Rev. Beth Marshall

October 15   It’s a Horse of a Different Color

While our history is in part, defined by those who held beliefs which run contrary to the mainstream, our present is also defined by those willing to articulate their faith in new ways. While we may occasionally misstep, modern voices are moving us toward a more inclusive, expansive faith. Musician: Jackson Froman and UUCE Choir

October 8 You say “heretic” like it’s a bad thing?

There is something about being called a heretic that helps crystalize one’s faith. What happens when the term is worn as a badge of honor, rather than an insult? Musician: Candace Williams,  French Horn

September 17 More Justice, More Peace

This morning’s service will explore some of the ways in which working toward peace is only possible through work toward justice. Musician: Jackson Froman

September 10: Just Water

On this Homecoming Sunday, our intergenerational service will focus on the essential nature of clean water across the planet. Please remember to bring with you a small sample of water from your family’s experiences this summer – from Lake Erie, the garden hose, the kitchen faucet or someplace farther away. Musician: Jackson Froman

June 11 We, Like the Flowers are Many. We, Like the Flowers, are One.

Speakers: Rev. Beth Marshall and the 2017 Coming of Age Class Today’s service weaves together two uniquely Unitarian Universalist elements: Coming of Age and the Flower Communion. The Coming of Age celebration honors the work our youth have this year and gives the congregation an opportunity to hear their personal statements of faith. Ninety-five years … Continued

April 16 The Courage to Rise

Speaker: Rev. Beth Marshall In a season marked by rebirth in many forms, this morning’s service will explore the familiar and primitive pull toward reinvention, rebirth and a new beginning . Musician: Jackson Froman.

March 19 From Whence We Come

The arc of our faith is marked by the prophetic words and actions of courageous men and women. Their stories resonate with the kind of courage and determination that we can draw upon today. Also, pledge return Sunday! Musician: Jackson Froman. In the school age classroom, Susan Galle-Boyko and Kat Wolper present part two of … Continued

March 12 Shining Our Beacon Stewardship Sunday

Rev. Beth Marshall This morning’s service celebrates the congregation’s place and future as a voice and anchor for progressive religion in Erie. Musicians: Jackson Froman, UUCE Choir, Bryan and the Sangha Sisters. In the school age classroom, Lynne Brown will will host a lesson on our theme, Mind, Body, and Spirit assisted by Deb Haire and … Continued

January 22: Embracing the Exile

Rev. Beth Marshall Worship Associate: Annette Krusewicz Many believe that we are living in a time where marginalized individuals are at greater risk than ever before. This morning’s service is in part inspired by the haunting questions asked by Ysaye M. Barnwell in her song, “Would You Harbor Me?”. Her questions are particularly appropriate as … Continued

January 15: Dreams Undaunted

Rev. Beth Marshall Worship Associate: Al Richardson On a weekend dedicated to so many dreams not yet fully achieved, our worship service will reflect on what some of those older dreams looked like, the great strides we have made, and what might yet be done to bring them closer to fruition. Musician: Jackson Froman. In … Continued