On Saturday, January 18, 2020, Heritage UU Church members and friends, along with many others, participated in the Cincinnati Women’s March, a sister march of the one held in Washington, D.C. Here are a few pictures.
On Sunday, January 12, 2020, Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church welcomed new members.
I am 100% Neapolitan Italian, but was raised in New Haven, Connecticut. After attending the Conservatory of Music at the University of Southern California, I moved to Ohio to follow my boyfriend at the time, who was from Ohio. It was here in Cincinnati that I met my husband, Dr. Muthar Al-Ubaidi, a department head and full professor at the University of Cincinnati. We have no children, but count our three beloved pugs as our “kids.”
I have long been a classical musician and artist, but my current instrumental specialty is playing and performing on the Native American flute. Stand-up ventriloquism is my latest passion, and I will soon be ready to begin performing with my growing collection of dummies!
I came to Heritage by way of my close friend Bernadene Zennie, as I was growing tired of my former church. The best things about Heritage are the awesome Sunday services, as well as the many extra-curricular groups that function here. I am also very drawn to the church’s strong work in the area of social justice.
After a long life’s journey – growing up in Denmark during World War II, living in Argentina as a teenager, and later emigrating to the United States – I have found my spiritual home at Heritage Church. What attracted me to Heritage, in addition to the warm welcoming, is the harmony of the worship services, and the ideals of treating everyone with respect and an open mind.
We are excited to expand and grow each and every year. Thank you to Heritage UU Church for your continued support of this vital ministry. “And service is our prayer” is seen in each class. We are now receiving surplus food supplies from LaSoupe in Newtown for each class.
The year 2020 will see monthly classes at Heritage with at-risk teens from the Villedge. We will hold summer classes again for the New Richmond Boys and Girls Club and Artsy Fartsy. Our team of volunteers is essential to the success of these classes. Deep gratitude to each and every team member. To volunteer your time, contact:
Our Mission Statement: Heritage Healthy Cooking Classes encourages people from all walks of life to think about where their food comes from. We believe that nutritious food should be available to all people every day. We provide basic culinary skills to empower people to cook healthy, simple foods with less waste. We teach people how to cook thoughtfully with love and care for themselves and the environment, to help them realize the importance of being present while eating and sharing food with others.
The Clara Barton Guild members (that is, every woman of Heritage) began the 2019 holiday season with a grand, festive event on December 4. The mood for the early December dinner was set by the cool colors of turquoise, silver, gold and white. Bulb-adorned tables and a tree-filled beverage center welcomed the fifty-six attendees. Organized by Julie Kane and Chris Burroughs, the evening provided a jovial time for everyone.
Donations of delicious appetizers, tasty desserts and beverages helped to keep the cost low. A portion of the money raised was donated to Hope Springs Retreat Center (Adams County), Planned Parenthood (Cincinnati) and The Clara Barton Camp for Diabetic Girls (Massachusetts).
On Sunday, August 25, 2019, Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church held its traditional Ingathering Sunday. This included the mingling of the waters brought by congregants from far and wide, the beautiful water-themed music of our choir and… the dunking of church leaders!
A carnival dunking booth was set up outside the church building. The people who volunteered to sit on its precarious seat were our Senior Minister, Rev. Bill Gupton; our Minister for Religious Education, Rev. Leslie Woodward; and our Board President, Jim Nolan.
Shown below are some pictures from the event.
With a new church year comes a new Board of Trustees for Heritage Church. Congratulations to our new President, Jim Nolan, and our new Vice-President, Tamilyn Thompson! The Board’s secretary is Bob Rush, and Jaime Castle becomes our Past President.
Other Board members are Mark Buckley, Barb Lyon and Michael Wilhite.
The Board will hold its annual retreat on Saturday, August 17. Thank you, one and all, for your service to this church we love!
On Monday, June 17, a rally and people’s hearing was held in Stanbery Park in protest against HB6. Heritage member Rebecca Pace was there to show her opposition to the bill. Rebecca said, “The people who work at these plants, and work in the coal industry, are experiencing real pain from job loss. But the future of energy production is with solar and wind power. We need long-term support and job-training for those who have lost these jobs. Solar and wind power are creating jobs.”