West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
Let It Be a Dance

Let It Be a Dance

June 9, 2019

by Reverend Chris Long,

Guest Speaker Jessica York

Director of Congregational Life at the Unitarian Universalist Association and

Marty Blachly-Cross

Worship Associate

Jessica York will share a sermon grounded in themes and ideas related to dance, specifically dancing in partnerships, in our work toward racial and social justice. She will also share how our efforts here at West Shore are connected to the racial and social justice mission of Unitarian Universalism. We will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Rev Chris’ Ordination as a UU Minister, as well as the “bridging” of West Shore high school graduates into young adulthood.

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Let It Be a Dance - sermon only

Let It Be a Dance - sermon only

June 9, 2019

by Reverend Chris Long,

Guest Speaker Jessica York

Director of Congregational Life at the Unitarian Universalist Association and

Marty Blachly-Cross

Worship Associate

Jessica York will share a sermon grounded in themes and ideas related to dance, specifically dancing in partnerships, in our work toward racial and social justice. She will also share how our efforts here at West Shore are connected to the racial and social justice mission of Unitarian Universalism. We will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Rev Chris’ Ordination as a UU Minister, as well as the “bridging” of West Shore high school graduates into young adulthood.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

June 2, 2019

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Reverend Chris Long with

Michael Miller

Worship Associate

The theme for this all-ages Pride service is Sanctuary, focusing on how the Unitarian Universalist faith and West Shore embraces and creates a safe space and culture of all. Especially youth! We will recognize all those who served this year as West Shore’s Religious Education teachers. Children of all ages are welcome to stay for the entire service.

Living the Tradition - sermon only

Living the Tradition - sermon only

May 19, 2019

Reverend Anthony David Makar and

Michael Miller

Worship Associate

Unitarian Universalists speak of their faith as a “living tradition.” We see that language on what might be the most popular and used book in our congregations, our hymnal entitled, “ Singing the Living Tradition.” But what is the story of our Tradition that Lives? Join Rev. Makar for an inspiring and uplifting message about who we are in the world and who we aspire to be. Immediately following the service, please plan to attend the Congregational Meeting. This will be a two-part meeting. The first part will be our Annual Meeting to elect the new Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee members. The second part will be a special congregational meeting on calling Rev. Anthony Makar as our NEW Senior Minister.

Jazz

Jazz

February 3, 2019

by Reverend Chris Long and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

Any lovers of Jazz amongst us? Of course, there must be. Rather smooth jazz, ragtime or fans of New Orleans “Second Lining”, the origins and soul of jazz provide many images and metaphors of abundant possibilities. As we work towards even more racial and social justice engagement within this congregation and in the Greater Cleveland area, how might we imagine ourselves creating deeper relationships with ourselves and each other, to live the congregation's mission and vision of becoming an “anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural congregation”? The Free Spirit Band will play, and children will start in the service for a Jazzy Time for All Ages before going to their classes.

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Jazz: West Shore UU Church, Racial & Social Justice, and YOU! <br /> Sermon Only

Jazz: West Shore UU Church, Racial & Social Justice, and YOU!
Sermon Only

February 3, 2019

by Reverend Chris Long and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

Any lovers of Jazz amongst us? Of course, there must be. Rather smooth jazz, ragtime or fans of New Orleans “Second Lining”, the origins and soul of jazz provide many images and metaphors of abundant possibilities. As we work towards even more racial and social justice engagement within this congregation and in the Greater Cleveland area, how might we imagine ourselves creating deeper relationships with ourselves and each other, to live the congregation's mission and vision of becoming an “anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural congregation”? The Free Spirit Band will play, and children will start in the service for a Jazzy Time for All Ages before going to their classes.

Our Ministry of Justice

Our Ministry of Justice

October 28, 2018

by Reverend Chris Long and

Michelle Ma

Intern Minister

On this Sunday, the day following the first-ever Justice- pa-lUUza weekend, come, hear about the existing things happening within and outside of this congregation related to the justice mission and vision for the church. Find out what a deepening focus on Justice Work can mean for West Shore’s identity—now, and in the future!

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The War on Poverty and Worker Justice 2018

The War on Poverty and Worker Justice 2018

September 2, 2018

by Reverend Chris Long and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

 

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Passion That Transcends

Passion That Transcends

April 8, 2018

by Reverend Chris Long and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

“During last year’s Service Auction, I offered a sermon topic to the highest bidder. Laird and Jen Wynn won, and asked for a worship service around the topics of ‘transcendence and passion.’ Both topics resonate deeply with me—what charged to the fore of my mind was how Unitarian Universalism has helped me allow my passions to transcend deep emotions, even anger, throughout the last 18 years. Plus, some special music...see you there!”

~Rev. Chris Long

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