Thanks 4 Giving Auction – Kountry Kent – Coming Soon!!!

2014posterWe have:

  • Planned for weeks!
  • Requested donations!
  • Hired auctioneers!
  • Sold ads in the program!
  • Rented the hall & and another room for more auction space!
  • Sang you a jingle
  • Offered you a testimonial
  • Requested volunteers
  • Taken donations of dinners, pottery, paintings, baskets, etc.

You can:

  • Buy your tickets now!!!
  • Donate an item or more for the auction!!!
  • Offer to volunteer!!! – We need two babysitters right now!!!

We can’t make this a success without you, our beloved congregation. Tickets are only $20 and you get a great meal, a fun time and a chance to fill your calendar with wonderful events and win cool items all while supporting our wonderful church. So bust out your cowboy hats and boots. Don your favorite pair of jeans, tie on a bandana and join in the fun.

We have lots of NEW donors this year, great items and some beloved favorites. There is something for everyone.

  • Come check out the exotic dinner offerings and wonderful events.
  • Take a vacation to the Munro’s home in Vermont.
  • Take a ride in a hot air balloon.
  • Take a chance on FREE Organic Valley products.
  • Visit wine country right in our own back yard with a local wine tour.
  • Get your car ready with an oil change or two, or four, or more!
  • Enjoy a great meal at a local restaurant.
  • Read a good book by a UU author.
  • Grab a quick bite of fast food when you are pressed for time.
  • Create an UGLY Sweater and wear it to church one Sunday in December.
  • We also have a “UU’ll be SURPRISED” donation. The UU’ll be SURPRISED is three different reusable bags filled with goodies you can bid on. The catch is ONE bag is FILLED with UU goodies and has a value OVER $75!!!! Will UU take a chance?

 

All this and MORE at your annual Thanks 4 Giving auction being held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 6pm at the United Church of Christ at 1400 E. Main at the corner of Rt. 59 and Horning.

 

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing – November 2, 2014

ComeXThouXFountLed by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj

A celebration of the hymn, a meditation upon the hymn and an exploration of its message, this service shall dwell with the grace of blessing.

 

 

 

 

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Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent Endorses Issue 21: Kent Community Bill of Rights

ConcernedXaboutXfrackingThe Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent held a formal congregational vote on Sunday to pass the following resolution in favor of endorsing the Kent Community Bill of Rights, Issue 21 on the November 4 ballot.  The resolution was passed by the necessary 85% super-majority of the necessary quorum of members.

 

WHEREAS, Unitarian Universalist congregations covenant by our Second and Seventh Principles to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations and respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part; and

 

WHEREAS, the climate crisis threatens Earth systems through warming, destabilization of the atmosphere and climate, sea level rise, and the acidification of the oceans, of which the brunt of the burden has fallen and will fall on the poorest people in the world, who are least responsible for the crisis; and

 

WHEREAS, the 2006 Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly approved a Statement of Conscience on the Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change declaring “that we will not acquiesce to the ongoing degradation and destruction of life that human actions are leaving to our children and grandchildren”; and

 

WHEREAS, we have a moral responsibility to Earth, to all beings, and to future generations to do everything in our power to bring about a swift transition from fossil fuels to a sustainable energy economy; and

 

WHEREAS, a significant body of evidence has emerged to demonstrate that hydraulic fracturing and injection wells are inherently dangerous to people and their communities. Risks include adverse impacts on water, air, agriculture, public health and safety, property values, climate stability and economic vitality; and

 

WHEREAS, the Community Bill of Rights will allow residents to prevent the extraction of hydrocarbons and the drilling of injection wells within Kent and will assert individual rights over those of corporations;

 

WHEREAS, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent required a super-majority passage of 85% congregational approval in order to speak with one voice in support of this resolution.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent supports the passage of Issue 21: Kent Charter Amendment (Community Bill of Rights) on November 4th, 2014.

 

 

Justice Assembly: Get Smart on Organizing

UUJOThe November 8 UU Justice Ohio Justice Assembly in Columbus will feature Democratic State Rep. Nickie Antonio, West Shore UU, and lobbyists from UUJO allies and partners such as the ACLU and Equality Ohio offering guidance on how to impact issues before the Ohio General Assembly. Issue Group workshops on Immigration, Economic Justice, Criminal and Racial Justice, LGBTQ, Environment, Voting Rights, and Reproductive Freedom will promote education, service and advocacy through lobbying, litigation, media, public witness, and civil disobedience. Lunch work groups include a Ministers’ Caucus and a Youth Caucus.

Program workshop details and a flyer are posted on the UUJO website. http://ohiomeadville.org/uujo/?page_id=600

Voting delegates will approve Bylaws and elect the UUJO Co-Chairs and Board of Directors.

JA online Registration.  https://ohiomeadville.wufoo.com/forms/q1koa89q1mbqj65/

You are invited – Nov. 2 at 12:30 PM

socialjusticeXchaliceThe Social Justice Council invites all church members and friends to join us on Sunday, November 2nd immediately after the second service in Fessenden Hall to learn about our social justice activities.

Find out how you can get involved in social justice efforts that interest you and make a difference in our community and our world.  We promise a lively discussion.

Pizza will be served.

Prophets, Proverbs, Psalms and Parables: Exploring the Bible

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The Bible is filled with wisdom, but for those who aren’t experienced interpreters, it can be a little difficult to access.  This course will offer a guide to exploring several different kinds of writings contained in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian New Testament.  The class will include both presentation to place the type of writings in historical context and reflective questions designed to help us make meaning of the chosen texts.  Participants should bring a Bible with them to the class.

Classes will meet from 7 to 9 pm on Tuesdays in the Founders Lounge.  Each class will stand alone so participants may come to any or all of the following sessions:

October 7 – Prophets

October 14 – Proverbs

October 28 – Psalms

November 4 – Parables

November 11 – Parables

Please contact Rev. Melissa at minister-uukent@sbcglobal.net with any questions.