e-nUUs - November 6, 2019

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Thank you from Rev. StevenSunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMWage Peace – Sunday, November 10Paying Attention – Sunday, November 17For All that is Our Life – Sunday, November 24Cuyahoga River Concerts: House of Hamill – November 15Soulful Home Dinner – November …

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Wage Peace

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Elaine Bowen

Poet Judyth Hill invites us to “Wage peace”, to use our breath and our ears and our hands and our hearts to not only actively work for peace, but to act as if peace is already a reality. As we thank and honor our veterans for their service to our country on this Veteran’s Day, we will reflect on our sixth principle, the goal of world community with…

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Calling All UU Superheros

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Jennifer May

Commissioner Steven has turned on the Chalice Signal: calling all UU Superheroes! In honor of our Treats and Talents auction with its theme of “SUUperheroes” this year, this service will be an invitation to bring your UUnique superpower and join other “SUUperheroes”, including UU Woman and the Yellow Lantern of Justice, in the work of building commu…

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e-nUUs - October 30, 2019

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Time Change – November 3Board Listening Table – November 3Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMCalling All UU Superheros – Sunday, November 3Wage Peace – Sunday, November 10Paying Attention – Sunday, November 17For All that is Our Life – Sunday, November 24Soulful…

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We Remember Them

Sunday, October 27, 2019

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

“So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.”  The words of this Reformed Jewish prayer remind us that our loved ones live on in our hearts as long as we remember them.  In keeping with the many spiritual traditions of remembrance during this time of the year, we will once again …

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e-nUUs - October 23, 2019

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Time Change – November 3Pastoral notes from Rev. StevenBoard Listening Table – November 3Sunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMWe Remember Them – Sunday, October 27Calling All UU Superheros – Sunday, November 3Wage Peace – Sunday, November 10Cuyahoga River Concerts…

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Longing, Belonging, and Beloved

Sunday , October 20, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Worship Associate Kathy Kerns

Unitarian Universalists often use the phrase “Beloved Community”, a concept which was coined by Josiah Royce, who spoke of a community of memory and hope, and then enlarged by Martin Luther King Jr.  How does this vision of the world challenge us as a community to respond to the fundamental human longing to belong and be loved?  Following …

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e-nUUs - October 16, 2019

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Fire Drill SafetyFrom Rev. StevenSermon Conversation – October 20Congregational Town Hall RecordedSunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMLonging, Belonging, and Beloved – Sunday, October 20We Remember Them – Sunday, October 27From the Library – October 6 Service Re…

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An Apple for the Journey

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Led by Rev. Steven Protzman, Director of Religious Education Colleen Thoele, and Worship Associate Elena Kline

The apple, a symbol of autumn, has long been associated with the body, especially healing and good health, but it also represents spiritual gifts, including abundance, love, gratitude and generosity, that help us make our life’s journey more meaningful.  We will gat…

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e-nUUs - October 9, 2019

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Fire Drill SafetyFrom Rev. StevenAn invitation to our musiciansSermon Conversation – October 20Congregational Town Hall RecordedSunday services are offered at 9:45 and 11:30 AMAn Apple for the Journey – Sunday, October 13a multi-generational serviceLonging, Belonging, and Be…

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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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