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.

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 read sample sermons from our Worship Services, 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."

 

December Sunday Services Begin at 10:30am

This month's theme is "Forgiveness and Letting Go".

December 7:  Is Forgiveness Possible?    Rev. Lyn Oglesby
December 14:  There is a Messiah Among Us, presented by the Children and Youth Classes,
led by Nathan Pawelek, Director of Lifespan Religious Education, with Rev. Lyn Oglesby
December 21:  A Winter Solstice:  Embrace the Dark; Welcome the Light   Jennifer Munro
December 28:  Forgiving and Letting Go    Bill Stuart

Religious Education is in session for K -12 Childcare is available in nursery during the services.

December 24, 5pm:  Christmas Eve Service    Rev. Lyn Oglesby - see box below for details

 

Join us for Christmas Eve!

On Wednesday, December 24, informal carol singing will begin at 4:45pm and the annual Christmas Eve service will begin at 5:00pm.    Our Interim Minister, Rev. Madeline (Lyn) Oglesby, PhD. will lead this service for all ages.  As Unitarian Universalists, we take this opportunity to celebrate with customs and meanings derived from many faith traditions.  The service will have songs and stories of hope, generosity and love, something to touch our hearts and our minds.  Please bring a canned good to donate to the food bank and some holiday treats to share as we gather after the service for fellowship and celebration. 

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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.
           

   

Social Justice Update

The Social Action Committee of Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society meets the first Thursday of the month at 9:30am in the SUUS library 

A commitment to social action is a natural extension of our Unitarian Universalist principles, and the Shoreline UU Mission explicitly calls for us to promote social, economic and environmental justice. We encourage members, youth and children to learn, but also become actively involved with justice issues, ensuring that our actions as a congregation are socially responsible, and identifying ways to be of service in the world, particularly in our local community.

This December we continue our annual support of Covenant to Care by adopting several families assigned to Shoreline by our social worker.  Specific requested items can be selected from the Christmas tree in the coffee room and the purchased unwrapped gifts should be brought to SUUS

The Social Action Committee is sponsoring a Congregational Read.  Copies of "The Collapse of Western Civilations: A view from the Future", by Naomi Oreskes & Erik Conway, are available from Yann vanHeurck on Sundays.  SAC is offering a discussion on this short but provocative tale of a future world devastated by climate change, on January 25th from 12:30-2pm.

We continue our relationship with Hawkwing, the Native American Federal based non-profit and the South Dakota Lakota Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, with a grant writing workshop led by Hawkwing founder, Rochelle Ripley.  This two-hour workshop will take place on Saturday, January 31

“When people come together to work on social justice projects, they break the bonds of individualism and isolation that fragment communities... Together they explore the issues that tear at their hearts, and cause them concern for the future... Together, they partner with others to understand their place in the community, the gifts they bring to the community, and the hopes and dreams of others. Too many people think that spirituality and social justice are at opposite ends of the continuum, even polarized from one another. In truth, neither can be fulfilled without the other.” Rev. Jeanne Lloyd

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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.  To view our different rooms, 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.