Difficult Conversations are not a one-time event. Real conversation takes time to grow and for participants to gain trust in each other and get comfortable being uncomfortable. So we want to continue the Difficult Conversations on White Privilege, White Supremacy and White Fragility to include … read more.
Category: Congregational News
On behalf of the Stewardship Committee (Rick Rodes, Chair; Eric Foster, Kent Matthies), three USG households are hosting Stewardship Socials on two different Saturdays in March. We sincerely hope you can make time in your calendar for one of these events, where we will lay out our vision for USG. … read more.
A Ministry Moment delivered by Susan Bockius to the congregation on May 27, 2018
I have had the privilege recently in the Elderhood program here at USG of looking back over my life in the company of friends. In numerous sessions of an autobiographical writing group, we have stared down the tunnel of … read more.
Have you been wondering if there are any local resources to help furloughed/unpaid federal workers? Have you been wondering how to help neighbors who may be furloughed? Here are some ways to find help or be of help. Thanks to Andrea Durham for the list.
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As many of you know I’ve been visiting 2 families that are in Sanctuary at the First Methodist Church in Germantown. My friend Beverly Lucas called me one day and said her church needed help translating something for … read more.
Back in September at one of our staff meetings, I mentioned that Michael and I had finally gotten married after 40 years of being together. Kent immediately said that the congregation would want to celebrate us and the rest of the staff agreed … read more.
Please click on the link below to see the letter that USG sent to the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. We sent a similar letter of condolence and solidarity to neighboring synagogues.
Rev. Connie at her installation
The travelers (Helena Showell not pictured)
Prior to her ordination, Connie Simon was an intern at USG for two years. This summer, she became the first Black minister at the First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati. Currently, in the US, there are fewer … read more.
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Pittsburgh, POWER leaders have invited all the folks of member congregations to attend one of the Memorial or Shabbat services to wear their POWER buttons for identification purposes. You may also want to call ahead to let … read more.
September 15, 2018
We are in the midst of the Jewish High Holy Days. This is a season of recognizing we all are wronged, we all do wrongs, and we all have an obligation to try and make things right. How appropriate that we all get … read more.