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.
On a Cold Winter's Night: The Warmth of Friendship
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Worship Leader: The Rev. Douglas Wadkins Musicians: UUSC Choir, Barbara Boyd, Director, and Karin Tooley
As we move into the month of December, we honor the many gifts of the winter season, beginning with the gift of our most cherished relationships. Companions on the journey can make all of the difference in our lives. This service will explore that spiritual practice of friendships and the depth that they may bring to our lives.
Blue Christmas Revisited
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Worship Leaders: The Rev. Douglas Wadkins and Rina Shere, Director of Lifespan Faith Development
Truly, the winter holidays are rarely as merry as we would like! For many of us it has been SO filled with impossible expectations, it will almost always be a disappointment. However, if you add to it, that any given year, people will be approaching the holidays with major change and loss and you are then inundated with holiday “cheer”, it can be absolutely depressing. This service gives one an opportunity to start the month of December with some reflection and some healing. Whatever your feelings about this month, you are welcome at this service that will use quiet, music, reflection and light to deepen the meaning of this complex time of year.
Following Yonder Star
Sunday, December 15, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
Worship Leaders: Rina Shere, Director of Lifespan Faith Development and UUSC Congregants Musician: Karin Tooley
This is a re-enactment of the story of the three wise men, but from a highly unique angle. Many of us sing the familiar Christmas carol “We Three Kings” at the holidays, but who were the three kings, the magi? This service playfully explores the legend of the magi, reimaging the story to include their wives, who also make the journey to Bethlehem.
December 8, 2013, 12:15 p.m.
Newcomer Orientation is Sunday, December 8th, at 12:15 p.m. If you are interested in becoming a member or just want to learn more about the Society, please attend and take the opportunity to meet with Rev. Wadkins.
Annual Holiday Bazaar
December 8, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Attention crafters and shoppers! The Annual Holiday Bazaar will be on Sunday, December 8th, immediately following the service during coffee hour. Come get your holiday gifts for everyone on your list and support the Society at the same time. There will be jewelry, ceramics, hand painted cards and art work plus other goodies. If you need a table, please contact Amy Collins at email@example.com.
December 14, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
The next Circle Supper will be Saturday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Schatzmans' house. It will be a Soup Supper. Make a pot of soup to bring. We will eat the soups, then each take home containers of leftovers, to nourish us at home, too. Yes, there will be bread and beer and wine, but the main thing will be soups. For questions, see Mary Schatzman.
December 22, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
Our December intergenerational Movie Night will be Sunday, December 22 at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The movie will be "A Christmas Carol", starring Patrick Stewart. Besides pizza, we should have eggnog, Christmas Ale, and maybe cookies.
UUSC Music Jam
December 29, 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Join us on the last Sunday of the month for a UUSC music jam immediately following service. Bring your voices, stringed, vocal, or other instruments to the music jam along with easy songs with both cords and words. Questions? Contact Linda Coulter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Sunday Potluck
January 5, 2014, 12:30 p.m.
First Sunday Potluck is after service on January 5th in the Fellowship Hall. If you don’t bring a dish, the cost is $3 per person or $5 per family. First time guests are free.