West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
Age of Reason Service

Age of Reason Service

March 17, 2019

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

We will mark the “graduation” of eight of our 2nd and 3rd-grade children who are completing the Age of Reason program, who will share their credos from the pulpit. Parents will be witnesses for their children, offering words of appreciation and hopes for the future.

Coming of Age

Coming of Age

January 27, 2019

by Members of the Coming of Age Class and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

As part of this service, we'll be hearing credo presentations from our three CoA members—Liam Yeung, Delaney McCoy and Cole Aulisio. Their mentors—Gary Nemes, Irene Mor-ley, and Jeff Martin—will share their observations on this new ninth-grade program and their experiences mentoring these young people. Some other surprises are in the pipeline for this celebration service and, of course, the traditional cake afterward.

Look Carefully

Look Carefully

September 16, 2018

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

In this creedless faith, we need to know what lessons we can teach our children that might serve as their moral or spiritual grounding in life. How does teaching others help us learn about ourselves? Everyone is invited to help launch a new year of Religious Education for children, youth, and teachers.

 

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Perseverance Pizzazz

Perseverance Pizzazz

February 4, 2018

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by Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development and

Dana Morgan

Worship Associate

To launch the monthly Soul Matters theme and our consideration of “Perseverance” we will explore some thoughts and tools for engaging joyful perseverance in times such as these. We'll visit Imbolc, Kindness, The Edict of Torda, "Love and Laughter", Ants and Turtles all woven into a tapestry of Perseverance Pizzazz.

 

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Just the Way You Are

Just the Way You Are

February 5, 2017

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by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

We are all the same… and we are all different, too. Join us for this All Ages service as we explore questions of identity and community through a delightful story, “The Checker Players” by Alan Venable. Can we truly honor one another as individuals and still find a way to common ground and shared commitment? The Free Spirit Band will play, and children first grade and older will stay for the entire service.

 

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Getting the Story Straight

Getting the Story Straight

November 20, 2016

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by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

Thanksgiving is a cherished American holiday, celebrating gratitude and community, and commemorating the hospi-tality of the “first Thanksgiving” between the Pilgrims and the Indians in the early days of the Plymouth Colony. But what really happened almost 400 years ago is much more interesting than the stories we learned in elementary school.

 

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“Metaphoraging” in the Hoh Rainforest

“Metaphoraging” in the Hoh Rainforest

October 9, 2016

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by Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

One of the most healing activities I know is communing with nature and specifically trees. On the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, one such healing place exists—a rainforest of the temperate type called the Hoh Rainforest. During a solo visit there, I experienced deep peace and gathered a wonderful series of metaphors. Are you a part of an old growth forest or maybe a nurse log, a sapling or perhaps a variety of symbiotic moss dripping from the branches of a grand tree? The rainforest is a system much like a church system in many ways. Let's go “metaphoraging” together in reflection and image, meditation and song.

 

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What We’re Here To Do

What We’re Here To Do

September 18, 2016

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by Reverend Patricia Hart

Ours is a “covenant” faith: what matters most in our congregations is not the word of some divine authority or even pronouncements from UUA “headquarters,” but the gathered wisdom of the people. Each of us feels called to do the right thing… so how does a congregation of individuals become a covenanted group and what does that mean in practice?

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In-gathering!

In-gathering!

September 11, 2016

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by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

Come one, come all, to a joyful celebration of the West Shore community, and the “kick-off” Sunday for what promises to be a busy and important church year. This All Ages service will feature “Singing Down the Rain,” a story about water, joy, learning, and how communities grow stronger.Don’t forget to bring water from a place that is important to you and your family. In the annual Water Communion,we will pour our offerings of water together, symbolizing the gifts everyone brings to create the community that is West Shore

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Bridge Over the West Shore Junior Church

Bridge Over the West Shore Junior Church

April 24, 2016

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by Graduating Seniors of Junior Church and CoA Class of 2016 with

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development,

Christa Champion and Phil Florian

Comings and Goings—Bridges transport both ways. It's Spring and time once again for the Annual Bridging service honoring both graduating seniors bridging out of Junior Church and Rising Coming of Age class bridging into Junior Church. Special music by the Free Spirit Band, various vocals and instrumentals and sharing of thoughts from our young people as they cross the West Shore Rocky River Junior Church Bridge.

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Does the Big Blue Boat Belong to Us?

Does the Big Blue Boat Belong to Us?

April 17, 2016

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by Holly Mueller

Intern Minister and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

Offered by Layne Richard-Hammock & Holly MuellerAs we celebrate Earth Day with Flower Communion, we reflect on the joys and responsibilities of our Big Blue Planet home. Do humans own the Earth or does She Own us? This All Ages service will allow for adults and children to contemplate what it means to be a strand in the interconnected web of existence and to value our responsibility in the web of life. We do after all, have the whole world in our hands. Fun morning with lots of singing, movement and celebration for all. Bring a flower to share for Flower Communion (yes we know it's a tad early and many garden flowers won't be abloom yet—do your best.


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Shades of Distinction

Shades of Distinction

March 20, 2016

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by Holly Mueller

Intern Minister with

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

A distinctive Lifespan Religious Education Program requires both continuity and innovation. The members of the Religious Education RE View team have been working for over a year to distinguish the strengths of the West Shore Religious Education Program as well as create a proposal for innovation and moving into the future. The team is excited to “raise the shades” and share a bit about our process, our conclusions and distinctive recommendations for the future! All ages will begin in service together to witness the dedication of some children into our collective care, music from both the Adult and Junior Choirs and celebrate together the future of religious education as an endeavor for and responsibility of all ages.


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Creating Sanctuary

Creating Sanctuary

February 21, 2016

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by Holly Mueller

Intern Minister and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

What is sanctuary? How does sanctuary look in community? Our West Shore CARE covenant stands for Courtesy, Acceptance, Respect, and Engagement—core elements of creating a shared space of comfort and challenge, a place in which we as a community can grow our spiritual selves. This service will include the Junior Choir and Time For All Ages.

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Solstice Season, Simple & Sacred

Solstice Season, Simple & Sacred

December 20, 2015

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by Reverend Wayne Arnason and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

The Wheel of the Year is ever turning. The Winter Solstice sabbat marks the official beginning of winter and also the shortest day of the year. Solstice is simple to understand: because of the earth's tilt, on this day the Northern Hemisphere is as far away from the sun as it can be. Therefore, the first day of winter has the least amount of sunlight. As we explore some of the stories and lore of the season we move from the simple to the sacred. We’ll enter into the mystery of the turning of the seasons and visit the “Root Children” and Mother Nature as they travel the Wheel of the Year from Solstice to Solstice.

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The River Flows in Both Directions

The River Flows in Both Directions

August 30, 2015

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by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and

Reverend Wayne Arnason with

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

& Intern Holly Mueller

 This ceremony, now a tradition at West Shore, needs congregational participation to make it work! Bring some water from a special place you’ve been this summer—could be on your summer travels, a place of pilgrimage, our beloved Lake Erie or other body of water, and we’ll mingle the waters together in a common bowl as a symbol for our community coming together as one strong church body. If technology doesn’t fail us, we hope to Live Stream the folks from Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Apple-ton, WI, as we begin our year-long partnership with them. 

The Invisible String

The Invisible String

April 19, 2015

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by Reverend Wayne Arnason with

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

In times of stress , change, and loss what holds us together? In her children’s book, Patrice Karst has helped children imagine the invisible string that ties us together and helps us feel like we are never alone. Are those of us who are adults too old and cynical to have this kind of imagination? The children will join us for the first half of the service—then they will leave for a Chapel service and conversation on how they might use this year's offerings collected in Chapel.

Choices, Children and Church

Choices, Children and Church

March 8, 2015

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by Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Life span Faith Development

Parents and grandparents today face a bewildering array of choices regarding the children they care for and how to spend precious time resources. Church involvement is one of many decisions to be made. As we begin looking toward the future of religious learning and development for all ages at West Shore, which values will underlay the choices we make? What are the passions that will drive our picks and preferences? How shall we engage our resources and abun-dance to both grow and deepen what we have to serve the needs of families and attract a new generation of families to engagement with our church and with UUism?

From Love To Justice

From Love To Justice

February 22, 2015

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by Reverend Reverend Wayne Arnason with

Layne Richard Hammock

This Sunday, “For All Ages” falls during Black History Month, and so we will explore the meanings of an astonishing moment in civil rights movement history—the “Children’s March.” This story will be told at the end of the first service and the beginning of the second, so that Junior Choir can enjoy it as they join us to offer “We Sing for You America.”

Children’s Lives Matter

Children’s Lives Matter

January 25, 2015

by Reverend Wayne Arnason and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

This month's "Church and Chapel" Sunday service for all ages will use the new format we're trying. Families are invited to come to the Sanctuary to begin the service together. Part way through, the K-6th grade children leave for a Children's Chapel service, led by Layne Richard-Hammock during the sermon segment of the sanctuary service. Youth from 7th -12th grades will join Rev. Rolenz for a program in Rooms 1-2. Childcare is available for infants to Pre-K. The sermon will be a reflection on importance of early childhood education to the formation of our lives, and introduce some of the questions being asked in an evaluation of our own religious education program regarding how we can better integrate bias-reduction and anti-racist learning techniques .

Turning the Wheel of the Year

Turning the Wheel of the Year

December 21, 2014

by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and

Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development

This Sunday is Winter Solstice, longest night of the year and a time for reflection and celebration rooted in the calendar of pre-Christian religious traditions often known as the "Wheel of the Year." Many in our West Shore community who embrace earth-based spiritualities, observe this calendar and the turning of the seasons. We'll explore the Yule holiday through dramatic presentation and song, story and symbols, and hear some reflections on the turning of the year back towards the light.

Thanksgiving’s Sunday Service

Thanksgiving’s Sunday Service

November 23, 2014

by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and

Reverend Reverend Wayne Arnason

with Layne Richard-Hammock

Director of Lifespan Faith Development



Everyone will be together for a full multi-generational service in the Sanctuary celebrating the Thanksgiving season. We’ll share our bread communion, a story for all ages, and reflections from the ministers. The Choir will offer choral music, and the Junior Choir will be performing in the Rotunda between the two services this week. The Outreach offering will be taken this Sunday for Urban Hope, a Unitarian Universalist Community on the near West Side of Cleveland.

Come Hell or High Water

Come Hell or High Water

August 31, 2014

by Reverends Kathleen Rolenz and
                    Wayne Arnason

At this service, you are invited to bring some water from your summer travels, either at home or afar to combine into a common bowl. We’ll welcome new Acting Director of Lifespan Faith Development Layne Richard-Hammock and recognize our two Commissioned Lay Leaders, Anne Osborne and Doris Matthey.

How to Raise a Dragaon

How to Raise a Dragaon

April 27, 2014

by Reverend Wayne Arnason with

Kathy Strawser, Director of


     Lifespan Faith Development

Join us for a Multigenerational Sunday with Reverend Wayne Arnason and Kathy Strawser all about the care and feeding of growing dragons! Parents, did you know that you might have a little dragon in your house? Children, maybe your brother or sister is a dragon! Singles, maybe you are already a dragon! Come find out what Chinese cultural beliefs about dragons can tell us about how humans grow, and why growing up to be a dragon might not be a bad idea.

Putting It on the Line

Putting It on the Line

March 23, 2014

by Intern Minister Matthew McHale with

Kathy Strawser, Director of Lifespan Faith Development

In honor of women’s history month, we will honor the lives of Unitarian Universalist women from the past to the pre-sent, who took a risk and dared to organize, march and speak out for justice and equality in face of strong opposi-tion. What can we learn from their stories, to give us inspi-ration and courage to overcome obstacles and work for justice? The Junior Choir will sing “I’ll Stand By You” by the Pretenders

The Mountain That Moved

The Mountain That Moved

January 26, 2014

by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz with
Kathy Strawser, Director of Lifespan Faith Development

What would it take to move a mountain? In this morning's story The Mountain that Loved A Bird we'll explore the give and take of relationships and the balance of doing what’ s best both for “me” and for “us.” The Junior Choir will sing Go Down Moses” at both services.

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Opening music is played in it's entirety at the end of the recording.

Hope In the Dark

Hope In the Dark

December 22, 2013

by Reverend Wayne Arnason with
Kathy Strawser, Director of Lifespan Faith Development

As the days get shorter, and the nights longer and darker, join us for a multi-generation service that challenges us to question whether dark times are times without hope. We’ll hear a story about a father and daughter who go into the woods one winter night to see if they can find an owl! We’ll sing about the gentle comfort and strength that can be found in dark nights. We’ll hear reflections and stories about where hope in the darkness can be found.

The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

The Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth

November 24, 2013

by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz with
Cathy Stawser, Director of Life Span Faith Development

We are told from an early age that it's important to always tell the truth, but just what exactly is the truth? Are all sto-ries true, or just some stories, or just some parts of sto-ries? Do we ever change the truth because it makes us, our family, or our nation look or feel better? Telling the truth is risky business and not as easy as it sounds! This service will include the Guest at Your Table kick-off and a bread com-munion. Please bring some bread to share, preferably from your ethnic tradition.

When I Am Frightened

When I Am Frightened

October 27, 2013

by  Matthew McHale, Intern Minister and
 Kathy Strawser, Director of Lifespan Faith Development

There once was a boy who hid under his bed whenever he was afraid. We all have different ways of responding to scary situations. Join us for a multi-generational service of story and song, where we explore the different ways we face our fears. This service also includes a child dedication ceremony; please see the announcement on the next page for more information.



Let Justice Flow Down Like Waters

Let Justice Flow Down Like Waters

September 1, 2013

by  Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and
Reverend Wayne Arnason

Justice issues associated with water inspire the homilies at this annual multi-generational Water Ceremony service that begins the new church year. Bring a sample of water with you that represents some of the meaning you have found this summer.   

Our new intern, Matthew McHale, will join the co-ministers in worship for the first time.

With  Kathy Strawser, Director, Lifespan Faith Development


The opening musical piece is available for listening in it's entirety following the closing of the service.

My Heart Will Not Sit Down<br />by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and<br />Kathy Strawser, DLS

My Heart Will Not Sit Down
by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and
Kathy Strawser, DLS

February 24, 2013

“Love is the spirit of this church, and service is its law,” begins our chalice lighting words most Sundays. During the opening words we encourage people to "serve needs greater than our own." What happens when our hearts compel us to service in extraordinary ways? Are we, young and old, up to the task? Reflections from a story set in Cameroon will help us explore answers these questions. The Junior Choir will sing “Cuando el Pobre,” and we will collect the Outreach Offering for Cleveland’s May Dugan Center.

Brother Can You Spare a Dime sung by April Stoltz

With Worship Associate Anne Osborne

Decisions Made For Us <br >by Reverend Wayne Arnason with<br />Kathy Strawser, LFD

Decisions Made For Us
by Reverend Wayne Arnason with
Kathy Strawser, LFD

January 27, 2013

When a national decision is made, how far and wide do the ripples go? The story Pink and Say, a Civil War story by Patricia Polacco, frames our service’s theme and tells the story of two teens; Pink, a soldier from a family of slaves, and Say, a white soldier, and how the nation’s decision to fight a civil war, impacted their own decisions, friendship and their very lives. We’ll reflect on decisions, often out of our own control, that do change us, in remarkable ways. Junior Choir will present “There’s a River Flowin’ in My Soul,” a song written by Rose Saunders, Alabama’s first female African American judge.

With Worship Associate Dave Willet

Inter-generational Service

THE SPACE BETWEEN <br />by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and <br />Kathy Strawser Director of Lifespan Faith

THE SPACE BETWEEN
by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz and
Kathy Strawser Director of Lifespan Faith

October 28, 2012

All of us will face significant transitions in our lives; whether a new school, a new job, a first crush, a first heartbreak, going away from home for the first time, saying goodbye to a loved one for the last time. We may find ourselves in a strange place, where everything is the same, and nothing is the same. What resources does our faith provide for us during these times of transition - during the in-between times? Join us for this inter-generational service featuring the West Shore's Junior Choir performing "UU Kids."

Labors of Love<br />by Co-Ministers Kathleen Rolenz and Wayne Arnason

Labors of Love
by Co-Ministers Kathleen Rolenz and Wayne Arnason

September 2, 2012

Two of musician/activist Pete Seeger's lasting legacies will surely be his commitment to our country's labor movement and the environment. His efforts to support labor unions and to clean up New York's Hudson River teach us that all work has dignity and that clean water is not to be taken for granted. Join us for story, song and reflection on this Labor Day Sunday as we begin our new church year that includes our annual Water Ceremony. Don't forget to bring a small amount of summer water collected from the backyard pool, the local river/lake, or a more exotic place from your travels.

With Kathy Strawser, Director of Lifespan Faith Development

How the UU Humanist Chaplain Learned to Pray<br />by Kathy Strawser <br />Dir. of Lifespan Faith Devel

How the UU Humanist Chaplain Learned to Pray
by Kathy Strawser
Dir. of Lifespan Faith Devel

June 17, 2012

What happens when Unitarian Universalists practice their faith in the real world, in this case the largely Christian world of northeastern Ohio? How can we be in relationship with those whose understanding of words - like sin, salvation, heaven, hell, and God - may be so different from our own? Perhaps our liberal faith helps us to do just that! Kathy Straswer will offer reflections from her recent four-month internship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

With Worship Associate Katherine Gaston-Campbell

Thankful for Human Rights<br />by Ellen Carvill-Ziemer, Intern Minister

Thankful for Human Rights
by Ellen Carvill-Ziemer, Intern Minister

November 20, 2011

This Sunday we remember the convictions of religious freedom in the American Thanksgiving story and make a commitment to help the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee in its work to advance human rights and social justice around the world. The Inter-generational Choir will join us to sing New Day Coming.

The Social Action Offering today will be given to the Cleveland Foodbank. The mission of the food-bank is to alleviate hunger by providing food and support to community organizations that feed the hungry. They supply a majority of the food used in local hot meal sites, shelters, and food pantries. In addition, they provide food to child care centers, group homes, and programs for the elderly. Please bring a can of food as non-perishable food donations will also be collected.

With Kathy Strawser, Director Lifespan Faith Development

Ties That Bind <br />Ellen Carvill-Ziemer, Intern Minister and <br />and Kathy Strawser

Ties That Bind
Ellen Carvill-Ziemer, Intern Minister and
and Kathy Strawser

October 30, 2011

In the spirit of the Mexican celebration, Day of the Dead, let us engage and reflect on the connections and memories that tie us to family and friends who have gone before us. What wisdom, courage and joy did they live that continues to visit and impact our lives today? How do we acknowledge their gifts? What gifts will we leave for the next generation?

The Eleventh Emotion<br />by Kathy Strawer<br />Director, Lifespan Faith Development

The Eleventh Emotion
by Kathy Strawer
Director, Lifespan Faith Development

October 9, 2011

Towards the end of his life, neuropsychologist Paul Pearsall devoted his studies to awe and dubbed it the "eleventh" emotion, one that follows the more easily defined and scientifically accepted ten emotions of love, fear, sadness, embarrassment, curiosity, pride, enjoyment, despair, guilt and anger. Experiencing this complicated emotion that offers the sublime requires us to engage in a certain amount of letting go -- of control, expectations and safeguards. How might we do that?

What’s Your Labor Worth?  <br />by Reverends Kathleen Rolenz and Wayne Arnason

What’s Your Labor Worth?
by Reverends Kathleen Rolenz and Wayne Arnason

September 4, 2011

This traditional weekend of honoring those who labor for others and whose worth and dignity is shaped by how employers value them provides the theme for this service. This Labor Day arrives after a year of conflict between political leaders and those who work for government. Is this the same conflict that the labor movement has engaged in for the past century, or is this something unprecedented that we are only beginning to recognize? Familes and children are welcome and included in this intergenerational service.

with Kathy Strawser, Director of Lifespan Faith Development

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Get Out of That Shell!<br />by Rev. Kathleen Rolenz

Get Out of That Shell!
by Rev. Kathleen Rolenz

April 17, 2011

Spring is a time when everything is "breaking forth," from birds to butterflies. Transformation - the movement from one state to another - is a metaphor that holds true for the human spirit as well. This service will look at the journey of the monarch butterfly and what that might teach us about the interdependent web.

Intergenerational Service
With Kathy Strawser

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Keeping the Piece: An Intergenerational Service with Rev. Kathleen Rolenz and Kathy Strawser

Keeping the Piece: An Intergenerational Service with Rev. Kathleen Rolenz and Kathy Strawser

November 21, 2010

Holidays are often a time when peace is hard to find, yet we all play an essential “piece” in "keeping the peace" with our relatives, families, friends and ourselves. What are the elements that make for peaceful interactions? What spiritual resources can we draw upon? The Junior Choir will join us today to sing Gaudeamus Hodie. We welcome gifts of homemade bread loaves from your ethnic tradition to share during and after the service. Bring a can of food, as non-perishable food donations will also be collected. The Social Action Offering today will be given to the Cleveland Food Bank.

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The Veil Between the Worlds: An Intergenerational Service with Rev. Wayne Arnason and Kathy Strawser

The Veil Between the Worlds: An Intergenerational Service with Rev. Wayne Arnason and Kathy Strawser

October 31, 2010

Samhain (pronounced sow-en, from a Gaelic word meaning the "end of summer") is the ancient Celtic New Year and an important holiday in the contemporary pagan practice that has attracted some of West Shore's membership. Rather than conforming to the co-option by popular culture of this holiday and offering an intergenerational Halloween service, we have invited the advice and support of West Shore's pagan practitioners in fashioning an intergenerational service that honors the ancient and contemporary Samhain traditions.

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Ingathering Water Ceremony: An Intergenerational Service

Ingathering Water Ceremony: An Intergenerational Service

September 9, 2010

We use water to dedicate children because water is both commonplace and extraordinary. As we start a new church year, we’ll hear the story of the “Water Boy” and consider water’s many meanings. For the Water Ceremony in this service, bring any water you collected that symbolizes something about the summer that had meaning for you. We alternate the forms of the sharing we do, and this year people will be invited to offer a brief word about their symbolic water.

Feed Them on Your Dreams: An Intergenerational Service with Rev. Wayne Arnason and Kathy Strawser

Feed Them on Your Dreams: An Intergenerational Service with Rev. Wayne Arnason and Kathy Strawser

May 9, 2010

All ages and stages of life involve us in balancing body and mind to make our dreams come true. Parents and children feed each other with the dreams they share and act upon. In a service where we will celebrate motherhood and remember parents both present to us and lost to us, a service in which we will dedicate children, honor a graduate, and thank our teachers, we will find many ways to encounter the dreams that sustain us throughout our lifespans. Bill Hudson and our youth choir will each offer special muisic. Please remember to bring canned food for our monthly collection for local pantries.

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Where Do the Mermaids Stand? An Intergenerational Service with Sunshine Wolfe and Kathy Strawers

Where Do the Mermaids Stand? An Intergenerational Service with Sunshine Wolfe and Kathy Strawers

April 18, 2010

We will celebrate Earth Day by exploring how creatures find their own place in the world. How do we know what our role is in the web of life? What do we do once we figure it out? What can we learn from chickens, rabbits, mermaids, and ourselves about each being’s place on this planet? What is our responsibility for caring and protecting Mother Earth?

Tomorrow’s Church: An Intergenerational Service with Rev. Rolenz, Kathy Strawser, and Sunshine Wolfe

Tomorrow’s Church: An Intergenerational Service with Rev. Rolenz, Kathy Strawser, and Sunshine Wolfe

March 21, 2010

West Shore has long been a place where we attempt to make real the values and principles we claim to believe. When we say we're committed to being an "Anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural institution," what does that really mean? This high energy/all ages 45-minute service will provide the framework for an all-church conversation, to be held immediately following the worship service about what a multicultural West Shore might look and feel like in the next chapter of our common church life. We'll be planning and dreaming "tomorrow's church" through story, song, and with some help from the Intergenerational Choir's anthem "There's a New Day Dawning."