e-nUUs — April 15, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • A Message from Rev. Steven
  • Sunday Service each week via Zoom!
  • Earth Stories – Sunday, April 19
  • Vespers – Wednesday evenings
  • Youth Meet-up
  • Virtual RE
  • Parent and Caregivers Meet-up
  • UU Kids Virtual Meet-up –Lego challenge
  • Call for Annual Meeting Reports – Due April 17
  • Walden in the fall
  • Opportunities for Social Connections
  • Portage County Bail Reform
  • UUJO April News
  • UUMFE April News
  • A New Way to Donate – Text to Give
  • Grocery Card Available through church office
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Rolling the Stone Away

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

A virtual Easter service led by Rev. Steven Protzman, Colleen Thoele, and Hal Walker

Rev. Sarah York says:  “Roll the stone away from in front of your hearts.”  She invites us to realize that parts of ourselves may be shut away, especially in this time of fear and anxiety.  As we celebrate Easter with its many meanings and its promise that life ultimately triumphs over death, let us be open to Easter’s invitation to open our hearts and live more fully. 

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e-nUUs – April 8, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • A Message from Rev. Steven
  • Sunday Service each week via Zoom!
  • Rolling the Stone Away – Sunday, April 12
  • Vespers – Wednesday evenings
  • Virtual RE
  • Parent and Caregivers Meet-up
  • UU Kids Virtual Meet-up
  • OWL Youth (Grades 7 – 9) Connections
  • A New Way to Donate – Text to Give
  • Grocery Card Available through church office
  • Call for Annual Meeting Reports – Due April 17
  • Opportunities for Social Connections
  • Portage County Bail Reform
  • How to Vote in the Ohio Primary
  • U.S. Census — Why it’s important
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e-nUUs – April 1, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • A Message from Rev. Steven
  • Town Hall via Zoom on April 5
  • Sunday Service each week via Zoom!
  • What Really Matters – Sunday, April 5
  • Vespers – Wednesday evenings
  • Virtual RE
  • Parent and Caregivers Meet-up
  • UU Kids Virtual Meet-up
  • OWL Youth (Grades 7 – 9) Connections
  • A New Way to Donate – Text to Give
  • Together We Shine Generosity Campaign
  • Grocery Card Available through church office
  • Call for Annual Meeting Reports – Due April 17
  • Opportunities for Social Connections
  • Leadership opportunities
  • How to Vote in the Ohio Primary
  • U.S. Census — Why it’s important
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What Really Matters

Sunday, April 5, 2020

A virtual service at 10 AM led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood.

Bill Gates recently wrote a reflection on what the coronavirus is teaching us about life and the need to reprioritize.  In this time when we are so aware of life’s fragility and the truth that life is a precious gift, what really matters?  We’ll reflect together on what this time is teaching us about living and life’s invitation to consider making some radical changes in our priorities for a more just, more loving world.

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The Lion’s Whisker

Sunday, March 29, 2020

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A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

In this difficult time where we are physically distanced from one another and we need to stay home to help lessen the spread of the coronavirus, how do we care for one another and stay connected?  What lessons can we learn from this time that help us provide a safe haven for each other?  Using a folk tale from Africa, we will reflect on the gifts of compassion, patience, and kindness that can help us through challenging times.

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Opportunities for Social Connection in Our Church Community

During this time of social distancing, would you like more time for informal conversation with church members?  Times when you can get more variety in your day by talking to someone other than your roommates or yourself…  Get to know more about those folks at church you may only know vaguely… Get ideas for daily living… Help build community at church.

You can do so by dropping into our two weekly scheduled zoom calls for social connection. There is no need to sign up in advance, just join calls if you want to participate.  Each session will be an hour long (Tuesdays 11:30AM – 12:30PM; Thursday evenings 7 – 8PM), and the conversation will focus on a specific theme. The sessions will be lightly moderated just to make sure that by the end of the call everyone who wants to do so has a chance to chime in.  Below is the schedule for the first few sessions and links to the Tuesday and Thursday zoom sessions.

Questions?  Suggestions for future topics?  Contact Kathy Kerns.

  • Thursday March 26, 7 – 8PM.   Topic: Meet the UU Church Pets! Let’s meet the important members of our households who do not participate on Sunday mornings.  Come share about your pet and/or meet the pets of other members.
  • Tuesday March 31, 11:30AM – 12:30PMTopic: Making meaning in daily life. What are some things you’ve done in the last two weeks that were especially meaningful or important for you, or that helped you get through this time of social separation? 
  • Thursday April 2, 7 – 8PM.  Topic: Nature. Where is a place you like to go in nature, and why is that place special to you?  Or, would you like to share a specific time you were in nature, where you were and what happened?
  • Tuesday April 7, 11:30AM -12:30PM.  Topic: Keeping ourselves fed (and enjoying it).  Have you changed your approach to eating the last few weeks?  How have the changes been for you?  Or maybe you would like to crowd source ideas for family meals!
  • Thursday April 9, 7 – 8PM.  Topic: Hobbies.  Share with us your hobbies, and find out who else at church has interests similar to yours.
  • Tuesday April 14, 11:30AM – 12:30PM. Topic: Share your creative/artistic side! Do you have creative or artistic things you’ve been working on or doing that you want to share with us?  Do you want suggestions for future projects?  Do you have something we could all do together during the call? 

Below are links for the two sessions:

Tuesday Mornings starting March 31 at 11:30 AM  (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/638532533

Meeting ID: 638 532 533

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Thursday Evenings starting March 26 at 7 PM (7:00 – 8:00 pm)

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Meeting ID: 781 042 042

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Congregational Town Hall

Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Important:  This will be a separate meeting from the worship service and you will need to navigate to the meeting using the Zoom link below.

Topic: UUCK Town Hall Meeting
Time: Apr 5, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 165 367 519

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e-nUUs — March 25, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • A Message from Rev. Steven
  • News from the Board of Trustees — Town Hall via Zoom on April 5
  • Sunday Service each week via Zoom!
  • The Lion’s Whisker – Sunday, March 29
  • Together We Shine – Generosity Campaign
  • Grocery Card Available through church office
  • Opportunities for Social Connections
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Pastoral Pals
  • Committee, Activities, and Team Meetings
  • UU Ministry for the Earth



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Rising Green

Join us Sunday, March 22 at 10 AM for this virtual service hosted via Zoom Video Conferencing. The link to join the worship service can be found below.

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and DRE Collen Thoele, and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

The song “Rising Green” reminds us that the energy of the earth flows through us as well as through all of life and with it is the promise of a new day full of possibilities.  We will gather as a community of all ages to welcome the return of spring and celebrate the Spring equinox with stories, songs, and rituals that invite us to join in the renewal of life.

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Exciting News from our Board of Trustees

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I’m pleased to announce that we have voted to approve the start of construction of the Fellowship Hall. We are able to move forward with the contract immediately due to a generous bequest from Olive Hobbs, a beloved and long-time member of our church. I wish to also extend my gratitude to everyone who has contributed to the capital campaign fund and the planning committees around the building expansion over the years for your commitment and faith in our congregation. With everyone’s generous support, we are able to begin fulfilling our vision
 
In celebration,
Jennifer May
UUCK Board of Trustees Moderator

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e-nUUs – March 18, 2020

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

  • A Message from Rev. Steven
  • Sunday Services: via Zoom!
  • Rising Green – Sunday, March 22
  • A Port in the Storm – Sunday, March 29
  • Together We Shine – Generosity Campaign
  • Grocery Card Available through church office
  • Pastoral Pals
  • Committee, Activities, and Team Meetings
  • UUCK Book Club



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Wednesday Evening Vespers

A short weekly vespers service will be offered by Rev. Steven each Wednesdays at 7 pm..  Please join us in sharing, reflection, and mutual care.

Below is the Zoom link to join the service this evening:  
 
Join the Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/269969926
Meeting ID: 269 969 926
 
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