West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
The Wisdom to Know the Difference

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

December 30, 2018

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Michael Miller

Worship Associate

It’s the season for letting things go and making new resolutions for the future. But how do we know what to let go and what to keep, and when?

 

A Story for Christmas

A Story for Christmas

December 23, 2018

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Martha Boesel

Worship Associate

All are welcome as we retell Truman Capote’s timeless story “A Christmas Memory.” The largely autobiographical story, which takes place in the 1930s, describes a period in the lives of the seven-year-old narrator and an elderly woman who is his distant cousin and best friend. The evocative narrative focuses on country life, friendship, and the joy of giving—and gently yet poignantly touches on themes of loneliness and loss. Is it fruitcake weather yet?

 

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Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks

Lessons from the School of Hard Knocks

December 9, 2018

by Reverend Nozomi Ikuta and

Michael Miller

Worship Associate

“Until I got to Denison, most Christians I knew treated the Sermon on the Mount as a good idea but not something we were actually supposed to practice. At Denison, I've learned that it's actually a survival manual in a poor community so that people don't kill each other."

~Pastor Nozomi C.

 

Nozomi Ikuta is pastor of Denison Avenue UCC, and a co-founder of the Neighborhood Achievement Hub, which forges pathways from poverty to possibility. A Cleveland native, she returned to her hometown after attending Carleton College, Harvard Divinity School, and New York Theological Seminary. Her interest in healing from historical trauma is rooted in her family's experience of forcible removal from their home in California, and placement in a concentration camp in Poston, AZ. She enjoys taiko, tai chi, and hiking with her husband and dog.

In the Stillness of These Moments - SERVICE

In the Stillness of These Moments - SERVICE

December 2, 2018

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Gerry Meader

Worship Associate

Advent as a spiritual practice: pondering the mystery of waiting expectantly, when we don’t quite know what we’re waiting for. The Free Spirit Band will play; come early to hear the Junior Choir sing in the sanctuary!

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In the Stillness of These Moments - SERMON

In the Stillness of These Moments - SERMON

December 2, 2018

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Gerry Meader

Worship Associate

Advent as a spiritual practice: pondering the mystery of waiting expectantly, when we don’t quite know what we’re waiting for. The Free Spirit Band will play; come early to hear the Junior Choir sing in the sanctuary!