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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 Services

"Bless This House"
August 31, 2014, 9:00 a.m.

Worship Leader:  Rina Shere, Director Lifespan Faith Development                                                    Musician:  Karin Tooley

On Sunday, August 31st, we will meet at the Society at 9 a.m. to clean house and bless our space.  The facilities team will provide a modest breakfast.  We will work until 11:30 a.m. at which time we will have a special service to bless our space.  Then we will have First Sunday lunch as usual.  All are invited to participate!

 

Upcoming Events

UUSC Music Jam
August 31, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, August 31st, 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. We’d really like to have some drums!

David Cobb "Move to Amend"
September 2, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

David Cobb, national spokesperson for Move To Amend, will be speaking at the Society on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. He will be speaking about the movement to end corporate personhood and money as speech.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank Special Volunteer Day
September 6, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On Saturday, September 6th, at 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. adults and youth 12 and older are invited to help sort and repack nonperishable food items that will be distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Donuts, coffee and juice are provided. Registration is limited to 10 participants and community service hours are offered. See the sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is located at 15500 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio. Volunteers will meet up at this location at 9:00 a.m.

First Sunday Potluck
September 7, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

First Sunday Potluck is Sunday, September 7th 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.

Shine and Shadow Support Group
September 7, 2014, 1:00 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, September 7th for this ongoing support group for people facing loss and change. We will meet in the UUSC library at 1:00—2:00 p.m. Newcomers welcome.

The Dao Study Group
September 7, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

The Dao Study Group will meet at the Society in the sanctuary on Sunday, September 7th, at 2:00 p.m. and the discussion topic will be: "What is the God You Don't Believe In?" drawing upon the works of Edward Feinstein and David Cooper. Feinstein and Cooper, two rabbis, see "God" as a process, a "verb" or an "adverb", rather than a "noun", a connectivity. Join Dietz Ziechmann and friends for the discussion.

"In Our Own Backyard: The Immigration Crisis in Ohio"
September 13, 2014, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

On Saturday, September 13th at 9:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m., you are invited to a conference for Northeast Ohio UU’s and faith communities and partners that will be hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron (3300 Morewood Road, Akron, OH). This is an emergency meeting that is being convened by UUA President Peter Morales who has been on the foreground of immigration concerns since becoming UUA president.  Click here to learn more.  To register, go to the Ohio-Meadville District website:

Shamanic Journeying Circle
September 14, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join Neal Szpatura and Michelle Gilbert on Sunday, September 14th at 3:00—5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary for the next Shamanic Journey Circle.  For more information click here.

UUSC Book Club Returns
September 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Mark the Date! Book clubbers will meet at the home of member Pat Dillard (Address in directory). We are reading the New York Times bestselling novel The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Rina has one copy in her office that can be borrowed for up to two weeks.

Chili Challenge
September 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Do you know about the chili feud? Mary Schatzman and Dave Morrell each make chili. Each thinks theirs is the way to make it. They are quite different. Partisans of various chili’s can meet for a chili cook-off on Saturday, September 20th, at 6:30 p.m. at the UU Society. We challenge Sue McKimm to submit her vegan chili, also. Who else thinks they can make chili? RSVP to Mary. Non-partisan participants are also needed to fairly judge. Some other food items are also needed, as well as libations. So put this important event on your calendar, and bring your bean-o.