Topic: Personal Growth

Who Tells Our Story?

In the musical Hamilton, George Washington advises Hamilton that while he can dream of great things while fighting for a better world, he must remember that history has its eyes on him.  He also says that we have no control over who lives, who dies, … read more.

What is Beautiful?

Life is hard.  Pandemic. Shootings.  Racism.  The list goes on.  Even so, life can be wonderful, beautiful even.  It has been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  If that is so, who is the beholder?  Is it us?  Maybe.  If not, … read more.

The Other Side of the Stone

What does it mean to emerge, to come back to life?  The parallels of the Easter story and the dismanteling of pandemic restrictions are rich in symbolism, but how does the religious message relate to the practical?  And what is left hidden behind the stone … read more.

The Trauma of a Year in Pandemic

The highs, lows, and forever-ness of a year in pandemic mode. We’ve all been affected. We’ve all had trauma. We’ve all had moments of exhaustion, exasperation, and despair. We also have shown grit and determination in supporting each other and our church. There has also … read more.

At Home in a Wobbly World

With changes accelerating around us, how do we decide what’s worth hanging onto? Which ideas, habits, places, and relationships provide the stability we need in order to adapt and thrive? Isabel reflects on commitment as she makes a home in central Ohio and Unitarian Universalism … read more.

Seeds of March

The snow is melting, the ice is gone, can the daffodils be far behind? On this cusp of spring, what seeds will we plant? How soft does the ground have to be?

As the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland points out, “If you … read more.

Open Doors

Every year the winner of the “Sermon of your choice” gets to select the topic for a service. “Open Doors” is built on a story from Judy Kleen. It was a moment when Judy made a difficult decision that turned out to be life-giving. Sometimes, … read more.

Kwanzaa Celebration

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture which is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually held on the 6th day. Our Kwanzaa celebration will be guided by and include Black First UUers.

Online Services are Sunday … read more.