Covid-19 Info & Updates

UUS is currently in Phase 2 of our Covid-19 reopening plan. Sunday services are being streamed via Zoom at 10 a.m.

Building use is limited to essential volunteers. Outdoor facilities are available to individual families, or to small groups with prior approval. Read more »

Shared Ministry in a Time of COVID - Apr. 18, 2021

As volunteers are recognized, Rev. Diana considers the questions: What are we becoming as we look towards rebuilding? What principles are we rebuilding upon? ...

Whatever Happened to the Parable of the Good Samaritan? - Apr. 11, 2021

Guest speaker Pamela Ayo Yetunde talks about the Parable of the Good Samaritan: how there have been distortions in recent practice in the interest of protecting religious freedom, with a call to action to strengthen Good Samaritan laws. ...

Returning Again, Becoming Anew - Apr. 4, 2021

On Easter Sunday we focus on the old story of what happened to a prophet named Jesus, what has happened in our world this past year, and how transfiguring events invite us into writing our stories about what life means. ...

Holding Space: Pandemic Anniversary - Mar. 14, 2021

On the anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns, Rev. Diana Smith leads an all-ages service to reflect on our resilience, our losses, and on how this year has changed us individually and as a congregation. ...

Expanding Our Spirits - Mar. 7, 2021

In this all-ages service, Rev. Diana Smith leads us in planting seeds of commitment and change as we welcome new members to UUS. ...

Creating Beloved Community - Feb. 28, 2021

Rev. Diana Smith leads an interactive service to help discern the conditions that help create beloved community. ...

Building Tomorrow: Celebrating the Wholeness of Brokenness - Feb. 21, 2021

Rev. Diana Smith reflects on the message of Universalism that tells us that we are whole - all of us - just as we are and not in some distant future. ...

Soul Listening: Restorative Practices for Transformative Justice - Feb. 2, 2021

Transformative Justice seeks to heal the roots of harm, honoring everyone’s dignity and humanity. But cultivating our interdependent web isn’t easy. Restorative practices are deep spiritual work. Guest minister Rev. Jessica James is a UU community minister, chaplain for Ohio’s Hospice, and assistant minister to Circles of Spirit—a women’s UU re-entry ministry. ...

We Need Not Think Alike to Love Alike - Jan. 31, 2021

Rev. Diana Smith reflects on Unitarian history related to religious freedom guided by conscience and invites us to reflect on how we've been changed by conversations that challenged our entrenched thinking. ...

Imagining Wholeness, Making Space - Jan. 24, 2021

Rev. Diana Smith reflects on making space for ourselves and others - without losing our sense of ourselves, without giving up our values, without sacrificing what keeps us healthy and whole. ...

The Demands of Inner Truth - Jan. 17, 2021

As we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Day in a time of racial and political tension, Rev. Diana Smith reflects on the ways each of us might be grow by engaging in the struggle for justice. ...

Burning Bowl Service - Jan. 3, 2021

This New Year's ritual, led by UUS Worship Asscociate Dan Gall, is an opportunity to release the past year and find hope as we enter the next. If you would like to participate in the ritual from home, you will need a bowl of water, a scrap of paper and something to write on it with (we will be dissolving the paper in the water), and a candle or equivalent (any source of light can represent the internal light we rely on for guidance). ...

A Season of Dark & Light - Dec. 20, 2021

As we celebrate the returning of the sun at the winter solstice, Rev. Diana Smith reflects on the duality of darkness and light. ...

Liberation and the Gift of Stillness - Dec. 13, 2020

Rev. Diana Smith reflects on how our sense of hurry and desire for quick results helps perpetuate systems that are oppressive, non-inclusive, and anti-democratic. Practicing stillness can help us better align ourselves with the larger goals of justice we seek. ...