We continue to learn about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the lives of our communities. Some disparities and inequities among populations are glaring, and many of the challenges that people face are daunting. Many of us are feeling the emotional, social, and economic effects of the pandemic. Join Tracey DuEst, Rae Jane Araujo, and Louise Lawarre as they provide an hour-long opportunity to openly share experiences and concerns, and hold space for each other in the spirit of our Heritage faith. Watch the Heritage Church homepage for the link to this Zoom meeting.
Heritage Church members support the Inter Parish Ministry food pantries with outreach offerings, food donations, and volunteer help. Here is a message from IPM.
Check out these new ways for children and youth to stay connected to their church peeps! Email or call Rev. Leslie for more information or if you have other ideas for our Religious Exploration programming!
Join Rev. Leslie and special guests on Tuesday afternoons at 4 pm for a Tea Party! You never know what might happen — maybe a story; a song; playing with legos together; or maybe even a dance party! Bring your favorite beverage (Hint: it doesn’t have to be tea; water is fine!) and a plush friend, doll or action figure to join the fun. This is a drop-in party – look for the link every week on the HUUC website.
Join Tracy Jo Small and other special guests for story time on Wednesday afternoons at 4 p.m. Younger children are especially invited but all are welcome! This is a drop-in program – look for the link on the HUUC website.
Introducing our first online RE class! The Fifth Dimension uses episodes of The Twilight Zone as a basis for in-depth discussion of a wide variety of social justice topics. At each online class, an entire episode is viewed via Zoom followed by discussion and activities designed to encourage deep exploration of the issues. This class is most appropriate for children/youth in grades 4 – 8 and homeschool equivalents. Talk to Rev. Leslie if your child/youth is older or younger. Registration requested though not required. Watch for sign up forms coming soon.
Youth connected with Heritage that are in senior high school (grades 9 – 12 and homeschool equivalents) are invited to our weekly Monday afternoon meetings. We meet using the Zoom video-conferencing platform every Monday at 4 pm for check-in, conversation and fun. For more information and/or to receive a Zoom invitation, email or call Rev. Leslie.
A rotating cast of story tellers will offer a Bedtime Story every Sunday night on Facebook Live! Come listen even if your bedtime is much later than 7 p.m. Connect by going to the Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church Facebook page to watch and send encouraging emojis.
The topic of the May 31 worship service has changed. See Community and Commitment.
Note: This “Community and Commitment” service has been cancelled. For the current May 31 service, see: How Long Must We Sing This Song?
Rev. Bill Gupton.
In this anxious and brave new world, we are being forced to reexamine and redefine what we mean by “community.” How can we experience community when we are physically apart? What does a loving, committed religious community such as ours look like, in these times? How can we strengthen and deepen the bonds we share moving forward?
Following the service, join together for our virtual coffee hour — then return to the Zoom World at 1:30 for an important community conversation during our quarterly Town Hall meeting.
Worship Associate: Regina Pugh.
A brand-new program has been released by the UUA to help families talk to their children about sex and sexuality! Designed as a small group ministry program, each 90-minute session invites participants into learning, reflection, sharing and skill building.
Rev. Leslie will be leading this program online via the Zoom video-conferencing platform, on Wednesday nights, beginning May 6th.
The program begins with meetings covering basic information about communication, then continues with topics chosen by the participants.
- Hopes and Concerns for Kids’ Sexual Health
- Communication: How Do We Talk about Sex?
- Gender Identity: Exploring Emotions around Gender
- Sexual Orientation: Supporting Self-Discovery
- Relationships: Guiding with Wisdom
- Sexual Health: Be a Trusted Source
- Decision Making: Ready, Set, Let Go!
- Consent: Building Healthy Boundaries
- Social Media: Integrity in a Changing World
- Pornography: It’s Not Sex Ed
Registration is required. Please call or email Rev. Leslie for more information.
This gathering is no longer meeting.
Creating Community (formerly Stitchers) is a community of crafters (and crafter wannabes) who gather to knit, crochet, sew, etc., or just hang out and get to know each other in a relaxed setting. The gathering occurs on Thursday afternoons between 1 and 2 p.m., and currently takes place by way of a Zoom meeting. Check the Heritage UU Church homepage for a Zoom link to the meeting.
We craft to connect with our loved ones who taught us and also to connect with one another. Crafting is slow and not necessarily economical, but it is full of love and thought and care. It takes a crafter to really understand what goes into creating something for someone. Creating something is an act of love, just about the most loving thing you can do. It takes time and precision and commitment.
This is also an opportunity to provide outreach from HUUC to the wider community. The following are a few of the opportunities to provide lovingly created items to people in need:
- Caps and blankets for newborns
- Lap blankets and slippers for residents in shelters or nursing homes
- Project Linus providing blankets for children in need
- Caps for Kids (and scarfs and mittens too!)
- Caps and shawls for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
- Warm Up America blankets for the homeless
- Red Scarfs for teenagers leaving foster care at age 18 and entering college or independent living
As you can see from this partial list the needs are many as are the the opportunities to spread the love that is the spirit of our church,
Join us when you are able. Looking forward to seeing you on some Thursday soon.
For additional information contact Lou Kerr at 513-300-9345 or
Heritage Church’s Vespers Services have the aim of nourishing our souls in the Taizé tradition. Included in the 15-minute contemplative worship services are a reading, a chant, and a period of silence for meditation and reflection.
During this time when our church building is closed, these services are being offered weekly by means of the Internet. Some services are Zoom-based services offered on a Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Other services are prerecorded and available on YouTube, beginning on a Wednesday. Check the Heritage UU Church homepage, in the top section under “Virtual Connection,” for the current week’s link.
If you have questions, please contact Mimi Sinclair and Steph Tacy at: