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MAGA? Local paper’s Mng Editor Speaks!

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Unitarian Universalist Fellow­ship of the Firelands, meeting in the Boardman Room of First Congregational Church, 431 Columbus Ave.,  Sandusky,  at 3:00 pm Sunday, February March 11, will be hosting Matt Westerhold, Managing Editor of the Sandusky Register, speaking on “Make America Great Again.”  Enter through the rear glass doors and take elevator up.  Handicapped-accessible.  We are a liberal religion that embraces diversity.  All are welcome!


What’s Your Best Life Now?

“As we try to navigate these uncertain times, endeavoring to live out our authentic and beloved lives, we are always left asking, what’s our best life? How do we find encouragement so that we do not forget our innocence that’s so connected to our Unitarian Universalist democratic values that make us whole?“

*Join us!*
Samuel Prince will be speaking on “What’s Your Best Life Now.”
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. 3:00 pm, UUFF. Boardman Room of the First Congregational UCC at 431 Columbus Ave, Sandusky, Ohio. Enter rear glass doors and take elevator up. All are welcome!

Samuel Prince, a former Anglican clergy, is now an active member of the UU Fellowship in Oberlin where he has served as board president. His particular passions are working for Adult Religious Education and Anti-Racism. One of his joys was helping to organize the first gathering of People of Color in the Ohio-Meadville District when Allies for Racial Equity held their gathering in Cleveland in 2014.

He lives in Sandusky and works in the IT industry.

UUFF Presents_Samuel Prince

January Service Change

Dear Fellowship Members–

The memorial service for Fellowship member Jim Marshal will take place 2:00 PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, at Kendal in Oberlin–the same day as our regular service.  To free folks who are interested in attending the service for Jim, we have decided to cancel our service that day in Sandusky.  We hope to reschedule our speaker Julie Didelot for later in the spring.

Holiday Happenings!

Holiday Service & Potluck

Boardman Room • 1st floor • First Congregational UCC • 431 Columbus Ave, Sandusky
Weʼll gather at 3:00 pm, the service will begin at 3:30 and the potluck will follow at about 4:00.  Please BYOB and a dish to share.  The church allows alcoholic beverages.
Holiday Family Outreach
Again this year our Fellowship will be providing gift cards for teens whose families are being assisted by the local VOA.  Profits from our Fair Trade coffee sales make up only a portion of the funds necessary for this program to continue.  If you would like to make a donation, please write your check to the UU Fellowship of the Firelands, “FAMILY OUTREACH” on the memo line, and bring it with you to the holiday party.  If you can’t join us for the party, please mail your check to our treasurer–
Nike Mendenhall

Ignoring Your Limits


Retired minister, writer, and publisher (and fan favorite) Rob Smith returns with another intriguing talk entitled “Ignoring Your Limits.”  on Sunday, November 12th at 3:00 pm in the Boardman Room of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sandusky, Ohio.  Please enter through the rear glass doors and take the elevator up to the first floor.

Everyone is welcome. We are a liberal religion that embraces diversity.

Self Esteem: A Presentation

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Join us on Sunday, October 8th at 3 pm for a presentation on “Self Esteem” by BGSU Firelands Pyschology professor Dr. Chris Mruk. You will find us at 1st Congregational UCC, 431 Columbus Ave, Sandusky. Park in lot, enter through rear glass doors, and take the elevator up. We’re in the Boardman room. See you there!

Poetry Sunday

September Service- Poetry Sunday

Poetry Sunday! September 10th at 3:00 pm. The Fellowship is asked to bring favorite poems to read aloud. Feel free to share something written by yourself or by another poet. Public welcome! We meet in the Boardman Room of the First Congregational UCC church, 431 Columbus Ave, Sandusky. We are a welcoming congregation and handicapped accessible. Enter through the rear glass doors of the church and take the elevator up. See you soon!

Summer Get-Together

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New members Nike & Geoff Mendenhall
have invited the Fellowship to their home
They will provide table service plus burgers
and a veggie option on the grill. You are
asked to BYOB and a dish to share.
Please RSVP at 513-236-9234
so they have a head count.

End of Season Announcements

UU Fellowship, FirelandsDear Fellowship–
At our Board meeting Sunday, the following 2 items were discussed:

2:00 PM SUNDAY, MAY 21 (Note: this is the 3rd Sunday in May, to avoid Mother’s Day.)
the Boardman Room, 1st floor of the UCC
We’ll have our meeting first followed by an appetizer buffet.
Please BYOB and bring a delicious appetizer–sweet or savory, light or heavy–to share.

BOARD ELECTIONS–This is important! Please read!
The current officers and trustees have been serving for a number of years.
We decided that, if the Fellowship wants to continue next year, a new slate of officers/trustees needs to
take over. If you are willing to serve on the Board, please contact Bill Djubek ASAP at
or 419-626-8233.

“Profiling, Prejudice, Racism, Discrimination and Bias—Why? Why not?”

“Profiling, Prejudice, Racism, Discrimination and Bias—Why- Why not-”
Due to a speaker issue, we will not be hearing our scheduled presenter Sunday but the one who was supposed to speak last month.  So . . .
Psychology, Sociology & Statistics Professor at LCCC
“Profiling, Prejudice, Racism, Discrimination and Bias—Why? Why not?”