UU Traditions

September 9 Drops of Water

We begin the year with a homecoming service for all ages. All are invited to bring a few drops of water from their summer to add to a communal bowl. Combined they symbolize our shared efforts. This Unitarian Universalist ritual is a bit different each … read more.

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 … read more.

June 25 Possibilities

Speaker: Lynne Stephens

The power and passion of possibilities

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, … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.

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 … read more.