UU Church of Kent Ohio
Don’t You Need a Welcome? – September 10, 2017
Led by Lori Fatchet-McGee and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel Our faith calls us to be welcoming to all those who seek answers to life's big questions or to those who are in need of spiritual solace. Feeling welcome is the first step to building new relationships in the church. This service will explore ways we can be even more open and welcoming to all who enter our doors. Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.
The Delicate Art of Hospitality – September 3
Led by Rev. Anya Johnston Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.
I Have a Voice – August 20, 2017
Led by Rev. Christie Anderson and Becky Cline Expressing one’s voice can sometimes require overcoming fear. Today we will honor the challenge of lifting up one’s voice and offering inspirational stories of courage. Sunday's services will be offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.
Why an Alleluia? – March 27, 2016
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Intern Minister Dave Clements He taught them. He healed them. He fed them. He loved them. He showed them the way. For his efforts, he was crucified. So why will we sing Alleluia today? Come join us for our special multigenerational celebration of Easter. Families with children are welcome to attend either service.
Not a Worldly King – March 20, 2016
Led by Dave Clements and Worship Associate Andrew Rome When most people hear of "liberation theology," they think of revolution. True liberation includes the struggle against issues like racism, sexism, discrimination and social justice. Interest in liberation theology grew rapidly in North America. Liberation theology later found itself in black and women's liberation movements; it is an ethical theology that grows out of social awareness and the desire to act. Liberation expresses the...
What Does it Mean to Be a People of Liberation? – March 6, 2016
Led by the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj The history of our liberal religious tradition is woven through with stories of people who devoted themselves to the pursuit of liberation – theologically, politically, socially, spiritually . . . Are there core values in Unitarianism, Universalism and Unitarian Universalism that inspire such quests? What impact does that history have on us now? How can that legacy shape how we relate to the liberation movements of...
How Can I Keep From Singing: An Annual Music Service open to All – February 27 and 28, 2016
Community members are invited to attend a weekend of musical worship titled, “How Can I Keep From Singing,” at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, located at 228 Gougler Avenue in Kent. Recognizing that music unites, transcends, heals, and inspires, music's beauty and power are honored each year with a special worship service. Under the direction of Music Director Hal Walker, musical ensembles will include the Peace Choir, Fallow Time Folk Orchestra, the Tone Chimers Bell Choir, the...
Mystery – January 24, 2017
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Becky Cline Last year Becky Cline won the opportunity to give me a subject for a sermon at our annual service auction. Since then, Becky has agreed to become one of our newest worship associates. Join us as we delve into the wonders and surprises of Mystery.
Walking the Walk- January 17, 2016
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen This service picks up where we ended the week before by inviting personal reflection and exploring collective Unitarian Universalist responses to escalating income inequality. What actions can we take that might make a meaningful difference?
Are You Expecting Miracles? – December 13, 2015
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh Miracles feature in the central stories of both Hanukkah and Christmas. How can we understand what those miracles once meant? And how can we understand what it might mean for us to be expecting miracles now?
The Weight and the Wait – December 6, 2015
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj This month we begin exploring the theme of expectation in our worship services. As our thoughts turn to the upcoming winter holidays, we will reflect together on the weight of expectation in a season of waiting.
Ancestral Echoes – November 8, 2015
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Andrew Rome When we think of ancestors we often think of a family’s heritage. This morning we will think instead of our nation’s heritage. Our ancestors in this land were both native and immigrant. The history of colonial oppression of indigenous people affects us still. What does that legacy have to do with our spiritual health today?
With Reverence and Gratitude – November 1, 2015
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Lori Fatchet-McGee Our worship theme this month is ancestry. We begin our exploration by considering the ways in which people relate to elders in our own country as well as other places around the world. What are the foundations of a spiritually whole and healthy response to elderhood? Services are offered on Sunday mornings at 9:45 and 11:30 with Nursery Care available during both services.