What’s in Your Head? – June 28, 2015

human_brain_picture_165499Led 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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Our ‘Freedom to Marry Celebration’ is On! – July 3, 2015




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Documents Needed to Apply for a Marriage License in Ohio:

  • ID Requirement:  Government issued ID such as drivers license, visa, passport, state ID. You need to know your social security numbers.
  • Residency Requirement: Do not have to be a resident of Ohio. You must apply in the county in which you want to get married.
  • If previously married: Bring certified copy of divorce decree or a copy of deceased spouse’s death certificate.
  • Application Requirement: Both parties to a marriage should appear in person to obtain the license.
  •  Waiting Period: No waiting period.
  •  Blood Tests: No tests.
  •  Under 21: If you are 18 to 21 years of age, you will need to show your birth certificate.

Finish Reading: Our ‘Freedom to Marry Celebration’ is On! – July 3, 2015

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Unitarian Universalism; Building A New Way – June 21, 2015

UU faithLed by Kevin Lowry and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

As we witness a shift from mainstream church to a re-imagined sense of community and gathering, Unitarian Universalist are working in various emerging ministries to offer a generation of seekers and explores an inclusive liberal religious community that is spiritually diverse, radically inclusive and Justice centered. Our tradition is uniquely suited to meet people where they are on the life’s journey and work to build a community that loves the hell out of the world.

Kevin Lowry is a Commissioned Lay Leader candidate and Youth and College Community Coordinator at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County in Wooster OH. He serves as the Campus Community Mentor for the UU Campus Community at the College of Wooster. Kevin is is a Fahs Fellow with the Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, where he is exploring how Unitarian Universalist can best serve emerging adults as they set out on their journey of adulthood.

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Time to Play! – June 14, 2015 9:45 AM Only

Church in the Park


Led by Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Director of Relgious Education Karen Lapidus, and Worship Associate Justin Czekaj

One service only at 9:45 am at Plum Creek Park, weather permitting*

Once each year our whole church gathers together for one joyful, multigenerational service.  Please join us at Plum Creek Park for a service celebrating the holiness of playtime.  We will gather in Pavillion #2 for one service only at 9:45 am.  Please bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on and any sunscreen or insect repellent you may need.  Then plan to stay afterwards for our all church picnic.  Please bring your own place settings, beverages, and a dish to share along with any games you would like to invite others to play.  For directions to Plum Creek Park, visit www.tinyurl.com/plumcreekpark


*In the event of rain, please check our church FaceBook page, our phone message and/or your email to find out if we have moved our service back to the church.


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The Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality & Portage County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division

Judge Robert Berger of the Portage County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division has issued an Order in preparation for the upcoming Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.  Although the copy of the Order shown below is not signed by Judge Berger, it is in effect.  At Judge Berger’s request, we are sharing this information to help inform as many people as possible on the process of applying for a marriage license and the ability to be married at the Portage County Courthouse immediately following a favorable decision on marriage equality.

It has come to our attention that if either of the partners hoping to get married are previously divorced, they will need to take a notarized copy of their divorce decree when applying for a marriage license.


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Finish Reading: The Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality & Portage County Court of Common Pleas Probate Division

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This is the Church of the Loving Heart – June 7, 2015

brightness-of-loving-heartLed by Director of Religious Education Karen Lapidus, the Religious Education Committee, the Students, and their Teachers

This Sunday is Religious Education Sunday when the children and their teachers will be sharing insights and learnings from their classroom experiences.  There will be special music and our graduating High School Seniors will be honored, as well.

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