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ACLU Update

ACLU Update

Unitarian Universalist Fellow­ship of the Firelands, meeting in the lower level of First Congregational Church, 431 Columbus Ave., Sandusky welcomes Christine Link, Executive Director of the Ohio ACLU, who will present an update of ACLU issues. at 10:30 a.m. Children’s Religious Education available. Enter through glass doors at rear of church and take elevator down. A liberal religion that embraces diversity.

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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.

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.

Meditation for Peace this Friday at Converging Paths Meditation Center