Sunday, May 8th Rev. Mary Grigolia: "Mother's Day!"

How do we mother ourselves, our children, our community, our world? How do you respond to the truculent teen-ager within you (or in your face) who says, “I don’t want to; I won’t do it; you can’t make me!” How do you hold space so something totally new may grow?

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Sunday, May 15th Rev. Dr. Rina Shere: "Living Our Dangerous Ideas".

Our Unitarian forefather Ralph Waldo Emerson provided an important legacy to us – the idea that the true work of our lives is the heart’s spiritual awakening.  Emerson has been called America’s first public intellectual, and he placed great emphasis on each individual’s capacity and obligation for decision-making and truth seeking.  Emerson also profoundly influenced the creation of a new path for Unitarianism in the 19th century.
Join us to dis…

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Sunday, May 22nd Rev. Mary Grigolia - "Though You Have Broken Your Vows 1,000 Times"

This line was omitted from our beloved UU hymn, “Come, Come, Whoever You Are.” Is it all right and even important to break vows? When must we keep our word? When must we break it?

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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 - February 2016

Building and Grounds Report -February 2016
 
There are two action items in this report.
The Building and Grounds committee met Thursday, March 3, 2016, with nine attending plus the Treasurer.

We discussed the fire alarm notification procedure, particularly noting volunteers for the list of folks willing to receive calls should there be an alarm.
We noted that there was some confusion with the desks belonging to POWER when that r…

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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.

MAY-1Looking 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.

 

 

Rev. Mary Grigolia"Serenity and Social Change"

Watching our culture, I’ve been thinking about Reinhold Niehbuhr’s “Serenity Prayer” [adapted]: "May I have the serenity to accept what I cannot change, the courage to change what must be changed, and the wisdom to know the difference."

What do we need to accept that we cannot change – in ourselves, our families, our congregation, our country? What needed change calls for our courage? How can we support each other in cultivating acceptance, courage, and wisdom? As the Republican Convention looms on the horizon (literally - I see downtown Cleveland from my balcony), I am aware of reactivity within me and all around. Studies have shown that when people meditate together in urban areas, violence goes down (without other causal factors). I am drawn to meditate (alone and with others) on compassion. And to listen to others who may not share my political views, but share commitment for changing what must be changed. Does sitting still and cultivating compassion within us change the world around us? Apparently. It changes the one(s) meditating, opening the heart, so we see each other and not just fear pictures. And together, our actions change the world. Please join me. And let’s share our meditating times, so that others can ‘tune in’ at the same time.

 

 

GA 2016

 

Join us in Columbus, OH, for  General Assembly 2016, June 22-26.

 

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.