Come celebrate Rev. Bill’s return. We will welcome him with open arms, share some of the stories of our stay-at-home sabbatical, and reunite our Heritage family once more.
In today’s society both sexes are pressured to be flawless. The words that large companies use to promote their products are harmful to the self-images of everyone, especially young girls. In this service we will explore the words of Dr. Kelly Flanagan in a letter he wrote for his daughter about being her best self while not bowing to the standards that these companies enforce. As we look down Makeup Aisles everywhere we will try to create a more positive environment for future generations to live in.
Worship Associate: Jill Beyette.
Throughout history art has helped to facilitate societal growth, elevating cultural and spiritual understanding. Poetry is an art form that both inspires and mirrors humanity’s transcendence. Please join us Sunday July 19th for an exploration of the transformative power of poetry.
Worship Associate: Regina Pugh.
Cakes for the Queen of Heaven is an adult RE curriculum developed by the UUA in the 1980’s. The women of Heritage have been exploring the concepts of equality and reverence for the female in a religious setting for many years. Come hear an overview of this curriculum with story, song and images for all ages and orientations.
Worship Associate: Nick Newman.
Outdoors at Moundview Park Pavilion, 3130 Newtown Road, Newtown, OH 45244.
Pilgrimage – a journey made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion. So, yes, let’s go on a pilgrimage to the great outdoors and celebrate our community and our love for the interdependent web of all existence. Tree-hugging available but not required. Regina Pugh will lead a short worship service at Moundview Park celebrating all things nature followed by a pot-luck style picnic. Bring a dish to share and bring your own plates and flatware so we can make this day a green day!
You are invited to stay after the worship service today to share in a live streaming of the UUA’s General Assembly Worship Service taking place in Portland, Oregon. Rev. Alison Miller, a lifelong UU with a passion to spread the good news of our faith, will lead the service. The service runs for an hour and a half and includes singing, readings, and the wonderful opportunity to worship (albeit remotely) with over 4,000 other Unitarian Universalists. Stay for a time or for the whole service. Unfortunately child care is not provided. Questions? Contact the Worship Committee at:
Love …. a word that describes the care and compassion found within the Heritage community. There are many ways that this love is expressed to one another. The Heritage UU Church Care Committee strives to provide an on-going connection to those in need of support or encouragement. A few members will share how this team has shown loving care. What’s love got to do with it? EVERYTHING!
Worship Associate: Bill Lyon.
With the religious landscape shifting in America and in Unitarian Universalism, we are called to practice “loving the hell out of this world.” We must return to our roots and learn how to love differently. Are we up to the task? Rev. Misty-Dawn Shelly uses Marge Piercy’s poem “To Have Without Holding” as a centering element to her sermon.
Worship Associate: Suzanne Horton.
Rev. Brent Smith.
The end of religion has been heralded across time and culture since the 1600’s, and now, in the academic study of religion, it can be heard again. But, this declaration is different and the meanings it has for spiritual communities and traditions of spiritual expression are critical to understand in the 21st century.
Worship Associate: Nick Newman.
Unitarian Universalists are committed to the practice of radical hospitality where we encounter each person as a gift. While we often examine diversity in areas such as race, sexual orientation, or economic levels in our church, differences and similarities between generations are not always acknowledged. How do we recognize that different generations may hold different attitudes and values in congregational life? How do we create opportunities for the generations to interact in playful as well as meaningful ways?