Sunday services at 11 AM.

1105 Elm. St. (at Illinois)

Youngstown, OH 44505


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An official LGBTQIA “Welcoming Congregation”

A Joyful Community, Spiritually Engaged, Changing the World.

Welcome! We are an oasis for liberal spirituality in the Mahoning Valley. Our mission is to build a diverse and transformative spiritual community, help people live lives of wholeness, and promote justice, peace, and religious freedom.

Here’s what’s going on at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown:

Sunday, August 30, Service – “Who Needs a Church?”

11 AM Channing Hall

Many of us have encountered people, who, when they learn we attend UUYO, say, “If I needed a church … UUYO would be it.” But who “needs” a church, anyway? Most of us are here because we want this church, but why did we make this choice? In an era when fewer people claim to “need” church, what might we do to encourage others to choose our church?

Worship Leader: Rev. Matt Alspaugh

Musician: Nanette Kaplan Solomon



Sunday, August 23, Service – “Traveling Spirituality”

11 AM Channing Hall

Singer-songwriter, Megan Bihn, shares songs/stories from her travels. Different places with their unique folklore, people, and environments have influenced here recent writing. Experiences on the road and taking risks are part of her spiritual practice.

Worship Leader and Musician: Megan Wormz Bihn

Megan Wormz Bihn

As a naturalist, farmer, and traveler, Megan Bihn offers a curious perspective on life though her song craft. A homespun rootsy voice delivers lyrics inspired by a raw love for the land and a lust for life. From the rolling hill of Athens, Ohio, this free spirit has been writing and performing live since 2008 around campfires, in coffee shops, at festivals, in desert squat towns, and in living rooms around the country.



Sunday, August 16, Service – “Being the Noise: Giving in to Abundance and Joy”

11 AM Channing Hall

The great Sufi poet, Jalaluddin Rumi, playfully implored his readers and listeners to “feel the delight of walking in the noisy street and being the noise.” Using the Works of Rumi and other thinkers in the Sufi tradition, we’ll consider what it means to be abundant in a world that encourages having abundance.

Worship Leader: Molly Toth

Worship Associate: Gina DeAngelo

Musician:  Marcellene Hawk Mayhall



Sunday, August 9, Service – “Abundant Living”

11 AM Channing Hall

Many of us experience the challenges of feeling like we don’t have enough time and/or enough money to do all the things we want to do.  This month, we are reflecting on the theme of abundance; and in this service, Sarah and Kristina will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on how we can learn to feel that we have all that we need to live lives of abundance.

Worship Leaders:  Sarah Lown and Kristina Spaude

Musician:  Tom Smotzer


Job Opening: Office Administrator

We’re Hiring! UUYO is hiring an Office Administrator, as Diane Thomas plans to retire.
The Office Administrator is a pivotal person in the effective function of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown (UUYO). The Office Administrator runs the UUYO Office, facilitating much of the written communications within the church. The job may also include performing basic bookkeeping for the church.
The ideal candidate will be a responsible person who can work independently, getting essential tasks done without daily supervision. The candidate will bring a calm, professional demeanor to the office, and work well with congregants, staff, and others who contact the office.
Desired Skills
Personality Skills:
Organized and Responsible
Good communication by phone, in person, and electronically
Respectful of confidentiality
Independent, self-starter
Office skills:
Computer Literacy in Word, Publisher, QuickBooks, some experience in Excel
Web-based apps (Gmail, Mailchimp, WordPress, Facebook, ICON, Trello, etc.)
Bookkeeping (this part of the role can be negotiated)
Documenting income and expenditures
Bank deposits
QuickBooks accounts payable and receivable
Payroll and Taxes
Monthly financial reports
Pledge & contributions management
Hours and Compensation
Hours of work are typically 3 days a week, 6 hours a day from September to mid-June, and in summer 2 days a week, 6 hours a day. Note that this is flexible, and can be adjusted based on workload, with supervisor approval.
The position includes 40 hours of vacation and 20 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year, plus 2 days personal time. The following are paid holidays: July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years; you will receive pay and the day off (or an adjacent workday off).
Compensation is $12.50 to $14.50 per hour, based on experience, following UUA guidelines for fair compensation.
This position does not include other benefits.
Both UUYO congregants and non-congregants are eligible to apply. Please note that congregants who work on UUYO staff change their role in the church, and will be expected to work out a covenant of relationship with the minister and leaders, reflecting the realities of this changed role.
For More Information and to Apply
Please see the UUYO website  http://www.uuyo.org/office-administrator-opening/
for more details.