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The Public is Invited to our Holiday Service & Potluck!

-Gathering around 6:00 pm
-Service at 6:30 pm
-Potluck at 7:00 pm
Remember, you may bring non-alcoholic beverages. Skip will have a nice selection of wines available to purchase that evening, by the bottle. Please bring a dish to share and musical instruments, board games, or cards for evening entertainment.

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.




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.


This Sunday features our very own Skip Oliver, who will be presenting “Our First War of Choice.” For those of you who do not know Skip, he’s a smart guy. He’s a professor emeritus of political science at Heidleberg, a sailor, a veteran, and a writer. In fact, all of these professions came together in conglomeration over Labor Day weekend when he participated in the War of 1812 Battle of Lake Erie re-enactment.

To read Oliver’s article on the Battle Re-enactment (and to see a picture, please click here.

The service will begin at the usual 10:30 slot on the lower level of the 1st Congregational UCC at 431 Columbus Ave. in Sandusky. Just enter through the rear glass doors and take the elevator down.

Join us for a TED Talk Screening: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor on the Brain and Spirituality

Dr. Jill kissing a brain!

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor experienced a debilitating stroke, and awakened to new spirituality!  Join us this Easter Sunday for a special viewing of her TED Talk.

Visit her website for more information about her experiences and work in brain science!  http://drjilltaylor.com

Join UUs Sunday for an Ohio Environmental Update

This Sunday at 10:30, Lauren Berlekamp, Director of City Fresh Erie County and Honeybomb Frequency Radio Host will be giving an Environmental Advocacy Update to discuss the Forward on Climate Rally in Washington DC that took place Mid February and the Ohio is Not for Shale Legislative Action & Rally taking place Thursday, March 7. For those who aren’t attending, we are encouraging folks to participate in the Contact Blitz. See below for details:

ImageWhile Ohio residents visit legislators offices, rally on the statehouse steps and deliver petitions to Governor Kasich……you can help from wherever you are by making a simple call or sending an e-mail! We are holding a contact blitz on two individuals:

Governor John Kasich, who can enact an executive order to stop Ohio from having toxic fracking waste injected into our land and Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer, who should have taken action against polluter Ben Lupo years ago due to prior violations and prevented the illegal dumping of toxic waste into public waterways recently in Youngstown, Ohio.

Please call, write, fax or e-mail as is convenient for you. Use the sample template and quotes or let loose with your own personal concerns. Your help is greatly appreciated and needed. We are all connected by our air, water and soil, it’s a global cause.

Governor John Kasich
Phone: (614) 466-3555
Riffe Center, 30th Floor
77 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-6117
Contact form:

Ohio Division of Mineral Resources Management
Director James Zehringer
Phone: (614) 265-6879
e-mail: James.Zehringer@dnr.state.oh.us
Oil & Gas: Tom Tomastik
Phone: (614) 265-6893
e-mail: Tom.Tomastik@dnr.state.oh.us

Ohio Division of Mineral Resources Management
2045 Morse Road Building H-3
Columbus, OH 43229-6693
Contact form:


Dear __________________________,
I am contacting you regarding my concerns over hydraulic fracturing in the state of Ohio.

“We the people of Ohio demand the Ohio Legislature immediately grant local governments the authority to approve or deny industrial oil and gas operations via zoning as they do any other businesses.”

“Our Governor, Senators, and Representatives have passed Fracking, Injection Well, and Water Withdrawal laws that deny the People of Ohio, our political and human rights. The Gas and Oil Industry now holds legal precedence over our land, our water, our air, our homes, our health, our children’s health, our ecosystem, and our freedom for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

“Ohio is not a dumping ground for the oil and gas industry’s waste. That should be clear… but right now, waste from fracking is being injected deep underground at sites across our state. Tell Governor Kasich to stop the disposal of fracking waste in Ohio! The dumping of fracking waste can even cause earthquakes. Youngstown, OH has experienced earthquakes that geologists confirmed were caused by a nearby injection well used for fracking waste. The best way to prevent more earthquakes is to not inject millions of gallons of chemical-laden waste below the surface!”