Author: Rev. Joe Cherry

Notes From Our Minister June 2021

Rev. Joe Cherry

One of my favorite things to do is to investigate. Like you, perhaps, I’ve always tended toward the curious side of life; wanting to know how things tick, what they mean, how they are interconnected. This has led to a life of discovery, … read more.

Notes From Our Minister May 2021

Rev. Joe Cherry


Deep in the core of our humanity lies Story. Story is one of the core elements of our homo sapien evolution. It is, according to some, the ability to Story that allowed Homo sapiens to become the dominant animal on … read more.

Notes From Our Minister April 2021

Rev. Joe Cherry


Right now my whole front yard is exploding.

Really, you should see it, there are crocuses pushing up from the ground, and buds on all our trees.

In our neighbor’s lawn the daffodils are showing off their skills.

The Earth, in our part of the world, … read more.

Corona Virus Vaccine Registration

From the Desk of Rev. Joe.

I had been wondering to the universe how I would know when I was eligible to get the CoronaVirus Vaccine. And, then last week I received a from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, which allows people to register with them, which gives … read more.

Notes From Our Minister March 2021

Rev. Joe Cherry

Dear Members & Friends,

Have you ever thought that you might be mistaken about something? If so, I have some good news for you. March 15th has been declared as National Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, by a group of people committed to … read more.

Sunday Morning Service: February 14, 2021

Interdependent to the Microscopic

This Sunday join the worship team as we push our Seventh Principle to the micro and macro. Service will be led by Rev. Joe Cherry, Worship Associate Pat Solomon, and musical offerings of Mike Carney and our Chamber Choir.

Notes From Our Minister February 2021

Rev. Joe Cherry

Dear Members & Friends,

In November of 1956, after the Supreme Court decision striking down Montgomery, Alabama’s bus segregation laws, Dr. King reminded his audience, “Love your enemies. Keep in mind that a boycott and its achievements do not in themselves represent the goal. … read more.

Christmas Eve Events 2020

This Christmas Eve the Congregation is providing two ways to celebrate.

The first is an outdoor, safe distancing, Christmas Carol sing-along on December 24th at 6PM. We’ll gather in the Shaker building parking lot and use our cars to help us space out responsibly. The event … read more.

Notes From Our Minister December 2020

Rev. Joe Cherry

Dear Members & Friends,

In her 2003 book, The Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming, theologian Catherine Keller invites her reader into the deep stillness of the beginning of the Book of Genesis. The book represents Keller’s effort to take seriously Genesis’s … read more.

3-10-20 Covid19 Announcement

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about a letter I might have to write regarding this latest coronavirus.
First and foremost, I think it is important to acknowledge that this virus is spreading, but also it is vitally important not to give way … read more.