The Doors of Our Lives – February 18, 2018

Led by Gail Woosley and Worship Associate Eric van Baars

We will explore the decisions we make on a daily basis and those doors we choose to go through or avoid, both real and metaphorical.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with nursery care available during both services.

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Friendship as a World View – February 11, 2018

Led by Jafar Mahallati and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

Dr. Jafar Mahallati is currently a Presidential Scholar in Islamic Studies at Oberlin College.  He studied in Iran, the US, and Canada and holds degrees in fields as varied as Islamic theology, civil engineering, and political economy.  He has worked at the UN in the area of conflict resolution. As Iranian ambassador to the UN from 1987-89, he helped broker peace to end the Iran-Iraq war.  His multidisciplinary and multicultural peace-building experience has increased his interest in the importance of friendship among both individuals and cultures.  His students laud his superb storytelling talents that make every topic come alive.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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Empowered Gratitude – January 28, 2018

Led by Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Research indicates that possessing a meaningful sense of gratitude enhances our well-being. One effective way to cultivate gratitude is to express gratitude in words and deeds. Learn the story of an individual whose life was transformed by the practice of gratitude and consider how this practice can be applied to enhance your life.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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Intentions not Resolutions – January 21, 2018

Led by Lisa Thiel and Worship Associate Jeff Marsh

Intentions are a Buddhist practice that is more like reminders of what is ‘right’ rather than the western tradition of ‘resolving’ to change ourselves and focusing on what is wrong

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What Do You Resolve? – December 31, 2017 10:30 AM

One service only at 10:30 AM led by Cal Frye and Worship Associate Carolyn Schelemmer

Resolve, verb. To decide to follow a course of action; to solve; to separate a thing into constituent parts; to reduce to more elementary form; to release a thing from its bonds; to put an end to, finish, settle, cancel, nullify; to transform discord into concord. (from the Oxford English Dictionary)

 

Nursery care will be available during this service.

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Christmas Eve Services

We have lovely services planned for Christmas Eve. Enjoy stories, carols, fabulous music and candlelight all in honor of the babe born in Bethlehem and the unconditional love toward all lives that he taught.

10:30 AM  A morning service led by Lori Fatchet-McGee with Nursery care will be available during the service. Podcast is from this service.

4:30 PM   A service created especially with young families in mind, led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and our Religious Education Coordinator Colleen Thoele.   (Nursery care is not available during this service.)

6:30 PM  A family-friendly service led by Rev. Renee Ruchotzke with Worship Associate Elaine Bowen   (Nursery care is not available during this service.)

8:30 PM   An adult oriented service led by Rev. Renee Ruchotzke with Worship Associate Elaine Bowen  (Nursery care is not available during this service.)

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All Aboard the Polar Express – December 17, 2017

Led by Director of Religious Education Lily Rappaport and Religious Education Coordinator Colleen Thoele

All Aboard the Polar Express! All ages are invited to our annual holiday service to hear the timeless classic, “The Polar Express” about a young skeptic who embarks on a magical journey to the North Pole and learns about friendship, bravery and the spirit of Christmas.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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The Way of Compassion: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers – December 10, 2017

Led by Rev. Tim Temersen, from the UU Church of Akron, with Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

Although residing at the center of very different religious traditions, Jesus of Nazareth and Siddhartha Gautama shared a deep commitment to compassion and peace. Today we will draw on the their teachings to explore the meaning of compassion and the close connection between cultivating compassion in one’s own life and living with compassion in the world.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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Embracing Hope – December 3, 2017

Led by the Worship Arts Team

This service will offer different perspectives on how we can find hope in difficult times.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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The World We’re Working For — November 26, 2017

Led by Drew Frantz and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Take a break from negative news and views about how the world is today, and allow yourself the gift of envisioning the world we want to create—in ourselves, our community, and society at large.

Guest speaker Andrew Frantz, Ministerial Intern at the UU Fellowship of Wayne County in Wooster, leads the service.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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We Gather Together – November 19, 2017

Led by the Worship Arts Team and Worship Associate Carolyn Schlemmer

Children, youth, and adults are invited to celebrate together at this multigenerational service.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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Van Gogh Café – November 12, 2017

Led by Rev. Keith Kron with Worship Association Lori Fatchet-McGee, along with Rev. Rod Thompson

Miracles are always in the making at the Van Gogh Cafe in Flowers, Kansas: the small restaurant, housed in a renovated theater, has “magic enough to last forever in its walls.” Readers will share the wonder of 10-year-old Clara and her father Marc, the cafe’s owner, as they witness a series of serendipitous occurrences involving stranded sea gulls, aged film stars, magic muffins, lost pets and mysterious travelers. As effective as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s charms at curing all manner of ills, the enchanted cafe instills faith and good will in its patrons.

 

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM with Nursery care available during both services.

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