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- Love with Justice: A Conversation with Omid SafiOur next Thoughtful Thursday conversation on March 21 at 7:00 PM via Zoom will feature a conversation with special guest Dr. Omid Safi, an Iranian-American Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. Click HERE to register for this event. We will begin our gathering by sharing a recording of a video interview Dr. ...
- On the Art Wall: Expanding ImaginationWe 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 NelsonEric 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 YouthOur 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 ...
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”.