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We're Trying Something New!
Our weekly e-nUUs has been getting longer and longer,
and the same announcements sometimes appear over and over again. 
This has been, in part, due to the lack of a regular Chalice Flame newsletter.  But -- have no fear! We're undergoing a "facelift." 

Beginning this week, the weekly e-nUUs will only feature
"brand new"  announcements and/or events happening in the next week!
Afraid you might miss something important?  A link
to the previous few weeks' e-nUUs and a list of headlines
will be included for your convenience.

We continue to explore different ways to most effectively deliver the news of what's happening here at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent. 
Please give this new e-nUUs format a try, and then let us know
if we're on the right track....we welcome your feedback.

Thank you.
Worship & Music
Services are offered on Sunday mornings at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.  Nursery care is available during both services.

November 6, 2016    Stories of Spiritual Discovery
Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer
What kinds of circumstances lead to opportunities for spiritual discovery.  This morning, as we introduce our monthly theme of story, I have invited three members of the congregation to share one of their own stories of spiritual discovery.  Come join us as we listen together for what the stories of others can teach us about our own.

It's time for the 4th annual UU've Got Talent concert!
Come check out all the musical talent of the members of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Kent. $15 donation at the door. $5 for under 21. This concert is a fundraiser to benefit the lively music program at our church - specifically toward the funding of a choir accompanist. Please spread the word and bring a friend!
Lifespan Learning

The Coming of Age program will not be offered this fall due to insufficient enrollment. We will explore the possibility of offering the course in the near future and, if so, to extending an invitation to youth from nearby UU congregations. Thanks to all the youth and mentors who expressed interest in participating in the program.

Spiritual Cinema featuring the movie Contact this Saturday, November 5 at the Flippo residence.  Click here for details


GLSEN Youth Conference
WHEN: This Saturday, November 5th from 8am-4pm.
WHAT: Spend the day with other Youth Leaders from N.E. Ohio and develop your
           leadership skills, learn tips for setting up, invigorating, and promoting your middle
           or high school GSA.  Get practical tips on how to promote equality in your schools
           and community.  GLSEN and the Teen Pride Network have teamed up to host this
AND: Youth Leadership training is excellent for your college applications and
          job resume's. You will receive a certificate of Youth Leadership Training completion
          at the end of the day and freebies and resources to take with you.
FOOD: A light breakfast, plenty of coffee or tea, and a delicious lunch will be served.
WHERE: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Rd, Fairlawn
          across from the main entrance to Summit Mall
WHO: All 8th-12th grade leaders who are LGBTQ or an ALLY
RSVP: or

Attention Youth and Parents:
November 13 at 12:45 pm,
the new Youth Group will have an organizational meeting  in Fessenden Hall. The meeting is open to all high school and junior high youth who are interested in organizing and planning social, social action and other events for this group. Parents and adults who are interested in supporting youth programs are welcome to attend.

If you will be attending the annual church auction this year and need childcare please read this announcement!
This year we will be doing childcare differently. Instead of using the teeny tiny room at the UCC, we will hosting the children here in Fessenden Hall for games, movies, crafts and fun! Pizza and snacks will be provided.
Because childcare is off site this year, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! There will be no exceptions. Children need to be registered for childcare not later than Friday Nov 25th. To Reserve a spot for your child, email Colleen at 
Many more details coming soon!  

Teacher Teams for Sunday, November 6, 2016

9:45 AM
Nursery:  Michelle Bores (Staff) and Sandy Bowers
Pre-K-Kindergarten:    Laura McCrystal, Elisabeth Swango and Rebekah Swango
Grades 1-2:    Patty MIller and Valerie Henry
Grades 3-5:    Trudy Diehl and Iris Mack

11:30 AM
Nursery:  Michelle Bores (Staff), Vivian Hogan and Natasha Swango
Middle School:    Liz Wagoner and Dan Flippo (Meets in the Annex)
High School:    Mary Ann Kasper

Income Generation

Froggie Fundraiser
Sunday, November 6, I will be selling my "Frogs in Bloom" Collection blank note cards and small matted photos as a fundraiser for the Capital Campaign.  This fundraiser has been inspired by Kathy Kerns’ “Capital Campaign Challenge of an extra $100 in gratitude for anyone hosting their own fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds go to the Capital Campaign.  
All items will be at offered at reduced prices.  Please stop by my table in Fessenden Hall after both services on November 6.
Paulette Thurman



Our UUCK Thanks-4-Giving Service Auction is now only one month away!  Join us on December 3 at 6:00 P.M. at the United Church of Christ in Kent for delicious food prepared by Bill and Elaine Bowen, a silent auction offering a multitude of items for sale, and the ever-popular live auction emceed by our own comedienne-extraordinare Jen May!  It's a great night of food, fun, and friends which funds almost 10 % of our annual UUCK operating budget.

Please, please donate--goods, certificates, services--as generously as possible to help us make the Auction a great success!  Donation forms and $20.00 tickets to attend the event are now available at the Auction table during coffee hour--remember that donation forms must be submitted by November 20 to be included in the printed program.  Also, if it is not possible for you to bring your donations in on the Sunday before the Auction or on Friday, December 2, from noon to 8:00 P.M., please make special storage arrangements with Lois Weir or Jen May.

Don't forget to contribute and to come to one of UUCK's "hottest" events of the year!

Questions?  Contact Sandy Eaglen at or 330-472-0104. 


Community Within

Plant-Based Potluck – You Are Invited!
The next plant-based potluck is scheduled for this Friday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Fessenden Hall. We hope you'll be able to join us! Please bring a plant-based (vegan) dish to share. If you need recipe ideas, the following websites might be helpful: 
In addition to sharing a meal, we hope to watch a few short introductory videos about plant-based eating.
Future potluck dates are as follows (all Fridays at 6:30 p.m.):
         December 9
         January 6
         February 3
         March 3

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact one of us.
Hope to see you Friday,
Rhonda Richardson (
Trish McLoughlin (

Bringing GA Home this Sunday, November 6 at 1 PM in the Sanctuary. 
The UU Church of Kent was represented by more than 15 participants at General Assembly this year.  These participants would like to share their GA experience with you on Sunday, Nov. 6 following the second service.

Parking Notice for Election Day Dinner Attendees
Our neighbors, Franklin Township Trustees and Family & Community Services have events planned for Tuesday evening November 8.  Please help us be good neighbors – if you are attending the Election Day Dinner and Watch Party, please park only in the gravel lot behind the church or in a space on the street.  Thank you.

Youth help needed on Election Night
We are seeking youth who are interested in helping with the Election Night Dinner on Nov 8. There are 2 seatings: 6:30 pm an 7:30 pm.  We could use help with seating, clearing and refreshing each eating place, etc.  Please contact Lily Rappaport at or Jane Krimmer at

The Patricia Pownall UU Book Group will be meeting on Thursday, November 10 at 7 pm in Founder’s Lounge at church.  Please bring a small snack to share and your own drink. This month we are reading Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family—which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother—he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years. Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.  If you have any questions you may contact Bonnie Harper at  All are welcome.

Hogwarts Yule Ball
Nov 11 at the United Church of Christ
Pasta Dinner and Magical Festivities for the whole family. 
Tickets $15 each, $10 for children 12 and under (sales and raffles will benefit the Capital Campaign!). 
Tickets available during social hour or email   Come join us for a night of great fun!

Thanksgiving Dinner will once again be served at the Church!
Thursday, November 24, in Fessenden Hall  

(Dinner Time TBA -- keep watch in the e-nUUs and Sunday Thread.)
Once again, our hosts will be Lori and Jo Fatchet-McGee!
All who attend are asked to bring a favorite Thanksgiving dinner side dish or dessert to share – please sign-up and let us know how many of you there are and if you are vegan or vegetarian.  A variety of alcohol-free drinks will be provided.  If you plan to come, consider bringing your favorite game to share if you’d also like to enjoy time relaxing with others after the meal.  In order to prepare, please let us know if you are coming.  There will be no charge for anyone; however, we will take a free will offering to help cover the cost of a few supplies and beverages. 
A sign-up sheet has been posted in Fessenden Hall.  Alternatively, you can email your reply to the church office.  At least 2 volunteers are needed to help set-up and several to help clean-up -- remember, many hands make light work!  If you do reply via email, please let us know whether you are free to help with set up or clean up. Thank you.

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections
Kent Interfaith Post-Election Forum
Be a part of the change you want to see after this election. The Kent Interfaith Alliance For Justice and Reconciliation (of which the UUCK is a sponsoring organization) presents a non-partisan community forum & discussion "Moving Forward Together: Building Community after the 2016 Election" featuring Republican AND Democratic speakers State Representative Kathleen Clyde and State Senator John Eklund on Friday, November 11th 7:00-8:30 PM at the Kent United Church of Christ, 1400 East Main St., Kent.  Share with all your friends of BOTH parties.

Race Forward Akron: 
Building Community and Taking Action for Racial Justice

Saturday, November 19, 9 am – 3:30 pm.
UU Church of Akron
3300 Morewood Rd
Fairlawn, OH  44333 (across from Summit Mall)
$15 donation or pay what you can
Pre-Registration is requested
This all day conference will include workshops on Recognizing Racism, Understanding and Transforming White Culture, Racism in the Digital Age and How to Talk About Racism with Family, Friends and Co-Workers. Race Forward Akron is a collaboration of The Racial Justice Task Force,  Showing Up for Racial Justice Northeast Ohio, Akron Initiative for Racial Equality and the Akron Organizing Collaborative.
For more information, to read about the speakers and register visit

Upcoming Programs and Events

The Pledge - Wednesday, November 16   
                   Additional information coming soon!

Parents of Young Children - Friday, November 18

Robert Fildes Memorial

Recognition of a live well lived
November 19, 2016   1:00 PM
UU Church of Kent
If you have a story you’d like to share at the memorial, please contact Janet at
Also, we are in need of volunteer bakers to provide cookies, brownies, and/or sweet breads for the memorial reception.  If you are willing to provide treats, please contact MaryBeth at 330.673.4247 or

A Look Back at the Last Few Weeks
Click on the date below to re-visit a previous e-nUUs.

October 19

  • Parent Meeting for District Youth Cons -- Oct. 23
  • A Conversation With Moses, Jesus and Muhammad -- Oct. 22
  • Opportunities for Exploration and Enrichment in the Year Ahead
  • Trades of Hope Jewelry Fundraiser -- Oct. 23 - 31
  • Capital Campaign Challenge
  • Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War -- Oct. 25
  • Election Day Dinner Tickets on Sale
  • Parents of Young UU's  -- Oct. 21
  • Halloween Party and Haunted House -- Oct. 29  
  • Directory Photos -- Oct. 30


October 26

  • Youth Group Organization Meeting -- Nov. 13
  • Spiritual Cinema -- Nov. 5
  • Robert Fildes Memorial -- Nov. 19
  • Service Auction -- Dec. 3
  • Election Day Dinner -- Nov. 8
  • Service Auction Donations FAQ
  • Attention All Church Committees
  • Pat Pownall UU Book Group -- Nov. 10
  • Hogwarts Yule Ball -- Nov. 11
  • Art Donations for Service Auction
  • Prisons for Profit Movie and Discussion
  • UU Justice Assembly -- Nov. 12

Unitarian Universalist
Church of Kent

228 Gougler Avenue
Kent, Ohio 44240

Phone: 330.673.4247
Our Mission:
To inspire love, to seek justice, and to grow in community.
New to the Church?
Join us for ...
Second Sunday "Meet & Greet"
November 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Founders Lounge
Sunday Service:
9:45 and 11:30 AM
 Nursery Care is offered during both services.
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