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What Really Matters? (Potluck and Workshop Sunday)

487894_542809495752508_1690200112_nPlease join us this Sunday, April 21, for “What Really Matters.”

As an alternative to the “So What? Who Cares?” culture of narcissism, cynicism, and consumerism, Rev. Mary Grigolia reflects on what touches us as individuals and how we make a difference as individuals, as a congregation and beyond.

Our service will be followed by a delicious finger food potluck and workshop.

This month’s workshop will focus on implementing one or more new programs in our Fellowship.  You need not be a member or regular attendee to join us. We would love to have you!  Survey results will be shared and plans will be made to do some exciting new things in our immediate future.  If you are interested in getting involved with a new program such as regular informal fun gatherings for all ages, a book discussion group, or a Chalice circle, please do plan to attend!   YOU are what really matters!

 

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BRING A FRIEND + POTLUCK! Join Us This Sunday, February 3 – Rev. Mary Grigolia 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, February 3 at 10:30am. Service facilitated by Rev. Mary Grigolia.

Bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch following the service! We will be having our board meeting after to discuss details for our holiday party – please feel free to join us!

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.

Happy New Year! Join Us This Sunday – January 6, 2013 – BRING A FRIEND – Rev. Mary Grigolia Speaks: Transcendent Purpose + WORKSHOP & POTLUCK

Happy New Year! 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 on Sunday, January 6, at 10:30am. Rev. Mary Grigolia will be leading the first service of the new year, discussing ‘Transcendent Purpose’.

“Purpose seems straight forward enough. We’ve all seen the ads for the ‘purpose driven life.’ Pop psychologists, television evangelists and sitcoms echo the need for purpose and meaning. The assumption is that purpose and meaning are always individual. Especially in a society as individually-focused as ours. Something interesting happens when we look at purpose in congregational life. Folks who study congregations observe that groups thrive when they have a compelling purpose that transcends their own apparent interests. They foster spiritual maturity and depth of relationships with one another. They can grow in numbers and have focused impact in the larger world. And so in this new year, I invite you to dialogue with your heart, your deepest, wisest self, about your individual life purpose. Whenever I ask probing questions, I feel compelled to share my own response. My personal purpose is to serve as a creative catalyst for that which is dreaming of unfolding through us, collectively, wherever I am. I hope to do so respectfully and playfully, creatively and thoughtfully. What is your individual purpose? And from that place of individual knowing and dreaming, we may begin to explore together that which goes beyond the individual yet includes and needs us all – the transcendent purpose of the UU Fellowship of Erie County… Happy New Year!” – Rev. Mary Grigolia

Bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch following 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.

Join Us This Sunday Dec. 2 – Rev. Mary Grigolia Speaks: What Are You Waiting For?

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, December 2 at 10:30am. The service is titled “What Are You Waiting For?” In this season of gathering darkness, we honor the pause, the tradition of emptying out, creating space within us and among us, so something new more come to birth. Service facilitated by Rev. Mary Grigolia.

Bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch following the service! We will be having our board meeting after to discuss details for our holiday party – please feel free to join us!

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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.

POTLUCK & BRING A FRIEND SUNDAY: Rev. Mary Grigolia Speaks – Gathering of the Waters + WORKSHOP

Join us for our first official service of the new congregational year! Bring a friend and bring water from your most meaningful experience, challenge, or insight of the summer. (It’s okay to bring ‘symbolic’ water. And we’ll have water for those who forget.) Pouring the waters into a common bowl, we deepen our sense of community as we listen to one another’s meaningful moments. Rev. Mary Grigolia facilitates the service, appropriate for all ages. (10:30-11:30am)

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: Ready, Set, Goals! What’s energizing you at the Fellowship? What is the biggest challenge you see for the Fellowship? What is Life asking of us as a congregation? We’ll reflect, share, and listen to each other. And decide our goals for the year (which will inform our Sunday mini-workshops and more). Facilitated by Rev. Mary Grigolia.

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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.

Meditation for Peace this Friday at Converging Paths Meditation Center

POTLUCK – Join Us This Sunday April 1, Rev. Mary Grigolia Speaks & Workshop to Follow

Resurrection as a Spiritual Practice

We will explore the Christian story of the death and resurrection of Jesus as a parable for spiritual growth. Repeatedly, we have to die to old ways of being in the world and allow something wider, working in our hearts, to welcome us into a wider reality.

Join us after the service, before the workshop for one of our famous community potlucks! Bring a dish to share & enjoy the sweet flavors of community fellowship!

Workshop: Putting Faith into Action – UU’s have a long history of walking our talk. Rev. Mary Grigolia will facilitate a conversation to explore:

• What forms of injustice are facing our community?

• What are members and friends already doing?

• How are you involved?

• What is the role of the congregation in responding to injustice?

• Where is the line between church and state, political action and religion?

For notes from previous workshops, visit our Workshops page.