Welcome to West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church

Our faith is a spiritually alive and justice-centered religion. Unitarian Universalists search for truth along many paths. Instead of centering our religion on specific beliefs, we gather around shared moral values that include the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

"Our Mission is to inspire more people to lead lives of meaning and purpose."
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than your own.
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There is more to church life
than Sunday mornings!

Upcoming Sunday Sermons

When Sainthood Becomes You

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 10:15 AM

Service offered by Rev. Kathleen C. Rolenz

Unitarian Univeralists have historically rejected the need for "sainthood" as it evokes images of saintly "perfection" which no human being can actually live up to. Furthermore, how one actually becomes a "saint" is a bit of a mystery. However, sometimes we may discover that sainthood isn't a mystery to be solved but a life choice to be made. Unitarian Universalism and West Shore have saints among us—and lo and behold, you might just be one of them! The Free Spirit Band will play at this service.

 


Blessing the Future

SUNDAY, MAY 8, 10:15 AM

Service offered by Rev. Dr. Wayne Arnason

In this Irish-dominated community, we’ve probably heard a lot of jokes that refer to “my sainted mother.” Not all parents are saints, but being a parent is the most widespread and challenging investment in leaving a blessing for the future that human beings can make. It’s clear to me, however, that the future is hard to imagine, let alone predict. How then, do you bless the world’s future as you pass through it? Is the world that the millennial generation will experience in the late 21st century one that even the millennials have a hard time picturing? Is there anything the older generations have learned that can be passed on to youth, or is that a fruitless hope? Don’t they just have to figure it all out for themselves?

 


Spring Choral Concert: Requiem for the Living

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 10:15 AM

Offered by West Shore Choir; David Blazer Director of Music

One of the musical highlights in the life of this church is our annual Springtime Choral Sunday. This year the West Shore Choir will present Requiem for the Living, written in 2013 by Dan Forrest. This program is our final installment this year of the B. Neil Davis Artist Series.Part of the mission of this concert series is to include some of the best musicians in the Cleveland area to accompany this work. We will be joined by Andrew Pongracz and MellCsicsila on percussion and Calvin Stokes on Harp.

 


News Flash


2016 Service Auction

Follow the yellow brick road to West Shore for our biggest fundraising event of the year on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 7:00 p.m. It promises to be another magical evening with appearances from Dorothy, The Tin Man, Glenda the Good Witch and The Great Oz, himself! Tickets will be available to purchase at the door.


 

The 2016-2017 Stewardship Campaign is happening now. Click here to link to a page that has everything you need to know about ensuring West Shore stays awesome!


Coffee Hour Volunteers!
Social hour after the service doesn't just happen by magic, it needs you! Signing up to serve coffee has never been easier. Click on the button below to sign up for a Sunday. Thanks so much!

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Upcoming Events

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Survivors of Sexual Abuse (SSA)

Second Monday of the month, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Sexual abuse is a topic not often dis..


Building Your Own Theology

Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 PM, April 27-June 1 Do you know what your theology isn't, more than w..


20s & 30s West Shore Pub CLUUB

Thursday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. Hello young adults! For our first event this month, w..


West Shore's Service Auction

Saturday April 30, 7p.m. Mark your calendars NOW and follow the yellow brick ..


Are We Cultural Thieves?

Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. As Unitarian Universalists, we believe there is..


Plant Sale and Swap

Saturday, May 21 Green Sanctuary/Food Forest Think Spring & Support the Food F..


General Assembly 2016

June 22-26, Columbus, OH Connect with fellow UU’s from around the country at General ..


Calendar

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Religious Education Info

 

The RE View Team: A distinctive Lifespan Religious Education Program requires both continuity and innovation. The members of the Religious Education RE View team have been working for over a year to distinguish the strengths of the West Shore Religious Education Program, honoring the work of Religious Educators who have gone before, as well as create a proposal for innovation and moving into the 21st Century. The team is excited to “raise the shades” and reveal a bit about our process, our conclusions and distinctive recommendations for the future! It has been a pleasure working with this high functioning team of individuals, each in their own ways, passionate about religious education and faith development here at West Shore. The elements of the proposal are the product of many, many hours of research, conversation and deep discernment and a LOT of meetings. 


 

Check out the 2015-16 RE guide.