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Newsletter for members and friends of Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church
July 2022
(Also available as a Full-Content PDF version, for downloading and printing.)

Whole-Congregation Worship

Sunday worship is 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Sunday, July 3: “Celebrating Community”

Sunday, July 3: “Celebrating Community”
Steph Tacy and others. With all of the heart-wrenching events happening here in our city, our state, our nation and our world, it’s reassuring to know that we have a place that is safe, welcoming and worth celebrating. That place is Heritage! That “place” is US! Come to church, in person or via Zoom, to be embraced within Community as …

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Sunday, July 10: “Time to Slow Down”

Sunday, July 10: “Time to Slow Down”
Meg McGuire. These are urgent times. They long have been. And yet, there are powerful voices, many at the center of justice work, urging us to slow down. We’ll engage this paradox and the spiritual and practical lessons it might offer to us. Meg McGuire (she/her/hers) is in Preliminary Ministerial Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist …

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Sunday, July 17: “Woven in a Single Garment of Destiny”

Sunday, July 17: “Woven in a Single Garment of Destiny”
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray and Rev. Erika Hewitt. This morning, we truly go “hybrid” in our worship, bringing you a pre-recorded service led by the President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, and Rev. Erika Hewitt, the UUA’s Minister of Worship Arts. What is the meaning—spiritual, relational, …

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Sunday, July 24: “Meaningful Moments in Music”

Sunday, July 24: “Meaningful Moments in Music”
Mimi Sinclair and Steph Tacy. As Plato so beautifully stated, ‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.’ This Sunday we'll immerse ourselves in live music shared by fellow Heritage members and friends, and experience the many ways music touches us so deeply.

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Sunday, July 31: “What I Did at Summer Camp”

Sunday, July 31: “What I Did at Summer Camp”
Rev. Bill Gupton and many others. It’s been some time since we were able to do one of these kind of summer services, because it’s been some time since Unitarian Universalists were able to gather in person at summer camp. But this year, we could – and we did! Come learn from participants what UU summer camp is really like. …

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Sunday, August 7: “What the Heck is Going On?”

Sunday, August 7: “What the Heck is Going On?”
Rev. Bill Gupton and many others. Earlier this summer, thousands of UUs gathered in a hybrid setting (in person and online) to shape the future direction of Unitarian Universalism at the annual UUA General Assembly. Perhaps you’ve heard rumors that dramatic changes are afoot. Here’s your chance to find out what’s going on in Unitarian …

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Columns and Essays

On the Path

On the Path
by Rev. Bill Gupton. Summer is definitely here, and a somewhat “normal” summer at that. I – along with other Heritage staff members – will be taking time off for vacations, family business, summer camps, rest and reflection over the next several weeks. The pace of life around the church, both in person and virtually, will noticeably slow. But rest …

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President’s Corner: More Gratitude

President’s Corner: More Gratitude
by Michael Wilhite. When I wrote my first President’s Corner article nearly a year ago, I entitled it Gratitude to reflect my commitment to spread thanks throughout the year. My experience through this past year as Board President only reinforced why this is so important. Let’s be honest - it was not an easy year for most of us. There …

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Social Action / Social Justice

Social Justice Collaborative Meeting

Social Justice Collaborative Meeting
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. When the Social Justice Collaborative meets, we are taking a small step toward the realization of the Sixth Unitarian Universalist Principle, “The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.” All Heritage members and friends are invited to the next meeting of the …

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GAPP and ACRU Summer Book Study

GAPP and ACRU Summer Book Study
Tuesday, August 16, at 7:00 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Resurrection 1950 Nagel Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45255 (Anderson Township). Registration is requested. A virtual option will be available. Please register at: https://summerbook.eventbrite.com. Greater Anderson Promotes Peace (GAPP) and Anderson Churches …

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Events and Meetings

The Babes Wonder, Was It Murder?

The Babes Wonder, Was It Murder?
Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., offsite. Can a novel successfully blend the topics of assisted suicide and a possible murder without being depressing or crass? Yes, say several reviewers of the Heritage Women’s Book Club (Babes with Books or the BWB) selection for the group’s July 20 meeting. One Amazon.com …

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Fourteenth Annual Heritage Women’s Retreat

Fourteenth Annual Heritage Women’s Retreat
Friday through Sunday, September 23-25, 2022, Offsite. At Hope Springs Institute, near Peebles, Ohio – About an hour from church. Theme: Rekindle, Renew, Reconnect. You are invited to join your fellow Heritage sisters to celebrate life, friendship, and sisterhood. If you identify as an adult woman of Heritage Universalist Unitarian …

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Announcements

Vacation and Study Leave

Vacation and Study Leave
Our Senior Minister, Rev. Bill Gupton, will be on vacation and study leave from July 1 to July 27. He may be reached only in case of emergency, via his cell phone. Our Director of Lifespan Faith Development, Laci Lee Adams, will be on study leave from July 17 to July 25. Due to the transition in our church office staff, the office will be closed through July 12.

Stay Hydrated This Summer – And Keep Some Water for Ingathering, Too!

Stay Hydrated This Summer – And Keep Some Water for Ingathering, Too!
A time-honored Unitarian Universalist tradition is here once again! This summer, be sure to collect some water from a special place, near or far, in preparation for our annual Ingathering Sunday Water Ceremony, which will officially mark the “end of summer” on Sunday, September 11. As you travel this summer (or simply as you’re …

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Heritage UU Church Gathering Policy (COVID-19 Policy)

Heritage UU Church Gathering Policy (COVID-19 Policy)
Heritage UU Church Gathering Policy. This and all policies regarding meetings in the church building will be periodically reviewed and potentially updated by the Board of Trustees. The following applies to HUUC-affiliated gatherings regardless of location. We strongly request the use of masks in indoor spaces to protect our most vulnerable and our children …

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News Articles

UUs at the Cincinnati Pride Festival

UUs at the Cincinnati Pride Festival
The Cincinnati Pride Parade and Festival was a huge success this year. A number of Unitarian Universalists participated, many from Heritage Church. The UU booth gave away 1,100 bracelets, along with pamphlets describing UUism and the various congregations in Cincinnati. Some people stopped by just to say thanks …

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Board Briefs for June 2022

Board Briefs for June 2022
~ Financial Reports were reviewed. Pledges are on target, and the Spring Auction earned an amount close to what was budgeted for the year.
~ DLFD Report- Laci’s report was reviewed, and Laci shared about summer plans at HUUC. The theme for the summer is “A Summer of Love”, and there will be a Church Camp called …

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From the Archives

Christ and Universalism

Christ and Universalism
by Mike Roberts, Church Historian. People both within our Unitarian Universalist family and in the rest of the world often express doubt or surprise when it is mentioned that the roots of Universalism rest deeply in Christian theology. From the time of its origins until the 1960s, Christianity was the foundation of the faith. Universalism …

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Heirloom

A publication of
Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church
Rev. Bill Gupton, Senior Minister
Rev. Doak Mansfield, Minister Emeritus
Laci Lee Adams, Director of Lifespan Faith Development
Les Tacy, Music Director
Russ Araujo, Heirloom Editor

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