This Week's Service

Abundance

Jesus said in Mark 13:12, For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.  What lesson do these words have for us as we consider the importance … read more.

Recent News

  • We are OPEN for In-Person Services
    We are excited to announce that our building on Shaver Road in Portage will be OPEN for Sunday Services beginning on February 27. Please plan to join us if you are vaccinated to the best of your ability.  If you are not vaccinated or cannot provide proof of vaccination to our ushers, please plan to stay ...
  • Mindfulness Practice with Eric Nelson
    Join Eric on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM via Zoom to learn basic stress management skills through Mindfulness. During this Zoom gathering, you will learn practices that support present moment attention, which is characterized as non-judgmental, nonreactive, and kind. Instead of unconsciously reacting to life, based on past habits and conditioning, mindfulness ...
  • Yoga Nidra with Erica Guthaus
    We are excited to announce that Daring to Rest™ facilitator, Erica Guthaus, has agreed to offer a monthly Yoga Nidra workshop via Zoom for those interested in learning more about this relaxation practice that allows you to slow down and recover from the stressors in your life. Despite its name, Yoga Nidra does not involve any ...
  • NEW! Religious Exploration for Kids and Youth
    Beginning April 24, our in-person Religious Exploration for Kids will be open to all children who are vaccinated to the best of their ability! This means that children under 5 are welcome to attend. Religious Exploration will begin at 10:00 AM and take place at the same time as our Sunday Services. Masks ...
  • Thoughtful Thursdays
    Every Thursday evening at 7:00 PM we host a virtual meet-up for our members and friends to provide opportunities for connection, learning, and growth. First Thursdays: THEMATIC EXPLORATION THURSDAYS The first Thursday of each month will be dedicated to an exploration of the current spiritual theme. Rev. Gy will have questions prepared to help us consider different aspects ...
  • Listen to Us
    Did you know you could listen to recent Sunday service talks on your phone or computer? Just click on the button “Sermon Archive” and then select the “Recent Audio” option on the left side menu.

Our People

I could no longer pretend there was only one path when I knew there are many paths leading to God. I believe the Creator is more inclusive than any of us can imagine. As humans, we look for the assurance of one narrow road to lead us home. Unfortunately, religion tells us the road is reserved only for those who believe and follow that specific doctrine. How can that be true for Christians and for Jews and for Muslims and for Hindis?

In UUCC, I’ve found a home that allows and welcomes my belief of “many paths lead to God”. Our Pastor, Reverend Gy, and guest pastors inspire us with stories and messages from all the major world religions. We, as a spiritual community, believe in Science, protecting our planet and all living beings, and are greatly concerned about Climate Change.

While I was not raised in a politically and socially active home, I understand that protests and rallies are often required to get the attention of the public and policymakers. UUCC is very active and intentional in aligning with change-making efforts for a more equitable and just society for all. The folks at UUCC walk the talk!

On a personal note, I have never found a more welcoming, supportive, and compassionate community. People generously serve in our sponsorship of a Refugee Congolese Family and our quarterly Generosity Sundays – collection plate is given toward a local charity.

Congregants are also empowered to use their passions and talents in any area of their choosing. I enjoy serving on the board, marketing committee, singing in the choir, and will soon be facilitating a monthly Zoom group on “Civil Conversations”.

UUCC is a place for independent thinkers searching for truth who join together to make the world a kinder place. It is the spiritual community my husband and I have chosen to call “home”.