West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
The Power of Remembering

The Power of Remembering

May 26, 2019

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

On this Memorial Day Sunday, we will tell stories of communities living out their promises to remember the gifts of those who have died, long into the future. The service ceremony will conclude with a brief dedication of the now-complete Memorial Garden and a reception in the Courtyard for everyone.

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The Power of Remembering - sermon only

The Power of Remembering - sermon only

May 26, 2019

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

On this Memorial Day Sunday, we will tell stories of communities living out their promises to remember the gifts of those who have died, long into the future. The service ceremony will conclude with a brief dedication of the now-complete Memorial Garden and a reception in the Courtyard for everyone.

Mystery

Mystery

April 21, 2019

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

Easter is a complicated celebration for Unitarian Universalists of any theological disposition. The stories in the Bible are unclear as to what happens and why...so much so that Christians have been debating what it all means for millennia. Is there a place for you in the mystery? What is the work of joy in our lives? Erin Gyomber, who won this service in the 2018 Auction, wonders if joy shows up to remind us to look up from the tedium and disappointment that surround us, and find beauty again--and hope.

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Mystery - sermon only

Mystery - sermon only

April 21, 2019

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

Easter is a complicated celebration for Unitarian Universalists of any theological disposition. The stories in the Bible are unclear as to what happens and why...so much so that Christians have been debating what it all means for millennia. Is there a place for you in the mystery? What is the work of joy in our lives? Erin Gyomber, who won this service in the 2018 Auction, wonders if joy shows up to remind us to look up from the tedium and disappointment that surround us, and find beauty again--and hope.

Full of Surprises

Full of Surprises

March 10, 2019

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

Life is full of surprises, and it’s not until later that we can look back with any perspective on whether or not those surprises were good or bad ones. We never really know how any of the decisions we make will shake out. How do we face the uncertain future, and how do we support each other as a community on our respective journeys?

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Full of Surprises - sermon

Full of Surprises - sermon

March 10, 2019

by Intern Minister Michelle Ma and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

Life is full of surprises, and it’s not until later that we can look back with any perspective on whether or not those surprises were good or bad ones. We never really know how any of the decisions we make will shake out. How do we face the uncertain future, and how do we support each other as a community on our respective journeys?

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.

Where is This Holy Church?

Where is This Holy Church?

January 6, 2019

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

The third and final year of this interim period has reached the halfway point, and it’s time to pause and take stock. How many of the goals set for this transitional time have been met, and which ones are still out of reach? What opportunities and challenges have shown up along the way, and how have they changed the West Shore story? Reflections on what has happened so far, and what comes next. The Free Spirit Band will play.

Memories of Family Gatherings

Memories of Family Gatherings

November 18, 2018

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

Memories of all kinds tend to grow from the rich soil of family gatherings for the holidays. Come explore together the nature of memories, and some wise magic for transforming the “grungy” ones into joyful, appreciative ones. We'll worship together as a congregation: PreK-K class and older children will stay in the Sanctuary for the whole service and sit with their families.

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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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How Can We Show Hospitality as UUs?

How Can We Show Hospitality as UUs?

July 22, 2018

by Worship Associates

Maura Garin and Marty Blachy-Cross

 

Being hospitable as a congregation might take on different forms from the traditional view of what hospitality is. In today's world, what does hospitality look like: from our own congregation to how we relate to others in the global sense?

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Habits of Love

Habits of Love

May 13, 2018

by Reverend Patricia Hart and

Maura Garin

Worship Associate

What actually happens when one person cares for another? “Mothering” changes lives—of growing children, of caregivers and those around them. Not to mention how it changes the world! Honoring Mother’s Day beyond greeting cards and brunch.

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