Sunday, January 1st, 2017: Rev. Samuel Prince - “What’s your Frontline”

“When faced with Challenges and Seasons of uncertainty, especially as we look for joy, love and peace,
how can we stay strong? What becomes that Frontline and base to solidify our Foundations.”

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Sunday, January 8th - Rev. Mary Grigolia: "What does Life ask of Us?"

As we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and brace for a divisive presidential inauguration, we take up William Barber’s call to all America, to ‘bring moral language into the public square for the common good.’ Or in the words of the prophet Micah, ‘to do justice, to love kindness, to walk humbly with Life.

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Sunday, January 15th Rev. Chris Long: "Dr King's Legacy in the Trump Era: A Unitarian Universalist Response"

Rev Chris Long, who currently lives in the Cleveland area, has been invited to share in worship with us as we prepare for what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 88th birthday, and the upcoming inauguration of President Elect, Donald Trump. With this, let’s explore what Dr. King’s legacy may teach us as we prepare for what may lay ahead for us all. In particular, he is hoping to offer his Unitarian Universalist response to the inaugurati…

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Sunday, January 22nd Rev. Mary Grigolia: "Minding the Heart"

How did liberals get so out of touch with millions of Americans? By using the rational mind for problems and yearnings of the heart. Explore how we may live and lead with our hearts, for a healthy democracy and a healthy life.
 

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Sunday, January 29th - Edie Fuchsman: "The Glory of Breaking the Limits of "Should"

Have you ever allowed yourself to question why you should or shouldn’t do something and simply done what you are urged to do?  Some of us wrestle with the “shoul’s” and “should not’s” that fill our lives.  What happens if I break that rule?  What happens if I follow my own drum beat?  What if I break out of the box that I am supposed to live in?  Well, my world could become so much more than I can imagine or my world could fall apart or nothing…

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Minister Report - November 2016

 

November 2016 – Mary Grigolia’s MINISTER’S REPORT TO THE
BOARD OF TRUSTEES of Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Reflecting on the services defined in our covenant of ministerial services:

1. Hold the overview of the spiritual health and well-being of the congregation:
Although people seem edgy about the election, the congregation’s climate seems
okay. What are we seeing? How are you experiencing the congreg…

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Meditation

All meditation sessions are being held at the Fellowship:
 
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m.
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.

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Building & Grounds Report - November 2016

Building and Grounds Report – November 2016
 

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Social Justice Team Policy Statement

THE SOCIAL JUSTICE TEAM POLICY STATEMENT for 2014-15
Social Justice Team’s Role

Social Justice Team’s role is to:
1. Regularly inform the Fellowship of issues of social justice that need immediate attention,
particularly local actions;

2. Use the following three national programs/ certifications to guide our activities:
a. The Ministry for the Earth Green Sanctuary Program
b. The UUA’s Welcoming Congregation Program
c. Standing on the…

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ARE Programs for Spiritual and Ethical Awakening

Are you interested in discussing the Bible, in a Liberal way?  ARE Programs

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Whoever you are, we welcome you. Wherever you come from, we welcome you. Whomever you love, we welcome you.

Happy NY - 2017Looking for spiritual community? Are you passionate about peace and justice, sustainability, and religious freedom? Come visit! We welcome you!

The Oberlin UU Fellowship is a welcoming, caring community that promotes religious freedom, encourages spiritual and personal growth, and works for a peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

Our congregation is a living, breathing group of spiritually alive individuals who are in love with life and dedicated to pursuing our individual quests for truth, while working for social justice and environmental responsibility.

 

Hiring!

Office Manager

The Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is looking for a part-time office manager. This would be a contracted position for five hours per week at $15.00- $20.00 an hour, depending on experience. We are looking for someone with good office and computer skills, UU values and preferably not a member of our congregation

Please submit resumes and an email expressing interest by November 30th. Click here for further job description

And submit resumes by contacting officemanager@ouuf.org

 

Rev. Mary GrigoliaRev. Mary Grigolia

"A Letter/Plea to the Great Heart"

Dear Great Heart:  
My human heart is heavy. Our next president trusts a white supremacist for guidance and offers our foreign policy to Big Oil. He invites a climate change denier to head the agency protecting the environment. He exposes capitalism-without-values beyond the bottom line of corporations and market gamblers. Around me, people feel powerless, anxious, afraid, angry, in grief for democracy, asking,"What can I do? How do I keep faith in life, in my fellow citizens, in myself?" Even as I write to you, I feel your response: We have to take good care of ourselves, because for democracy to survive, it needs us to hold capitalism accountable to an ethos of respect for individual rights, respect for cultural rights, and respect for the rights of the planet. This requires clear-minded, open-hearted, collaborative women and men, willing to move beyond individualism, remembering who we really are and always have been: Expressions of the Great Heart, the sea of loving kindness, God's mercy. It needs us to dream together, plan together, resist together, organize together, stand together. This is why we form congregations, why religion exists: to remember that we are inextricably part of one another; as MLK said, "part of one seamless garment of destiny," within the arc of the human story, bending ever so slowly toward justice, compassion, and peace.

May we listen, care for ourselves and one another, and act from the heart, from You. Thank you. I love you.

 

 
 
 

Election - now whatPOST-ELECTION - Would you like a safe, community space to debrief the election and share a meal? Please, no political ranting. Just an opportunity to listen to each other reflect on the issues and needs emerging for our democracy. Join us on Sundays at OUUF!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SI 2017

For more information, click here http://omdsi.org

 

OUUF First SSMWe are excited by the decision of the Supreme Court on June 26, 2016 in favor of Same-Sex Marriage. If you are interested in a wedding location or celebrant, we would be pleased to help you. Give us a call or drop us an email. We want to Marry YOU!

Sunday Morning Schedule

Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.

OUUF - Chairs

Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

December RE Schedule

For children up to 7th grade

TBA