Summer Lite Service

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.

Quaker Service

We will meet with the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers in our sanctu-ary. Members of their congregation will join us for a combined Quaker – UU service. Meeting for Worship: The community gathers together in a waiting, expectant frame of spirit. Worship is silent, waiting upon insight from God. A participant may feel led … Continued

Highlights from the UU General Assembly Sunday Service, July 24, 2016

We will view highlights from the service including music, poetry and the sermon “In All Thy Getting, Get Understanding,” by Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd of River Road Unitarian Universalist Church, Bethesda, Maryland. There will be time for discussion at the end of the service. Come and celebrate with over 4,000 other Unitarian Universalists!

How Can We Keep from Singing?

Join us for a hymn sing this morning. Bring an instrument or choose from one of the rhythm instruments available. Send in a request for your favorite. A partial list of songs will be given a week ahead of time. Soloists or small group ensembles welcome. Service followed by lemonade and cookies in the Memorial … Continued

Why I’m a Unitarian Universalist

Think about what brought you to our Unitarian Universalist Congregation and how your UU faith sustains you. Take your turn to share your story with your UUCE friends and visitors. Service coordinated by Al Richardson.