An Invitation from Rev. Mary

An Invitation from Rev. Mary:
I invite you to a joint Oberlin/Olmsted UU Visioning Retreat for Transforming Sunday Services, Saturday, June 10, 10-3 p.m. at Lewis House & Multifaith Center, Oberlin College, 68 S. Professor St., Oberiln.
         Claire Ramsay, Katie Cross, Mary Melaragno and I attended an inspiring workshop and will share techniques for creating Sunday morning experiences that touch us and teach us – across all learning sty…

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Sunday, May 7th, 2017 - Franklin Swinehart: #UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn!!**

#UUWhiteSupremacyTeachIn!!**   
“I don’t like that phrase? Are you talking about me? What is White Supremacy? Exposing our hidden self.”

Franklin Swinehart is a Nursing Home Administrator who serves Edgewood Manor in Port Clinton, Ohio. Frank has worked in healthcare for his whole career, with facilities located from country areas to inner city neighborhoods.
Franklin is a gay white male member of Oberlin Unitarian…

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Sunday, May 14th Rev. Mary Grigolia - Celebrating the Inner Mother

Whether we raise human children or not, we are all asked to mother spiritually: To provide safe, loving space for something or someone to realize their potential and come to life. And we also celebrate Flower Communion: Bring a flower to honor what you are mothering this year.

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Sunday, May 21st Committee on Ministry - Where Do We Go From Here?

Committee on Ministry (CoM) focuses on all aspects of the congregation’s shared ministries, including professional leadership, music, social justice, religious education, pastoral care, and so on. This helps the congregation make sure that its shared ministries are serving its mission and vision.

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Sunday, May 28th Rev. Mary Grigolia - In Memoriam

Come reflect on what or whom you honor on Memorial Day, what this holiday means to us and what it asks of us as Americans.

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Minister Report - March 2017

March 2017 – 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: As I wrote last month, thank you for your support as I join multi-faith clergy in the wider community in exploring and engaging the justice issues of this turbulent time. I…

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

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.

 

Rev. Mary GrigoliaRev. Mary Grigolia

When to Lead ........

You may have heard of the recent leadership transition in the UUA (the Unitarian Universalist Association).
Our president, chief operating officers and several others have resigned, in response to controversy and questions about white privilege in our association, arising from the hiring process of a regional lead organizer.

The controversy was raised by an applicant (a woman of color) who was not hired. Instead, the position was offered to a white man.

Much of the controversy escalated on social media. I lift up several things: (1) Our congregation and our association are committed to racial justice. We have a long way to go.

And our commitment is deep.

(2) The fact that the assumption/allegation of racial bias was stated is a sign of a shift; it's not kept in quiet despair. Airing it publicly says White Supremacy is no longer tolerated. Nor should it be. (3) The serious response of our Association's leadership is a positive sign that racial justice in hiring matters to us. (4) This is an opportunity for us to accept the gap between who we say we are, who we want and intend to be, with who we are. And to work in that gap, with courage and kindness. (5) And it is important for us to learn how to create and cultivate safe-space for these conversations to help us move closer to who would be, together

 

 

 

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.

May RE Schedule

For children up to 7th grade

May 2017
Story for All Ages
Shared RE Time