Speaker: Rev. Dr. Randy Partain

Lost in Translation

Most spiritual traditions have special language—words and phrases that have deep shared meaning for a community. In Unitarian Universalist communities, we have a bit of that too. But we also shy away from some words that are commonplace in other spiritual communities.

A Beautiful Stillness

We each spend a lot of time caring for our world. For some of us, that looks like pouring a lot of time and energy into fostering systemic change in our city and state. For others of us, that looks like vulnerable care for family … read more.

Spiritual Chiropractic

Easter is a celebration of renewal and rebirth. We might forget that renewal is possible for us. We adopt a posture of resignation sometimes, assuming that the way things have been in the past is the way they always will be. What would it be … read more.

Mama Earth’s Love Language

You may be familiar with the idea of “love languages” because of a book by Gary Chapman. Basically, each of us have natural ways of offering and receiving love. In our relationships, it’s important for us to know how we express and understand love. But what … read more.

Allowable Answers

Since 2009, Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31) has been an opportunity to celebrate transgender people, raise awareness of transgender issues, and highlight the contributions transgender people have made in society. And yet, throughout human history, hundreds of cultures have recognized, revered, and integrated a multiplicity … read more.

Celebrating IMPACT

We celebrate the 20th anniversary of IMPACT, a partnership between the Shaker Heights Youth Center, Shaker Heights Middle School, and this congregation. We’ll hear from special guests and leaders from this after school ministry highlighting education, health and wellness, critical thinking, and social awareness. We may even learn a … read more.

Cultivating Our Future

Cultivating a future is kind of like cultivating a thriving plant. There are lots of important things that have to happen underneath the surface in order for the leaves and blossoms to be healthy. What does that mean for us as a congregation? What can … read more.

Let’s Get It Done

When I began attending various committee meetings during my first few months at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland, I was struck by a line that appears in a few of the covenants adopted by these ministries: “Let’s get it done.” What is “it” exactly? … read more.

Lego Theology

Surprise! We’re keeping Chalica going for another week! This Sunday we explore a piece of the proposed Eighth Principle: that we affirm and promote “journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community through our actions that accountably dismantle racism … read more.

A Beautiful Entanglement

Sometimes we learn about a scientific idea and just can’t keep our creative imaginations still. For instance, quantum entanglement (which Einstein called “spooky action at a distance”) is a very weird phenomenon that happens to teeny-tiny particles. Once they get connected in a certain way, the particles … read more.