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Breads & Spreads
November 29, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
Worship Lead: Rev. Joseph M Cherry

The annual Breads & Spreads service is on Sunday, November 29th. Please bring your favorite bread and/or butter, jam, chutney, or other spread to share. There will be time in the service when we will build our "Bread Altar" or you may bring it forward before the service.



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

UUSC Holiday Schedule

Office Closed for Thanksgiving
November 26 & 27, 2015

Office Closed for Christmas and New Year’s
Thursday, December 24th thru Friday, January 1st
Office re-opens Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Movie Night
November 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m.

Movie Night is Sunday, November 29, at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary. The movie is The Overnighters. Local pastor Jay Reinke tries to help the unemployed men drawn to North Dakota by the lure of jobs in the state's booming shale oil industry. This 2014 documentary portrait of desperation, charity and hope reveals multiple facets of the human spirit. We will watch the movie, then have discussion. Pizza will be provided.

First Sunday Potluck
December 6, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

First Sunday Potluck will be held Sunday, December 6th, 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.

Membership Committee Current Events with a UU Lens on December 13, 2015

The Membership Committee will continue to facilitate a thoughtful discussion on the news of the day.  Beginning on December 13th, we will meet on the second Sundays of the month for a lively and respectful discussion about newsworthy topics before the Sunday service.  We will start at 10 a.m. with bagels and coffee.  We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Committee co-chairs, Melissa Vandergriff or Robyn Herr.

Getting to Know UUSC
December 13, 2015, 12:30 p.m.

Interested in learning more about the Society and Unitarian Universalism? Meet in the sanctuary after the service with the Membership Team and Rev. Joe. We will discuss the variety of ways you can get involved in the Society and answer any questions you may have about who we are.  If you have any questions, please contact the Membership Committee co-chairs, Melissa Vandergriff or Robyn Herr.

Blue Christmas
December 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Blue Christmas is a quiet, reflective service that focuses on the potential difficulties of the Holiday Season for some. The service will be held Thursday evening, December 17th at 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Service
December 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m.

The Society's annual Christmas Eve service is Thursday, December 24th at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us.

New Member Sunday
January 10, 2016, 11:00 a.m.

On Sunday, January 10, we will be welcoming our new members during the service.  If you are considering membership, this is a good time to join.  Questions about membership can be directed to Rev. Joe, or one of the Membership Committee co-chairs, Melissa Vandergriff or Robyn Herr.

UUSC Book Club Meeting
January 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

The UU Society of Cleveland has a book club! It is open to anyone who loves to read and discuss. We read the book beforehand, then come and discuss it. The next meeting will be Tuesday, January 19, at 7:00 pm at the home of Mary and David Schatzman. The book is "The Journal of Best Practices" by David Finch.