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.
FREE Gay Weddings!
July 4, 2015
Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has determined that legal marriage for all couples should be the Federal Law of the Land, we at the Society are planning on hosting free gay weddings on July 4th. For more information call the church office at 216-932-1898.
First Sunday Potluck Canceled
July 5, 2015
Until repairs have been made in Fellowship Hall, First Sunday Potluck’s are canceled. We’ll keep you posted as things progress.
Calling All Hyde Park Speakers!
July 12, 2015, 11:30 a.m.
The service on July 12th is called a “Hyde Park” after a tradition in London’s Hyde Park, where people literally stand on a soapbox and expound on topics about which they care deeply. If you would like to share your passions and opinions with the community at the UUSC for 3-5 minutes, please reserve your spot by calling or e-mailing Amy Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org Provide a title and topic for your "rant." This service , an annual tradition, celebrates our 4th principle, a "free and responsible search for truth and meaning."
Shamanic Journeying Circle
July 12, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Explore shamanic journeying in a comfortable, friendly group for personal and/or spiritual development. Participants should have some prior experience in journeying. Topics vary monthly. Meets 3-5 pm in sanctuary. Facilitated by Michelle Gilbert, CCAP, shamanic coach and healing arts practitioner. RSVP email@example.com.
UUSC Book Club
July 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
UUSC Book Club - July 21: The UUSC Book Club is an open group for those who like to read and discuss books. We meet every other month, and read a variety of types of books. The next meeting is Tuesday, July 21, at 7:00 pm at Mary Schatzman's house. The book is "Here if You Need Me" by Kate Braestrup. She is a UU chaplain with the Maine Dept of Fish and Wildlife. The book is about her own journey. The book is very available, and now you have plenty of notice, with time to read it before the meeting.
July 26, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Movie Night is Sunday, July 26 at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary. The movie is Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird. It was made in 2010, and is 82 minutes long. Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and its Oscar-winning film adaptation both had a deep influence on American culture and racial perspectives. This pensive documentary studies the author's life and the controversy her work inspired. Cast: Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, James McBride, and more. Yes, we will have pizza. For questions, see Mary Schatzman.
Spiritual Writing Group
August 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
This Fall we're launching a new writer's group at the Society. The Spiritual Writing Group will meet once a month and write together on a theme. There are no requirements to join the group. The group will be engaging in exploration with two goals, the first being to offer people an intentional, regular space to explore topics, a form of spiritual practice. The second, and optional, goal of the group is to potentially provide material for Sunday morning worship in the form of readings.
Our worship experience in the past has been greatly enriched by the sharing of our own congregants' writings, and this is one way to continue that tradition.
Consider joining us at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14th to be part of the group!