About Us

A Message from Our Minister:

Mary Grigolia

Mary Grigolia

Mary Grigolia

Welcome to Oberlin UU! Whether you are curious about Unitarian Universalism or a seasoned UU lay leader, come explore the spiritual path with us. Especially during this time of pandemic and political turmoil, spiritual community – even on Zoom – brings us home to ourselves and to one another.

Our congregation includes Buddhists and theists, agnostics and atheists, spiritual seekers and scientists. We have a passion for social justice – LGBTQ rights, anti-racism work, environmental and economic justice, responding to the needs of the homeless. Oh, and fun (e.g., game nights for all ages).

Ours is a spiritual tradition for keeping faith with life, especially during the most challenging times. Although we arrive at OUUF from many spiritual paths, our shared spiritual practice is being in community together. We’d love to welcome you and hope you find a spiritual home with us.

Questions? Send me a message.

About Our Sunday Services

During pandemic, our services are held on Sunday mornings at 11:00am on Zoom and last about an hour. We offer “coffee hour” in Breakout Rooms after the service, for informal conversation. We miss the joy of being together and hope to resume hybrid services (in-person plus Zoom login option) when it is safe.

Our intention is uplifting, spiritually grounding services for making a difference in the world, living from love and our inclusive UU values.

Each service usually focuses on a social issue, spiritual or ethical theme, with readings, spoken reflections, music and silence. We include a Story for All Ages and share Joys & Concerns. We enjoy hearing different voices from the pulpit. We learn a lot from each other’s social justice, spiritual and ethical journeys.

We light a chalice (a candle in a bowl or stand), the symbol of Unitarian Universalism since World War II. The rainbow flame in our congregation’s logo represents the light of welcome to all people.

Welcome! Zoom in. And when it’s safe, visit us in person!