This Week's Service

Developing Resilience During Uncertainty

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

Change and uncertainty are growing at an exponential rate and show no sign of slowing. To survive and even thrive during these times requires us … read more.

Recent News

  • Harvest of Unity Festival
    Hope for Creation, a grassroots inter-religious group working to encourage and support faith-based action on climate change in greater Kalamazoo, invites everyone to celebrate the fruits of local congregational gardening efforts at a Harvest of Unity Festival on Saturday, September 18, from 5-6 PM at Allen Chapel AME Church, 804 W North St in Kalamazoo. ...
  • Help Settle Afghan Refugees
    In the coming weeks and months, refugees – men, women, and children – from Afghanistan will be arriving in Kalamazoo County. Many of them will arrive with nothing except the clothes on their backs. Our help is needed to give them a fresh start. The following is a list of priority needs: ° Any Household Basics*-sheets, towels, ...
  • A Conversation with Ruth Fishel
    Once a month we invite a special guest to join us at one of our virtual Thoughtful Thursday gatherings to tell us more about the work they are doing and answer any questions we might have. We are delighted that our guest on Thursday, September 30 at 7:00 PM will be Ruth Fishel. Ruth Fishel, M.Ed. ...
  • OutFront Rally for Equality
    Unitarian Universalist Community Church is proud to be a co-sponsor of OutFront Kalamazoo’s Rally for Equality on Saturday, September 18 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo. YOU should plan to attend… · To rally the community around the unfinished work of LGBTQ+ equity. · To affirm and protect our rights and ensure our safety. · To ...
  • Announcing our Spiritual Theme for the Year: Weaving the Tapestry of Life
    Weaving the world we dream about… Last summer, as Covid19 cases across the world multiplied exponentially, and millions of acres of land burned out west, with the protests over the killing of George Floyd still fresh in everyone’s minds, and the prospect of a caustic election season ahead, Rev. Gy and the Sunday Services team chose ...
  • Watch the Sunday Service!
    All of our virtual Sunday Services are recorded. If you miss joining us via Zoom or on Facebook Live at 10:00 AM on Sunday mornings, you can always view the recordings on our YouTube channel. In these unsettling times, Rev. Gy’s message brings things back in perspective and gives us hope. Follow this ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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”.