Topic: Personal Growth

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.

Start With The Exhale

It is challenging to move forward as a nation when it feels like we’re all living in different realities. Now it’s December, a time for stillness. But how to rest in the midst of the whitewater of political upheaval? Witnessing Thich Nhat Hanh’s miracles of … read more.

Re-Imagining Tradition

When you are in the midst of something, you can’t always see beyond. This year for many of us, Thanksgiving will be shared in smaller groups, fewer friends and family gathered, and maybe eating turkey by yourself.  So how do we re-imagine the Thanksgiving tradition … read more.