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The Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed earned his M.A. from the University of Chicago and D.Min from Meadville Lombard Theological School. He served as co-minister with his wife, Donna Morrison-Reed, in Rochester, NY and Toronto, Canada. Currently he is an Affiliated Faculty at Meadville Lombard and Coordinator of its Sankofa Archive. In addition, he writes and leads workshops. In much demand as a preacher, he has spoken at nearly 200 UU congregations and conferences in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.  To read entire bio click here.



The Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland is a joyful, welcoming, religious community. We strive to be a sanctuary for all who enter, to reflect the diversity of the local community, and to work toward a more just and sustainable society. We are located in the Coventry neighborhood of Cleveland Heights and are a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

As a Unitarian Universalist congregation we are a non-creedal community. We do not require anyone to subscribe to a specific set of beliefs to be a member of the Society. Instead we live by a covenant that encourages ethical behavior, affirms democracy, celebrates the worth of each individual and unites us in a search for meaning and in reverence for the great mystery that is life.

We are a welcoming congregation and all persons are warmly invited to participate in the life and activities of our community, regardless of color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental abilities or economic status.

We hope that you will join us as we strive to create a diverse, spiritually-uplifting, life-affirming and justice-centered community.


Upcoming Guest Speakers

The Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed Potluck Dinner and Presentation
October 25, 2014, 545 - 9:30 p.m.

Details about this event are listed at the top of this page and can also be found in Monday Sparks and the Beacon.

Upcoming Events

Significant Cultural Events in October - UU Celebration's

Pastor Appreciation Month!
LGBT History Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Indigenous People's Day - October 13th

Religious Education Committee Meeting
October 24, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

The UUSC religious education committee will meet at the Society on Friday, October 24th, to discuss upcoming programs and classes.  All are welcome to attend this committee meeting.


Spirits and Memories
October 26, 2014, 11:00 a.m.

Join us this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. for our annual service celebrating love, life and memories. This Sunday we will gather all ages together to celebrate the lives of our beloved family members, friends and pets who have died. Please bring a photo or memento to place on our community altar. During this service we will pull from a variety of traditions in honoring our dead including Mexican Day of the Dead rituals and the Celtic understanding of "thin places" that help us commune with the dead during the shift in seasons. This is also an opportunity for the young and young at heart to dress up in celebration of Halloween!  Worship Leaders:  Rina Shere, DLFD, and Amy Collins, CLL.


Religious Education Adult Forum - General Assembly Update
October 26, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

This past summer Barbie Jones, our current board president and member Mary Schatzman attended General Assembly in Portland, OR. This is a time for Barbie and Mary to share information about the workshops they attended and future trends of our denomination.

November 9th and January 11th

SAVE THE DATES: November 9th and January 11th for "Getting to Know UUSC" Meetings. Interested in learning more about the Society and Unitarian Universalism? Attend this meeting with the Membership Team immediately after the service.

OWL Workshop Two: Exploring Transgender/ Cis-gender
November 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This OWL workshop will provide opportunities to gain a greater understanding of the current transgender reality. How can Unitarian Universalists be allies to our transgender community and gain a greater understanding of what cis-gender privilege means to both the heterosexual and the LGBTQ community? We have partnered with the LGBTQ Center to offer this workshop.

SAVE the DATE! Saturday, February 7th OWLfest at the UUSC at 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Look For More Details Soon!

The Our Whole Lives program is a values-based comprehensive human sexuality program. Through discussion and activities participants and leaders will focus on our sexuality in connection to our relationships, our families and our spirituality. Participants will be challenged to explore sexuality as a creative and connective life force rather than a series of thoughts and actions isolated from other parts of human activity.