The Waiting Place

November 29, 2015

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by Holly Mueller

Intern Minister

What are we waiting for? What part of ourselves, our lives, our world calls to us from some future date, transformed? For Christians, today marks the beginning of advent and the expectant waiting and preparation for Christmas. What can we learn from periods of expectant waiting? What can we harvest from that expectant stillness?

Colin Hay plays "Waiting for my real life to begin" 


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Uncommon Gratitude

November 22, 2015

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by Reverend Wayne Arnason with

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

Our annual Thanksgiving Service will begin with our Multi-generational Choir singing “Gaudeamus Hodie” and a Time for All Ages called “Stone Soup,” after which children and youth will go to their classes. Wayne’s sermon asks us to consider how memory and expectation based on your past (or other people’s) gets in the way of being fully present with gratitude for what you are given today. Our bread communion ceremony will conclude the service, and dona-tions of bread that Sunday morning for both the distribution and altar decoration are always welcome. Please join us after the service for an All Church “Stone Soup” Potluck

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The Hungriest Game

November 15, 2015

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by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz

The young adult novel "The Hunger Games" depicted a dystopian future where entire nations are starving and children are forced to compete to the death for the right to eat. Escalating inequality is forcing many in our nation - and world - to go without their daily bread. How can we put a stop to this deadly, hungriest game of have and have nots? Despite the grim statistics, there are also many compelling reasons for hope. We’ll celebrate new members this Sunday.


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Why Do We Do It That Way?

November 8, 2015

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by Reverend Joe Cherry

Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland

There's something about coming home after having been away that gives one fresh perspective to the familiar. After spending 4 years on the "left coast" Rev. Joe came back to the Midwest, eager to return home. What did he learn about himself, and our Midwestern/Rustbelt ways upon his return, and what can these lessons teach us about our own spiritual lives? There is a real beauty in being in the Mid-west, join us to learn more.

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Cycles and Seasons

November 1, 2015

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by Reverend Wayne Arnason

The liturgical year in many faith traditions follows a cycle of seasons in both secular and sacred time. We have some-thing similar in Unitarian Universalism although we don’t distinguish between sacred and secular time. I’ve often envied the Catholic and Buddhist liturgical marking of special days dedicated to saints or teachers. How do we honor those who have played such roles in our lives? Looking at the past to see the lineages in which we stand is an important part of harvesting the fruits of this particular season of life. The Free Spirit Band will be performing Neil Young songs for this service

"You Are Like a Hurricane" is played in it's entirety at the end of the service.

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