Sunday 26 August 2012

Southern Cluster Shindig

A weekend of fellowship with members of Unitarian-Universalist congregations from Charleston and Morgantown, WV, and Marietta and Athens, OH.

The Sunday service featured homilies and exhortations by Revs. Rose Edington and Mel Hoover of UUC in Charleston; Rev. Kat Hawbaker of First UU Society of Marietta; Paul Dalzell of UUC in Charleston; and Rev. Joan Van Becelaere, Ohio Meadville District Executive.  There was also much singing of rousing spirituals, such as “Gimme That UU Religion”, “The UU Pokey”, and “John Murray Sailed Over the Ocean”.

Participants have suggested that the Shindig should become an annual event for the Southern Cluster of Ohio Meadville District, which consists of UU congregations in West Virginia and southeast Ohio.  Currently this includes the congregations of Athens, Bellaire, and Marietta, Ohio, and Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, West Fork, and Morgantown, West Virginia.