West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
Courage

Courage

January 26, 2020

by Reverend Anthony Makar and

Marty Blachly-Cross , Worship Associate

Courage is key. Maya Angelou calls it the “the most important of the virtues because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” As for Winston Churchill, he said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Let’s talk about courage today.

Lessons In Leadership: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Lessons In Leadership: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 19, 2020

by Reverend Anthony Makar and

Jeff Modzelewski, Worship Associate

When we lose touch with our heroes’ stories, we lose touch with our own powers and potentialities. We hear a call to leadership, but our response can be, Who, me? Yet the message of the life of every hero who has ever gone before us, or who may be in our midst right now, is that you don’t need to be perfect to have a dream. Today, we explore some of Dr. King’s story and how it speaks powerfully to our own today.

The Power of We

The Power of We

January 12, 2020

by Reverend Anthony Makar and

Ryan Rosu, Worship Associate

Hearts hunger to be a part of Beloved Community, which is a place where people feel enlivened and vital and loved. So what’s involved in creating Beloved Community, and then sustaining it? How might you help?

The State of Our Justice Union: Looking Back a Little To Move Forward

The State of Our Justice Union: Looking Back a Little To Move Forward

January 5, 2020

by Reverend Chris Long and

Judy Montgomery, Worship Associate

West Shore is known throughout Greater Cleveland for its justice-making. The work that our congregational Task Forces and our Social Action Committee continues to do, with a few highly dedicated members and friends of the congregation, is astounding. We will reflect on our individual and collective journey over the last year with our justice efforts at West Shore and beyond. Rev. Long will also share some of his experiences with our Interfaith Community Partners and other organizations in Cleveland. He will also include details regarding his faithful journey with our denominational efforts in becoming a living tradition striving to become an “anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural” faith movement as we lean into 2020. This holy work needs more of us in it!

Music: I am Resilient by Rising Appalachia, sung by Margaret Gardner and Ally Jagoda