Online calendar

In response to the current coronavirus challenge, we are worshipping online, rather than in person. Consult our online calendar tinyurl.com/caluucnc for up-to-date information about our meetings and our worship services.

Our Beloved Earth

From the Heart

During this pandemic it is vitally important to keep our feelings for our beloved planet alive in our hearts. I love our planet fiercely, and I know many of you do as well. My daily walks in my northeast Ohio urban neighborhood remind … read more.

On loneliness

From the Heart

Are you lonely?

I know — this might seem like the opening line for a dating service ad. But no, this is a serious question about our spiritual and religious health.

If I feel off-balance because I have not had enough social contact, I am … read more.

For current members and friends

Reverend George Buchanan here. We are all concerned about the risks presented by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

First and foremost, I hope and pray you are all taking reasonable care of yourselves and following medical advice on handwashing and other practices.

If you … read more.

Considering White Fragility

From the Heart

In March I am leading workshops to study the book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo. These workshops will be on Saturday mornings March 7 and March 21 via online chat. … read more.

The Great Turning

From the Heart

We live in a time of global climate crisis, or climate emergency. The evidence is all around us, and on the news every day.

So what do we do? I believe we start by reframing. Yes, there are problems. … read more.

Mindfulness

From the Heart

Thich Nhat Hanh writes:

“Someone asked me, ‘Aren’t you worried about the state of the world?” I allowed myself to breathe and then I said, ‘What is most important is not to allow your anxiety about what happens in the world to fill … read more.

Follow your bliss

From the Heart

“Follow your Bliss!” Most of my advice as a minister is summarized in this phrase. I know life is far less than perfect and often difficult. And still, please follow your bliss.

This is not a command, … read more.

Radical Acceptance

From the Heart

In her excellent book Radical Acceptance: Embracing your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, Tara Brach writes:

“D. H. Lawrence described our Western culture as being like a great uprooted tree with its roots in the air. ‘We are perishing for lack … read more.