This Week's Service

Building the Beloved Community – One Conversation at a Time

Join the UUCC Civil Conversations Group for an opportunity to practice emotional intelligence skills and to learn how to build bridges toward greater understanding in the world through thoughtful conversation. 

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Recent News

  • Experience the Joy of Drag!
    The fabulous Miss Moscato and friends will return to UUCC on Saturday, May 25 to host a Drag Workshop for any aspiring queens and kings who would like to attend followed by a joyful, high-energy, family-friendly Drag Show.   Drag 101 Workshop 🌈 Get ready to sashay into the world of drag with Drag 101 Wordshop, hosted by ...
  • Continuum of Care May 17-19
    Open House Theatre Company, the 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 and 18 ...
  • 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

Catholic nuns don’t question their faith. So, what is a person like me to do when doubt rears its insistent head. If you ask your spiritual advisor, which I did, you are told to pray because the devil is tempting you. The problem was, I had stopped believing in the devil.

So what was I to do? I decided to join an interfaith discussion group, telling my superiors that the Catholic Faith needed to be represented at these sessions. Secretly, after years of hearing what the Catholic Church told me, I decided to see how the other half lived, just in case I had missed something. Lucky for me, that group of the faithful from other denominations included a couple who belonged to the Unitarian Universalists Church. Never heard of it? Neither had I back in 1969. This couple shared their faith with the rest of us. I was stunned!

What? You mean you can build your own theology? There are no dogmas? Wow!
What? You mean you can freely (and responsibly) seek the truth and what is meaningful to you in your life? You can question and explore and doubt? No judgement or blame? Wow!
What? You mean I will no longer be a square peg in a round hole? Where do I sign up?

And so began the rest of my life. The journey has not been easy. I will have to admit that it was much easier to be told what to believe than to doubt, wonder, examine, question, re-examine and continually challenge my own thinking and assumptions. But the journey has been absolutely rewarding and refreshing. I’ve learned to be open to new thoughts and ideas. I’ve learned to feel comfortable with not knowing the answers and loving the fact that life is a mystery. As a result, I’ve opened myself to meeting some wonderful people on this strange and glorious journey. The Unitarian Universalist Faith is where I’ve become grounded. It’s home where my family of other UU members support each other as we build our personal and meaningful theology. It’s where I belong.