We are a community of curious and compassionate thinkers and doers. We gather to explore and be reminded of what really matters in life through discourse with friends who respect our personal journey. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality but aligned our desire to make a difference for good. We recharge through not only discourse, but also through song and the lighting of a candle, experiencing awe and connection. We also challenge each other to live our values through social action initiatives.
We offer our children the opportunity to develop their personal moral structure and spiritual path through socially conscious activities and studies of world philosophies, traditions and religions.
Come, reconnect with your spiritual side on your own terms, and in the loving and mindful embrace of a vibrant community.
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Annual Lake Geneva Clean Up!
... continuing on the water theme... join the UUG as we give back to our beautiful lake all the love it has given to us throughout the summer. We will be joining the scuba divers' annual lake clean up on 20 September from 9:00-18:00. Come for a few hours, clean up the lake, serve drinks and food, and check out the crazy things found on the bottom: bikes with molluscs, a lost gun, dolls... it has all been found before. Learn more and sign up here.
BRICOLAGE ALERT: Do you want to help out renovating a room in the Quaker House some weekend in September? Contact us here to register interest! Even a few hours will help!
"Many of us are clearer on how to build an external career than on how to build inner character. But if you live for external achievement, years pass and the deepest parts of you go unexplored and unstructured. You lack a moral vocabulary...."
Read David Brook's NYT Op-ED on "The Moral Bucket List" here.
Next UUG Gathering
Sunday, 13 September 17:00
"Streams that Meet and Merge"
Speaker: visiting Rev. Eric Cherry
Director, Unitarian Universalist Association,
International Office, Boston,USA
The UUs of Geneva are like a river growing stronger and deeper as streams and rivulets ‘meet and merge’ with it. Today we’ll celebrate the unique paths that have brought us together, and embrace the beauty and joy of a future shaped by shared commitment and community.
To help us engage in a traditional water ritual, please bring some water with you and share what you bring to the gathering, and what gift you have to share with our community during the year. Join Kate for the kids " water ceremony" outside at the fountain (assuming no rain). We will intermingle the waters from our vacations and explore how all of our lives are interconnected with each other and with nature.
On this day we will also mark the beginning of Lara Fuchs’ Ministerial Internship with UUG. Lara is a seminarium student at Meadville-Lombard Theological Seminary (to become a UU minister) and will be training with us on a part-time basis over the next nine months.
KIDS PROGRAM (ages 4-11)
Kids, join Kate for your own " water ceremony" outside at the fountain (assuming no rain). We will intermingle the waters from our vacations and explore how all of our lives are interconnected with each other and with nature.
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