Mission Priorities

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Our Mission Priorities

Kent UCC has 5 Mission Priorities that guide our congregational life:

Community Outreach and Care
Caring for Our Congregation
Providing Extravagant Welcome
Faith Formation and Spiritual Growth
Social Justice and Global Engagement

Our Core Values

Our Core Values undergird our mission priorities. We adhere to the following core values as we endeavor:

To be a community where our lives, hopes, and sorrows may be shared in trust

To seek and build upon the love of God alive within each of us, and all people

To practice forgiveness, provide encouragement, and accept support

To join together in exploration of our meaning and purpose as children of God 

To welcome all people to join us in an open and affirming and accessible to all community of faith

To celebrate and preserve the beauty of nature and all that is God’s creation

To respond to God with the offering of ourselves and our resources to promote God’s justice, mercy, and peace in our world

Mission Partners

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. —Matthew 25:35–36

Family and Community Services
County Clothing Center

Kent Social Services
Miller Community House
Safer Futures
Habitat for Humanity
Hartville Migrant Ministry
Haven of Portage County
Kent Environmental Council
Kent Interfaith Alliance for Racial Reconciliation and Justice
NAACP of Portage County
Our Church’s Wider Mission

UCC’s Wider Mission: