Summer Sunday- Life in the Era of Pandemic

July 12- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am. Life in the Era of Pandemic: A Conversation About the Past, Present and Future. Participants will have a chance to share their insights and speculate on the future. Download the colorful worksheet. Service Leader: Libby Earle, Presenter: Liz Woedl.

This year, because the COVID-19 Pandemic, most of the services will be on ZOOM, Sunday mornings 10:30-11:30 A.M. For access to the Meeting I.D. and Password, please contact Libby at mearle1945@gmail.com .

July Summer Sundays

This year, because the COVID-19 Pandemic, most of the services will be on ZOOM, Sunday mornings 10:30-11:30 A.M. For access to the Meeting I.D. and Password, please contact Libby at mearle1945@gmail.com .

  • July 5- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am. Sadly, area Pride parades and events are cancelled this year due to COVID-19. We’ll discuss the current challenges of the GLBTQ+ community. Service Leader: Bethany Smith.
  • July 12​- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am.  Overview of GA from a Social Justice Perspective. Service Leader: Libby Earle, ​​Presenter: Liz Woedl.
  • July 19- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am.​ Is this the Human Race? A service for all ages and hands on simultaneous, creative ​​​adventure! For this fun adventure you will need the following supplies: several 81/2 x 11 plain white paper, pencils (or age dependant: pens, markers, crayons), scissors, and a flat working surface, https://youtu.be/21qi9ZcQVto. ​​Service Leader: Libby Earle, Story teller: Bethany Smith, Creative leader: Liz Woedl.
  • July 26​- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am.​ Response to Social Distancing: A virtual coffee hour. (You might want to virtually share ​​​your refreshments.) ​​Service Leader: Bethany Smith.

Justice at UUA General Assembly

This year, the Unitarian Universalist Assembly was a completely electronic gathering due to the pandemic. Our daily services, workshops and speakers were quite diverse with intriguing sermons and beautiful, uplifting music.

A fulfilling part of the event was within within the Business Meeting Sessions of the General Assembly 2020. Adopted were two Actions of Immediate Witness:

The following Proposed Responsive Resolutions were also adopted:

You can view several videos of the weeks sessions on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/UUAElectronicComm/videos

Supporting the Right to Vote!

In support of UU Justice Ohio, the Social Justice Committee, Hopedale UU Community, voted to support their critical voter engagement work with a donation of $300 to help them meet a matching challenge grant. 

Several members of the congregation are involved with UUtheVote-Cinci. If you would like to help contact potential Voters with a non-partisan message to check their registration and pledge to vote on November 3, please contact Liz Woedl, liz.woedl@gmail.com.

Zoom Sunday Service- Examining Systemic Racism

June 21- ZOOM, 10:30-11:30am. Examining Systemic Racism: discussing Poor People’s Campaign Virtual March. On Saturday, June 20, 10am, the Poor People’s Assembly & Moral March on Washington will have arrived online, june2020.org. It promises to be the largest digital and social media gathering of poor and low-wealth people, moral and religious leaders, advocates, and people of conscience in this nation’s history. How did it go and what did we learn?

This year, because the COVID-19 Pandemic, most of the services will be on ZOOM, Sunday mornings 10:30-11:30 A.M. For access to the Meeting ID and Password, please contact Libby at mearle1945@gmail.com .

UUA Letter Writing Campaign

Tell your US Senators to Take Urgent Action to Address the Climate Crisis.   Averting the climate crisis is critical to the vision and lived expression of Unitarian Universalism. From April 7 – May 5th, UUs across the country are writing letters to their U.S. Senators to urge action to address the climate crisis. Letters will be personally delivered to Capitol Hill offices on May 14 by the UUs for Social Justice Capitol Hill Advocacy Corps, in Washington, D.C.

Join us and write a message to your Senators. Stop by the Social Justice Table before or after the Hopedale UU Community service on Sunday, April 7, 14, 21, 28 and/or May 5. Instructions are on the table.  Your name and address must be on the letter so senate offices can keep and count your letter.  Leave your letter [flat] on the table for collection.

Climate activism is being led by young people.  We encourage our children to write or drew pictures and sign their letters too.

Climate Change Handout

Faith Principles and Endorsements

For more information please contact Libby Earle, mearle1945@gmail.com.

Oxford Takes Action: Climate Summit

Numerous local initiatives in the Oxford area are addressing the crisis of climate change. As a means to bring these initiatives together and as part of a City-University-Community engagement project, the League of Women Voters of Oxford is hosting a public meeting titled”Oxford Takes Action: Climate Summit.” All in the Oxford community are encouraged to join the action on Wednesday, April 10, from 7:30 until 9:00 in the Presbyterian Seminary Building, corner of Church and Poplar Streets. The Summit will facilitate getting involved in the many efforts underway in Oxford to promote sustainability and thus a future for our children and grandchildren without catastrophic global warming. Among the presenters will be members of Oxford City Council, leaders of local organizations, including the Oxford Seniors Ecology Club, and researchers and faculty from Miami University.