Sunday Service-April 30: “#NoDAPL: Why We Take The Stand We Do”

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

Sunday Service-April 23: “Stewardship of Local Waterways”

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

Sunday Service-April 9: “Literally Literacy: The Spirit of Library Week”

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.

Sunday Service: April 2 – “Ohio Justice and Policy Center”

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

Sunday Service-March 26: “This I Believe: Children’s Edition.”

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

Sunday Service-March 12: “Plant a Seed”

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.

Sunday Service-March 5: “We Walk for the Water”

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

Sunday Service, February 26: “Sing-Along”

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