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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." 

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.

Post Election Service and Discussion
- Tonight at 7 PM
We need one another now and we process our reactions to this election.  We will gather at 7:00 pm tonight in the sanctuary for a service and discussion.  Nursery care will be provided for the littlest ones.  Children are welcome to join us in the sanctuary.  We will begin the service all together with music and comforting words.  Before we begin inviting people to share their feelings, we will invite the children to join DRE Lily Rappaport and other RE volunteers for a discussion of their own, along with reminders about the ways we will work together to keep everyone safe and keep answering the call of love.  
Below you will find a letter Lily prepared for families with resources about how to talk with children about the outcome of this election.  Rev. Christie, Intern Minister Dave, Hal Walker and I look forward to welcoming you tonight.  
Rev. Melissa


November 13, 2016   What Now?
Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer with Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj
The election is over.  What now?  No matter who wins, we have important work before us as a people, most especially the work of restoring civility to public life.  Come reflect together on the stories we need now and the spiritual practices that can sustain us in our work together.

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
Dear Families and Friends,
Some of us may be experiencing strong emotions in the wake of yesterday's presidential election. As we move ahead together, we must come together in love and do what we need to do to take care of ourselves and of those who need us.
There will be a post election gathering tonight at 7 pm in the Sanctuary. This will be a space for us to share our feelings and reflect together on what we need to do now. Older children who need this opportunity will begin with us in the Sanctuary and then join DRE Lilly Rappaport and RE volunteers for their own time together. Childcare will be available.
Many are asking this morning, "What do I tell my children?" The following article may be a helpful resource for you to use in having discussions with children.
Lily Rappaport
Director of Religious Education

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 be 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 13, 2016

9:45 AM
Nursery:  Michelle Bores (Staff) and Sandy Bowers
Pre-K-Kindergarten:  Mary Leeson, Allison Norris, Elisabeth Swango
Grades 1-2:  Sandy Eaglen, Kim Homsher and Dan Hayes
Grades 3-5:  Sarah Lang and Iris Mack

11:30 AM
Nursery:  Michelle Bores (Staff), Vivian Hogan and Natasha Swango
Middle School:  Liz Bright and Liz Wagoner (Meets in the Annex)
High School:  TBA

Income Generation
Many thanks to those who supported Paulette Thurman's "Froggie Fundraiser" in support of the Capital Campaign.  In total, $610.00 was raised and donated to the Capital Campaign -- and an additional $100 will be donated by Kathy Kerns via her Capital Campaign Challenge!  


Community Within

Second Sunday Meet & Greet on November 13
And Every Second Sunday at 11 o’clock
Each Second Sunday, the Membership Team will host a Meet & Greet for newcomers in the Founders’ Lounge at 11:00.  Please join with members of the Membership Committee and Church Staff for coffee, light refreshments, and informal conversation.  Take the opportunity to make yourself known and to meet some friendly folks who can serve as your first circle of UUCK acquaintances!  We’ll do our best to make you feel welcome and comfortable.  Andrea, Trish, Cheryl, Cheryl, Diane, Shannon, Mary, and Claudia will be on hand to help answer your questions, to alert you to activities and opportunities, to “show you the ropes,” and to help you break into the sometimes daunting “Coffee Hour” experience. 
Please stay for a short visit after First Service, or, come a little early before Second Service.  We look forward to meeting you.  Whether you are “brand new,” “nearly new,” “sort of new”, or just want to meet UUs, plan to stop by the Meet & Greet table in the Founders’ Lounge (same level as sanctuary) at 11 am every Second Sunday of each month.  This is a family friendly event, so kids are welcome.  Nursery care provided.

New to UU Classes in This Sunday!  Curious?  Interested in learning more?  Ready to take the next step?  Our "New to UU" classes cover everything you wanted to know about the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent in particular and Unitarian Universalism in general, but didn’t know where to go or whom 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.  And, if you're curious about membership, we will help to clarify what membership in UUCK entails.
Sunday, November 13 from 9-11 am.   We will gather at the Annex, the yellow house next to the church.  If you have any questions, contact Claudia Miller at:

Many thanks to all who participated in the Election Day Dinner and especially to our volunteers including church youth.  All the pies were donated by members, a big thanks to Jennifer and Don Gregg for donating the chicken and to Elaine and Bill Bowen for another deliciously prepared meal.

With appreciation from the 150th Anniversary Election Day Dinner Committee

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!

The Plant-based Eating Affinity Group held a potluck on November 4.  On the menu were: root vegetable mélange, sweet potato soup, gypsy soup, vegan chili, curried mushrooms and tofu, brown rice, kale and white bean salad, mixed salad, and a delicious dessert of peanut butter oatmeal buckeye bites. In addition to sharing a meal, those in attendance swapped recipes and watched a few short videos about the benefits of plant-based eating. Whether curious or committed, all are welcome to join us for our next potluck on Friday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Fessenden Hall. Your contribution can be as simple as a bowl of fresh fruit or a plate of steamed broccoli. To whet your appetite, we offer this recipe that was a hit at the November 4 gathering:
     (vegan, gluten free, oil free)
      prep time 15 minutes. Serves 4-6
     2 15-oz. cans white beans, rinsed and drained
     10 oz. kale, chopped, stems removed
     6 Tbsp lemon juice, divided
     ¼ tsp sea salt
     1 Tbsp chopped parsley
     3 Tbsp maple syrup, divided
     1/3 cup tahini
     2 cloves garlic minced, divided
     (optional: 2 cups garlic croutons)
     In medium size bowl, mix beans with 1 Tbsp lemon juice, parsley, sea salt.
     In large bowl mix kale with 2 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp maple syrup,
     half of minced garlic. Massage  by hand to break down kale and season
     In small bowl combine tahini with remaining garlic, 2 Tbsp maple syrup,
     3 Tbsp lemon juice. Add 1-2 Tbsp hot water to thin the dressing if desired.
     Combine all ingredients in salad bowl; mix well.
For further information, contact one of the co-conveners of the plant-based eating affinity group: Trish McLouglin (, Rhonda Richardson (
We’re looking forward to sharing a meal with you on December 9.


Thanksgiving Dinner will once again be served at the Church
4:00 PM    Thursday, November 24, in Fessenden Hall  

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.


Outreach and Social Justice
Thanksgiving Baskets Needed for Kent Social Services
Donations needed by November 13

Items most needed:
  1. Turkey gravy (jars, cans, or dry mixes)
  2. Acme Gift Cards - these can be purchased during Social Hour at the grocery card table between services
  3. Frozen Turkeys - please deliver turkeys directly to Kent Social Services at 1066 S. Water Street, Kent.  KSS is open  9 am - 3 pm Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, and Friday or 10 am - 6 pm on Thursday.
Other items needed include:
  • Stuffing mix - any flavor
  • potato mixes - mashed, scalloped, au gratin
  • Cranberry sauces
  • Canned vegetables / canned fruit
  • Canned sweet potatoes / yams
  • Cake mixes and canned frosting
  • Gelatin (Jell-o, Royal, or store brand)
  • Pie Crust Mixes
  • Canned solid packed pumpkin
  • Seasons - salt, pepper, parsley, poultry seasoning, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, etc.
All items (except frozen turkeys and gift cards) can be left in the lower level closet by the elevator by Sunday, Nov. 13.  Thank you!

Holiday Giving
Gift collection for Kent Social Services and Freedom House (Kent's shelter for homeless veterans) starts Nov. 13th. In honor of our 150th anniversary, we have set a goal of collecting at least 150 gifts. Please help us reach our goal. Monetary donations will be collected for Freedom House to purchase Walmart gift cards for the residents. There will be a donation can in Fessenden Hall, or you can write a check to UU Church of Kent with “Freedom House” on the memo line. Deadline for Freedom House donations is Dec. 11th.
Kent Social Services Toy and Gift Collection runs through Dec 4th. There will be a box in Fessenden Hall that will remain out during the week. New, unwrapped toys, books, pajamas, clothes, diapers, wipes, pull-ups, Christmas candy, stocking stuffers, and other gifts will be collected. Although toys for young children are always popular, please don't forget about the older children and teens. Here are suggested items at a variety of prices for older children and teens: Lego sets (boy or girl), bicycles, wristwatches, headphones or earbuds, MP3 players, male bath sets (eg: Axe, Old Spice) female bath sets (eg: Bath & Bodyworks), African American haircare products (eg: Ampro, As I Am, Blue Magic, Kinky Curly, Shea Moisture), gift cards for: Game Stop, The Exchange, I Tunes, Google Play, Five Below (a great place to shop for older kid/teen stocking stuffers!), Kent Plaza Theaters, Books-AMillion, Best Buy, Star Beauty, Sally's Beauty Supply, Amazon, Target, Kohl's, Walmart.

UU, Interfaith, and Community Connections
You are invited to participate.

Wall Of Love
Tonight, November 9 at 5 PM
by the rock on KSU campus.

Visit the Facebook event page:

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.

An invitation:  For all Faith Communities within the Kent area
Two hundred years ago, the residents of Kent, (then Franklin Mills)  united their resources to construct a building to enrich the lives of their community, to worship God, to further His kingdom and to provide for the training and educational needs of the children.
On November 25th of that year, the first worship service was shared.  At that service, a “Plan of Union” was offered for all denominations to work together in an effort allowing each to retain their own beliefs.
That building stood on the corner of what is now Crain Avenue and Lake Street, approximately where Hutch’s Pet Shop now operates. Our hope is you will join us in honoring that collaborative effort, recognizing that there is strength in unity, and celebrating all that we have in common.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2 pm
The intersection of Crain Avenue with North Water Street*  (Crain Avenue will be closed for the duration of our event.)
There will be a short program, group photograph and refreshments.
Let us know your faith community will be represented by calling 330-673-9534  (We want to properly identify each community in the photograph taken that day.)
Host:  Kent United Church of Christ, Rev. Houston Hall, Interim Senior Pastor
Parking is limited so we recommend carpooling when possible. Parking is available at the Kent Board of Education Office at 321 N. Depeyster St., in the upper lot of Wright Heating and Cooling at 418 N. Water St., and parallel spaces on North Water St.
*In the event of inclement weather (Heavy rain at 1 pm and/or below 35 degrees) the event will be held at the Kent United Church of Christ at 1400 East Main Street.

Ohio C.A.N. (Change Addiction Now) has a drop box
on the Annex front porch for anyone wishing to contribute. 

For more information about Ohio C.A.N. pleae visit:
Upcoming Programs and Events

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.

November 2
  • We’re Trying Something New with the e-nUUs!
  • Stories of Spiritual Discovery – Sunday, November 6
  • UU’ve Got Talent concert
  • Coming of Age Program canceled
  • Spiritual Cinema: Contact
  • GLSEN Youth Conference
  • Youth Group Organizational Meeting
  • Important announcement regarding childcare for the Service Auction
  • Teacher Teams – Sunday, November 6
  • Froggie Fundraiser
  • Exciting News!  Service Auction announcement
  • Plant-based Potluck
  • Bringing GA Home
  • Parking Notice for Election Day Dinner
  • Youth Help Needed
  • Patricia Pownall UU Book Group
  • Kent Hogwarts Yule Ball
  • Kent Interfaith Post-Election Forum
  • Race Forward Akron: Building Community and Taking Action for Racial Justice

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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