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Fall semester at Kent State University begins on August 29, and parking passes are going fast! Click below to read the rules for parking and fill out an online reservation form. Once the form is filled out, just come into the office the first day you park to pay and pick up your pass. It's just that easy! Send us an email or Facebook message with any questions, and be sure to share this post if you have any friends or family looking for an inexpensive place to park. #KentState
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Happy Father's Day! #FathersDay2016
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United Methodists have often taken the lead on issues of social justice, and in our own Social Principles there are many points that call Methodists to act politically when a cause is just. The article below details some of the current efforts of the United Methodist community to keep legal guns secure and get illegal guns off the streets. It also links to a resolution that will be voted on this May at the General Council. Please pray on this issue and for the church leaders and politicians who are trying to improve the epidemic of gun violence in this country. Visit "What We Believe" on UMC.org for more details on the official positions of the United Methodist Church. #UMC

http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/united-methodist-church-works-to-end-gun-violence
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This Sunday, Dr. Palmer continues his new series Christ versus the Powers of Evil with the #sermon "Christ against the Demons." What is the message of the many gospel stories in which Jesus casts out demons? Are there demons in our own lives, or in the world at large, from which we need deliverance today? The New Testament brings a powerful message about how Christ will free us from the demonic powers of our time. Join us at 8:30, 9:30, or 10:30. The 9:30 and 10:30 services will feature a special performance by the Children's Choir. #ChristVsEvil
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Visit Dr. Palmer's Notes from the Pastor blog today for his latest update! In his epilogue to Sunday's #sermon "The Dark Side in Today's World," he examines the idea of evil and what can be done about it.

http://www.kentmethodist.org/the-dark-side-in-todays-world/
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This week, Dr. Palmer begins a new #sermon series entitled Christ versus the Powers of Evil. We are seeing evil powers raging in our globe today, and we may confront various evils in our own lives. How does Christ answer evil? Is there hope? How can we be part of the answer? We will discuss these questions in detail in this 5-part series. This Sunday, in "The Dark Side in Today’s World," Dr. Palmer will discuss the struggle against darkness and evil in today's world. Join us at 8:30, 9:30 or 10:30! #ChristVsEvil
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Dr. Palmer's Note from the Pastor for truth 10: What Is Your Destiny? is now available. Is there really something beyond this life? Can we believe in eternity? And if we believe in eternal life, what difference does that make for life right now? These questions are decisively answered on Easter. #10TruthsSermons

http://www.kentmethodist.org/what-is-your-destiny/
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This Sunday for Easter, Dr. Palmer will deliver the final truth in his Ten Truths that Change Life series. Truth 10 is "What Is Your Destiny?" Is there really something beyond this life? Can we believe in eternity? And if we believe in eternal life, what difference does that make for life right now? These questions are decisively answered on Easter. Join us for this inspiring message and special music and the Paschal Breakfast. It's all happening this Sunday at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30! #UMCKent
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Welcome to the home stretch of our Windows Wednesday series! Today is the first of our final three posts and will cover the South Façade Window in the Sanctuary. This massive piece incorporates images and symbols that span the entire Bible and extend the story of Christianity from the Book of Genesis to the founding of Methodism. I want to mention once again how grateful we are to Willet Hauser Architectural Glass, and especially their archivist Amy DiGregorio, for providing the images of the artists' designs and some of the documents created during the design process. This window especially would have been incredibly challenging to view without the design, as the balcony interferes with viewing the entire window at once in the Sanctuary. Throughout the entire window, a ribbon of white glass shows the connection of each story to the present day and our congregation.
This eastern portion of the window is on the left as you face the window from inside the church. At the bottom, it begins with imagery from the Noah story in the Book of Genesis. We see images of water and a rainbow. Next up from the bottom is the the story of Abraham and Isaac, as Abraham prepares to sacrifice his son to prove his obedience to God. Above them, we see Moses with two tablets containing the Ten Commandments held aloft. Continuing, we see David playing his harp, and Solomon consulting a scroll. Nearing the top, images of Isaiah and Amos, representing the prophetic books of the Bible. In the top corner, we see John the Baptist. His annunciation of the coming of Jesus ends the Old Testament period, ushering in a new age with a new Covenant.
Next week, we will examine the peak of the window, which is full of Christian symbolism representing the life and works of Jesus. The week after that, in our final post, we will look at the Western side of this window, which, beginning with the Disciples, shows images of people who helped spread the Gospel and grow our denomination. After the completion of this series, a page on our website will be developed to help visitors examine this façade window in greater detail. Stay tuned for more information on this. ‪#‎UMCKentWindows‬ ‪#‎UMCKent‬
"For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope." Romans 15:4
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This Sunday is Youth Sunday, when we celebrate the talented teens in our congregation with a service they have prepared. They are presenting dramatic presentations, singing, bell ringing, and a message by senior Kylee Thompson. Join us at 8:30 or 10:30 in the Sanctuary! #UMCKent
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