“I want to be with people who… move in a common rhythm when the food must come in or the fire be put out,” writes Mary Oliver. But what do those people get out of the exercise? My annual Auction Sermon topic was proposed by … read more.
This year, UUCE will host our neighbors from Girard. Dale McBrier, a lay minister at UU Girard, will speak on: “DONT LET THE WORLD STEAL YOUR HEART” Rev. Charlie will assist, Jackson Froman and the UUCE Choir will provide music.
Erie artists Tom Ferraro and Ed Grout will explain the Looking Glass Project that will happen at UUCE over the fall and winter. Under their leadership, the members and friends of UUCE will create a collaborative art piece for the long wall in the … read more.
Many West African societies have a griot, or jelibah, who are musical arbitrators and oral historians. To serve as a jelibah, one must have deep connections to spiritual, social, or political powers and one’s music is a conduit to recreate history and heal relationships. Kelly … read more.
Rev. Charlie and the UUCE Elected Board Members join in a reflection on our congregation’s intentions for the next year. We will begin Religious Education classes by blessing the hands of our teachers.
We follow the service with conversations on the many ways you can become … read more.
We will travel to the Chautauqua Institution for the UU service in the Hall of Philosophy. The speaker will be Matt Asprin, Chautauqua award 2019 recipient. Before studying for the UU Ministry, Matt enjoyed a successful business career. Matt is attracted to Buddhism and the … read more.
Kelly Armor likes to say she went to study traditional music in East Africa because she was “a frustrated classical flute player looking for an alternative.” She lived with families in Kenya and Tanzania from 1986-1988 and learned the songs, culture, and the Swahili language. … read more.
Grit. Determination. Fortitude. A willingness to look back to see more clearly ahead. A desire to participate in history. No doubt, our Erie has faced great adversity, but Erie residents are working toward a bright future. And outsiders are taking note: “There are so many … read more.
Service Coordinator: Dixie Morrow
Musician: Jackson Froman.
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.