Sunday October 2nd - Andrew Frantz - Deep Dialogue: How to Disagree Lovingly

How often do you have a real conversation with someone you strongly disagree with? When you do, are you trying to convince the person of your point of view, trying to listen, or something else? In this service I will reflect on my recent experiences with deep dialogue around the topic of Black Lives Matter. I will share some of the wisdom that Krista Tippett offered on deep dialogue.

Finally, I will invite you to practice a moment of deep dial…

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Rev. Mary Grigolia & Welcoming Congregation Team - Coming Out Day,Closest are for Clothes

Service led by our Welcoming Congregation Renewal Team (Edie Fuchsman, Mary Melaragno, Frank Swinehart) with Rev. Mary.

We’ll explore coming out – to ourselves, to our families and to the wider world, and how community makes a difference.


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Sunday October 16th - Dave Clements - To Thine Own Self be True

“To thine own self be true.” That is about the soundest advice you could get. But, what does it really mean? How do you know who you really are, let alone how to be true to yourself? The more we live on the surface of our identity, the less we are in touch with our deeper self. How can we know who we truly are when we spend our time and attention trying to be something other than what we find ourselves to be? No amount of changing ourselves for t…

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Sunday October 23rd - Lisette and David Burwasser - SAMHAIN

We have no choice but to be haunted. Long after a loved one or friend dies, we still have undelivered messages for that person. This service, drawing on pre-Christian traditions of the Celts, addresses that unmet need.

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Sunday, October 30th - Rev. Mary Grigolia - Creative Tension

3rd Habit of the Heart for Vibrant Democracy.
How may we hold tension creatively – in our relationships, congregation, community – so we open to new understandings of ourselves and our world, enhancing our lives and allowing us to enhance other people’s lives?

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Minister Report - June 2016

(See OUUF Annual Meting – Leadership Reports)

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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 - June 2016

Building and Grounds Report – June 2016
(See OUUF Annual Meeting Reports – Committee Reports)

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Social Justice Team Policy Statement

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.

October 2016Looking 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.


Office ManagerPlease submit resumes and an email expressing interest by October 30th. Click here for further job description

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Rev. Mary GrigoliaRev. Mary Grigolia

“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!


SI 2017

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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.

September RE Schedule

For children up to 7th grade

4th - Celebrating Labor - The Story of Cesar Chavez
11th - How Can We Help? - creating our social justice goals for the year
18th - Building our RE Community - class project on our 7 UU Principles (for all our youth)
25th - Principles Unit One (Inherent Worth)