UUPP 015: What’s it Like to Find Unitarian Universalism? Hear Margalie’s Journey to Discovering Unitarian Universalism.

Margalie Belizaire and the Blues Brothers

New to Unitarian Universalism? Margalie made a 25 year journey from being shunned by her family, searching and unable to find a religious community she could be herself  in, and then discovering Unitarian Universalism to say, “Where has it been all my life?”


Margalie BelizaireMargalie Belizaire was a Jahovah’s Witness until at age 19 she found she couldn’t defend her parent’s religion anymore. Shunned by her family she began a 25 years journey questioning and searching, still wanted to find a religious connection. She “dragged” herself to services, but never felt quite right at any of the Christian churches…

UNTIL she stepped inside her first UU church.

Flipping Down the Aisle!

Margalie Belzaire and Blues BrothersRemember Jake in the Blues Brothers when he saw the light and did  flips down the aisle? That’s what Margalie says she felt like after that 1st service she attended at the UU Society of Cleveland.

What’s in Margalie’s future?

Looking forward to discovering spirituality and religion and now feels she finally can be herself.

Margalie’s Bio:

Margalie Belizaire was born in Haiti, raised in Florida, lived I numerous places including 3 continents and somehow finds herself at home in Cleveland, Ohio since 2001. Her professional background is in social work and currently manages a Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities center that serves adults with developmental disabilities. She loves the arts (especially the theatre) and traveling (both nationally and internationally). Margalie is passionate about community service, and volunteers generally with WVIZ Ideastream, Cleveland Internationsl Film Festival (CIFF) and Adoption Network. She’s new to UU and is quite excited about membership.

Comtact Margalie at: mbeliza32@gmail.com

Favorite Quote:

Let us be kind to one another for most of us are fighting a hard battle. – Ian MacLaren


Final Credits: music thanks to:

“Carefree”, “Open Those Bright Eyes”, “Sweeter Vermouth”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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