West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
Actually, This IS Who We Are

Actually, This IS Who We Are

October 14, 2018

by Reverend Peter Newport and

Marty Blachly-Cross

Worship Associate

Loss of identity, not knowing who you are, is part of white supremacy culture—for white people, anyway. A personal look, this morning, from where one white person came from; some of the confusions that arose along the way; and the story of John Wampus.

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Beyond Categorical Thinking:  The Van Gogh Café

Beyond Categorical Thinking: The Van Gogh Café

September 30, 2018

by ReverendKeith Kron

UUA Transitions Director

Living our Unitarian Universalist values isn't always as easy as we would like it to be. Often what we strive for is not what actually happens. How can we improve the odds that we will lead with our best values inside and outside our congregation? This sermon will explore these issues as they pertain to your next minister.

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Keeping It Real

Keeping It Real

August 19, 2018

by Reverend Peter Newport and

Dana Morgan

Worship Associate

Kids don't struggle the same way adults do with fantasy and reality. The idea that things might be "all too real" is an adult one. We have learned to be afraid of our nightmares. What do we do with that knowledge is the everyday work of our everyday lives.

 

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General Assembly 2018

General Assembly 2018

June 24, 2018

by Reverend Susan Frederick Gray

UUA President

We will be bringing the heart of General Assembly to Rocky River this year, through live-streaming the largest Unitarian Universalist worship service of the year as it is happening in Kansas City. You won’t want to miss this experience of worshipping and singing “with” 5,000 other Unitarian Universalists from around the country and the world.

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They’re Not There

They’re Not There

April 9, 2017

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by Reverend Peter Newport

The story of Palm Sunday and Holy Week provides the capstone to the Christian narrative. Palm Sunday in particular shows up in both the Christian Gospels and has its roots in Hebrew scripture. But the story is not quite the same in both places. Why does that matter?

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Celebrating, Honoring and Planning for ACTION, as Unitarian Universalists

Celebrating, Honoring and Planning for ACTION, as Unitarian Universalists

January 1, 2017

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by Reverend Christopher Long

Join us as we celebrate the end of both Kwanzaa and Hanukkah, honor the prophetic legacy of two extraordinary Unitarian Universalist Women, and work towards building our own “personal prophecy” as we step with courage and Unitarian Universalist Faith into 2017, together! Racial and social justice demand that we continue to stay awake!

 

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The Welcome Table: Building An Inclusive World View

The Welcome Table: Building An Inclusive World View

December 4, 2016

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by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Chaplain Kevin Lowry

Director of Covenant Student Ministries

During the holiday season, we may find ourselves at many different tables. How do we as Unitarian Universalists create an inclusive worldview that widens the Beloved Community and welcomes all to the table? The Free Spirit Band will play, and a special Youth Choir will sing. Kevin Lowry is the Chaplain and Director of Covenant Student Ministries, an ecumenical Campus Ministry in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood, and a seminarian with the UU House of Study at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Kevin lives in Wooster with his wife Alex, Daughter Estella and the soon to arrive Baby Boy.

 

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How I Learned To Accept the Prejudices I Do Not Have

How I Learned To Accept the Prejudices I Do Not Have

March 29, 2015

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by Reverend Patricia Sheldon

Ministry requires openness and reflection of the minister, lest we stop growing or become caught in our limitations. Unitarian Universalists, even ministers, wrestle with their own prejudices and tendency to judge. Rev. Patricia Sheldon shares the surprises she learned about herself while offering ministry in an Interfaith setting. You may just find yourself in some of these examples. Come, and open yourself to become the UU you think you are. In addition to her own Community Ministry, Rev. Sheldon is the Community Affiliated Minister with the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland in Shaker Hts.

Apologizes for the shortened recording.  Measures are being taken to repair the service ending.
Making the Invisible Visible

Making the Invisible Visible

August 17, 2014

by Reverend Abhi Janamanchi
Reverend Mark Belletini
Reverend Kathleen Rolenz

This service will be offered by members of the “Beyond the Call” program; a two year intensive training in preaching and worship. These three ministers will reflect on how rituals can help us engage with our past, present and future.