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The Future Success of the U.S., Part 2

The Future Success of the U.S., Part 2

Unitarian Universalist Fellow­ship of the Firelands, meeting in the lower level of First Congregational Church, 431 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Jon Carver will present “The Future Success of the U.S., Part 2” 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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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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Adventure Playground Brings Community Together

Adventure Playground Brings Community Together

This Sunday, we’ll think about and discuss the concept of the shrinking middle class, and action that is being taken to address this concern.

Unitarian Universalist Fellow­ship of the Firelands, meeting in the lower level of First Congregational Church, 431 Columbus Ave., Sandusky will present “Adventure Playground” with Tricia O’Connor, 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.

Below, you will find some reading to introduce you to the background subject about which Tricia will be speaking on Sunday.

Do you agree there has been a growing division between the upper and lower class in the Firelands area? What can be done to help bridge this gap?

The Times article (Excerpt)
“Putnam’s Times article discussed the loss of connection and community and the widening divide between the privileged and the poor, and created much discussion in Port Clinton. Many of Port Clinton’s civic and education leaders responded that the portrayal was in some ways unfair, in particular the Times’ lead photo of the demolition of the old middle school, as the middle school has been replaced by a new middle school.”

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/03/crumbling-american-dreams/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

http://www.thebeacon.net/local-news/around-ottawa-county/item/3444-putnam-offers-thanks-and-help-to-port-clinton

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This Sunday:  Drones and Domestic Spying

ACLU of Ohio Will Speak to
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County About Drones, Domestic Surveillance, and Privacy

SANDUSKY – Join ACLU of Ohio Policy Coordinator and privacy expert Melissa Bilancini on Sunday, September 15, 2013, as she speaks to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County on the topic of drones, domestic surveillance programs, and other important privacy issues in Ohio.

Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ, lower level
431 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, 44870

Who: Melissa Bilancini, policy coordinator,
ACLU of Ohio

When: Sunday, September 15, 2013,
10:30 a.m. – 11:30am

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.

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Join us Sunday for a discussion of Breakthough Congregations. Don Leake and Lisa Dewey will be sharing a short DVD of a UUA Breakthrough Congregation in Seattle, with discussion to follow. Visitors are welcome to join us for our 10:30 … Continue reading

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.

Join Us This Sunday, January 13 – Jonathan Brenneman Speaks on Christian Peacemakers Team & Non-Violent Resistance

This Sunday, January 13, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County will be hosting as our speaker a young Mennonite from St. Mary’s, Ohio, named Jonathan Brenneman, who is doing a year of religious service in the city of Hebron in Palestine.  Mr. Brenneman will be discussing his work with the Christian Peacemakers Team, a faith-based organization that supports Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation.  Visitors are welcome to join us for our 10:30 AM service in the basement of the 1st Congregational UCC, 431 Columbus Ave, Sandusky.  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.

See ‘Promised Land’ This Weekend with UUs!

“Promised Land” is hitting theatres nationwide this weekend, and we are proud to say that our friends & family helped make this film possible!

Be part of the national dialog on energy policy, hydraulic fracturing and the way it is impacting communities all across the country! Join us in watching this Oscar-nominated film, directed by Gus Van Sant (Goodwill Hunting), this Saturday at the Regal Cobblestone Square 20 Theatre Complex in Elyria, Ohio.
We will be attending the 1:50pm matinee showing ($7.50/ticket) & will probably go have coffee somewhere after for discussion and fellowship.

“Promised Land” Story Line (Running Time: 1hr 46min):
Corporate salesman Steve Butler (Matt Damon) arrives in a rural town with his sales partner, Sue Thomason (Francis McDormand). With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an easy job for the duo becomes complicated by the objection of a respected schoolteacher (Hal Holbrook) with support from a grassroots campaign led by another man (John Krasinski) who counters Steve both personally and professionally.

We hope to see you! However, if you are unable to attend, please visit https://eriecountyuu.com/ and check out our FACT & UUJO page to read more about our environmental/social justice initiatives & raising fracking awareness through our faith-based network of communities. We meet every Sunday, September through May – Connect with us on Facebook & Twitter (@eriecountyuu)!

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.