

  • UUCK’s volunteers serve the community meal
  • New Race for Justice webpage!
  • December’s Special Collection: Community Action Council of Portage County
  • January’s Special Collection: The Trevor Project

Community Within

  • MaryBeth & Colleen are taking a holiday break
  • CERSI job applications being accepted

A Look Back

  • Previous service recordings
  • Previous e-nUUs messages
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My Grown Up Christmas List

Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 10 AM.

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele.

Have you ever written a letter to Santa Claus, asking for some very special things?  Some of us aren’t children anymore, but as the song says, “our hearts can still dream”.  What is on our Christmas list?  What do our hearts most wish for this time of year?  Together we will reflect on the gifts we have to give and what our world most needs from us.  

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