UU Traditions

December 21 Winter Solstice 6 p.m. 

Across time and cultures, people have honored the day of shortest light and celebrated the rebirth of the unconquered sun. ​We will do likewise, with fire, word, song​, and a labyrinth. Dress for the weather, as we will be both indoors and out. ​Bring a bell to ring and a treat to share. Service leaders: … Continued

November 5 Who are Unitarian Universalist Christians?

In a world with an abundance of vastly different people, U.U. Christians walk the middle road. Part heretic, part Christian, – they are a unique blend of believers who separate the wheat from the chaff, and live in harmony with those of differing faiths. Musicians: James Pearson, Lin Lang Su, Hannah Olenrewaju

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

January 7 New Orleans Jazz Funeral

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 bonne chance in … 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

Chalica

This is a multi-generational service prepared and directed by our Religious Education School Age program.  Chalica is a holiday celebrated by Unitarian Universalists during the month of December. Each of our seven principles of Unitarian Universalism is celebrated and a candle lit. Children are asked to arrive at the UU by 9:40am so they can … 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.

Teardrops to Oceans

For our annual Water Communion Service, please bring a small bit of water from somewhere meaningful to you. As we bring water from the places of our lives, we blend together our worlds. Nursery and RE registration Sunday: Please bring your registration forms with you. Nursery service is available. Children and teens are welcome to … Continued