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.
Blue Christmas Revisited
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Worship Leaders: The Rev. Douglas Wadkins and Rina Shere, Director of Lifespan Faith Development
Truly, the winter holidays are rarely as merry as we would like! For many of us it has been SO filled with impossible expectations, it will almost always be a disappointment. However, if you add to it, that any given year, people will be approaching the holidays with major change and loss and you are then inundated with holiday “cheer”, it can be absolutely depressing. This service gives one an opportunity to start the month of December with some reflection and some healing. Whatever your feelings about this month, you are welcome at this service that will use quiet, music, reflection and light to deepen the meaning of this complex time of year.
Following Yonder Star
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Worship Leaders: Rina Shere, Director of Lifespan Faith Development and UUSC Congregants Musician: Karin Tooley
This is a re-enactment of the story of the three wise men, but from a highly unique angle. Many of us sing the familiar Christmas carol “We Three Kings” at the holidays, but who were the three kings, the magi? This service playfully explores the legend of the magi, reimaging the story to include their wives, who also make the journey to Bethlehem.
The Sacred in the Night
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Worship Leaders: The Rev. Douglas Wadkins,
Peggy Lagodny, and Mary Schatzman
The Winter Solstice brings its own powerful and unique set of gifts to this season. In the first part of our honoring of the Sacred Interplay of Dark and Light, we will explore the power and possibility of darkness and the healing aspects of the night.
On a Cold Winter's Day: The Light of the Sun!
Sunday, December 22, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Worship Leader: The Rev. Douglas Wadkins Guest Musician
The second part of the Winter Solstice service begins on Sunday morning with the light of Sun. We will explore the gifts of joy and the complexities of light in our lives.
December 14, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
The next Circle Supper will be Saturday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Schatzmans' house. It will be a Soup Supper. Make a pot of soup to bring. We will eat the soups, then each take home containers of leftovers, to nourish us at home, too. Yes, there will be bread and beer and wine, but the main thing will be soups. For questions, see Mary Schatzman.
December 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Our December intergenerational Movie Night will be Sunday, December 22 at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The movie will be "A Christmas Carol", starring Patrick Stewart. Besides pizza, we should have eggnog, Christmas Ale, and maybe cookies.
UUSC Music Jam
December 29, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Join us on the last Sunday of the month for a UUSC music jam immediately following service. Bring your voices, stringed, vocal, or other instruments to the music jam along with easy songs with both cords and words. Questions? Contact Linda Coulter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Sunday Potluck
January 5, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
First Sunday Potluck is after service on January 5th in the Fellowship Hall. If you don’t bring a dish, the cost is $3 per person or $5 per family. First time guests are free.