Upcoming Worship Services
The Difficulty of Unity and the Challenge of Diversity
October 11, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Worship Leader: Rev. Joseph M Cherry
In Unitarian Universalism we are very proud of our heritage of free thought, and the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We reject the more orthodox religious tradition of creeds and statements of belief. This freedom, though, carries with it a responsibility. Join Rev. Joe as he reflects on the challenges of both honoring our past and living into our future.
Pride & Prejudice: Journey Through the Gap
October 18, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Service Leaders: The Worship Team
Music: Karin Tooley & Amy Collins, CLL
Members of the Worship Team will explore some topics inspired by this month's theme of "Unity and Diversity." These themes on both the challenges and gifts inspired by diversity will touch on race, gender, cultural identity and the divine in each of us!
Being in Withness
October 26, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Worship Leader: Rev. Denis Letourneau Paul with East Shore member Patrick McGovern
We come to church, spend time in Nature, or work with good causes in order to connect to something greater than ourselves. We talk, we work, we give money. But connecting to one another and the great Mystery requires us to do things that may surprise us. Like being quiet.
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.
Build Your Own Theology (BYOT)
October 7, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
This is a class where we explore our beliefs together by doing group work and individual work that’s shared in a group setting. It’s a 10 class course designed to help people explore their theology and in the end come up with a credo, or a statement of belief. Often this course concludes with members of the class presenting a Sunday Service about what they discovered. We will be taking the first of three BYOT this year, and from there figuring out what interest there might be in parts 2 & 3 in upcoming years. BYOT meets the first Wednesday of every month, starting in October at 7:00 p.m.
East Shore UU: The Four-Fold Way
October 7, 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 and began on September 23. The remaining sessions are October 7, October 21, and November 4.
Spiritual Writing Group
October 9, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
The Spiritual Writing Group meets the second Friday of every month and the next meeting will be October 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Society. The theme for the month of October is gratitude.
Getting to Know UUSC
October 11, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
Interested in learning more about the Society and Unitarian Universalism? Meet in the sanctuary after the service on Sunday, October 11th with the Membership Team and Rev. Joe. There will also be a meeting held on Sunday, December 13th.
Shamanic Journey Circle
October 11, 2015, 3:00 - 5:00 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 p.m. on the second Sunday in the sanctuary. This group is facilitated by Deanna Nechitilo, a student and practitioner of shamanism.
Finance Council Meeting
October 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
The Finance Council meets the second Tuesday of each month and the next meeting will be held at the Society on Tuesday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Religious Education Committee Meeting
October 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
The Religious Education Committee meets the second Wednesday of the month and the next meeting will be held at the Society on Wednesday, October 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Membership Committee Meeting
October 20, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
The Membership Committee meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Society and the next meeting is October 20th.
Board of Trustees Meeting
October 21, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
The UUSC Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday in every month and the next meeting will be October 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Society.
October 25, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Making the transition from late adolescence to “adult” is harder and more complex in our world than it has ever been. This course is discussion based, with little or no homework, and will be held possibly in multiple sessions in multiple groups, depending on interest and schedule conflicts. This class is for our adult congregants in the under 35 age group. The Adulting Class meets the fourth Sunday of every month. The next meeting is October 25th at 1:00 p.m. at the Society. Contact Rev. Joe to register.
October 25, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Movie Night is Sunday, October 25 at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary. The movie is "Merchants of Doubt". It is a documentary which examines the network of scientific "experts" paid by major corporations to spread disinformation about looming environmental threats, including chemical pollution and global climate change. We will view this 93-minute movie, then discuss. Pizza is provided.
Wi$dom Path Study Group
October 27, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
The Wi$dom Path study group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Society. The next meeting will be October 27th at 7:00 p.m.
Shine & Shadow Group
November 1, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
The Shine & Shadow Support Group meets with Rev. Joe on Sunday, November 1st at 12:30 p.m. at the Society.
First Sunday Potluck
November 1, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
First Sunday Potluck will be held Sunday, November 1st, 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.
UUSC Book Club Meeting
November 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
The next meeting of the UUSC book club will be Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the church library. All are welcome. The book we are reading this month is Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. The book is about End of Life medical issues.
SAVE THE DATES
BRING A FRIEND SUNDAY
November 1, 2015 and February 7, 2016
UUSC GRATITUDE DINNER
November 21, 2015
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