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Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio Connect The Dots

This month UUJO’s Connecting the Dots calls for action on the urgent need for transportation equity and environmental justice. Many Ohioans are kept from full participation in our communities because they lack access to transportation.  Equitable public transportation lowers fossil fuel usage, reduces carbon emissions, creates less waste and decreases pollution in our communities. Developing…

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North East Ohio Responds to Arriving Afghan Refugees

10/18/21 UPDATE: There are now boxes set up in the Narthex for your donations for the Afghanistan refugees.If you have furniture or large pieces please let me know and we will make arrangements. Please remember to wrap any sheets, towels, blankets, clothing, etc in clear plastic.  They are going to be temporarily stored in a garage…

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Masking inside the church building

Hi all, On Monday August 16 the ad hoc committee on re-opening the church had a meeting to reassess our response to the covid 19 virus. There are rising cases in our area of Ohio and nationwide causing the CDC to change their recommendations for fully vaccinated people. We have used the CDC guidelines through…

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Red Cross blood drive July 24th

During the pandemic, the American Red Cross had no place to hold blood drives in the Kirtland area.  The Kirtland Community Center where the drives normally were held was shut down. Now that the Kirtland Community Center has reopened, that location will once again become the primary blood drive location in Kirtland. The final Ralph…

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New social justice project!

Now that we will be able to come together in person, Halcyon is asking everyone to help support a S.J. project that fell apart because of COVID.  Our last Coming of Age class was going to collect diapers for those families that could not afford them.  There was a need then and more of a…

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The church is RE-OPENING!

We  will continue to follow the CDC guidelines for gatherings for fully vaccinated people. It would be individual discretion in choosing to wear a mask at outdoor functions based on individual assessment of one’s own risk factors and susceptibility.  UPDATE 6/15/2021: Expect most meeting to continue to be on Zoom.  Everyone who has been vaccinated, fully recovered…

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UU Young Adult Revival Network

Hello Unitarian Universalist Congregations & Organizations, We are proud to introduce YARN, the UU Young Adult Revival Network. YARN is a project to rebuild the continental UU young adult network! We have had incredible success so far in getting established and incubating emerging ministries during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes our growing identity groups, our worship…

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Geauga SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)

If you would like to participate in Geauga SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Support Network, please contact Minna Zelch or email geaugasogi@gmail.com.  Geauga SOGI Support Network was started by a group of people including Minna and August Zelch.  Their mission statement is: Working together with individuals, families, friends, and the Geauga community to embrace Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.…