e-nUUs - November 15, 2017


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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

Together We Gather – November 19
UU’ve Got Talent – November 18
Join us this Sunday for a multigenerational service
RE Teacher Teams – November 19
Service Auction Program Guide Closes Nov. 19
Holidays Are Fun to Share
Change for Change
Pasto…

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We Gather Together - November 19, 2017

Led by the Worship Arts Team and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

Children, youth, and adults are invited to celebrate together at this multigenerational service.

 

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

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Children's Religious Education Ministry

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent has a vibrant Religious Education ministry with almost 90 children and youth registered as of September 2017.  We have a strong Children and Youth Religious Education Committee and teams of dedicated volunteer teachers.
For more information, please contact leaders below:
Director of Religious Education:  Lily Rappaport
Religious Education Coordinator: Colleen Thoele
Nursery Staff: Michelle Bores
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Van Gogh Café - November 12, 2017

Led by Rev. Keith Kron with Worship Association Lori Fatchet-McGee, along with Rev. Rod Thompson

Miracles are always in the making at the Van Gogh Cafe in Flowers, Kansas: the small restaurant, housed in a renovated theater, has “magic enough to last forever in its walls.” Readers will share the wonder of 10-year-old Clara and her father Marc, the cafe’s owner, as they witness a series of serendipitous occurrences involving stranded sea gull…

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e-nUUs - November 8, 2017


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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

Update for our Care Team
The Van Gogh Café – November 12
UU’ve Got Talent – November 18
RE Teacher Teams – November 12
Grocery Card Fundraising Program
The Auction is Almost Here! – December 2
Change for Change
Coloring Meditation – November…

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Coloring Meditation

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Annex

Need a respite from busyness or stress? Relax with calming music, tea, and good company while coloring with colored pencils and markers. Participants can select an inspirational picture and experience the mindfulness of simple creativity in a quiet setting. You can bring your own pencils and markers if you desire, but it is not necessary as facilitator Christie Anderson will provide all materials. Thi…

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Cuyahoga River Concerts

The Cuyahoga River Concert Series began in 2011 and brings top quality professional performers from the folk and world music scene to the greater Kent area at an affordable price. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent is a wonderful, intimate venue offering some of the warmest, friendliest acoustics around.

More information on performances and musicians can be found at https://www.facebook.com/cuyahogariverconcerts/

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e-nUUs - November 1, 2017


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Headlines from this week’s announcements:

Daylight Savings Ends Sunday, November 5
Update for our Care Team
Thanks for What?  – November 5
Cuyahoga River Concerts Present: Escaping Pavement – November 4
RE Teacher Teams – November 5
Annual Thanks4Giving Auction – December 2
Acme Communi…

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Thanks for What? - November 5, 2017

Led by Guest Leader Rabbi David M. Horowitz with Worship Associate Cal Frye

This time of the year brings holidays both to the Jewish community and to the people of America celebrating our “thanksgiving.” The question is, for what are we really grateful?

 

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

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Talking Death ... with Cake -- October 29, 2017

Led by Jeff Marsh and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

Before the 20th century the experience of death was part of everyday life. Most medical care including terminal care occurred at home. Since the advent of large hospitals the experience has become more like a medical procedure shrouded in secrecy. This has had the adverse effect of making discussion of topics surrounding death one that many people are unaccustomed to and uncomfortable with.

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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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