April 30: “#NoDAPL: Why We Take The Stand We Do” Lydia Yellow Hawk, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in SD and President of the Native American Student Association at Miami University-Hamilton, will share with us the activities of the organization in support of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota. … Continued
In celebration of Earth Day, Dr. Donna McCollum, Prairie/Forest/Wetland Conservationist and Retired Educator, will share with us perspectives gained from her work creating the Edge of the Farm Conservation Area, managing the Butler County Stream Team, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Three Valley Conservation Trust. This is the second … Continued
Cynthia Kelley, one of our Hopedale friends and a hospice social worker for twelve years, was able to translate the experience of losing her son to help others cope with the death of a loved one. Join us as she leads us in a meditation on her journey of survival, affirmation and caring. Service leader: … Continued
April 9 to 15 is National Library Week. The theme of National Library Week this year is “Libraries Transform.” Come join Diane Wright as we consider the legacy and future of libraries, and what their lessons are for us as Unitarian Universalists. Service Leader: Drew Ruther.
J. “Yaacov” Delaney will present information about the mission of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center in Cincinnati. The goal of the OJPC “is to create fair, intelligent, redemptive criminal-justice systems through zealous client-centered advocacy, innovative policy reform, and cross-sector community education.” OJPC leads in serving the needs of people directly affected by the criminal … Continued
This I Believe is an organization that encourages people to write about and share the core beliefs that guide their daily lives. In our non-creedal faith community at Hopedale we have a wide range of beliefs. What do our children believe? Let’s turn a service over to the children and hear from them. Service Leader: … Continued
With our UU diversity of belief, language can become a bone of contention. Does it need to be that way? Rev. McCarty looks at the way a concept can develop form stark fact to symbolic poetry and seeks to look at language of faith as a unifying, rather than divisive force. Myth, allegory, and metaphor. … Continued
March 12 is National Plant a Flower Day! Come join Diane Wright as she helps us consider all of our opportunities to plant the seeds of beautiful things in our lives. Service Leader: Pete Carels.
Dr. Roxanne Ornelas, Geography and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Miami University, is a Water Walker. She will share with us her experiences of walking with indigenous women, and others, to protect water, the sacred source of life. This is the first of three services this spring, planned by the Social Justice Committee, that … Continued
Come join us for a hymn sing! We will join our voices in several hymns from both of our hymnals. Until February 19 you may submit your own requests via the box near the foyer hospitality table, and every effort will be made to include all of our favorites. Service leader: Jennifer Blue (with enormous … Continued