Thanksgiving Bread Communion Service
Hanging of the Greens November 30th!
Do You Know the Password?
This year's auction, to be held Friday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., will feature the theme: "All That Jazz!" Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a Roaring 20s Speakeasy. While any password will work to gain entry, those who guess the special password will be eligible for a prize! Watch for clues in email blasts, newsletters, and our Facebook Page and the website (in fact, look below!).
Also, your Auction Committee (Brian Larson, Mark Bradbourne, Erin Holmes, Greg Nosan, Ken Kuehm and Duncan Tanner, Jr.) is still looking for items, talents, services, crafts, and getaways to be put up for bid. To donate, simply contact Duncan (firstname.lastname@example.org; 941.713.1645) or fill out a form and email or leave it Duncan's mailbox.
And this just in: Jack Ulman has agreed to serve as emcee/auctioneer!
Please mark December 5 on your calendar . . . a good time will be had by all!
FIRST PASSWORD CLUE: "Budgeting"
The Next Mix...
First Unitarian Receives Interfaith Power and Light Award
Our November Mitzvah...
Getting to Know Us at First Unitarian...
For information about our Solar Panel Array and our Permaculture Garden, navigate to the To Search and To Serve tab and click on Environmental.
First Unitarian Church is a proud member of Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC). See more under "To Search and To Serve/Service & Justice".
"WHY I AM HERE"
Members Share Their First Unitarian Connection
Members and Friends recently began sharing “Why I Am Here” stories during Sunday services. As you read these "testimonials", please reflect on what our church means to you and reach out to Daniel or David Kantor if you'd like to share your own story at an upcoming service! As well, we urge you to share these stories with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Shouldn't everyone know what this wonderful place could one day mean to them?
Why am I here? There are so many reasons, but the simplest way I can say it is this: Love.
I am here to show my children different faces of love. Here, love is a welcome smile, a warm meal, and a safe place for a family to sleep. Here, love is a garden that endures, and a building that needs less. Here, love says ‘how are you?’ and ‘good to see you again’ and ‘stick around’.
I am here because sometimes I need to be reminded how to love. How do I love my neighbor? How do I love that coworker who seems determined to tear down everything I try to build up? How do I love those who seem to lash out against their fellow man with fear and hate? Coming here reminds me that love always helps, and when it can’t fix the problem at least it heals the pain.
I am here because sometimes - despite all of the blessings in my life - I feel a little empty, and a little lost, and I need something that feels just out of reach. Here, the circle of care and concern embraces me as I am. When I didn’t want to come, when I can’t stay focused, when I need to cry just a bit - Here there is always a loving heart.
I am here because I need to make the world a better place, and the only way I know to do that, is with love - one smile, one helping hand, one embrace at a time.
I am here because of love.
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Welcome to the website of the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland! We are glad you stopped by. And we encourage you to explore the pages and information here. Please know that this website is for all of us. So feel free to send a note if you want to add information or make suggestions for content.
The tab labeled Spotlight On currently features upcoming Ohio Meadville District and UU Association events. We will be changing this feature periodically to highlight a program or other aspect of our community. If you are involved with a group, effort or program anchored at First Unitarian that you want others to know more about, suggest that it be explored as a Spotlight On topic. (Just be ready to write the copy to submit!)
The tab labeled Coming Up is updated more frequently, and feature events and other details to inform our members and friends about the next week or two. If a special function or event is happening, this is where you can get the details, plus a link to more information in many cases.
The tab labeled Press features links to articles about the church in the media so our church community can read and share them, if desired. Social media links and references to the church would be here, too. If you spot the church in the news, send it to us! We'll make sure to include it.
And the Video tab features some short films that have been produced to show what it looks and feels like to be a part of the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland. As we get more video, from events or other programs at the church, we will add those, as well.