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
She is affiliated with the UU Church of Kent, Ohio.
Followed by at Congregation Discussion @12:15pm
The congregation will have a chance to discuss priorities and values for staffing and supporting the Oberlin RE program to support the Board in it’s work to assess the program, vision for the future, and hire a permanent Director of Religious Education.
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.
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.
Join us for a UU Lessons and Carols service, ending with “Silent Night” and candle-lighting.
Christmas potluck brunch, Sunday, at 10:30 a.m.
As we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and brace for a divisive presidential inauguration, we take up William Barber’s call to all America, to ‘bring moral language into the public square for the common good.’ Or in the words of the prophet Micah, ‘to do justice, to love kindness, to walk humbly with Life.
Rev Chris Long returns to the Cleveland area after 11 years of being away. During these last 11 years, graduated Starr King School for the Ministry (Berkeley, CA – May 2009), was Ordained at Unitarian Universalist Minister by the First Unitarian Church of Oakland (Oakland, CA – June 2009) and spent the last 7 years in Madison, WI where he worked at the University of Wisconsin – Madison as an Assistant Associate Program Specialist leading 9 month long, dialogical social justice learning communities. He is humbled to be leading worship with you all.
He is looking forward to meeting and seeing you in 2017!!!