We Remember Them

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

“So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.”  The words of this Reformed Jewish prayer remind us that our loved ones live on in our hearts as long as we remember them.  In keeping with the many spiritual traditions of remembrance during this time of the year, we will once again remember and honor our beloved dead with rituals and songs, love and tears. 

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 with nursery care available during both services.

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e-nUUs – October 16, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Fire Drill Safety
  • From Rev. Steven
    • Sermon Conversation – October 20
  • Congregational Town Hall Recorded
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Longing, Belonging, and Beloved – Sunday, October 20
  • We Remember Them – Sunday, October 27
  • From the Library – October 6 Service References
  • Covenant Groups offered this fall!
  • Enrolling now for a Racial Justice Covenant Group
  • Important Dates from RE
  • RE Teacher Teams – October 20
  • Thanks-4-Giving Auction – December 7
    • It’s not too early to plan your donations!
  • Halloween Party Sign-up – October 19
  • Online Church Directory
  • Social Justice Action Planning – October 23
  • Portage NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner – October 26
  • UU Church of Akron’s Racial Justice Task Force Weekend – November 15-16
  • UU Ministry for the Earth October News
  • UUJO Annual Assembly
  • UUJO Call for Action!
  • Attention All Seniors! Annual Senior Service Day in Kent
  • CER Money Myth Busters – Stewardship Workshop – November 2 (UU Congregation of Erie, PA)

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Longing, Belonging, and Beloved

Sunday , October 20, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Unitarian Universalists often use the phrase “Beloved Community”, a concept which was coined by Josiah Royce, who spoke of a community of memory and hope, and then enlarged by Martin Luther King Jr.  How does this vision of the world challenge us as a community to respond to the fundamental human longing to belong and be loved?  Following the second service, there will be a theme discussion group of the month’s Soul Matters theme of “Belonging”.

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.

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An Apple for the Journey

Image by Ralf Kunze from Pixabay

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman, Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele, and Worship Associate Elena Kline

The apple, a symbol of autumn, has long been associated with the body, especially healing and good health, but it also represents spiritual gifts, including abundance, love, gratitude and generosity, that help us make our life’s journey more meaningful.  We will gather as a community of all ages to give thanks for life’s many gifts and enjoy the taste of autumn with an apple communion.  We will also commission and bless our musicians.

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 with nursery care available during both services.

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e-nUUs – October 9, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Fire Drill Safety
  • From Rev. Steven
    • An invitation to our musicians
    • Sermon Conversation – October 20
  • Congregational Town Hall Recorded
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • An Apple for the Journey – Sunday, October 13
    • a multi-generational service
  • Longing, Belonging, and Beloved – Sunday, October 20
  • We Remember Them – Sunday, October 27
  • Covenant Groups offered this fall!
  • Enrolling now for a Racial Justice Covenant Group
  • News and Important Dates from RE
    • Soulful Home Dinner this Friday! – October 11
  • RE Teacher Teams – October 13
  • Pancake Sunday Fundraiser – Second Sunday each month! – October 13
  • Thanks-4-Giving Auction – December 7
    • How to log in on the auction website
  • Halloween Party Sign-up – October 19
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – October 13
  • Social Justice Action Planning – October 23
  • Protest Sing-a-long POSTPONED
  • Social Justice Letter Writing – October 13
  • Second Annual Justice-pa-LUUza – October 11-13 (West Shore UU)
  • Dances of Universal Peace – October 10
  • Portage NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner – October 26
  • UU Church of Akron’s Racial Justice Task Force Weekend – November 15-16
  • Madrigal Feaste – November 15 & 16 (UU Congregation of Wayne County)
  • UU Ministry for the Earth October News
  • UUJO Annual Assembly
  • UUJO Call for Action!
  • Attention All Seniors! Annual Senior Service Day in Kent
  • CER Money Myth Busters – Stewardship Workshop – November 2 (UU Congregation of Erie, PA)

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Town Hall Meeting

On Sunday, October 6 the UUCK Board of Trustees held a Town Hall Meeting to to review and discuss this years Congregational Goals.  Below is an audio recording of the meeting for those who were not able to attend.

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Begin Again in Love

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Led by Lori McGee and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Yom Kippur is the holiest of days for the Jewish people.  During Yom Kippur, Jews around the world will spend their days fasting, praying in atonement and repentance, and asking for forgiveness from God for wrong-doings over the past year.  What can Unitarian Universalists learn from this centuries long tradition of atonement and new beginnings?  This service will provide some insights to this high holy day and offer a ritual of atonement and beginning again in love.  

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 with nursery care available during both services.

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e-nUUs – October 2, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Fire Drill Safety
  • From Rev. Steven
    • Social Hall Task Group
    • Pastoral Care
  • Congregational Town Hall – Sunday, October 6
  • Board of Trustees Listening Table – October 6
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Begin Again in Love – Sunday, October 6
  • An Apple for the Journey – Sunday, October 13
  • From the Library – Service references from Sunday, September 29
  • Cuyahoga River Concerts – October 5
  • Covenant Groups offered this fall!
  • News and Important Dates from RE
  • RE Teacher Teams – October 6
  • Pancake Sunday Fundraiser – Second Sunday each month! – October 13
  • Thanks-4-Giving Auction needs volunteers – December 7
  • Plant-based Potluck – October 4
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – October 6
  • Protest Sing-a-long – October 12
  • Social Justice Letter Writing – October 13
  • Madrigal Feaste – November 15 & 16 (UU Congregation of Wayne County)
  • UUJO Annual Assembly
  • UUJO Call for Action!
  • Attention All Seniors! Annual Senior Service Day in Kent
  • CER Money Myth Busters – Stewardship Workshop – November 2 (UU Congregation of Erie, PA)

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e-nUUs – September 25, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Fire Drill Saftey
  • From Rev. Steven
    • Social Hall Task Group
  • Congregational Town Hall – Sunday, October 6
  • Board of Trustees Listening Table – October 6
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • A Sacred Yes – Sunday, September 29
  • Yom Kippur – Sunday, October 6
  • An Apple for the Journey – Sunday, October 13
  • From the Library – Service references from Sunday, September 22
  • Covenant Groups offered this fall!
  • News and Important Dates from RE
  • RE Teacher Teams – September 29
  • Save the Date! Thanks-4-Giving Auction – December 7
  • Shared Ministries Fair – September 29
  • Plant-based Potluck – October 4
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet – October 6
  • Special collection in response to Hurricane Dorian – September 29
  • Protest Sing-a-long – October 12
  • First Annual Social Justice Leadership Award! – Ted and Swanny Voneida
  • Social Justice Letter Writing – October 13
  • Democracy 4 U and Me – October 2 (Kent City Council)
  • Madrigal Feaste – November 15 & 16 (UU Congregation of Wayne County)
  • UUJO Annual Assembly
  • UUJO September News
  • Attention All Seniors! Annual Senior Service Day in Kent
  • CER Money Myth Busters – Stewardship Workshop – November 2 (UU Congregation of Erie, PA)

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e-nUUs – September 18, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
    • Sermon Discussion Group
    • Social Hall Task Group
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Great Expectations – Sunday, September 22
  • A Sacred Yes – Sunday, September 29
  • From the Library – Service references from Sunday, September 15
  • Adult Religious Exploration: Living by Heart – September 18
  • News and Important Dates from RE
  • Thanks for helping our Children’s Library grow!
  • RE Teacher Teams – September 22
  • Church Walden Fall Camp-out – September 20-22
  • Attention All Committee and Groups: Shared Ministries Fair
  • Special collection in response to Hurricane Dorian – September 29
  • Social Justice Discussion Group – September 25
  • Protest Sing-a-long – October 12
  • First Annual Social Justice Leadership Award! – Ted and Swanny Voneida
  • Global Climate Strike – September 20
  • Democracy 4 U and Me – October 2 (Kent City Council)
  • Madrigal Feaste – November 15 & 16
  • UUJO Annual Assembly
  • Solar Open House – September 22
  • UUJO September News
  • Attention All Seniors! Annual Senior Service Day in Kent
  • CER Money Myth Busters – Stewardship Workshop – November 2 (UU Congregation of Erie, PA)

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A Sacred Yes

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom, in his book “Serving With Grace” invites us to only say yes to an opportunity to serve when it aligns with our passions and our gifts.  As we celebrate our annual Shared Ministries Sunday, we will reflect on answering our heart’s calling to serve one another and to join in the congregation’s work of shared ministry.  In the spirit of shared ministry, we will also commission our Board of Trustees. 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery card available during both services.

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Great Expectations

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

How often do our expectations of ourselves, our lives, and one another and society’s expectations of us get in the way of living more fully and authentically?  As a community that is held together by covenant rather than creed, what can and should we honestly expect of each other?  The service will explore various aspects of the month’s Soul Matters theme of Expectation.  Following the second service, there will be a theme discussion group in the sanctuary.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.

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Coming Home

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

Starhawk says: “We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been.”  If Unitarian Universalism is to truly be a spiritual home, we need to both give and receive radical hospitality, offering to one another what we need to become more fully human and creating a place we have never been.  During this service we will commission and bless our Religious Education teachers and leaders as we begin a new RE year.

Sunday morning services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 with nursery care available during both services.

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e-nUUs – September 12, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Coming Home – Sunday, September 15
  • Great Expectations – Sunday, September 22
  • A Sacred Yes – Sunday, September 29
  • Adult Religious Exploration: Living by Heart – September 18
  • News and Important Dates from RE
  • Our Children’s Library is Growing!
  • Soulful Home — Bringing RE Home – September 13 (RSVPs needed)
  • RE Teacher Teams – September 15
  • Retiree’s Lunch – September 17
  • Church Walden Fall Camp-out – September 20-22
  • Attention All Committee and Groups: Shared Ministries Fair
  • Home Permaculture Workshop
  • Gun Control Petitions this Sunday – September 15
  • Social Justice Discussion Group – September 25
  • Protest Sing-a-long – October 12
  • First Annual Social Justice Leadership Award! – Ted and Swanny Voneida
  • The Challenge of Climate Change – September 10 (UU Congregation of Greater Canton)
  • UUJO Annual Assembly
  • Stop the Gun Violence
  • Solar Open House – September 22
  • UUJO September News
  • Annual Senior Service Day in Kent
  • CER Money Myth Busters – Stewardship Workshop – November 2 (UU Congregation of Erie, PA)
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The Water Remembers

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele

What is it the water remembers?  What does water invite us to remember?  As we return from our summer adventures bringing water and stories to share, this festive all ages service of water communion and ingathering invites us to bring our lives, our struggles, our hopes and our dreams to this community and join our lives together once again.  Please bring a small amount of water for the water pouring ritual.   

This Sunday we return to two services offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.

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