How We Do Anything is How We Do Everything - October 30, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Commissioned Lay Minister Lori Fatchet-McGee

I’ve heard this phrase multiple times in the last year, it seems all of a sudden.  This morning we will consider what we can learn about ourselves from the way we say goodbye.


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

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Letting the Light In: Transforming Your Pain into Power - October 23, 2016

Led by Intern Minister Dave Clements and Worship Associate Lisa Thiel

How do you create the most powerfully fulfilling life? Go where the pain is and come through on the other side.  Our experiences in life and our movement through them allow us to grow and evolve. Our pain can be a great informant of what we want to be aware of moving forward, so we want to give it voice and listen and learn how to transform our pain into power.

Sunday Ser…

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Choosing Healing, Healing Choices - October 16, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Debra-Lynn Hook

What makes it possible for us to choose healing?  How can we embrace healing choices, even and especially when a healing choice isn’t our first choice?  This morning we will celebrate the way the spirit of life can be our guide in matters of healing and wholeness.


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

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November Spiritual Cinema - Contact - 11/5 @ 7 PM

This year the middle school youth group will be studying “Popcorn Theology” and we are going to use our monthly Spiritual Cinema as an opportunity to watch some of the movies in their entirety. Our movie nights have always been open to people of all ages but we strongly encourage youth to attend with their parents.

For our next Spiritual Cinema on Friday, November 5 at 7:00 PM, we will watch the motion picture, “Contact” (1997) which was w…

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They Create One Another - October 9, 2016

Led by Rev. Don Southworth and Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer

The mission of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association is to nurture excellence in ministry.  What are the factors that enable and create excellent ministry?  Your congregation knows more than you probably realize but in this time of transition it may be good to be reminded.

The Rev. Don Southworth is the founding Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Ministe…

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Homecoming - October 2, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

In celebration of our 150th anniversary, we have invited former members and friends and young adults who grew up in the church to join us in a homecoming celebration.  Between services, we will have a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the progress we have made in working toward our new fellowship hall.  After the second service, everyone is warmly welcome to join in a p…

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October 2016 Chalice Flame Newsletter

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October Spiritual Cinema - Bruce Almighty - 10/14 @ 7 PM

Please join us for Spiritual Cinema on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 PM. We will watch the motion picture, “Bruce Almighty” (2003). The movie is 102 minutes, rated PG-13, and will be followed by a short discussion of some of the topics raised by the movie. Dan Flippo has volunteered to screen the movie in his home and has room for at least 20 people. Please click his address for a map or directions: 2650 Easthaven Drive, Hudson, OH 44236. Please RSV…

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What Are You Wondering? - September 25, 2016

Led by Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer and Worship Associate Becky Cline

Come join together and reflect on the value and power of questions and share with me some questions you have about Unitarian Universalism, this congregation, our shared ministry, interfaith relationships, spiritual growth and development, faith formation, religious education or anything else that seems relevant.

Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AM.  Nurser…

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Opportunities for Exploration and Enrichment in the Year Ahead - 2016/2017


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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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