Weekly e-nUUs – August 15, 2012

Membership Committee Meets This Evening
This evening, Wednesday, August 15th, the Membership Committee will meet in Fessenden Hall at 6:30 pm.  We will hear and discuss a summary of the Assessment Report that relates to our committee’s work, formulate ideas about our contribution to the newly forming Hospitality Team, prepare for the revision of our Membership Directory, make plans for the Ministry Fair, AND MORE!!  As you can see, we have much excitement happening in the Membership Committee!  All current committee members are urged to attend.  I extend a special invitation to any and all others to join our busy and fun committee.  We need you!  Light refreshments will be served.  Bring your calendars, please.  Contact Claudia Miller or Marion Yeagler with questions.


Sunday, August 19        Moments of Transcendence

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer and Worship Associate Max Grubb – We speak often of our seven principles but not as frequently of our six sources. The first of our six sources speaks of “that transcending mystery and wonder . . . which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.” What is that all about? How does it happen? Is there anything we can do to make ourselves open? This morning we will reflect upon and celebrate moments of transcendence.

 

Reminder!  Sunday, August 19 between services, the Board of Trustees is hosting a “Board Chat”.  Our major focus will be on receiving feedback from the UUA’s Assessment Weekend Report, a step towards reaching  our vision of “restoring and expanding our space to meet the energy of our dreams.”  Please read the report prior to the Chat.  Thank you.

 

New UU Class – Part 2
Everything you wanted to know about the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent in particular and Unitarian Universalism in general, but were afraid to ask.  Well, maybe not everything, but we try to give you an overview, a starting point.  Some history of both, some organizational details. Come join the conversation.  If you’re curious about membership, this is the place to be.

Part 2 meets Sunday, Aug 19, from 9-10:30 am.  Different topics will be covered in each.  We will gather at the Annex, the yellow house next to the church. If you have any questions, contact Claudia Miller  or Marion Yeagler .

 

Brown Bag Presentation on Justice General Assembly
Sunday, August 19 in Fessenden Hall
12:30 to 2:00  pm

Our Justice General Assembly in Phoenix this past June was a powerful experience.  We want to share it with you!  Please bring your lunch and join us for a presentation about the meaningful moments and abundant inspiration we have brought home with us.  We’ll include a few video clips as well as our stories.  Lee Brooker and Kristina Spaude will join Rev. Melissa in presenting.

 

One More Sunday of Summer RE ~~ August 19 at 11:15
We have had such a good time with our summer RE program and it is still not too late to participate!  Our program for this summer, is “Stories that Inspire”, an all-ages, story-based program that will happen in Fessenden Hall at 11:15.  The story for August 19th will be “Swimmy” by Leon Lionini.  The session will be co-led by Lisa and Matt Slater.

There will be no Time for All Ages on Sunday, so children should be dropped off in Fesenden Hall where the session starts promptly at 11:15.

Nursery care will be available during both the 9:30 and 11:15 services.

 

Art in the Sanctuary

The art exhibit for August is on the theme “Transcendence.”  It accompanies the minister’s chosen topic for the month of August.  Art by John Kluth.

 

Gather Round to Focus on Hospitality

This fall we are going to be putting together a Hospitality Team in our church and are looking for people who are dedicated to working on issues of hospitality.  We want to make our church even more welcoming to guests, friends, and members, as well as solve issues that arise.  We currently have an issue that we would like some input on regarding the timing of the hospitality events associated with the services.  If you are interested in sharing your input please come to an informal meeting on August 26th after second service at a special table during the pancake breakfast.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Julie Lineburgh.

 

Pancake Breakfast is Back!

The newly reformed Fundraising committee, Meg Milko presiding Chair, is excited to announce the return of the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser! This vital Fundraising event brought in a substantial amount of much needed funds each year. It also provided a monthly  fellowship opportunity for the members of the congregation to enjoy. The Fundraising committee, with approval from the Church Board of Directors, has decided to dedicate a substantial portion of the funds we raise towards the preservation of our historic landmark church building. Suggested donations for you and your family to enjoy all you can eat delicious hot off the griddle pancakes and oven baked sausage – meat and vegetarian! – are $5 per Adult and $3 per child. Lacking the bills to eat your fill? No worry! An envelope will be provided for you to drop your donation in a collection basket at a future service. Want to join in the fun of flipping enough flapjacks to feed a small army? Send an email to Andrew Bores or fill out a Volunteer Sign Up Sheet and we’ll be in touch. Our first monthly Breakfast will be Aug. 26th, during Social Hour and after second service.  Hope to see you there! Come hungry!