Fathers and Flowers - Sunday, June 17, 2018

Led by Eric van Baars and Friends
June is the month to celebrate “Dads and Glads”, as we honor  traditions  of  our UU heritage and the father  figures who help  shape our community.  Please bring a stem or two of any flower that appeals to you with you to the service for our Unitarian Universalist Flower Ceremony.

Sunday service is offered at 10 AM with nursery care available during the service.

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e-nUUs - June 13, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

One Sunday service will offered at 10 AM through the month of July.
Fathers and Flowers – June 17
The Challenges of Change – June 24
A Message from Rev. Steven
News the RE Wire – Summer RE
Save the Date: RE Teacher Training – August 18
A Reminder f…

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Blessings in the Park (AT CHURCH) - Sunday, June 10, 2018

One service at 10 AM with Pet Blessings

Led by Lori Fatchet-McGee and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

UPDATE: Due to rain, this service has been moved to the church building – NOT at Plum Creek Park. Please bring a picture of your pet for the blessing, rather than your actual pet.

On this Sunday, we’ll gather together for our annual service in the park and church picnic as we look  at how pets bless our lives and other blessings around us.

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e-nUUs - June 6, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

Blessings in the Park with Pet Blessings – June 10
Annual Church Picnic – June 10 (Plum Creek)
A Message from Rev. Steven
Summer RE begins June 17
Save the Date: RE Teacher Training – August 18
Board Fundraiser – Hamilton Raffle
Kristina Spaude Ord…

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May the Blessings Be - Sunday, June 3, 2018

Led by Elaine Bowen and Worship Associate Cal Frye

On this Sunday we will look at blessings through a UU lens.

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

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Introducing our new settled Minister. . . the Rev. Steven Protzman!

Called by a unanimous vote by the Active Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent on May 27, 2018, the Rev. Steven Protzman will begin his ministry with us on August 1, 2018.

The Reverend Steven Protzman
is a native Midwesterner and grew up in Missouri and Iowa.  He holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from Iowa State University and his previous career was as a pipe organ designer for several major American organ builders…

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e-nUUs - May 30, 2018

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Headlines from this week’s announcements

May the Blessings Be – June 3
Blessings in the Park with Pet Blessings – June 10
Annual Church Picnic – June 10 (Plum Creek)
Board News – Rev. Steven Protzman is our new Minister!
Please Provide your RE feedback
Board Fundraiser – Hamilton Raffle
K…

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Life Calls Us On -- Sunday, May 27, 2018

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman with Worship Associate Rev. Christie Anderson

In the hymn “Life Calls Us On”, written by Rev. Kendyl Gibbons and Rev. Jason Shelton, the fourth verse says:  “And the Spirit’s gracious power dreams of good that yet shall be.”  After a week together of getting to know each other and dreaming and talking about possibilities for our shared ministry, we will reflect on our time together and who life calls us to be togeth…

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In support of Kristina Spaude's ordination

UUCK Members and Friends,

On May 13, we held a special meeting in which we unanimously decided to ordain Kristina Spaude, a member of our congregation. Kristina’s ordination will be held on June 30. This celebration will welcome Kristina’s family, friends, special individually-invited guests, and anyone from the UU Church of Youngstown and UU Church of Kent congregations who is able to attend. The ordination and reception will be held at the U…

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HAMILTON Ticket Raffle Fundraiser

Do not throw away your shot…at winning fabulous seats to Hamilton in Cleveland!

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Board of Trustees are raffling off a pair of Loge tickets (face value $435/ticket) to Hamilton in Cleveland on July 31st, 2018. More details here.

Raffle tickets are $25 each.

Proceeds will benefit the UUCK operating budget, and anyone is eligible to purchase tickets and win (excluding current board members or spo…

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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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