Summer Lite Service

August 20 Beach Service and Corn Roast

Service 11:15 a.m. – The Best Reflections are When the Wind,  Water, and You are Still   Join us for another summer lite service as we commune with nature in the “sheltering arm” of Presque Isle.  The service will include walking meditation to the shore and sitting meditation in the shade of the picnic shelter.  Annual … Continued

August 13 Income Inequality Workshop

Guest Speaker: Kate Koehle Workshop communities like ours need to take control in order to shape our town into a safe and successful environment. There are two ways we can do this, people power and money power. Erie County United is building people power to influence progress. Coordinated by Kat Wolper.

August 6 Quaker Service

On August 6, we will meet with the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, in our sanctuary. Members of their congregation will join us for a combined Quaker /UU service. The service will begin with a 7.5 minute video “What Quakers Do in Silent Worship.” The service will be led by a member of their … Continued

July 30 Journey to the Chautauqua Unitarian Universalist Service

Instead of having our usual service at the UUCE, we will carpool to Chautauqua Institution’s Hall of Philosophy to hear Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie. Rev. Ritchie has served as the minister of the North Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Lewis Center Ohio since 1996. Sharing a solid understanding and enthusiasm for liberal religious identity is important … Continued

July 23 A Sunday with Three Options

Option Number One: ServErie is organizing a 3-day work party to revitalize Erie High School (formerly Central Tech). Thousands of volunteers from Erie area churches and civic organizations will volunteer to paint, replace and repair doors and tiles, landscape, clean, and other projects, to prepare the school for the students and teachers who will report … Continued

July 16 Equity in Education and Society – Lessons from Socialist Cuba

Emma Nathanson will be presenting about her recent trip to Cuba through Michigan State University’s Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding (FEGU) run by the College of Education. Emma is a doctoral student in school psychology at Michigan State. This presentation will focus on lessons learned in Cuba around the themes of the trip: Equity in … Continued

July 9 Hospitality and the Stranger

Who is the stranger and how do we meet the stranger?  Adapted from Barbara-Hamilton Holway’s Evensong small group gathering guidance, this Sunday service encourages deep listening and reflection.  Most of us listen in order to respond, discuss, and help.  We will spend about forty minutes simply listening, in silence, to thoughts and experiences of others, … Continued

July 2 “Biosemiotics and Religion” Guest speaker: Dick Moodey 

Our “Summer Lite” Sunday Services kick-off with a casual format but weighty talk.  “Biosemiotics” is a movement to rethink biological processes at all levels, from cells to ecosystems, in terms of non-linguistic sign systems and symbols as a significant part of communications — a theory developed by Charles Sanders Peirce and others.  Dick will explore … Continued

Buongiorno and Arrivederci

The final service in our Summer Lite series: Buongiorno and Arrivederci Join Mary Desmone as she shares highlights from her recent trip to Italy and France. There will be a few great slides, a few funny stories, and a few UU reflections.