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Welcome

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland is a joyful, welcoming, religious community. We strive to be a sanctuary for all who enter, to reflect the diversity of the local community, and to work toward a more just and sustainable society. We are located in the Coventry neighborhood of Cleveland Heights and are a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

As a Unitarian Universalist congregation we are a non-creedal community. We do not require anyone to subscribe to a specific set of beliefs to be a member of the Society. Instead we live by a covenant that encourages ethical behavior, affirms democracy, celebrates the worth of each individual and unites us in a search for meaning and in reverence for the great mystery that is life.

We are a welcoming congregation and all persons are warmly invited to participate in the life and activities of our community, regardless of color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental abilities or economic status.

We hope that you will join us as we strive to create a diverse, spiritually-uplifting, life-affirming and justice-centered community.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Greater Cleveland Congregations
March 26, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Greater Cleveland Congregations Delegate Assembly meeting will be held March 26th at 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  This is a follow-up meeting to the Department of Justice recommendations.   The meeting will be at Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Ave. (Parking lot on Prospect Ave).  Click here for more information.

District Assembly 2015
March 27-28, 2015

District Assembly 2015 will take place on March 27-28, 2015 at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY as a joint event with the St. Lawrence District. The theme is Strong Roots, Broad Wings and the keynote speaker is Rev. Scott Tayler, Director of Congregational Life of the UUA. Gould Lecture will be presented by Rev. Tom Chulak, retired District Executive of the OMD and SLD districts. Registration is now open.  Click here for more information.

First Sunday Potluck
April 5, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

First Sunday Potluck will be Sunday, April 5th in the Fellowship Hall immediately following service.  If you don’t bring a dish, the cost is $3 per person or $5 per family. First time guests are free.

The Dao Study Group
April 5, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

Join Dietz Ziechmann and friends in the Dao Study Group on Sunday afternoon, April 5th at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary following the potluck luncheon to examine the thinking of Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens.

Getting to Know UUSC
April 12, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Interested in learning more about the Society and Unitarian Universalism? Attend this meeting with the Membership Team and Rev. Joe on Sunday, April 12th at 12:30 p.m. We plan on meeting in the sanctuary after the service. 

Shine and Shadow Support Group (formerly the Living and Losing group)
April 12, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Join us for this ongoing support group for people facing loss and change. We will meet in the UUSC library. Newcomers welcome.

Shamanic Journeying Circle
April 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

The next Shamanic Journey Circle will be held on
Sunday, April 12th at 3:00—5:00 p.m. at the Society in the sanctuary. This circle is offered to provide an opportunity to explore Shamanic Journeying in a comfortable group for meditation, self-healing and personal or spiritual development. Donations are gratefully accepted to help defray facilities rental, etc.  The circle is facilitated by Michelle Gilbert.  Class size is limited.

Cabin Con Social Retreat for UU Young Adults
April 10-12, 2015

Stressed? Overworked?  Need a break? Join UU Young Adults (ages 18-35) in Hocking Hills on April 10-12 for hiking, good food, fun, and relaxation.  Click here for a flyer.

Micro-Aggressions Workshop
April 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join members of the Beloved Conversations group to learn more about what micro-aggressions are and how they function in our society. This is a very interactive workshop. Be prepared to participate and learn! We will meet in the UUSC sanctuary on Saturday, April 11th at 10:00 a.m.

English Country Dance
April 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

English Country Dance with live music by Musidora is Friday, April 17th at the Society. Wes Senseman teaches at 7:30 p.m. and prompts the dances which begin at 8 p.m. and end at 11. Bring a partner or come alone for light exercise, good music, and delightful company. And part of your seven dollar donation comes back to support the UU Society. All ages are welcome. If you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk, you can sing.

Rev. Joe Cherry's Installation Service
April 19, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

UUSC invites you to join us as we install
The Reverend Joseph M Cherry as our minister.
Rev. Joe's installation will take place on
Sunday, April 19, 2015,
4:00 p.m. at the Society.
The installation service will be followed by a reception.
If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Shirley via email: office@uucleveland.org

Circle Supper
April 25, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Circle Supper—April 25: The next Circle Supper will be Saturday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Mary and David Schatzman. Circle Suppers are potlucks in a very casual setting. They are an excellent way to get to know other people in the congregation. RSVP to Mary to find out what to bring.

UUSC Budget Hearing
April 26, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Join us immediately after service on Sunday, April 26th, for the UUSC budget hearing.

Movie Night
April 26, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

The movie is "Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story". This is a documentary made in 1992. Narrated by Robert Redford, this provocative documentary chronicles the controversial events surrounding the shooting of two FBI agents on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975, resulting in the conviction of Sioux activist Leonard Peltier. The movie lasts 90 minutes, then we will have discussion. The movie may be 25 years old, but current politics show it is still, unfortunately, relevant.

UUSC Annual Meeting
May 17, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Join us immediately after service on Sunday, May 17th, for the UUSC Annual Meeting.

UUSC Book Club
May 19, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

UUSC Book Club—May 19: The UUSC Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Susan and Paul Paterson. The book will be "Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-first Century" by Lex Bayer & John Figdor. The book club is an open group for those who would like to discuss the book, and meets every other month, with a variety of books chosen by the group.