We're all on our own separate journeys of life, and today, right now, those journeys have converged at this church. What does it mean to be part of a church's journey, and how does being part of a church shape our journeys?
Michelle Ma, a California native who is really loving Ohio, received her Masters in Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. As Ministerial Intern at West Shore UU in Rocky River, she is pursuing her interests in justice work, stewardship, intergenerational church, and how to build transformative and resilient communities. She is a cartoon geek who loves trying new foods.
“The Light of Public Conscience,” Rev Denis Letourneau Paul
Ralph Waldo Emerson once called William Ellery Channing, the “father” of Unitarianism in America, a public conscience. As someone who was excluded from — actually thrown out of — the Congregational Church, he was always framing ethics and morality in terms of inclusion. Who, he asked, in his own way, was being left out?
The first Sunday of each month is Food Sunday, when we collect non-perishable and personal toiletries for members of our community who are in need. This month’s collection goes to the Food Pantry at Old South Church in Kirtland — appropriately a Congregational Church!