Come, come, whoever you are…

DSCN6293Are you seeking a liberal religious environment where you are accepted for who you are, rather than who others believe you should be?

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County is a home for children and adults seeking personal and spiritual growth in an open, family-friendly community.  Our mission is to be an inclusive community for spiritual exploration, dedicated to social and environmental justice.

 

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Upcoming Events

Sunday October 2 at 9:30 and 11 am

Words That Make Our Palms Sweat – Rev. Elaine Strawn

Periodically, we spend some time being with the phrases we hear all around us-the phrases which can make us, and many of our liberal Christian friends-cringe because of their extreme use. Perfectly good words like “salvation” and “forgiveness” and “confession” can chill our bones when coupled with severe judgements by those who think they own the mind of God or goodness. 

We will take one Sunday each month to sit with those words: how might we define them for use in deepening our own spiritual practice? Today’s word is: “conversion”. 

Sunday October 9 at 9:30 and 11 am

Bridges Out of Poverty Program – Laura Newberry-Yokley, Kyle Putinski

Laura Newberry-Yokley is the Marketing & Community Engagement staff at United Way; Kyle Putinski serves as the  Impact Manager.  United Way in coordination with community groups developed a Bold Goal of bringing 10,000 Wayne County families out of Poverty by 2025.  The community named poverty as the main focus for United Way’s fund raising lens.

The approach is that poverty is everyone’s focus.  Come learn how the community is involved and how we can get involved as a Fellowship and as Individuals.  Our own Kathy Rusiska as a volunteer with this program.

Other News

Thanks! #WayneCountyFairForAll

Thanks to all of you who supported #WayneCountyFairForAll’s 2016 fair booth project. A special thanks to the booth staff who were able to keep a cool head and engage in open conversation during tense encounters.

What’s up next:

  • Monday, Sept. 19, 7:00 PM: Westminster will have an interfaith service of reflection for Racial Justice and we will reflect on our experiences at the Fair.
  • TBA: NAACP committee meeting to discuss our experience with the fair booth this year and future activities.

In the meantime:

  • Like WCF4A on Facebook; follow us on Twitter. Let me know if you want to help with social media.
  • Website renovation: We need help with research, writing, and especially graphic design.
  • Help us get people subscribed to this email list. Know someone who wants to be involved in racial justice work? Ask them if they’re on this list. If not, please suggest they contact waynecountyfairforall@gmail.com to be added.
  • And, of course, support your local Wooster/Orrville NAACP, unit #3208. If you’re not already a member, please contactnaacpunit3208@gmail.com for help solving that problem. 🙂

Sweet n Greet

Come join us for a fun start to the month of October when teens and adults are invited to gather for laughter and conversation at 7 pmSaturday, October 1st.  The Membership Committee is providing a mix of healthy and decadent desserts for this annual social event.  Childcare can be arranged if we have a week’s notice.  Click here to sign up.

How Does It Look from Muslim Eyes?

New Adult Religious Education Class

Thursdays: September 22-October 6 at 3:00pm or 7:00pm

Join Rev. Elaine Strawn for a three session discussion of the book Destiny Disrupted written by Afghan scholar Tamim Ansary. We will cover Muhammad, Ali, the Caliphs, the Ottoman Empire, and the European division of the Middle East which haunts us still.

Questions? Call Elaine.  Click here to sign-up 

Madrigal returns!

Madrigal Magic happens because of you!

If you want to participate in the fun this year, Choir  starts August 10th, Susan English is looking for Dancers, Jim and Inez are looking for Wenches and Servers, Magicians and Urchins, Players and Musicians! No experience necessary! And as always, this doesn’t happen without our cooks, decorators, set builders, costumers, and more. Contact Jim and Inez, ShaMadrigal Courtron or Susan or those you worked with in the past.

The Madrigal Feaste will be held November 11 & 12, 2016.