The Hawk

The monthly newsletter from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland.

Notes from our DRE April 2021

Grieving in Public

Dr. Allan Georgia, Director of Religious Education

Hello UUCC Members & Friends!

Most religious traditions involve expressions of
lament––public grief aimed to be heard by god
and others in order to express a sense of outrage
and real emotion. This isn’t measured speech ––
this is verbalized … 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.

Notes From Our Board President April 2021

I know it may surprise you, but as board president sometimes I get emails from people who are unhappy about something the board, or the staff, or a member of the congregation, or the universe did, or didn’t, do. Many times these are thoughtful in … read more.

Leadership Council Update April 2021

Meetings: 2021-03-4 and 2021-03-18

Items which were addressed by Leadership Council during our recent meetings:

A subcommittee (Ken Kuehm, Rev. Joe Cherry and Cat White) met to set Building Use Guidelines for UUCC for this stage of the COVID PandemicWill be reviewed monthly as long as necessaryEmphasis: … read more.

Musical Happenings April 2021

Hello UUCC members and friends,

As we finally feel winter loosening its grip and welcome the return of spring, I hope you are all staying well and safe this April. Many thanks to Karin Tooley, our Chancel Choir, YoUUth Choir, and Women’s Ensemble, guest harpist Jody … 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.

Musical Happenings March 2021

Hello UUCC members and friends,

I hope you are all staying well, safe, and warm as we approach a full year of worshipping remotely. I am missing the community and companionship that comes with being together, and I hope it will not be much longer before … read more.

Notes From Our Board President March 2021

The following are some of the bigger topics discussed at recent board meetings:

Technology in the Shaker Building – you may have noticed problems with Sunday Services that force the Worship Team to stop sharing services with YouTube Live. We have an ongoing, and seemingly growing, … read more.