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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Generosity - July 26, 2015

Led by Kathy Kerns and Marion Yeagler

This Sunday will consider different perspectives on generosity, and include personal sharings from some members.

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The Next Generation - July 19, 2015

Led by Rev. Renee Ruchotzke and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh

In times of transition there is a tension between holding on to the past and making space for the emerging future.  How might we faithfully engage with that tension?

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Hope is the Thing with Feathers - July 12, 2015

Led by Lori McGee with Nicole Zavodny and Worship Associate Cheryl Spoehr

During periods of trial and tribulation, hope is often what sustains and carries us through to better times.  This service will explore the ways that hope lifts us and keeps us moving forward in our lives.

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Black and Blue - July 5, 2015

Led by Dani Beale and Worship Associate Deb Biggins

Unitarian Universalism’s first principle calls for us to uphold and protect the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and our second principle requires us to seek out justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. Recent events, such as the horrific mass shooting at the Emmanuel AME church in Charleston, SC, and the numerous highly publicized killings of unarmed black people at the…

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What’s in Your Head? - June 28, 2015

Led by Sharon Hogan and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

How does the way your brain is structured give you a sense of spirituality? How does thinking, learning and feeling develop each individual’s unique experience as a spiritual being? How does your brain respond to knowledge, ideas and feelings as you experience, learn and grow. Some surprising ideas from a neurological perspective.

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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.