Great Expectations

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

How often do our expectations of ourselves, our lives, and one another and society’s expectations of us get in the way of living more fully and authentically?  As a community that is held together by covenant rather than creed, what can and should we honestly expect of each other?  The service will explore various aspects of the month’s Soul Matters theme of Expectation.  Followin…

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Coming Home

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman

Starhawk says: “We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been.”  If Unitarian Universalism is to truly be a spiritual home, we need to both give and receive radical hospitality, offering to one another what we need to become more fully human and creating a place we have never been.  During this service we will commission and bless our Religious Education …

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e-nUUs - September 12, 2019

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From Rev. StevenSunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMComing Home – Sunday, September 15Great Expectations – Sunday, September 22A Sacred Yes – Sunday, September 29Adult Religious Exploration: Living by Heart – September 18News and Important Dates from RE Our Chil…

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The Water Remembers

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele

What is it the water remembers?  What does water invite us to remember?  As we return from our summer adventures bringing water and stories to share, this festive all ages service of water communion and ingathering invites us to bring our lives, our struggles, our hopes and our dreams to this community and join our lives t…

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e-nUUs - September 5, 2019

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From Rev. StevenSunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMThe Water Remembers – Sunday, September 8 Ingathering Sunday with water communion!Coming Home – Sunday, September 15Great Expectations – Sunday, September 22A Sacred Yes – Sunday, September 29Cuyahoga River Co…

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Poems of the Heart

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Led by Lori McGee and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Based on
the spiritual practice taught in “Living by Heart,” a course that I
will offer this church year, this service explores how poetry can be a doorway
into prayer.  Unitarian Universalists don’t typically have memorized
prayers as many other religions do.  When I came to UUism, I missed this
practice.  “Living by Heart” offers a way to us…

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e-nUUs - August 28, 2019

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From Rev. Steven and the BoardSummer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1Sunday services return to two services on Sept. 8 — 9:45 and 11:30 AMPoems of the Heart – Sunday, September 1The Water Remembers – Sunday, September 8 Ingathering Sunday with water com…

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Let America Be America Again

Image by Adam Clay from Pixabay

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Camille
Pavlicek-Fauser

Four hundred years after the first ships carrying slaves arrived in the American colonies, we will reflect on America’s long history of white supremacy culture, honor the contributions of African-Americans to our culture, and seek to find inspiration for our continued work of racial justice.

During this s…

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e-nUUs - August 21, 2019

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From Rev. Steven and the BoardSummer Sundays — one service at 10 AM through September 1Let America be America Again – Sunday, August 25From the Church Library – References from August 18 serviceSummer Chalice Group – August 21News and Important Dates from RE Calling All T…

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The Road Trip as Spiritual Practice: A Choose Your Own Adventure

Sunday, August 18, 2019 — one service at 10 AM

Led by Kathy Walker and Saul Flanner

You have traveled to the UUCK in search of a new adventure. A
mysterious invitation to take a road trip awaits you. Will you strike out on
your own or bring along your family? How will you prepare for your journey?
What will you learn about spiritual practice and family rituals along the way?
Could there be other wonders to discover? You decide what ha…

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Visitors

Welcome visitors! We hope that you will find a spiritual home here and that you will be enriched in the liberal religious practice and heritage of Unitarian Universalism. The members of this church take pride in the fact that we embrace people of all races, ethnicities, ages, creeds, sexual orientations, and abilities. Unitarian Universalism is a religion that celebrates diversity of belief and is guided by seven principles and many sources of wisdom. Our congregation is where we come together in religious community to discern our values and live lives in alignment with them. Ours is a living tradition and we put our faith into action through social justice work in our communities and the wider world. In addition, we are a “Welcoming Congregation” which means we have taken part in a special program, designed by the UUA, for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender people. The congregation is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Newcomers are always welcome to visit our congregation. There is no formal conversion process, so becoming a Unitarian Universalist is simply a matter of self-identification. Membership is voluntary and does not require renouncing other religious affiliations or practices.

We invite you to explore our website, visit our congregation, and discover Unitarian Universalism!

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

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