This Week's Service

We Are the Revolution We’ve Been Looking For

Online Services will be live-streamed via Facebook on Sundays at 10:00 AM.  Video recordings of services can be found on YouTube.  

UUCC alumni on two continents will discuss how the pandemic and our governments’ responses affect areas close to us, from nonprofits and major cities to higher … read more.

Recent News

  • REVOLUTION On July 26th, Rev. Gy revealed the theme for our upcoming church year: rev·o·lu·tion, noun.  1) a progressive motion of a body around an axis 2) a complete and fundamental change 3) a paradigm shift 4) activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes 5) a changeover in use or preference UU minister Rev. Jan ...
  • Charlae Davis to visit UUCC Once a month we invite special guests to join us at a Virtual Happy Hour to engage in casual conversation and answer our questions on a variety of topics.  In August we are excited to be joined by Dr. Charlae Davis, Executive Director of Interfaith Strategies for Action and Advocacy in the Community (ISAAC). Dr. Davis ...
  • Guided Wellness Meditation Join Eric Nelson, UUCC member and experienced meditation coach with Stress Less Kalamazoo, each Wednesday at 5:00 PM throughout the summer for a guided meditation session. (Visit the UUCC Calendar for login info.) Eric has over 30 years of experience in training and research in contemplative and meditative science and served over 20 years as ...
  • Apple Corp Classes Great News! We will be offering our iPhone/iPad classes again this summer. In the interest of safety for everyone, all sessions will be held via Zoom. Since we are not bound by geography, please share this information with your friends and relatives who may be interested regardless of where they live! Our iPhone/iPad classes are ...
  • The Happiness Files Rev. Gy has spoken often during the current health crisis of the importance of finding things that bring you joy as a way to cope with the isolation and uncertainty. We know that poems, novels, music, movies, paintings, and homemade bread can’t cure a disease, but they can entertain and bring comfort. By ...
  • Watch the Sunday Service! Rev. Gy has been holding our Sunday services on video to watch live on FaceBook or to view recordings on YouTube. In unsettling times, her message brings things back in perspective and gives us hope. Follow this link to watch the ones you missed.
  • Youth Religious Education The building is closed but church will keep meeting!  UUCC children and youth are invited to come to a ZOOM Meet-Up for Kids each Sunday at 1:00 PM hosted by our Director of Religious Education, Miriam Epskamp. This is an opportunity to check-in, share our experiences, and make plans to stay connected. Please contact Miriam for login information or if ...
  • Virus-Free UUCC! Like all of you, we are closely monitoring the reports from the Center for Disease Control and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services surrounding the coronavirus. It is important that each of us do our part to protect ourselves and each other.   We encourage everyone to stay at home as much as possible ...
  • Virtual Happy Hour For those who are still working during regular business hours and would like a chance to connect and socialize with their church friends, we will be hosting a Virtual Happy Hour on Thursdays at 7:00 PM.  Grab a relaxing beverage and come mingle with Rev. Gy and others via Zoom video conferencing. Login information can be ...
  • How to Join a ZOOM Meeting If you have never used ZOOM before, consider giving it a try.  It will be a great way for us to meet during these difficult times.  ZOOM is a widely used and very user-friendly video conferencing tool that allows you to see as well as hear who you are meeting with. It is easiest to use ...

Our People

My mother’s side of the family is Catholic and I attended parochial school. Around the age of 13, I figured out that this religion wasn’t working for me and that Atheism was a better fit, with the freedom to explore my own ideology. I graduated college and worked at a social work/community center in Kalamazoo County.

I had a really rough year in 2010 and was not coping well, after unexpectedly losing my brother and a friendship of 12 years. I had seen a UU church in Jackson, and really liked the messages on their sign, so I checked out UUCC’s website to confirm that it was truly a liberal church. I was excited to see this was true! A friend invited me to a service. I knew this was a small congregation and was concerned that it might be a bit cliquish.

Great news for me that it wasn’t! My first day there, people were very friendly, and when I asked if I could help with the dishes, no one tried to persuade me otherwise. It was a simple gesture, but one I desperately needed. I had felt lost after my brother had died. I needed a sense of belonging and purpose and even with something as small as dishes, it was something that I needed to be able to give back. I also love that the services vary, and that learning is always encouraged. UUCC tries to change the world for the better. No specific beliefs are required, and everyone is welcomed.

I have made a lot of friends at UUCC, people I enjoy talking to on Sundays, at meetings, and at the awesome events (Chili dinner in January for example). I currently am the Secretary of the board and a co-chair of the Sunday Services Committee. This place has helped me survive some of the worst years I’ve had, and I am so glad I am a part of it.