“Why I’m a Member”: ESUUC Stories of Longing & Belonging

Please join Rev. Stephanie this Sunday as we hear stories from congregants about what their UU faith means to them and how this congregation has been life-saving. We’re excited and overjoyed to welcome some new members this Sunday. Don’t miss out on the celebration!

When No UUs Look Like You…

When we talk about “identities on the margins,” often gender and sexuality come to mind right away. We may be slower to name “race.” Marianne J will share stories from her journey this past year as a UU who came to realize, after almost 18 years at East Suburban, that no one in her congregation looked like her.

Paying it Forward

Many of us are familiar with the concept of “paying it forward”; that is, returning a kindness, not to the giver, but to another person. Where did the term originate, and what role does “paying it forward” play in our everyday lives? How might a shared ethos of “paying it forward” make ours a better, kinder, and more fulfilling world?

Joy in a Time of Pandemic

During this stressful pandemic, joy may have seemed out of reach, but to experience wholeness we need to feel joyful. Please join Rev. Stephanie this Easter Sunday as we take time to celebrate and share our joys with one another. You’re invited to wear a colorful, festive Easter bonnet or other special attire to display … Continued

Music as Activism: Finding Your Voice (Shared Pulpit)

(updated) Award-winning lyricist and composer, social justice music-maker Crys Matthews will share her music and her story to help us each find our unique place in the work for social justice and community building. Through song, we will strengthen our voices and plant a seed of activism in our lives. (Ellie Grace unexpectedly could not be with us, and will join us at a future Sunday service). Learn more about Crys Matthews at Freewill donations will be accepted and links to purchase music will be provided.

Loved Into Being

Join us for a UUA-produced worship service on stewardship and generosity. Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn’t just an intellectual exercise: it’s “heart” work. This full-length worship experience features a sermon by UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, as well as vibrant music, storytelling, and other worship elements that will help us to grow in spirit, in courage, and in generosity.

The Power of Ecowomanist Spirituality

Ecowomanist spirituality looks at how Black women have been oppressed by White patriarchy in ways similar to how White patriarchy has desecrated the environment. Empowering Black women through listening to their stories and honoring their spiritualities can help to advance racial equity, gender equity, and greater care for the planet. Come learn from these brilliant … Continued

Women Hold up Half the Sky (Shared Pulpit)

As Unitarian Universalists committed to the interconnectedness of all things, we can learn about the origins of patriarchy and music while celebrating Women’s History. Please join NYC-based folk musician Judy Gorman this Sunday for an exciting music program.

The Benefits of Equine Therapy

Join Amber Power and Ilse Eisele as they discuss how the horses and staff of Power Farms Equine Center in Murrysville come together to promote spiritual health and healing through their nonprofit organization, Bella Terra Stables.