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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Upcoming Sunday Sermons

Was Atticus Finch a Racist?

Sunday, October 4, - 10:15 a.m.

Service offered by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz

When Harper Lee's new novel , "Go Set a Watchman" was released, it unleashed a storm of controversy because the beloved protagonist, Atticus Finch, was revealed as a racist. The theme for the month of October is "What can I be wholehearted about?" which begs the question, "can I be wholehearted about letting go of beloved icons to enable a more clear-eyed and realistic understanding of the complexities of race and racism in the 21st century?" 

Our Doctrine of Discovery

Sunday, October 11 - 10:15 a.m.

Service offered by Rev. Dr. Wayne Arnason

These two words get a big response from UU’s. “Doctrine”– BAD! That’s what we don’t want! “Discovery” – GOOD! That’s what we do in our religion – right? We discover our own theology! So what happens when you put these two words together? You get an obscure, powerful, and troubling legal concept that raises questions about “entitlement.” To what are we “entitled” as human beings, as citizens? What do we have already, and what do we think we need, and what should we let go?

With All My Heart

Sunday, October 18 - 10:15 a.m.

Service offered by Rev. Kathleen Rolenz

What happens when your “whole-heartedness” becomes broken by disappointment, betrayal or abandonment? What spiritual resources can you find to help you heal from a “broken heart?” This service we’ll commission the Chalice Lighters and introduce the Pastoral Resource Team; and focus on the opportunities available for care and support at West Shore. The children will join us for A Story For All Ages; the Junior Choir will also inaugurate their season with an original anthem written by West Shore’s Junior Choir Director, Joe Schafer.

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Upcoming Events

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West Shore Piano Jazz Series

Friday, October 9, 7:30 p.m. Matt Savage in Concert at West Shore Continuing our West ..

West Shore Film Series

Saturday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. A free film series hosted by West Shore Social Action Committee..

Colored Boy Blues

Sunday, October 11, 11:30 a.m. A Dramatic Reading by William Clarence Marshall III ..

Offshore Wind Power in Cleveland

Sunday, October 11, 12:30 p.m. Where We Are With Wind Power Right Now? In 20..

20s & 30s West Shore PUUB

Thursday, October 15, 7:00 p.m. Calling all young adults! Let’s have dinner and get to know..

​Queer & Allies Monthly Meeting

Friday, October 16, 7:00 p.m. Queer & Allies Mission Statement: “To foster the pursu..

Religious Education Info

The REView Team Has Been Busy!

We’ve been interviewing Religious Educators from many churches across the country, learning about their programs and gathering ideas and possibilities for West Shore in the future. We are now ready to turn our focus toward hearing from YOU. A survey is in process and should be ready by Mid-October; we’re hoping for a deep and wide participation from families, children and the congregation. Watch for the launch coming soon.