The Heart of Compassion

Sunday, June 7, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Rev. William Humphrey with Worship Associate Jen Gibson

At the core of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions is the principle of compassion, which calls us to work to end the suffering of others and to treat others as we wish to be treated.  This service, which brings together the congregations of All Souls UU Church, Bellville, Ohio, and UU Church of Kent…

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A Future That is Ours to Create

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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

John Schaar says:  “The future is not some place we are going to, but a place that is created.”  As we celebrate our second year together and prepare to start a new year, we will look back at who we’ve been and how we’ve lived our mission and vision, and reflect on the future we can create together as we continue b…

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Honoring and Remembering All

Image by Roman Grac from Pixabay

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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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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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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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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Earth Stories

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Sunday, April 19, 2020

A virtual service where Rev. Protzman, Hal Walker, Christie Anderson and others will join in the telling of “Earth Stories” — true stories from each of our unique experiences of living on the Earth.  Through music and story telling let us celebrate Earth Day 2020.

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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…

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A Spring View

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Sunday Mornings

Sunday morning service is currently being streamed online at 10 AM via Zoom!

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Sunday morning is the time that we all gather together to be in community as a whole. Along with the Worship Service, we offer a variety of programming for all ages. At least once each month, children are invited into the Sanctuary for an intergenerational service.

Example Worship Service: Apple Ceremony 2018. Reverend Steven Protzman at the front of the church, delivering a sermon.

Worship Services

Our services may be led by our minister, a visiting minister, or a lay member or guest of the congregation. Come dressed as you’re comfortable; you will find people dressed in both business casual and casual clothes. Please see our Children’s Religious Education page regarding how our children participate in services.

Upcoming Services

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Social Hour

Please join us for coffee and other light refreshments downstairs in Fessenden Hall between services (around 10:45 am). We always have an activity such as drawing available for children.  In the summer, social hour will follow our one service (around 11 am).

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