Nurture Your Spirit ~ Help Heal the World            

 

Our Mission
Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society is a welcoming congregation that supports lifelong spiritual growth, fosters reverence for nature, promotes justice and serves the local and global community.

Childcare and Religious Education classes are available during our services, September through June. Childcare only during July & August.

Our Newcomers section is designed to help you learn about SUUS and what to expect when you visit. For directions, click here. To learn more about our activities, check out this week's Newsletter.

Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30AM - 4:00PM; Thursday 9:30 - 4:30. Office Closed Monday & Tuesday

"Love is the spirit of this church and service its law.

To dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love and to help one another."

 

Sunday Worship begin at 10:00AM

 

June 6  "Service Beyond BordersRandall Spaulding
There are critical tensions between borders: Iraq and I.S.I.S…. Russia and Ukraine… The U.S. and Mexico.  People have a natural tendency to feel passionate when borders are crossed, including personal, family and social borders.  What does it mean to reach out in service that transcends—and transgresses—borders?
 
July 13:  "Love Reaches Out: We Are Not Alone" Randall Spaulding
We long for connection and understanding--within ourselves and with others.  Our UU faith offers us a place for belonging and challenges us to share it with others.  Attenders of the national gathering of UUs (General Assembly) June 25-29 share stories of how love is indeed reaching out!
 
July 20:  "The Jefferson Bible" Neil Schultes
Thomas Jefferson's treatment of the Bible: Learn how Thomas Jefferson trims the four gospels as part of his humanist spiritual journey.
 
July 27: "An American UU on the Streets of Tehran" John Pawelek Dr. John Pawelek, a long-time cancer researcher at Yale and member of USNH in Hamden, will speak about his recent lecture tour of Iran and the uniformly good feelings toward America expressed by the many people he met. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and is a frequent lecturer in the US and abroad.
 

Childcare for all ages is available in the coffee room and nursery during the summer services. Led by our caregiver Cara Moraitis our adult supervisor and our youth, unique activities have been planned for each Sunday.

 

SUUS Office Open: Tuesday & Wednesday: 9:30am - 4:00pm, Thursday: 9:30am - 4:30pm  
SUUS Office Closed on Monday & Friday

 

General Assembly Revisited!

SUUS was well represented at General Assembly, 2014 - our three delegates, Sue Schaedler, Elizabeth Santoro and Mary Strieff participated in all the business sessions and voted as our congregation directed and were able to attend worship and workshops as well.  Barb Francese and Susanne Colten-Carey attended workshops, lectures and worship from Wednesday through Saturday.  Others who came for worship and/or workshops throughout the week include: Maryann Bracken, Jen Munro, Liz and Abby Miranker, Maria Puziello, Tracy, Steve and the three Ernst sons, John and Kaye Larson, Kathy Helmrich, Jenny Lee, Elijah Leigh Honorof, Wes & Laura Kasprow, Laura Martino, Karis Lagasse, and our summer minister, Randall Spaulding. 

We encourage you to watch the streaming videos or read the transcripts of worship, lectures, and events.CLick on the following highlights: Sister Simone Campbell's Ware Lecture, Sunday Morning Worship, Worship, Witness, Waterfire, For annual reports, General Session coverage, and social justice statements, go to GA 2014 Business & Social Witness.

 

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Connecting With UUs

Clicking on the icons below will take you to UU organizations.  SUUS Facebook, Unitarian Unversalist Association, Standing on the Side of Love, UU Service Committee, UU College of Social Justice, Church of the Younger Fellowship, Church of the Larger Fellowship, the Clara Barton District/New England Region.
              

   

Interim Minister Rev. Madeline "Lyn" Oglesby, PhD joins Shoreline UU on August 15

 

Rev. Madeline "Lyn" Oglesby,  PhD,our new Interim Minister leads an exciting life of multiple careers and extensive travel. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in government, Lyn moved to DC and worked in the office of Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson.  Then came marriage and raising two children in India as a Foreign Service spouse; living in Nepal and Tokyo, earning advanced degrees in education and teaching in Okinawa, Guam and Northern Japan.

Lyn’s call to Unitarian Universalism ministry came in the late 1980’s as an Interim RE Director at River Road Unitarian Church in Bethesda, MD. This led her to the UU Meadville-Lombard Divinity School and University of Chicago Divinity School in Chicago.  She interned in Lancaster, PA and led a 600-member congregation for six months after the settled minister resigned.

Just ten days before Hurricane Katrina struck, Lyn was called to All Souls Unitarian Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. There she focused on membership and stewardship, as well as interfaith work and community outreach.  From Shreveport, Lyn went on to serve the First Unitarian Society in Baltimore, Maryland, as Interim Minister. Her most recent ministry was with a new congregation in Dover, Delaware, where Lyn was active with Equality Delaware, and coordinated the Delaware UU ministers as they supported passage of the Civil Unions bill in the State Legislature.  The following year a Marriage Equality bill became law.

A student of Buddhism, Lyn has returned to India on several Buddhist pilgrimages; most recently visited ancient Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka, and toured South India’s landmark Hindu temples.  She plays the piano to relax, enjoys hiking, theatre, and music. Unitarian Universalist values, ethics and principles, along with continuing spiritual deepening, guides her life choices.  She is eager to join us at Shoreline UU Society, and will officially and joyfully begin her work with us August 15, 2014.

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Facility Rentals

Our Meeting Room, Library, RE rooms and Coffee Room are available for short term or long term rentals. For more information on renting our facility for your group or event, please click here.

The Unitarian Universalist Association expects all of its member congregations to be welcoming to individuals and families regardless of sexual or affectional orientation, gender identity or expression, race or ethnicity, ability/disability, class, age, or language and citizenship status. Shoreline has been recognized by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation since 1993.