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- Posted on Dec 14 2014, Pastor: Dr. Dave Palmer

The United Methodist Church of Kent is a multi-age and diverse congregation located in Kent, Ohio. We welcome all persons, for God’s love extends to everyone!

Choose a Sunday worship service that’s right for you and join us!

Church Services

8:30am Traditional Service

This early service takes place in the chapel, a unique, round building in the forward part of our facility. Worship typically lasts 45 minutes and is similar to the 10:30 service, except that it does not include a children's sermon or choir.
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9:30am Contemporary Service

This service is a casual, relaxed contemporary service and is held in our gymnasium. With relevant messages from our Pastor and music led by our Worship Band, this service is exciting, engaging and educational! Come join us for worship from the heart. Children are welcome.
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10:30am Traditional Service

This service takes place in our Sanctuary, which seats 500. The hour-long service includes a children's sermon moment, after which children through the sixth grade can depart for Sunday School classes. Multiple choirs share in worship that is a blend of traditional and contemporary styles.
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Latest Church News and Updates!

NEW Youth Scholarship Opportunity!
The Janus Circle would like to announce their new Janus Scholarship for high school seniors. This scholarship is designed to recognize students who have been particularly active in church life.

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Christmas Eve Services - 7pm & 9pm
These 2 services are essentially identical, except that we have a children's time and the children's choir at the 7pm service and the Sanctuary Choir at the 9pm service. The Christmas Prelude, starting at 8:30pm, features a variety of soloists and ensembles. Child care is provided at the 7pm service only.
Youth Collecting Mittens & Hats
The youth are again collecting mittens and hats to be distributed throughout Portage County. The "Mitten Tree" is located on the second floor of the Education Wing. And don't forget about adult sizes as well!
New Spirit Christmas Musical
At the 8:30 and 10:30 worship hours (both hours in the sanctuary), the New Spirit singers and band will proclaim the Christmas message through the cantata, “Images of Adoration,” by Pepper Choplin. Plan also to come at least ten minutes early, as our Chancel Ringers will present an extended prelude of Christmas carols on handbells. ZAMARingers will also play for the offertory.
Youth Play - "The Angel Swing"
On December 21st, at the 9:30 worship hour, our youth will present a delightful Christmas drama entitled, “The Angel Swing.” This 40-minute play, which includes the singing of Christmas carols, features a cast of fourteen of our middle school and senior high youth and will comprise most of the worship service. Please come out and support our youth and have fun in the process!
Preschool Director Position Opening
Judy Dobbins, who has provided outstanding leadership for decades as the director of our Tree City Preschool, has announced that she will be retiring at the end of this school year. We are beginning to take applications for the position, which includes both the director position and the position of lead teacher for the four year old class. Job descriptions are available in the church office. Resumes can be submitted to davepalmer@kentmethodist.org. For more information, contact Dr. Palmer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Should I Wear?

    Dress comfortably. Some people dress up, some wear jeans, and in summertime some wear shorts and sandals! But most wear dressy casual and comfortable clothes on Sunday mornings. Don't worry about what you wear ...God loves us all.
  • When Should I Arrive?

    Worship Services begin at 8:30 in the Chapel, 9:30 in the gym, and 10:30 in the Sanctuary. You'll probably want to arrive about 15 minutes early the first time you visit and locate our visitor information in the atrium, as well as locate the Sunday School rooms.
  • Where Do I Go Once I Arrive?

    If you are attending the 10:30 Worship Service, once you arrive, you will want to enter the building using any of the doors closest to the Sanctuary. You will find doors in the front, on the west end (under the portico), and in the rear which will bring you into the atrium. From there you will go right to the Sanctuary doors.

    If you are attending the 9:30 Contemporary Service, you will want to park in the rear of the building and enter through Pierson Hall and proceed across the hallway to the gym. You can also enter the atrium doors, turn to your left, proceed down the stairs and then turn right into the gym.

    If you will be attending our 8:30 worship service in the chapel, you will want to park on the west side of the facility nearest the round chapel.
  • What About My Children?

    We offer a nursery for infants, and childcare for all ages for both the 9:30 Contemporary Service and the 10:30 service. The nursery and toddlers rooms are located in the Education wing on the lower level. Sunday school for children ages K - 6 is held in the Education wing immediately following the children's moment at the 10:30 service.
  • Is The Church Wheelchair Accessible?

    Yes! Our sanctuary, chapel and gym are all wheelchair accessible. There is also handicapped parking available near all entrances and there are pew spaces available in the sanctuary for wheelchairs. There are also wheelchair accessible restrooms. Should you need them, wireless hearing assist devices are available for use in the sanctuary.
  • Do You Offer Any Special Services?

    Special worship services during the year include the Christmas Eve Candlelight services at 7:00pm and 9:00pm, an Ash Wednesday service of ashes at 7:30pm, Maunday Thursday service at 7:30pm, and NEW for 2015 is a Good Friday contemporary service located in the gym at 7:30pm. Child care is offered at all of these services except for the 9:00pm Christmas Eve service.
  • Do You Offer Transportation Assistance?

    Our Transportation Ministry serves local residents providing transportation to and from our 10:30am Sunday Worship Service. Our bus is fully handicapped accessible and is air conditioned. For more information, contact our church office at 330-673-5879, ext. 10. To arrange for a ride, call 330-673-5879, ext. 24.

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