Looking 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.
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“Engaged Citizenship as Spiritual Practice”
When I turned on my car, the radio had been left on. The news started blaring. A voice in my mind said, “You should listen, something important may be happening.” I felt anxiety rising. Driving away, I turned the radio off. And felt myself expand into the silence. Muscles started to relax. I took a deep breath and remembered that all is well. It was a beautiful morning. National presidential campaigns have never been kind. They have also never been more skillfully manipulated. I wonder what you’re doing to keep your sense of balance during the final full month before the election? Last month, I showed the documentary, “The Brainwashing of My Dad,” which explores the chillingly effective use of the media by the right-wing to whip up fear. To repeat a lie often enough that people assume it’s true. When people are afraid they will vote against their best interests and against the common good if it fits the story of the lie. When people are angry, they (we) can’t even imagine the common good. A healthy democracy requires clear-minded, open-hearted citizens. I’ve had to turn off the radio and the TV (not only the news but murder and mayhem dramas, too), and stay informed by reading. Grateful for the peaceful silence that democracy makes possible. Ready to do my part. What are you doing to care for your well-being? How are you moderating your anxiety or anger or fear? How are you staying informed and connected? Join me in the silence!
WELCOMING ALL AGES - A note from Rev. Mary
We come together in community with different needs and abilities. In an effort to honor those differences and make sure that everyone feels welcome and valued, I’d like to try something… And I need your help. We are blessed with several babies and toddlers, who are learning how to be part of a Sunday gathering that is largely word-driven. And some of us struggle to hear. How do we welcome families with young children and members with hearing loss? I have an idea for us to try: When we’re set up in a semi-circle, let’s keep the seats on the right side (closer to the door to the social hall) for families with young children and those without trouble hearing. And let’s keep seats nearer the piano for folks who need more quiet. Shall we try it awhile and see what happens? Thanks!