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Touchstones with Rev. Mary Grigolia

TouchstonesOct 5 – Touchstones: What are your deep experiences of being part of something larger than your individual self that also lifts and celebrates who you are? Perhaps hidden touchstones that support your faith in Life. We explore the 1st source of Unitarian Universalism: Direct experience of transcendence that affirms that all is one. Service led by Rev. Mary at 10:30 am.

Workshop: What are YOUR personal stories, your touchstones? What experiences gift you with faith in life? What touchstones will you share? We’ll listen to each other’s stories. And explore what they have in common and how they differ… And what it has to do with UU’ism.  Join us after the service for a finger-food potluck and this insightful workshop.

 

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Love your Mother

Love your Mother

Mary’s topic will be “Love Your Mother” – On this Sunday between Earth Day and Mother’s Day, we explore our 7th UU principle, “Respect for the interdependent web of life, of which we are part” (and to which we are accountable): Indra’s net. The Great Mother. And Father. And Friend. And Self. The Beloved. Service led by Rev. Mary Grigolia.

Stay for lunch and a mini-workshop, exploring the many facets of experience with the great web.

Unitarian Universalist Fellow­ship of the Firelands, meeting in the lower level of First Congregational Church, 431 Columbus 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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The Sixth Prinicple

The Sixth Prinicple

Service with Rev. Mary Grigolia, Potluck & Workshop
Please enter through the glass door on back of church, and take elevator to the lower level. Join us for a potluck and workshop after the service. New friends are always welcome to attend!

– (6th Principle) – The Goal of World Community. How do we balance a vision of world community, a recognition that we are dependent and interdependent on each other, with respect for cultural difference?

When Sun Apr 6, 2014 10:30am – 1:30pm Eastern Time
Where 431 Columbus Ave. Sandusky (Lower level of 1st Congregational UCC) (map)
Calendar eriecountyuu@gmail.com
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UUFellowship ErieCounty – organizer

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!

 

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.

2013 Holiday Service & Potluck

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Join the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Erie County at the Sandusky Sailing Club this Sunday for our Holiday Service & Potluck!

Weʼll gather about 5:00 pm, our service will begin at 5:30pm and the potluck will follow at 6:00pm. In a slight change from last year, Skip Oliver will act as bartender for a cash bar, offering a variety of beers and wines. You may bring in non-alcoholic beverages of your own, and, as usual, everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. Musical instruments, board games and cards are welcome for evening entertainment! Bring your family & friends to come hang out with a universally awesome bunch of folks for a great holiday tradition – All faiths & backgrounds welcome!

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.

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.