Friday, November 30, 2007

Decorating the Dome on Dec. 1st!

Our annual "Decorating the Dome" party will be held, this Saturday at 1:00 PM.

Such a fabulous way to awaken the Holiday Spirit! Just bring your creativity and supplies, or maybe you have a favorite Holiday refreshment you would like to share! All contributions to this joyful event are welcomed and appreciated!

This event is for all ages, so bring the children and join in this, wonderful, OVUUC Holiday tradition!

Jingle bells...jingle bells...

Thursday Evening RE Class a Blast

Hello all,
I just wanted to comment on the RE Classes at OVUUC on thursday nites. Currently we are discussing our beliefs with Bill Randolph facilitating. Last night's class was the coolest so far with so many differing viewpoints on what 'God' means to them. If you haven't attended one of these you are missing out on some very interesting discussions. These are some issues that philosophers and great thinkers have addressed for thousands of years. Something to really make you think! It shows how diverse and deep our members and friends' beliefs about spirituality really are. One very intriguing comment I heard last night was something that Bruce Patalano said when we were in our smaller group. He pointed out, "You are your own metaphor". This puzzled me greatly and I'm still trying to figure out what it means. At any rate we have a great group of people attending these classes from both inside and outside of our own congregation. If you are free on a thurs nite come on out to the dome and get in on some excellent discussions.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Welcome and Contributor Guidelines.

Welcome to our community blog! My dream is for this to become a place where our church members gather to express their thoughts, opinions and inspirations regarding our faith, our beliefs and our goals as a community. We also welcome announcements, be they events, birthdays, celebrations, anything you think our members might want to know about.

Contributors are asked to keep in mind that this is a public blog. My desire is to assist in educating the public, as to what UUs are all about. Our opinions about things are varied and sometimes we are very passionate in our writing. If you are an contributor, please remember to be as diplomatic, as possible and please, try to refrain from the use of profanity, when you share your thoughts. That goes for responses, as well. I would not want to have to make this a private group.

It might also be a good idea, if you are a prolific writer, to limit your submissions to one per day. This is not a rule, but a guideline and I invite comments. This is a new idea and we will have some bugs to work out, in order for things to run smoothly.

It is also important to respect copyrights. Make sure you have permission to use whatever you are posting, be it an excerpt, an image, poem or song. If you did not create it, you need permission to publish it. Just FYI...and I know I don't need to say this, but SPAMMING is a great, big NO-NO! :)

I'm also thinking of adding a module for links to OVUUs Websites. Maybe a link exchange with the artists, musicians, etc., that are members (or regular guests) of our congregation. Just a thought. I welcome others.

If you would like to be a contributor, all I need is your email to send you an invitation. Requests can be sent to . Please put OVUUC in your subject heading, so it doesn't get lost in the Spam. Also, be sure to include your name, as you would like it to appear in the Contributors list and the URL, if any, that you would like your name linked to.

This will be as positive, informative and fun as we make it, as a community, so welcome and have a good time!

Brightest Blessings,


OV UU Community First

Hey this is a great idea for posting info and suggestions to each other in the Ohio Valley UU Community! Thanks Bettina!