Annual Meeting of the Congregation for Fiscal Year 2019

May 19, 2019 — 11:30 AM in the Sanctuary

followed by an All-Church potluck dinner!

The Information Meeting will be held

Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary.

  • Calling ALL ACTIVE MEMBERS, your attendance is important as a quorum is required for voting matters.
  • A list of eligible voters will be posted in Fessenden Hall at least ten days prior to the voting meeting
  • Childcare will be provided for both meetings.

Download your Annual Meeting Report here:

https://kentuu.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FY2019-Annual-Report.pdf

  • Printed copies of the report are available by request, contact MaryBeth at [email protected]
  • Need an absentee ballot?  Ballots are available to Active Members of the Congregation — contact MaryBeth at [email protected]

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e-nUUs – April 17, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
  • Fire Drill Safety
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • The Promise of Easter – Sunday, April 21
  • The Promise of Peace (Music Sunday) – Sunday, April 28
  • Summer service proposals wanted
  • From the Library – Sermon References for Sunday, April 14 – The Way of the Heart
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Travel Stories Needed
  • RE Teacher Teams – April 21
  • Auction Events — Seats available!
  • Pancake Fundraiser
  • Spring Walden
  • April special collection
  • Babies & Bailouts – Live Panel Watch Party! – April 28
  • Are you interested in Social Justice? – April 24
  • Social Justice at UUCK
  • UUA Earth Day resources
  • Dances of Universal Peace – May 4
  • Job Posting – UU Church of Akron
  • Seaway Spring Gathering – May 3 – 4 Ithaca, NY
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Kent Social Services Annual Hunger Challenge

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The Promise of Easter

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele with Worship Associate Eric van Baars

The hymn “A Promise through the Ages Rings” says that: “a green shoot always, always springs, and something always, always sings”, affirming life’s resilience and ability to renew itself. On this Easter Sunday, we will gather as a community of all ages to welcome new members, to sing and rejoice together as we hear Easter’s message of hope and possibility, and to celebrate Earth Day.

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

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The Way of the Heart

Led by Lisa Thiel and Worship Associate Cal Frye

Descartes may have done humanity a disservice with his axiom, ‘I think therefore I am,’ keeping us all in our heads. Today we will explore living from the heart as an essential part of the path toward wholeness.

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

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e-nUUs – April 10, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • A Way of the Heart – Sunday, April 14
  • The Promise of Easter – Sunday, April 21
  • The Promise of Peace (Music Sunday) – Sunday, April 28
  • Summer service proposals wanted
  • From the Library – Sermon References for Sunday, April 7 – A People Who Choose
  • This Week in RE
  • Travel Stories Needed
  • RE Teacher Teams – April 14
  • Paint & Sip Auction Event – April 27 – Seats available!
  • Family Game Night – April 13
  • Easter Flowers
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet
  • Retiree’s Lunch – April 16
  • Accessible Parking Challenges
  • Are you interested in Social Justice? – April 24
  • Social Justice at UUCK
  • Last Sunday for CEREAL! Challenge
  • KSU Pan-African Festival – April 11-13
  • April special collection
  • Seaway Spring Gathering – May 3 – 4 Ithaca, NY
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Kent Social Services Annual Hunger Challenge

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A People Who Choose

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Unitarian Universalists are proud to be labeled heretics (from the Greek word hairesis, which means “to choose”).  We are a people who choose- we choose what we believe, knowing that truth and meaning are not fixed or final, but that new understanding and new revelation is always possible.  In this Auction service purchased by Carol Gould, we will explore what it means to be a people who choose.  

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

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e-nUUs – April 3, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • UUCK Building Expansion Town Hall – Sunday, April 7
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • A People Who Choose – Sunday, April 7
  • A Way of the Heart – Sunday, April 14
  • The Promise of Easter – Sunday, April 21
  • The Promise of Peace (Music Sunday) – Sunday, April 28
  • Summer service proposals wanted
  • Cuyahoga River Concerts present: Mark Jones – April 5
  • Sermon References from Sunday, March 31 – An Oasis on the Journey
  • This Week in RE
  • Travel Stories Needed
  • RE Teacher Teams – April 7
  • Here We Grow! Annual Pledge Campaign
  • Accessible Parking Challenges
  • Family Game Night – April 13
  • Board of Trustees Listening Table – April 7
  • Plant-based (vegan) Potluck – April 5
  • Annual Reports due April 5
  • April special collection
  • Boxed Cereal Drive
  • Upcoming Are Racial Justice Events
  • Seaway Spring Gathering – May 3 – 4 Ithaca, NY
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Kent Social Services Annual Hunger Challenge

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An Oasis on the Journey

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

There has been a lot of news lately about the struggle for full inclusion of LGBTQ people in faith communities continues, including the Methodist Church’s debate about marriage equality and LGBTQ clergy. To complete our month’s Soul Matter theme of journey, we will reflect on the call of Unitarian Universalism to create a spiritual oasis free from bigotry and hate where everyone is welcome, including LGBTQ people and others who have been denied a place at life’s table.

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

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e-nUUs – March 27, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • When to Call Your Minister
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • An Oasis on the Journey – Sunday, March 31
  • A People Who Choose – Sunday, April 7
  • A Way of the Heart – Sunday, April 14
  • Summer service proposals wanted
  • Calling all Scouts!
  • Adult RE – Long, Strange Trip concludes Sunday, March 31
  • Here We Grow! Annual Pledge Campaign
  • Family Game Night – April 13
  • Board of Trustees Listening Table – April 7
  • Plant-based (vegan) Potluck – April 5
  • Annual Reports due April 5
  • Boxed Cereal Drive
  • Upcoming Are Racial Justice Events
  • OOYA Coffeehouse and Open Mic – March 30, UU Church of Akron
  • Seaway Spring Gathering – May 3 – 4 Ithaca, NY
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA

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Here We Grow!

Sunday, March 24, 201

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

As a community of all ages, on this Sunday we will rejoice and celebrate the arrival of spring with stories and songs. As we welcome the spring and its optimism and we watch as the world around us comes to life once more with renewed energy and the promise of warm days and things growing and blooming, we are invited to find the spirit of the child within us, a spirit that finds wonder and wants to grow just like the seeds in the ground.

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

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e-nUUs – March 20, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Here We Grow! – Sunday, March 24
  • An Oasis on the Journey – Sunday, March 31
  • Summer service proposals wanted
  • From our Library – March 17 Sermon references
  • Youth Feedback Session – March 24
  • Calling all Scouts!
  • RE Teacher Teams – March 24
  • Adult RE – Long, Strange Trip continues – March 24
  • Here We Grow! Annual Pledge Campaign
  • Pocket Change
  • Board of Trustees Listening Table – April 7
  • Plant-based (vegan) Potluck – April 5
  • Annual Reports due April 5
  • Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation Post-Workshop follow-up
  • Boxed Cereal Drive
  • OOYA Coffeehouse and Open Mic – March 30, UU Church of Akron
  • Seaway Spring Gathering – May 3 – 4 Ithaca, NY
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • UUJO March News

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Brigid: From Goddess to Saint

By John Duncan (1866-1945) – http://www.the-athenaeum.org/art/full.php?ID=27479,
Public Domain

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen


In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we will explore the feminine aspect of the Divine by celebrating Brigid, who is both the mother goddess and a saint of Ireland. With songs, stories, and rituals, we will reflect on Brigid’s journey from goddess of fire, poetry, childbirth and healing, to patron saint of scholars and poets, midwives, babies, and travelers, and invoke her healing power and wisdom for our own life journeys.

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

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e-nUUs – March 13, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Messages from Rev. Steven
    • UUJO Spring Gatherings
    • Long, Strange Trip resumes March 17
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Brigid: From Goddess to Saint – Sunday, March 17
  • Here We Grow! – Sunday, March 24
  • This week in RE . . .
  • Attention Youth — we need your imput!
  • Calling all Scouts!
  • RE Teacher Teams – March 17
  • Adult RE – Long, Strange Trip continues – March 17
  • Here We Grow! Annual Pledge Campaign
  • Pocket Change
  • An Invitation to Dance – March 16
  • Retiree’s Lunch – March 19
  • Annual Reports due April 5
  • Boxed Cereal Drive
  • Trauma in the African American Community – March 14 at Christ Episcopal Church, Kent
  • Seaway Spring Gathering – May 3 – 4 Ithaca, NY
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • UUJO March News

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Nourishing Our Hearts for Social Justice: A Revival

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Led by Chris Crass and Worship Associate Rev. Steven Protzman

As the veils continue to fall and the horrors of white supremacy, sexual assault, and systemic oppression are exposed and challenged through social justice movements like Black Lives Matter, MeToo, and the struggles for immigrant, reproductive and LGBTQ rights, we must nourish our hearts, minds, bodies and souls to continue to rise, to meet the day with love and courage, to live our values in our congregation, communities and country.  Join us for a social justice revival service to help nourish us in these times.

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

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e-nUUs – March 6, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Daylight Saving – Sunday, March 10
  • Messages from Rev. Steven
    • UUJO Spring Gatherings
    • Long, Strange Trip resumes March 17
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Nourishing Our Hearts for Social Justice: A Revival  – Sunday, March 10
  • From the Library: Sermon References – A Single Step
  • Cuyahoga River Concert Series: Writers on the River – March 8
  • Calling all Scouts!
  • RE Teacher Teams – March 10
  • Here We Grow! Annual Pledge Campaign
  • Send some Love! – March 10
  • Annual Reports due April 5
  • Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation workshop – March 9
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • UUJO March News
  • Interactive Art Outreach opportunity – via MOCA

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