Not By Bread Alone

Sunday, August 2, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Yehle Bowen

Lammas, also known as Lughnasadh, is a Pagan celebration that marks the first harvest of fruits, grains and vegetables.  As we honor our sixth source of spiritual wisdom, earth-centered traditions which teach us celebrate the sacred circle of life and to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature, we will give thanks for the ea…

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From War to Peace

Hiroshima’s Children’s Peace Memorial Monument

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Led by Swanny Voneida and Worship Associate Camille Pavlicek-Fauser

My family and I left Hawaii when I was 8 1/2 years old, 3 weeks before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  I met Ted Voneida, my husband during the Korean War.  Together, we protested the many unnecessary wars after that.  Our Japanese friends led us to understand the tole of war on th…

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L'Chaim & Shalom: To Life and Peace

Sunday, July 19, 2020

A virtual service led by Elaine Yehle Bowen and Worship Associate Lori McGee.

Exploring a religion you know little about is a bit like putting your toe in the water to test how comfortable it might be. I put my toe into the waters of Judaism last summer and liked what I felt. This is my story of exploration and understanding of Judaism through a curious UU’s lens. 

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John Jewett Memorial

A celebration of life in honor of John Jewett will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 2 PM. Please join John’s family as we honor him during this memorial service that will be held via Zoom.

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Fostering Love, Adopting Compassion

Sunday, July 12, 2020

A virtual service led by Trudy Diehl and Worship Associate Heidi Emhoff Wood

Being licensed foster parents is calling near to the hearts of the Diehl family.  In this service, Trudy Diehl will share how fostering has changed her view on family and the needs of our society to better support families to stay together.  She will also share how fostering Heidi Emhoff Wood has strengthened her family’s c…

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COVID-19 has Changed Church from a Noun to a Verb

Sunday, July 5, 2020

A virtual service led by Nicole Penny and Worship Associate Lori McGee.

The COVID-19 pandemic has my family, a family who considers ourselves to be a “church” family, not going to church or participating in many church groups because we don’t have a physical building to go to. We haven’t turned our backs on church, but we have a hard time participating. Yet, we live our faith and find ways to create justice in our …

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Whose Shoes?

Sunday, June 28, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Christie Anderson and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns.

Thanks to my husband’s intrepid curiosity, we had the rare and extraordinary opportunity to spend time with a man who was walking across America pulling a cart with a sign strapped to it reading “Love Life.” This worship service will highlight the lesson learned about encountering strangers based on whose shoes we’re in.

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Turning of the Wheel

Image by Witchgarden from Pixabay

Sunday, June 21, 2020

A virtual service led by Lori McGee and Worship Associate Christopher Dum

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year and marks the beginning of the summer season.  The wheel of the year is turning once again, bringing a new season of warmth, light, and sun.  We are also experiencing a turning of the wheel in our culture right now.  Life looks so different tha…

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Terrabona Health Project

June 14, 2020

A virtual service led by Jill Winegardner and Worship Associate Andrew Rome

Jill Winegardner, Project Coordinator of the Terrabona Health Project in Nicaragua, leads our worship service on June 14th at 10am, with Andrew Rome as Worship Associate.   Jill tells the story of Nicaragua from days of revolution to days of pandemic through the lens of a small public health project. Project Terrabona supp…

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The Heart of Compassion

Sunday, June 7, 2020

A virtual service led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Rev. William Humphrey with Worship Associate Jen Gibson

At the core of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions is the principle of compassion, which calls us to work to end the suffering of others and to treat others as we wish to be treated.  This service, which brings together the congregations of All Souls UU Church, Bellville, Ohio, and UU Church of…

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Sunday Mornings

Sunday morning service is currently being streamed online at 10 AM via Zoom!

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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.

Example Worship Service: Apple Ceremony 2018. Reverend Steven Protzman at the front of the church, delivering a sermon.

Worship Services

Our services may be led by our minister, a visiting minister, or a lay member or guest of the congregation. 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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Social Hour

Please join us for coffee and other light refreshments downstairs in Fessenden Hall between services (around 10:45 am). We always have an activity such as drawing available for children.  In the summer, social hour will follow our one service (around 11 am).

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