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North East Ohio Responds to Arriving Afghan Refugees

At a Beverage & Banter as the Afghanistan evacuation was starting several people asked how they could help.  I volunteered to research and get the information.  I found out that Refugee Response and Salaam Cleveland are coordinating the reception and resettlement.  Refugee Response is a long term North East organization and has previously worked with…

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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.…

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From Shirley Hairston, Treasurer

If you are thinking of paying your pledge now, the COVID stimulus package passed ear lier this year allows for up to $300 deduction to qualifying charities.  You do not have to itemize to take this deduction.  Your contribution up to $300 to East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church qualifies for this deduction. We will send out…