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Join Us This Sunday, January 20 – Rev. Dr. Rob Smith Speaks: New Information on Dead Sea Scrolls

Join the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Sunday, January 20 at 10:30am. Rev. Dr. Rob Smith will be speaking on new information on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Please enter the church at the glass enclosure to the rear of the building and take the elevator down to basement.

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities.

UUJO: Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio Network Launched

The UUJO is a statewide network established on October 20,2012 at a meeting in Columbus for the 41 UU Congregations in Ohio — 30 in the Ohio Meadville District of CERG and 11 in the Heartland District, MidAmerica Region.

The purpose of this network is to:

  1. Enable Ohio Unitarian Universalist social justice activists from throughout the state to unite in an effective statewide network coordinating liberal religious advocacy in our local communities, the state and beyond.
  2. Educate, motivate and activate Ohio UUs to support public policies that are consistent with key UU principles.
  3. Promote social, economic, environmental and racial justice that fosters the dignity of all, the right of conscience, use of the democratic process, liberty and peace.
  4. Organize concrete action and public witness with/and on behalf of marginalized groups and individuals in Ohio

Questions or Comments?  Email Howard.Tolley@uc.edu orwww.facebook.com/UUJusticeOhio

UUJO on Environment/Fracking

Interfaith Power & Light is calling for a National Preach-In on Global Warming. Is your congregation participating?

http://interfaithpowerandlight.org/get-involved/preachin-signup/

Save-the-Date and Pre-Register Today! Please save the dates of February 8-10, 2013, for the 2013 National Preach-In on Global Warming. On the weekend before Valentine’s Day, thousands of clergy will join in our annual event to express love for Creation and address climate change as a serious moral issue.

The “No Frack Almanac” has a new website:http://www.nofrackalmanac.com/. They are selling back issues as well as “Frack Fighter” badges and t-shirts.

Article on the problems with Fracking and Water Flooding potential from the New York area.

 Article on Fracking radioactiveity potential dangers

Join Us This Sunday – Jan Young Speaks on Religion for Atheists: The Ideas of Alain de Botton

Join the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Sunday, November 25 at 10:30am. Jan Young will be leading the service and speaking on Religion for Atheists: The Ideas of Alain de Botton. Come a little early or stay a little late for some fellowship with like-minds!

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities.

Join Us This Sunday Nov. 18 – Rev. Dr. Rob Smith Speaks

Join the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Sunday, November 18 at 10:30am. Rev. Dr. Rob Smith will be leading the service & discussion. Come a little early or stay a little late for some fellowship with like-minds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities.

Join Us This Sunday, November 11 – Walking Women’s Wisdom

Join the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Sunday, November 11 at 10:30am. Cameron Plagens & Karen Kazsmer will be discussing their psycho-spiritual counseling practice out of Westlake and their group, Walking Women’s Wisdom.

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities.

POTLUCK & BRING A FRIEND SUNDAY: Rev. Mary Grigolia Speaks – It Takes a Post-Post-Modern Village… + WORKSHOP

Join the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue in Sandusky, Sunday, October 7 at 10:30am. Rev. Mary Grigolia will be leading the congregation in exploring what ‘covenant’ means for 21st century, interdependent, differentiated individuals – the sacred ground of Unitarian Universalism. There will also be a child dedication during the service.

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities.

Bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch following the service! We encourage you to stay for the mini-workshop after (12:15-1:45).

MINI WORKSHOP: CONGREGATIONS AND BEYOND, PART 1:
In this workshop (which is part of an exploration going on in the Unitarian Universalist Association nationally), we will explore the changing religious and spiritual landscape and its implications for UU’ism and our congregation.

THE DIGITAL DIVIDE, PART 2 (Nov. 4): In the second workshop, we’ll explore the Digital Divide and ways to reach out to the digitally savvy who share our values and approach to religion/spirituality.

NEXT STEPS FOR GROWING, PART 3 (Dec. 2): In the third workshop, we’ll explore next steps for growing the congregation and beyond, cultivating a UU movement in Erie County.

The Flower Communion: Rev. Mary Grigolia Speaks – Workshop & Lunch to Follow

The Flower Communion: In celebration of the near completion of the congregational year, we share a ritual created by Czech Unitarian minister Norbert Capek, who died in a concentration camp in World War II. We celebrate the Flower Communion to encourage one another to have faith in Life and its beauty, especially at times of transition. Each member and friend is invited to bring a flower to the service. Together we create a bouquet of community. At the end of the service, we each take home a different flower and the blessing of being in community together. Service led by Rev. Mary Grigolia.

Please join us for pizza after the service and we encourage the Fellowship to stay for our leadership workshop!

Leadership Matters Workshop The Fellowship flourishes when members are encouraged to serve and lead. Leadership takes practice. What are the needs of leadership at UUFEC? What structures are already in place to train and support Board members? Worship leaders? Social Justice leaders? Religious Education leaders? What’s missing? What next steps are needed? Does anyone need to go to General Assembly or District trainings? May there be a team of leaders who go together? Might you support them as a congregation? Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities. Find us on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio.

Join Us for Social Justice Sunday & Potluck – Christine Link, Executive Director of ACLU – Ohio, Speaks

Join us this Sunday to listen to Christine Link, Executive Director of the ACLU – Ohio. A finger food potluck will follow the service!

Christine Link, Executive Director of ACLU - Ohio

Christine Link is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Ohio, a post she has held for over 20 years, making her one of the most experienced directors among 53 ACLU affiliates.

Chris has an academic background in health care policy and public health. For many years she worked for the expansion of reproductive rights and health care services with organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Joining the ACLU as executive director in 1990, Chris has overseen the expansion of the organization in all program areas.

During Chris’ leadership of the organization the Ohio ACLU has litigated scores of civil liberties cases involving issues as diverse as religious liberty, racial profiling, voting rights, the reform of prisons, free speech, the rights of students, women’s rights, reproductive rights and privacy. Chris is the primary spokesperson for the organization on all issues and as such appears in print and electronic media routinely.

Under Chris’ leadership the ACLU of Ohio has been wildly successful in creating cutting-edge programs to promote civil liberties to different constituencies. Today, civil liberties groups use a number of the programs she conceived nationwide. In addition, she created the organization’s internship program, which provides a venue for scores of young people to learn about democracy.

To support of the organization’s litigation and education programs, Chris led the agency in the purchase and renovation of the building in Cleveland, which is today the Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center. In addition to housing the ACLU, the building has become a community center for a diverse array of organizations that hold meetings and programs in support of civil liberties.

Post 9/11, Chris and members organized the resources of the organization to take up the cause of protecting all people from the over-reaching violations of rights by the executive branch and led the challenge to Ohio’s own version of the Patriot Act. Now Chris and all ACLU members work to restore the protections of the Constitution and repair the damage done to fundamental rights.

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea will also be for sale before and after the service to benefit the fellowship and the well being of small farm cooperatives & communities. Find us on the Lower Level of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 431 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, Ohio.

JOINT SERVICE: POTLUCK & FILM – Bullied First

For those in the Sandusky, Erie County area, please join us this Sunday for a joint service on BULLYING between the First Congregational Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County. Come as you are!

Get directions!

10AM – Service upstairs led by the Rev. Lenore Kure & UU Program Chair Lisa Dewey
11:15AM – POTLUCK Downstairs!
1:00PM The Film, Bullied First, presented by Equality Ohio

http://www.equalityohio.org/

Make Everyday Earth Day – April 22 with Erie Metroparks

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     Sunday, April 22, 2012
Noon to 5:00 pm
Osborn MetroPark

Vendor information click here!

  • Free Family fun!
  • Playground and kid activities
  • Local food vendors
  • Enjoy music from local bands
  • Live animals from Back 2 the Wild
  • Participate in a rain barrel workshop
    • And much more!

Click here to sign up to participate in the Recycled Art Contest! 

2012 Environmental Poster Contest

Theme: “Healthy Soil, Halthy Water!”

  • Show your skills and win recycled content prizes
  • Funcoast presents the 5th. annual Earth Day Extravaganza in which the winners will be displayed and given their prizes. Winners will be display on Funcoast.com following the event.
  • Download the details by clicking here!

The Erie County Solid Waste District provides recycling and waste reduction opportunities and education for the citizens and visitors of Erie County including:

Recycling Resources