Rev. Charlie Dieterich

April 21 And Then One Day…

Easter is about a world changing moment.  Easter is about the end of assumptions.  There is a spiritual message in this religious holiday.  Let’s  explore.  Come hear the choir and Jackson Froman, too.

April 7 You Cannot Stay In Egypt

As we approach the spring holidays let us consider the lesson of Exodus – the story of a nation leaving oppression.  What muse, what god came to Moses  inspiring him to advocate for change?  What motivates us to commit to the  future?  Music from Hannah … read more.

March 17 At Least There Are No Snakes

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s also the end of winter, and, this being Erie, it will probably be snowing.  Let’s talk about compromise and perfectionism, and celebrating the small victories of life.  With Jackson and the Choir! 

March 10 Flowers in the Ruins

Finding hope in the worst of circumstances is an expression of faith.  Let’s ask what the role of roses in winter really is and how community can help us find the positive together. Jackson plays.  

February 17 We Drew a Circle

This month’s theme, “Inclusion” is bigger than acceptance, bigger than welcome. Edwin Markham, in his poem Outwitted, celebrates the victory of inclusion over exclusion, of love over hate, name calling and oppression. Musician: Jackson Froman.

February 10 Open Your Hearts

St. Valentine’s Day is advertised as a day for love between two people… spouses, perhaps other relatives. When I was in elementary school we would make valentines for everybody in the class, whether we liked them or not. How wide can you open your heart … read more.

December 24 Christmas Eve

Start your holiday with community. We will sing and listen and share sweets, with anthems and readings. Stay for the reception.

Please bring one or two dozen cookies to share if you are able. 

December 23 Whose Holiday Is It?

Christmas comes once a year and it seems everyone is celebrating. How have Unitarians and Universalists contributed to the general festivities? Our choir sings carols and songs of joy. Musician: Jackson Froman.