Tag Archives: social justice

Stages of Belief

Stages of Belief

What’s the  difference between “believing in” something and “believing” something? Many people gather status from believing in a cause, but, no matter how noble, this can be self-serving. The true activists or change agents are often working quietly at the grassroots level and being driven by their internal value system.

Meeting at 10:30 am, Sunday Feb. 15th  at 1st Cong. UCC, LOWER LEVEL, 431 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, Ohio.  Enter through rear glass doors and take elevator down.

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FREE Community Concert: A Pete Seeger Songfest with Jim Scott

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Summer Events Planned

Summer Events Planned

Although we don’t hold services in the summer, we still get together for fun! The public is always welcome to attend our events.
-Theater Night: Saturday, July 26, Dinner 6PM, Huron Yacht Club, call Carolyn at 419-433-6347 by July 20th for your reservation. Some plates less than $10. We’ll be viewing Camelot at the Huron Playhouse at 8PM. Tickets are $18, $16 for seniors. Call 419-433-4744 to order. Join us for either or both!
-Oberlin Trip: Sunday, August 3. Brunch, noon, Oberlin Inn. Buffet is $12 or order from menu. Tour 2PM, Frank Lloyd Wright House, 534 Morgan St. $5. Call Jayne at 419-626-6234 by July 26 to give a heads-up that you plan to attend.
-Back to the Wild Animal Rehab Sanctuary Tour and Picnic. We are looking for someone to organize this event. Please call Jan at 419-684-5128 ASAP if you can help. Jan & Lou would be glad to host the picnic.

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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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Why Religion Matters

Why Religion Matters

This week, Rob Smith’s topic is “Why Religion Matters”. He will discuss the functions of religion particularly on the transformation of culture.

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 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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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 1, 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