Sunday, December 4th Rev. Renee Ruchotzke and Drew Frantz - From iChurch to WeChurch

As the political and social climate shifts away from liberal religious values, liberal faith communities need to hone their message and strengthen their connections.

(Inspired by the  2012 Berry Street Lecture From iChurch to Beloved Community Rev. Fredric J. Muir

http://www.uuma.org/mpage/BSE2012 and recent events.)

Rev. Renee Ruchotzke has been serving the UUA as Congregational Life Staff since 2010. She will be replacing Evin Ca…

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Sunday, December 11th Rev. Mary Grigolia - Beyond Consumerism

Our birthright includes a longing for wholeness: with our deepest wisest self, with one another, and with the Ground of Being. Sometimes that longing feels like a gaping hole within us, and we try to fill it with stuff. Especially in December. Come, turn within, listen to the voice of your own beautiful heart.

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Sunday, December 18th Lissette and David Burwasser - REMEMBRANCES

Minor Christmas customs of the British Isles give us a hint of how Yule was celebrated in much older days. Join us for a meditative journey to an earlier day, and share with us your stories of the Solstice holidays. All are welcome.

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Saturday, December 24th Rev. Mary Grigolia - CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a UU Lessons and Carols service, ending with “Silent Night” and candle-lighting.

Traditional carols, lessons for our lives.

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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.

December 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.

Happy holidays

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

“Hush, Wait, Listen!”
 
These are the words to a meditation chant: Hush, wait, listen. Hush, wait, listen. Dwell in the sound of the breathing, breathing. Dwell in the sound of the breathing, breathing. In the Christian tradition, December is Advent, the time of waiting: for something new, restorative, redemptive, to be born again within us and among us. In this time of cultural and political upheaval, rippling through many of our families, work and friendship circles, we would benefit from stilling the reactive mind, calming the body, and listening to our deepest wisest self and the voices of trusted wise ones.  When we are centered in what really matters to us, then and only then, can we be of benefit to our fractured culture, thinking creatively, and being present across political divides. First: hush, wait, listen! (repeat!)  
 
 
 
 

Election - now whatPOST-ELECTION POTLUCK - 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

December 4
Story For All Ages

December 11
Story For All Ages

December 18
Story For All Ages

December 24
Christmas Eve Service
7:30 p.m.
Join us for UU Lessons and Carols service, ending with "Silent Night" and candle-lighting. Service led by Rev. Mary.

December 25
NO SERVICE