This Week's Service

Earth Day Sunday: Voices of Youth

As we approach the 54th anniversary of Earth Day, we will listen to the voices of young people in our congregation and community as they reflect on the current state of the planet and their hopes for the future.   

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Recent News

  • April Generosity Giving: Community Homeworks
    Our Generosity Sunday recipient for April is Community Homeworks. Founded in 2009,   Community Homeworks has a goal of closing the gaps in post-purchase support for low-income homeowners in Kalamazoo County. Community Homeworks’ programs are designed to help keep people in their homes and develop homeowner self-sufficiency while ensuring that their homes are safe, decent, and sustainable.  They provide ...
  • Coming in April! The Power of Native Plants
    Join us on April 18 at 7 PM, on-site or online, for our Earth Day-themed, Thoughtful Thursday, Harnessing the Power of Native Plants: Healing Nature in Your Own Backyard. To register visit tinyurl.com/LetsGoNative Our guest speaker, Mike Weis, the owner of Kalamazoo-based landscape company, Dropseed! NativeGardens and Ecological Restoration will guide us through the transformative potential ...
  • What’s New at Open House Theatre Company
    Coming in May! Open House Theatre Company, a community theatre group that makes its home at UUCC, will soon produce CONTINUUM OF CARE: A One-Act Play by Arnold Johnston and Deborah Ann Percy. This play is a humorous and poignant exploration of aging and end-of-life issues. Performances will take place at 6 PM on May 17 ...
  • On the Art Wall: Expanding Imagination
    We are delighted to share the artwork of UUCC member David Senecal on our Art Wall. David writes: I am primarily a draftsman and not a painter.  That is, I draw rather than wield a brush.  I began pursuing art as a serious hobby after I retired in 1985 and have taken dozens of classes at ...
  • Drop-in Mindfulness Practice with Eric Nelson
    Eric Nelson will host a drop-in Mindfulness Meditation practice on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30 PM at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1747 W Milham Ave in Portage. You can also attend these sessions via Zoom. To register: tinyurl.com/uuccdropin During these sessions, you will learn practices that support present-moment attention, ...
  • Religious Exploration for Kids and Youth
    Our programs for children and youth this year will be focused on Environmental Justice and our 7th UU Principle: Respect for the independent web of all existence of which we are a part. Most Sundays, classes meet on the lower level at 10:00 AM for stories, games, activities, and art. On other Sundays, children and ...
  • Check us out on YouTube!
    UU Community Church has a YouTube channel where you can watch edited versions of our Sunday Services, listen to favorite hymns, and enjoy guided meditations. Visit us at youtube.com/@uuccswmi/playlists to see all we have on offer. Be sure to subscribe to make our videos easy to find and help us spread our life-giving ...

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Our People

UUCC is at the intersection of all the things we value most. At UUCC, we have formed close relationships with people who share our values about equity and social justice. UUCC works with ISAAC (Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community) to address the causes and impact of racial and economic disparities in our community. Through this collective impact model, we have been effective in making policy and practice changes at the local level.

We are deeply committed to spiritual development and exploration. The weekly Sunday services, guided wellness meditations, and religious education for our children provide support and inspiration for our family to develop meaningful spiritual practices. Our children have learned to articulate what they believe and how to make choices that are aligned with their values.

We also aspire to live in a way that reduces our carbon footprint so we can help protect the earth’s natural resources for generations to come. We are members of the Sustainability Support Group at UUCC. In this group, we share information and hold each other accountable for making personal changes and advocating for systemic changes.

UUCC has been our spiritual home for over 20 years as we have gone through many life stages, from early adulthood serving as UUCC youth group advisors to our life now as parents of teens who are transitioning to college. Through each stage, we have been fully supported by our church family and cannot imagine our lives without UUCC.