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Our building is now open for Sunday services and other programs. Most programs are also on Zoom. COVID-19 protocols change; currently we are mask optional except for singing. Join us! Contact us for more information through this form.
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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 hopes to balance the individual quest for truth and meaning with our collective vision and work for social justice and environmental responsibility.
TED Talk: Listening to Shame
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word. Service led by Jeff Witmer, Meridith Sender, & Ryan Mincey
Being Who You Are – Why Vulnerability Matters
Howard Thurman wrote, “I want to feel completely understood so I can take my guard down, vulnerable and absolutely secure.” Brené Brown writes, “We must take off our armor, put down our weapons, and let ourselves be seen.” Our task as a spiritual community is to learn how to be vulnerable together, empowering one another to be of benefit to the world. Service led by Zellda Zelley and Rev. Mary.
A Healthy Church Needs a Healthy Planet
Climate change presents not only physical challenges, but also spiritual ones. Diana Butler Bass asks,“WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF HUMANKIND? That IS the existential question of our time. All other questions pale by comparison, distracting us from hearing the voices of God (Love), the earth, and other creatures with the kind of rigor and compassion necessary for the living of these particular days.” Don Leake will partner with John Sabin, the Great Lakes Regional Coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), to explore how we can act with rigor and compassion on climate change. As CCL’s Dana Nuccitelli notes, “There will be no point in our lifetimes when it will become too late to leave the world a better place for future generations.”
The Power of Vulnerability
As we honor World Water Day (March 22), we reflect that all life is vulnerable – open to one another, interdependent, interwoven, constantly needing to adapt, to learn, to evolve, together. Our spiritual and political task is to overcome aversion to vulnerability so we might use its collective power to benefit planet and people. Service led by Rev. Mary