Surrendering to the Way it Is - October 4, 2015

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj

You have surely seen the Yiddish proverb about how we plan and God laughs.  We get it because we know that life so often does not go according to our plans.  When that happens, what might help us surrender to our new, unplanned realities?

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I Think I Can! - September 27, 2015


Led by Kathy Kerns, Marion Yeagler, and Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

In this service we will explore what it means to have faith, and also launch our exciting new capital campaign!

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Seek to Understand - September 20, 2015

Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

I invite each of you today to take a journey, a walk, and join me as together we explore this idea of “Walking in My Shoes”. We will explore three concepts on our walk today, The First, “Seek to Understand” the Second, “Seek to be Understood” and the Third, “Leaving our own Imprint”.

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Come, Yet Again, Come - September 13, 2015

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer, Intern Minister Dave Clements and Interim Director of Religious Education Karen LoBracco

During the summertime, the rhythm of our community reflects the pace of people coming and going. With school in swing again and fall on the horizon, it’s time once again to gather as a whole community and mark the beginning of another church year. Come, gather in with us in a celebration of beloved community and the diff…

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Sacred Song Circle - September 6, 2015

Led by Saunis Parsons and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Join us for a service inspired by the UU Church of Kent Sacred Song Circle.

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You Are Awesome! - August 30, 2015

Led by Justin Czekaj and Rev. Christie Anderson

There are an infinite number of random incidents that brought you here today – not just here to church, but into existence. For starters, approximately 4.5 billion years ago, a rock smashed into our infant planet (a planet, by the way, which is wholly unique in our solar system), creating our moon. This celestial body is essential to our human evolution, helping coax the tetrapods from the sea. O…

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Catholic Social Teaching - August 23, 2015

Led by Mary Stevenson and Worship Associate Andrew Rome

Mary Stevenson, Executive Director of the Community of Oscar A. Romero (COAR), will present COAR’s work as an example of the Catholic tradition of social justice woven from the Gospel calls to help the poor, as well as a practical and compassionate response to crisis and poverty. In 1980, El Salvador entered the world stage through a brutal civil war. On March 24th, 1980, the Catholic Arc…

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The God Test - August 16, 2015

Led by Saul Flanner and Kathy Walker

We all worship something, whether we call it worship or not. But what does it mean to worship? And what exactly do we choose to worship? And if worshiping is a choice, what do our choices say about the kind of people we aspire to be?

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And It Shall Be to All People? - August 9, 2015

Led by Rev. Cal Frye and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

Cal works in the IT department at Oberlin College, but his background is in Geology and Paleontology. He has been a UU for fifteen years, a former member and continuing Friend of this church, and is endorsed as a Humanist Celebrant by the Humanist Society and the American Humanist Association (Humanists don’t use the term, “ordained”). He is a frequent service leader at the Oberlin U…

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Everyday Ethical Dilemmas: Personal Liberty vs. Common Good - August 2, 2015

Led by Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

We regularly encounter situations in our daily lives that illustrate a clash of values between the pursuit of self interest and promotion of the common good.  Real life stories will illustrate how people viewing the same situation subconsciously apply different values, resulting in disputes about appropriate behavior.  Value judgements that seem obvious may be more complex w…

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Worship Services

Join us, Sunday mornings for services at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday morning is the time that we all gather together to be in community as a whole. Along with the Worship Service, we offer a variety of programming for all ages. At least once each month, children are invited into the Sanctuary for an intergenerational service.

Worship Services

Our services may be led by our minister, a visiting minister, or a lay member or guest of the congregation. Service topics are announced in our monthly newsletter, The Chalice Flame. Come dressed as you’re comfortable; you will find people dressed in both business casual and casual clothes. Please see our Children’s Religious Education page regarding how our children participate in services.


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Coffee Hour

Please join us for coffee and other light refreshments downstairs in Fessenden Hall between services. We always have an activity such as drawing available for children.  In July the coffee hour will follow our one service.  In August the coffee hour will begin around 10:30 and in September the coffee hour will begin at about 11:00.

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