Removing Our Masks

June 26, 2016

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by Reverend David T. Durkit

of First United Church of Christ, Eastlake, OH

On Pride Sunday, we'll look at the many masks each of us wears. We need help in removing them. This can be, for most of us, a very difficult task. Our guest minister will take us through a step by step journey of removing our own mask to God, to ourselves, and to others. He will intertwine this with his own personal journey from being dismissed as a priest from the Orthodox Church to his becoming a minis-ter in the United Church of Christ, and of course there's a West Shore connection!

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What Remains?

June 19, 2016

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by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and

Reverend Wayne Arnason with

After the reception on Friday, June 17, how much more will there be to say? This has been a long goodbye, but there needs to a formal ending within the context of what we do best together, and that is celebrate as a worshiping community.Wayne and Kathleen will be looking back at things they are proud to have been associated with at West Shore, and  they will look ahead, at what not only remains, but what has always been a part of West Shore and which will continue to sustain and strengthen the congregation in the years ahead. The service will end with a ceremony of release.Both the West Shore Choir and the Free Spirit Band will share their music. Children will be invited to be present for the beginning of the service and come back for the end. At the ministers’ request, a special offering will be received to support “Black Lives UU” (BLUU), a new support network for African American Unitarian Universalists.

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The Beginning of Tomorrow

June 12, 2016

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by Holly Mueller

Intern Minister

Shiny, new beginnings can be invigorating, and yet what can be more intimidating than a blank page, than the unfamiliar? How do we prepare ourselves for the unknown and become excited for the future even if we long for the past? As we look to the future of West Shore and the future of Unitarian Universalism, it is a powerful moment to be open to the unknown while cultivating a vision of what could be.


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With or Without God

June 5, 2016

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by Reverend Patricia Sheldon

Faith in anything can help us through difficult times and enrich our lives. But does it work if it is with or without God? Rev. Patricia Sheldon is a Unitarian Universalist com-munity minister associated with the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Heights. She worked as a hospital chaplain for many years and currently provides education and support for individuals and groups around any of life’s losses.

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