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.
"The Legacy of Caring"
March 9, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Worship Leader: The Rev. Douglas Wadkins Musician: Karin Tooley
Caring and compassion are essential expressions of faith. They are powerful opportunities for us to act on the universal truth of our interdependence, and an important way for communities of faith to live from deep values. This service will explore some of the important questions involved in the spiritual practice of compassion and the legacy that caring may leave in our collective lives.
"Fifty Shades of Green"
March 16, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Service Leaders: Worship Team Guest Musician
"Green" has many connotations ranging from defining a color, money, envy, luck, environmental responsibility, and of course, Kermit the frog. Come join the worship team as we explore some of these themes. Please bring green and gold (yellow?) non-perishable items for the food pantry in celebration of your favorite shade of green!
March 28-29, 2014, Erie, PA
District Assembly March 28-29, 2014 Erie, PA: This year's District Assembly is a joint effort with the Ohio-Meadville District and the St. Lawrence District. District Assembly will take place March 28-29, 2014 at the Avalon Hotel and Convention Center, Erie, PA. The Rev.Meg Barnhouse is the keynote speaker. Her keynote address is titled Seeds of the Spirited Life. Gould Lecturer is Rev. Priscilla Richter, speaking on Polity, Pine Trees and Process Theology. For the full brochure, schedule, workshop descriptions, DA youth caucus information, all required forms, online registration and DA exhibit forms, please click here.If you are planning to attend, please notify Rina Shere as she is keeping a record and will try to help arrange carpooling if there is a need.
UUA Common Read Book Discussion
May 1, 2014 and May 25, 2014
The UUA Common Read 2014 book is Behind the Kitchen Door by Saru Jayaraman. This book uncovers what is often invisible, inviting restaurant patrons to consider the low wages and poor working conditions of those who prepare and serve the meals. It asks the reader to consider not only the origin and goodness of the food we eat, but also the well-being of those who serve it. The Society has one copy of the book available to check out for up to two weeks. See Rina Shere if you would like to borrow the book. Our local Cleveland libraries also have the book, and a Kindle edition is available. We have scheduled the following dates for discussions here at the Society: Thursday, May 1st from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 25th from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in the library. This should give everyone time to read the book.