Lessons Learned On a Bike Ride
Tom Beck is an avid bicycle rider and has been a biker since he was a child. In the Summer of 2003 an incident occurred during a bike ride on the Towpath Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park that changed Tom’s perception regarding the age old question of “Who is my neighbor?” The message … Continued
- Books and Collectables Sale Saturday October 22 August 28, 2016
- All Church Auction – Catalog June 17, 2016
- All Church Fundraising Talent Auction – Sunday, June 18 from 6:30-10pm June 3, 2016
- Annual Church Picnic – Sunday, June 12, 12:30pm June 3, 2016
- UUYO’s CQE Clinic – Saturday, February 27 February 28, 2016
On Sunday mornings in Christian Bible Baptist Church on the East side of Youngstown, I was taught to study hard in school and to embrace lifelong learning. But by the time I turned 18 years old, I found myself looking for something that I couldn't find at Christian Bible Baptist. It's hard to say what that something was, but I knew that I needed to look for it. So I looked in the phone book and found this church and attended a summer service in 1991.
Over the years, I became hooked on the UU church for a million and one reasons. One reason is that Kris Eyssell, a fellow grad student and UU, listened closely to me as I expressed my beliefs about spirituality around 1997. She said, “Davita, I think you’re a UU. You just don’t know it.” As I reflect on my spiritual journey, I feel so grateful for the presence of the Baptist and UU faith traditions in my life. Because each tradition offers something uniquely valuable. My Baptist roots gave me a strong foundation for lifelong learning and UUism has facilitated that learning in my adult life.