In an unprecedented move, First Unitarian Church of Cleveland and Unitarian Universalist Society of Cleveland have reunified to form a new congregation. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland (UUCC) begins operating as a new Unitarian Universalist congregation on Sunday, February 3rd. The new congregation is the … read more.
Author Archives: Erin Justice
In this last part of the series, I’ll talk about restricted gifts. Some of you may have included First U in your wills, and some have put restrictions on how that money can be spent. But restricted gifts are also an option for you to … read more.
In this part of the series, I’ll discuss an option available to those of you who are 70½ or older and have an IRA. People who fit this category are required to take a fully-taxable distribution from their IRA. But there is an alternative, you … read more.
Last week I talked about cash donations to the church. This week’s installment covers stock gifts. Stock gifts are a great option if you have stocks that have appreciated (the more the better)! Let’s say you have 100 shares of Acme Widgets that you bought … read more.
Most stores try to offer multiple ways to pay for a purchase, in order to maximize the number of purchases they can make. At First U, we also offer several methods for you to make your pledge payments. But I think it’s worthwhile for you … read more.
In September 2017, aided by Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, the members of First Unitarian Church of Cleveland drafted a congregational covenant. It was the first time in recent memory that we made defining how we want to be together a priority.
Our covenant was written by … read more.
On June 30th, the Cleveland UU Community celebrated not one, but TWO ordinations. The newly minted Rev. KC Slack was ordained at UU Society of Cleveland and the Rev. Kristina Spaude was ordained by the UU Congregations of Kent and Youngstown. Congratulations to the new … read more.
UU Podversations is a brand new venture from First U. it’s a podcast about UU perspectives on community, pop culture, and the nature of human existence.
For our first episode, Rev. Paula, Allan and Erin talk about the concept of “voluntary association”, feeling like a bootleg Pokemon, … read more.
Yesterday (April 8th), we used our Sunday worship service time to recognize the myriad ways our members contribute to our beloved community.
Volunteers from every aspect of the church were celebrated – from our Board of Trustees to the people who’ve been decluttering our … read more.
Frederick Buechner wrote: Whether your faith is that there is a God or that there is not a God, if you don’t have any doubts, you are either kidding yourself or asleep. Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake … read more.