e-nUUs – June 12, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • One Sunday service at 10 AM, May 26 – September 1
  • The Real Gay Agenda – Sunday, June 16
  • Behind These Fences – Sunday, June 26
  • For the Pleasure of Finding Things Out – Sunday, July 7
  • Sermon References: Sundays, June 2 and June 9
  • Our Whole Lives – Save the Dates!
  • Pledge Statements
  • Looking ahead at staff summer schedules
  • Message from the Church Library
  • Church Vigil Protesting Gun Violence – June 18
  • Special Collection Voting
  • What is Living Soil? – June 17 (Kent Free Library)
  • CER Summer Institute – Registration deadline June 15
  • UUJO June News
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA

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The Real Gay Agenda

Sunday, June 16, 2019 One service at 10 AM

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Lori McGee

Is there such a thing as the gay agenda?  Do GLBTQ people want “special rights”?  Is UUCK a “gay church” as some people have described it?  As our quest for truth continues and we celebrate Pride Sunday, the real gay agenda will be revealed and with it, Unitarian Universalism’s agenda:  to promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person and continue our work to create a world free from bigotry and hatred.

Summer worship if offered at 10 AM on Sunday mornings. Nursery care is available during the service.

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e-nUUs – June 6, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • One Sunday service at 10 AM, May 26 – September 1
  • So Much Beauty – Sunday, June 9 (Service in the Park)
  • The Real Gay Agenda – Sunday, June 16
  • Behind These Fences – Sunday, June 26
  • Our Whole Lives – Save the Dates!
  • Pledge Statements
  • Looking ahead at staff summer schedules
  • Church picnic – Sunday, June 9 at Plum Creek Park
  • Plant-based Potluck – June 7
  • Family Game Night – June 8
  • Special Collection Voting and Nomination Form
  • Social Justice discussion – May 29
  • CER Summer Institute – Registration deadline June 15
  • UUJO June News
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA

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So Much Beauty

Holly at Plum Creek Garden, Church picnic 2008

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

The Quaker theologian Rufus Jones writes, “Beauty has no function, no utility… It is a gift of sheer grace, a gratuitous largesse.  Our joy in it shows that we are in some sense kindred to the giver and revealer of it.”  Surrounded by the natural beauty of Plum Creek Park, we will gather as a community of all ages to celebrate beauty.  Our service will include the child dedication of Declan and then a picnic. 

One service at 10 am in Plum Creek Park, Shelter #1   Please bring a dish to share and your own place settings and beverage.  The Church will provide water.

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Pro Faith, Pro Family, Pro Choice

UU Church of Kent vigil in support of
a woman’s right to choose.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

As Unitarian Universalists, we do not agree on the issue of abortion but our first principle calls us to affirm the right of every woman to make their own choices about their bodies and their families.  Our faith also calls us to work toward a compassionate society where children are wanted and loved, and welcomed into of a safe community where we care for their needs.  This service will examine what it means to be Pro Faith, Pro Family, Pro Choice.

One service at 10 am with nursery care available.

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e-nUUs – May 29, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
  • One Sunday service at 10 AM, May 26 – September 1
  • Pro Faith, Pro Family, Pro Choice – Sunday, June 2
  • So Much Beauty – Sunday, June 9 (Service in the Park)
  • The Real Gay Agenda – Sunday, June 16
  • Behind These Fences – Sunday, June 26
  • Summer RE helpers needed!
  • Our Whole Lives – Save the Dates!
  • Senior OWL offered at Akron UU
  • Why do we sell grocery cards?
  • Looking ahead at staff summer schedules
  • Church picnic – Sunday, June 9 at Plum Creek Park
  • Plant-based Potluck – June 7
  • Family Game Night – June 8
  • Attention All Members & Friends – Scam Alert!
  • Special Collection Nomination Form
  • Social Justice discussion – May 29
  • When Hate Goes Mainstream – May 24 ( Schultz Campus for Jewish Life, Akron)
  • CER Summer Institute – Registration deadline June 15
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Fire Drill Safety

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To Remember

Sunday, May 26, 2016

Led by Cal Frye and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Memorial Day may be one of the most personal of our American holy days.  It is born out of the human need to make sense of life and death.  To make meaning out of what we have been given and what we will do with it; to remember all those sons and daughters who did their duty, regardless if they wanted to or not.  To Remember.

One Sunday service at 10 AM with nursery care available.

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e-nUUs – May 22, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • From Rev. Steven
  • News from the Board
  • One Sunday service at 10 AM, May 26 – September 1
  • To Remember – Sunday, May 26
  • Artists in the Spirit – Sunday, June 2
  • So Much Beauty – Sunday, June 9 (Service in the Park)
  • From the Library – Sermon References
  • This week in RE …
  • Summer RE helpers needed!
  • Our Whole Lives – Save the Dates!
  • RE Teacher Teams – May 26
  • Why do we sell grocery cards?
  • Looking ahead at staff summer schedules
  • Plant-based Potluck – June 7
  • Family Game Night – June 8
  • Attention All Members & Friends – Scam Alert!
  • May 26 Special Collection
  • Special Collection Nomination Form
  • Social Justice discussion – May 29
  • SPAN Ohio Movie Night – May 22
  • When Hate Goes Mainstream – May 24 ( Schultz Campus for Jewish Life, Akron)
  • CER Summer Institute – Registration deadline June 15
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Fire Drill Safety

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The Once and Future Church

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Eric van Baars

Once again we gather to do the work of this covenantal community through worship and our annual meeting.   Together we will reflect on who we’ve been this past year, how UUCK has been living out our mission to inspire love, seek justice, and grow in community, and dream about who we might be in the years to come, holding before us a vision of the Beloved Community.

***One service at 9:45 am followed by social hour.  Congregational Annual Meeting at 11:30 am and an all congregation potluck to follow.

Nursery care will be available for both the Sunday service at 9:45 AM and the Annual Meeting which will follow.

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Lessons from the Flowers

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman, DRE Colleen Thoele, and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

What do the flowers have to teach us about life? As a community of all ages, we will gather for our annual celebration of flower communion. This tradition, created by Norbert Capek in Czechoslovakia in 1923, invites us to see the beauty all around us in each other and in the world and to learn from the flowers. Please bring cut flowers to share for this festive service.

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

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e-nUUs – May 8, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Annual Meeting of the Congregation
  • Are you eligible to vote?
  • From Rev. Steven
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • One Sunday service at 10 AM, May 26 – September 1
  • Lessons from the Flowers – Sunday, May 12
  • The Once and Future Church – Sunday, May 19
  • To Remember – Sunday, May 26
  • Music Sunday podcast
  • Cuyahoga River Concerts: Rupert Waites – May 10
  • You Want Me to Lead a Worship Service? Class – May 8
  • RE Evaluation Froms
  • Summer RE Assistants Needed
  • All Children and Youth are Invited to Assist with Meals Prep – May 26
  • RE Teacher Teams – May 12
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet
  • All-Church Potluck following Annual Meeting – May 19
  • Retiree’s Lunch – May 21
  • Family Game Night – June 8
  • Attention All Members & Friends – Scam Alert!
  • UUJO May News
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Fire Drill Safety

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Religious Education Sunday!

Sunday, May 5, 2018

First Service 9:45 AM The Journey of Childhood  

Led by DRE Colleen Thoele and Worship Associate Mary Leeson

Each year we commemorate the end of the regular religious education year by celebrating the voices of our children.  Join us as we celebrate the joy, creativity and wonder that is childhood and rejoice in the community we have created together.

Listen to the first service with the younger students here.

Second Service 11:30 AM
Coming of AgeThey Journey has Just Begun

Led by UUCK High School Youth and  Worship associate Colleen Thoele

All year long our high school youth have been questioning and investigating their faith. Now they have completed the Coming of Age program and will present to you, their community, what they have discovered. This service will honor their journey, lift up their voices and celebrate a new stage in their lives- one with diverse meanings and endless promise. 

Listen to the second service with the older students here.


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e-nUUs – May 1, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Annual Meeting of the Congregation
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • Religious Education Sunday – May 5
    • 9:45 AM – Religious Education Sunday!
    • 11:30 AM Coming of Age – The Journey has Just Begun
  • Lessons from the Flowers – Sunday, May 12
  • The Once and Future Church – Sunday, May 19
  • Music Sunday podcast
  • Cuyahoga River Concerts: Rupert Waites – May 10
  • You Want Me to Lead a Worship Service? Class – May 8
  • This week in RE
  • Travel Stories Needed
  • RE Teacher Teams – May 5
  • Auction Events — Seats available!
  • Second Sunday Meet & Greet
  • Summer Camp options available
  • UUJO May News
  • Calling ALL High School Youth – UU College of Social Justice
  • Dances of Universal Peace – May 4
  • Job Posting – UU Church of Akron
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Fire Drill Safety

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The Promise of Peace

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Led by Music Director Hal Walker and Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson

In our annual Music Sunday, we will explore a variety of expressions of Peace through music. Music Director Hal Walker, worship associate Christie Anderson, the UU church of Kent Peace Choir, the Fallow Time Folk orchestra and the Tone Chimers will lead the congregation in a Sunday morning celebration of the musical pulse that is so prominent in our community and our world.  The tone chimers will debut a large work for handbells and solo violin called “Peace in our Time” by Cathy Moklebust which includes three movements, with each movement based on a quote by Mother Teresa, Mohandas Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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 24, 2019

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • Annual Meeting of the Congregation
  • Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM
  • The Promise of Peace (Music Sunday) – Sunday, April 28
  • Religious Education Sunday – May 5
    • 9:45 AM – Religious Education Sunday!
    • 11:30 AM Coming of Age – The Journey has Just Begun
  • You Want Me to Lead a Worship Service? Class – May 8
  • This week in RE
  • Travel Stories Needed
  • RE Teacher Teams – April 28
  • Auction Events — Seats available!
  • Pancake Fundraiser
  • Spring Walden
  • Babies & Bailouts – Live Panel Watch Party! – April 28
  • Are you interested in Social Justice? – April 24
  • Calling ALL High School Youth – UU College of Social Justice
  • Dances of Universal Peace – May 4
  • Job Posting – UU Church of Akron
  • UUA General Assembly – June 19 – 23, Spokane, WA
  • Fire Drill Safety

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