Community

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

March 26 Living our Bond of Union

Speaker:  Janet Krack The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie has a been a modest but significant voice in our town since it was founded as The First Unitarian Society in 1898.  Janet Krack, a third generation Unitarian and life-long member of our congregation, will share some highlights of our storied past,  She will also consider … Continued

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 29: East Side Awakening

East Side Awakening Lora Caldwell Worship Associate: Tom Schlaudecker Lora Caldwell, UUCE member and staff member of the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network, will share her insights and experiences with their project on the east side of Erie. She will show how our UU principles are perfectly matched to the needs of the residents … Continued

January 8: New Orleans Jazz Funeral

Worship Associate: Michele Rupp Join us as we “cut the year loose” New Orleans style! ​ It’s a time to cry and a time to laugh, a time to grieve and a time to dance. We’ll make a joyful noise, and parade around as part of the “second line” in a rousing adieu to the old, and … Continued

January 1: Caring and Sharing

Janet Krack, Ginny Sabol and Annette Krusewicz Worship Associate: Janet Krack         The theologian Howard Thurman reminds us that the real work of Christmas begins “When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flock,…”   To embody this … Continued

Why Not Christmas?

Beneath the  seasonal excess and commercialization of Christmas are deep roots.  With stories both old and new, this morning’s service will both point to how over time humanity has celebrated these darkest days of the years while respecting  21st century sensibilities.  For those with concerns about why religious liberals would bother to celebrate Christmas at … Continued

Getting The Best In Us To Rise

Since the beginning of time, families and friends have gathered and shared food — around a fire,  on a rug or woven mat, seated on floor pillows , or at a table with chairs. The meal might be a crust of  bread and a piece of cheese;  it might be a meal of meat, potatoes … Continued

Building Cathedrals

The history of humanity is marked by communities who make long term commitments in order to build something of value for the generations who follow. Our Unitarian Universalist tradition is built upon a foundation, not of stone, but of clear principles, each of which points toward a bright and dynamic future.