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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 Events

REMINDER

Spring Forward and Fall Back One Hour for Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, November 2nd, so don't forget to move your clocks back one hour at 2:00 a.m.

First Sunday Potluck
November 2, 2014 - 12:30 p.m.

First Sunday Potluck is November 2nd 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
November 2, 2014 - 1:00 p.m.

Join us for this ongoing support group for people facing loss and change. We will meet in the UUSC library. Newcomers welcome.

The Dao Study Group
November 2, 2014 - 2:00 p.m.

The Dao study group will meet Sunday afternoon on November 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The group will explore "Zen, Kabbalah, and Theistic Religious Strictures". For more information, see Dietz Ziechmann.

SAVE THE DATES!!!
November 9th and January 11th

SAVE THE DATES: November 9th and January 11th for "Getting to Know UUSC" Meetings. Interested in learning more about the Society and Unitarian Universalism? Attend this meeting with the Membership Team immediately after the service.

Movie Night
November 16, 2014 - 5:00 p.m.

Movie Night will be Sunday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The movie is "Everything Is Illuminated". A young American Jewish man begins an exhausting quest -- aided by a naïve Ukranian translator -- to find the righteous gentile woman who saved his grandfather when his small Ukranian village (along with most of the populace) was obliterated during the Nazi invasion of Russia in 1941. Stars Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz and Boris Leskin. Liev Schreiber directs. Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. We will watch the movie, then have discussion. All are welcome, and yes, there will be pizza.

Religious Education Committee Meeting
November 21, 2014 - 10:00 a.m.

The UUSC religious education committee will meet at the Society on Friday, November 21st at 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. to discuss upcoming programs and classes. All are welcome to attend this committee meeting.

English Country Dance
November 21, 2014 - 8:00 p.m.

Join Wes Senseman and friends on Friday, November 21st at 8:00—11:00 p.m. at the Society in the sanctuary for English Country Dance. All dances are taught and prompted. No partners are necessary. For more information contact Wes at 216-932-7570.

OWL Workshop Two: Exploring Transgender/ Cis-gender
November 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This OWL workshop will provide opportunities to gain a greater understanding of the current transgender reality. How can Unitarian Universalists be allies to our transgender community and gain a greater understanding of what cis-gender privilege means to both the heterosexual and the LGBTQ community? We have partnered with the LGBTQ Center to offer this workshop.

Gratitude Dinner
November 22, 2014 - 4:00 p.m.

This month, on November 22nd, we are joining forces with the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Cleveland to offer a Thanksgiving Dinner for the folks who live across the street from us at Musicians' Towers.  All members and friends are invited to attend and to lend a helping hand.  Please see the November Beacon for more information.  Click here for printer friendly flyer.

UU World Discussion Group
November 23, 2014 - 12:30 p.m.

Join us during social hour to discuss the following articles from the Fall 2014 edition “Challenging the Surveillance State” and “Ready for Change: UU Church of Boulder is UUA Breakthrough Congregation.” All are welcome.

Thanksgiving Eve Service
November 26, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.

Five congregations from the Heights have come together for an ecumenical, community Thanksgiving Eve Service.  Like in the days of the Heights InterFaith Council, it will be held Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 26th, at 7:30 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 2222 North Taylor Road (near the East Cleveland border).  The speaker will be the Rev. Leonard Killings of Advent Lutheran Church in Cleveland, who serves as the manager of the Lee-Seville-Miles Ministerial Alliance Hunger Center.  The theme is "Giving Thanks by Giving Back"... to the community.  Click here for printer friendly flyer. 

SAVE the DATE! Saturday, February 7th OWLfest at the UUSC at 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Look For More Details Soon!

The Our Whole Lives program is a values-based comprehensive human sexuality program. Through discussion and activities participants and leaders will focus on our sexuality in connection to our relationships, our families and our spirituality. Participants will be challenged to explore sexuality as a creative and connective life force rather than a series of thoughts and actions isolated from other parts of human activity.