West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
Our Universalist Heritage: Entering Paradise in This Life

Our Universalist Heritage: Entering Paradise in This Life

October 25, 2019

by Reverend Anthony Makar and

Jeff Modzelewski

Worship Associate

This is the third and last sermon in a series entitled “Our Universalist Heritage." What if I said that Paradise is not lost but already here and now? And that spirituality is about entering it in this life, through a renewal and restoration of one’s mind and senses? Three hundred fifty years ago, that’s what Universalist Jane Leade preached, and her vision has been taken up in our time by Unitarian Universalist minister the Rev. Rebecca Ann Parker. Let’s take a closer look.

The Spirituality of Dementia from the Inside-Out and Upside-Down

The Spirituality of Dementia from the Inside-Out and Upside-Down

October 20, 2019

by Kathy Strawser and

Marty Blachly-Cross

Worship Associate

The Very Reverend Tracey Lind and

Emily Ingalls

Guest Speakers

In 2017, the Very Reverend Tracey Lind stepped down as Dean of Cleveland's Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, following a diagnosis of early-onset dementia. What changes did this bring to her personal life, her activism, her ministry and her spiritual life? We welcome Rev. Lind and her wife Emily Ingalls to our pulpit to share their learnings and a message about what it means to be human.

Our Universalist Heritage: How to Love with Integrity

Our Universalist Heritage: How to Love with Integrity

October 13, 2019

by Reverend Anthony Makar and

Jeff Modzelewski

Worship Associate

Love, we say, is of transcendent worth. We affirm our Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles and in this way affirm the ultimacy of love. But often with our actions, we fall short. Often, we don’t walk the talk. So what does that mean? Does it mean we are hopeless hypocrites? Or is there a way to be a people who proclaim Love’s worth with integrity? Today’s sermon is the second in a series entitled “Our Universalist Heritage.”

Guest Musician: Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout

Our Universalist Heritage: Loving the Hell Out of the World

Our Universalist Heritage: Loving the Hell Out of the World

October 6, 2019

by Reverend Anthony Makar and

Judy Montgomery

Worship Associate

Universalism represents one side of our amazing historical heritage. Come explore Universalism's essential wisdom of "loving the hell out of the world" and its guidance on what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist today.