This Week's Service

For Unto Us a Child is Born

With a kind yet critical eye, will explore the story of the birth of Jesus, as told in the Bible, and reflect on the promise of Peace on Earth.

Please read through our Covid-19 Gathering Guidelines before joining us in person.

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Recent News

  • A Conversation with Luana Van Dam
    The special guest for our Thoughtful Thursday gathering on December 9 at 7:00 PM will be longtime Kalamazoo resident and peace activist, Luana Van Dam.   Luana earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Western Michigan University.  Special Education and 2nd grade occupied most of her 34-year teaching career with Portage Public Schools though she spent ...
  • 2021 Guest at Your Table Campaign
    Guest at Your Table (GAYT) is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s (UUSC) annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about key human rights issues. Since UUSC works in more than 20 countries, with over 50 grassroots partners, there are thousands of individuals involved in and who benefit from the work that your donations ...
  • OUR BUILDING IS OPEN!
    We are excited to announce that our building on Shaver Road in Portage will be OPEN for Sunday Services beginning on October 24!! Please plan to join us if you are fully vaccinated.  If you are not vaccinated or cannot provide proof of vaccination to our ushers, please plan to stay home and enjoy the service ...
  • Watch the Sunday Service!
    All of our Sunday Services are recorded. If you miss joining us 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 link to watch the services you missed.
  • Youth Religious Education
    Until vaccinations are available for children, there will be no in-person religious exploration classes for children under 12 held in our building. UUCC children and youth are invited to come to a ZOOM Meet-Up for Youth on select Sundays at 1:00 PM hosted by our Director of Religious Education, Miriam Epskamp. Occasional outdoor in-person ...
  • 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

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.