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Personal Economics of Justice
                 September 6, 2015, 11:00 a.m.                 Worship Leader: Rev. Denis Letourneau Paul

What’s love got to do with it? The idea that our jobs should be vocations we love is a pretty privileged notion.

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

Committee on Ministries
September 1, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

The Committee on Ministries will meet at the Society on Tuesday, September 1st at 7:00 p.m.

East Shore UU: Community Kirtan
September 4, 2015, 6:00 p.m.

This chanting practice, mostly call-and-response style, is based on the ancient form of Bakti yoga known as Kirtan. No special skill needed, just an open heart. Feel free to bring refreshments for fellowship afterward.

First Sunday Potluck
September 6, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

First Sunday Potluck will be held Sunday, September 6th, 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.

Finance Council Meeting
September 8, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

The UUSC Finance Council meeting will be held at the Society on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:00 p.m.

Religious Education Committee Meeting
September 9, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

The UUSC Religious Education Committee meeting will be held at the Society on Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Spiritual Writing Group
September 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

The Spiritual Writing Group will meet on Friday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Society. The theme for the September workshop is Unity and Diversity.

Membership Committee Meeting
September 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

The UUSC Membership Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 15th at the Society at 7:00 p.m.

UUSC Book Club Meeting
September 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

UUSC Book Club Meeting—September 15. So many of us at the last book club meeting had heard Robyn's inspiring sermon "Help, Thanks, Wow" that we wanted to read the book for our next meeting. The book is also titled "Help, Thanks, Wow" and is written by Anne Lamott. It is a short book. You can hear Robyn's sermon on the UUSC web site. Pat Dillard is hosting on Tuesday, September 15th at 7 pm (see address in the church directory) Refreshments provided, everyone encouraged to come.

Board of Trustees Meeting
September 16, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

The UUSC Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Society.

East Shore UU: Movies Making Meaning
September 18, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

Finding spirituality in unexpected places. This month’s offering is "Wild," starring Reese Witherspoon.

Wi$dom Path Study Group
September 22, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

The Wi$dom Path study group meets at the Society on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7:00 p.m.

East Shore UU: The Four-Fold Way
September 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

This four-part Wednesday night class for adults will use the book of the same title by cross cultural anthropologist Angeles Arrien to explore ways of becoming more balanced in our lives. Each of us has a bit of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary inside of us, even though we may tend toward one more than the others. Together, we’ll learn methods for nurturing each of these important aspects of our being. Classes meet at 7:00 p.m. every other Wednesday night – September 23, October 7, October 21, and November 4.

Adulting Class
September 23, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

The UUSC Adulting Class meets on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00 p.m. (off site meeting).

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes
September 24, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

On September 24, 2015 at 5:30pm, there will be an event called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. This event is the brainchild of Frank Baird, which has now gone around the world. In this walk, men who care about the issue of domestic violence will walk a mile in red, high-heeled shoes, to raise money, raise awareness, and to demonstrate to the women in our lives that we know about their plight, and that we are taking a stand. Even a wobbly stand in high heels. For more information on how you can participate and/or donate to the cause, click here or see Rev. Joe Cherry. The deadline for signing up is September 17th.

East Shore UU: Beach Cleanup
September 26, 2015

On Saturday, September 26 we will be participating again in the International Coastal Cleanup Week at Mentor Headlands Beach when we join with thousands of people around the world picking up trash which is polluting precious water and killing wildlife. It is especially important to involve the children in this educational and life saving experience. The future of all life depends on clean water.

Movie Night
September 27, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Movie Night is Sunday, September 27th at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary. The movie is "The House I Live In", which was made in 2012, and is 110 minutes long. This documentary shines a harsh light on America's "war on drugs" and its long-term impact on society. Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki captures the stories of dealers, police officers, prison inmates and others affected by the crusade. Cast: Nannie Jeter, David Simon. We will first view the movie, then have discussion. This is an open group, and a good way to meet UU Society people. Pizza is provided. For questions, see Mary Schatzman.