e-nUUs -- May 20, 2020

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Annual Voting Meeting of the CongregationA Message from Rev. StevenSunday Service each week via Zoom!Vespers – Wednesday eveningsHonoring and Remembering All – Sunday, May 24A Future that’s Ours to Create – Sunday, May 31Summer Service Proposals being accepted.Sunday Tech Tea…

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Honoring and Remembering All

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

A virtual service led by Kathy Kerns and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff-Wood

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Our Unitarian Universalist First Principle refers to respecting the inherent worth and dignity of every person, yet we know that not all people receive the same degree of attention in their living or in their passing.  This service is about ac…

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e-nUUs -- May 13, 2020

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Information MeetingAnnual Voting Meeting of the CongregationA Message from Rev. StevenSunday Service each week via Zoom!Vespers – Wednesday eveningsWe Belong – Religious Education Sunday – Sunday, May 17Honoring and Remembering All – Sunday, May 24Summer Service Proposals bei…

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We Belong - Religious Education Sunday

Sunday, May 17, 2020

A virtual Sunday service led by Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele and Children’s Religious Education Committee Chair Amanda Rome.

Our church strives to be a place where everyone belongs. From the babies in the nursery to our elders, our religious education program brings all ages to the journey of growing in faith together. This service will celebrate the children, youth and teachers of our beloved com…

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e-nUUs -- May 6, 2020

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A Message from Rev. StevenInformation Meeting Annual Voting Meeting of the CongregationSunday Service each week via Zoom!Vespers – Wednesday eveningsA Bouquet for the Eyes and Heart – Sunday, May 10We Belong – Religious Education Sunday – Sunday, May 17Honoring and Rememberin…

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A Bouquet for the Eyes and Heart

Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 10AM

A virtual service led by Led by Rev.  Steven Protzman, Hal Walker, and Colleen Thoele and youth Worship Associate Evian Rome

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Rev. Lynn Ungar writes of flowers: “Hold these things together in your sight-purple, crimson,magenta, blue.”  Today we gather to share a virtual bouquet of flowers and celebrate flower communion, a Unitarian Universalis…

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Annual Meeting of the Congregation

The Annual Voting Meeting of the Congregation will be Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

View or download a copy of the Annual Meeting Report, click here.

Calling all Active Members of the congregation, your attendance is important to establish quorum for voting matters.

Our bylaws require that a list of eligible voters be published ten days prior to the voting meeting.  Click here to view the list.

Zoom meeting links will b…

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e-nUUs -- April 29, 2020

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A Message from Rev. StevenBoard Listening SessionSunday Service each week via Zoom!Vespers – Wednesday eveningsComing Back to Kent – Sunday, May 3A Bouquet for the Eyes and Heart – Sunday, May 10We Belong – Religious Education Sunday – Sunday, May 17Sunday Tech TeamFrom the L…

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Coming Back to Kent

Sunday, May 3, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Barbara Child with Worship Associate Rev. Steven Protzman.

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A Kent State University English Professor in 1970, Barbara Child was on the KSU Commons that bright yet terrible Monday afternoon of May 4.  She returns often to Kent to commemorate the day, however last year considered staying home. Plans changed and Rev. Ba…

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Artist of the Spirit

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

Ernest Hemingway said, “The world breaks everyone, and some become strong at the broken places.”  We’ve all faced suffering and loss and maybe we’ve even felt that we’ve reached a point of no return.  How do we respond?  Is it possible that these times invite us to be artists of the spirit, not only to persevere and to repair what has been broken,…

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Visitors

Welcome visitors! We hope that you will find a spiritual home here and that you will be enriched in the liberal religious practice and heritage of Unitarian Universalism. The members of this church take pride in the fact that we embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, creeds, sexual orientations, and abilities. Unitarian Universalism is a religion that celebrates diversity of belief and is guided by seven principles and many sources of wisdom. Our congregation is where we come together in religious community to discern our values and live lives in alignment with them. Ours is a living tradition and we put our faith into action through social justice work in our communities and the wider world. In addition, we are a “Welcoming Congregation” which means we have taken part in a special program, designed by the UUA, for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people. The congregation is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Newcomers are always welcome to visit our congregation. There is no formal conversion process, so becoming a Unitarian Universalist is simply a matter of self-identification. Membership is voluntary and does not require renouncing other religious affiliations or practices.

We invite you to explore our website, visit our congregation, and discover Unitarian Universalism!

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

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