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.