Events

September 1, 2021

Amplify-UU

Upgrading our sound and visual equipment in the sanctuary will greatly improve the overall experience of our services, especially for the hard-of-hearing.

With our new equipment we will be able to invite guest speakers to our sanctuary, or view them at home, from anywhere in the world.

Final Feasibility Study Report

Amplify-UU is being led by a new board-appointed team to help complete this ambitious project – Marion Pape, Gary Theal, Nancy Dobbs and John Hopewell in consultation with the Finance Committee.  If you have questions, please email John Hopewell or Marion Pape and we’ll provide answers or find someone who can.

For more information on our Capital Campaign please click here.

Pledge to support Amplify-UU

More information here.

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August 18, 2021

Welcome Visitors

Curious about our congregation?

Just discovered us?

A Unitarian from elsewhere? 

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic you can still get to know us.

You may view our Sunday services on Zoom. Just send an email after 9 a.m. Sunday to obtain the entry code. Then join us online at 10:15 a.m. for the Sunday worship service.

If you wish, please take a moment and fill out and submit the Visitor Form below:

 

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August 14, 2021

Beloved Conversations Anti-Racism Program

A deep dive into soul-nourishing and mind-opening resources, worship, and personal conversations to support you in the communal work of dismantling racism.   

Thirty congregants, your ministers, your director of children & youth programming, and two children’s programming staff participated in this program last fall. Now you can too!

Sign up for the fall Online program before Aug. 14 and receive the early bird 10% discount!

Deadline to register is August 31.

There is a generous sliding-scale and scholarship program. No one should feel they cannot take the program due to financial hardship. 

To register and learn more:    

https://www.meadville.edu/fahs-collaborative/beloved-conversations/ 

The program this fall (phase one, called “Within”) runs mid-September through mid-December, and includes:

  • Individual study of videos and readings, accompanied by reflection prompts  
  • conversations with a “critical friend” chosen by the participant
  • Bi-weekly small group conversations in a “learning pod” with other UUs across the continent 
  • Larger, monthly, ‘meaning making sessions,’ facilitated by Beloved Conversations staff 

The “Within” work is different for White folks and for Black, Indigenous and other People of Color and will be done entirely in race-based caucuses.  

“…this is a program for Unitarian Universalists who are seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice.  We believe that we are here to heal the impact of racism on our lives in order to get free together. Beloved conversations is intended to be a tool in your toolbox, for you as an individual, and [as] a part of a congregation, to eradicate white supremacy, to work to become anti-racist, and to make our faith a welcoming place for everyone.”  Rev. Kierstin Homblette Allen, co-creator of Beloved Conversations

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August 7, 2021

Social Justice Storytime

A daily Time For All Ages where all UU’ers, from newborns to the elderly and everyone in between can light a chalice, breathe, and enjoy a social justice themed picture book.rainbow egg

Saturday mornings at 8.30 am (approx 15 mins). Join us online: https://tinyurl.com/SJS-Spring21. If you have any trouble joining us please email Arran

Light our chalices together (if you have one); take three deep, centring breaths together.

Lindsay or Arran (or a guest) will read a social justice themed picture book. While they are reading, you’re encouraged to type your reactions on the chat thread in Zoom.

Take three deep, centring breaths together; extinguish our chalices together.

Tips: click on the “gallery” setting so we can see each other’s faces, and have your microphone muted if you are not talking.

More details here.

 

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