Nurture Your Spirit ~ Help Heal the World
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 September through June, and chlidcare is available for all ages in July and August. Our Newcomers section is designed to help you learn about SUUS and what to expect when you visit. For directions, click here. To read our Weekly News, click here. To take a virtual tour of our space, click here.
Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30AM - 4:00PM; Thursday 9:30 - 4:30. Office Closed Monday & Friday.
"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."
Services begin at 10:30AM
October 4, 10:30 - Rev. Lyn Oglesby - "Blessing of the Animals"
October 11, 10:30 - SUUS member, Steve Ernst - "In Translation: Many Words on the Way to the Beloved Community"
October 18, 10:30 - SUUS members Brianna Benn-Mirandi, Jenny Lee, Steve Ernst - " Sharing Our Spiritual Journeys, Part 2
October 25, 10:30 - Rev. Lyn Oglesby - "Music Sunday"
First day of Religious Education Classes for children and youth; childcare available for our youngest
To all parents, please contact our Director of Religous Education, Nathan Pawelek to register your children for this year's classes.
Social Justice News
This year, our Social Action Committee (SAC) has dedicated money from the "Standing On The Side of Love" fund to three recipients through the microfinancing organization KIVA. Below are pictures and a brief description of who Shoreline UU is supporting. These three loans are now fully funded through our contributions and contributions from others. For more information, contact Bill Cash, co-chair of SAC to learn more about our conitnuing support through KIVA. KIVA has a 98.6% loan repayment rate.and as the loans are repaid, Shoreline UU will continue to invest in others.
A loan helped Madina to buy a new sewing machine. She was born in the northern part of Tajikistan in 1986. She is living in a remote district with her family. She is married and has two children. Her husband is a constructor. She is a tailor. She sews beautiful traditional women's dresses at home. She was taught how to sew by her mother and sisters. She has two sewing machines that help her to work efficiently. She is planning to buy a new sewing machine and get students to teach how to sew. She appealed to IMON and Kiva to get a loan to buy a new sewing machine. She hopes to be supported and awaits your compassion.
A loan helped Muhammad to buy a new rickshaw. Muhammad is a 28-year-old single man from Dier Al-Balah in the besieged Gaza Strip, where unemployment is very high. He has been transporting goods using his rickshaw for the past year. Muhammad buys products wholesale and resells them for a small profit margin. Muhammad’s loan will enable him to buy more inventory and goods to resell, and eventually increase the size of his business and his income.
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Connecting With UUs
Clicking on the icons below will take you to UU organizations. 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.
Shoreline UU Society Congregational Covenant
Accepted by the Congregation at the 02/08/2015 Meeting
To ensure our community is a safe and inspirational place where we welcome all, embrace diversity, and support individuals, we the members of Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society commit to the following:
1. Act with good will and assume good intentions
2. Listen deeply and appreciatively
3. Speak with care and loving kindness
4. Be willing to be changed
5. Stay in relationship even in disagreement and respect one another’s points of view
6. Participate in our democratic process
7. Bring concerns to the appropriate people, encourage and assist others in this process as needed
8. Respect the roles, responsibilities and abilities of members, leaders, staff and minister as we work to live our mission and to serve needs greater than our own
9. Enrich our community by freely sharing our strengths, our talents and our resources
10.Support each other when we fall short of this covenant, and help one another to return to covenant
This covenant is a living document. It can be reviewed by the congregation at any time in the future and adapted to fit changing needs and circumstances. It represents a commitment to thoughtful, active participation in the life of this religious community.