NEXT SERVICE

“Being Present in a Chaotic World”

Rev. Matt Alspaugh

We live in an increasingly uncertain and chaotic world. The holidays find many of us amped up and frenetic, as we deal with numerous family and professional obligations. How do we weather the storm? We’ll explore some ideas and techniques for finding personal presence in these times. Worship Leader: Rev. Matt Alspaugh Worship Associate: Gina … Continued

Testimonials

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.