Imagine a religion that embraces many different beliefs... including yours.

We are people of all ages, people of many backgrounds, and people of many beliefs. We welcome Atheist, Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian, Earth-Centered, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, or those who identify with other philosophical or religious traditions. Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world’s religions.

 

Nurture Your Spirit. Help Heal Our World.

Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Our congregations are places where people gather to nurture their spirits and put their faith into action by helping to make our communities—and the world—a better place. We create spirituality and community beyond boundaries, working for more justice and more love in our own lives and in the world.

 

We welcome the LGBTQIA community

Each of us has worth and dignity, and that worth includes our gender and our sexuality. As Unitarian Universalists (UUs), we not only open our doors to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, we value diversity of sexuality and gender and see it as a spiritual gift. We create inclusive religious communities and work for LGBTQIA justice and equity as a core part of who we are. All of who you are is sacred. All of who you are is welcome.

Sunday Services start at 10:30am, unless otherwise noted.

Oct 15, 2017

A Celebration of Workers’ Rights

— Presented by UUGSB member, Marian Russo. Unitarian Universalist principles most directly relevant to issues of worker justice.

Oct. 8, 2017

An Adult RE Service: On Buddism

— Presented by UUGSB member, Jennifer Greene.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, the “Celebration of Workers’ Rights” Service schedule for today had to be postponed to next Sunday.

Oct 1, 2017

Family Dynamics

— presented by UUGSB’s ministerial leader, Damon Governa, MDiv. Often, congregations think of themselves as being like families. To what extent is this a good thing? What are the positive ways to make use of this tendency?

Sept. 24, 2017

Climate Change and the Importance of Being Real

Several years back, Roz Galtz had a simple idea. She wanted to publish one good, open-ended question about climate change each week that people could use as conversation starters with friends, family, coworkers, neighbors—anyone they thought they could have a decent conversation with. 
 
She knew, of course, that more talk itself wouldn’t do much to solve climate change. But, as she explains, “I was riveted by the persistent gap between what we know to be true of climate change and how we experience it. And one simple way we make difficult, seemingly intolerable situations feel more real is by talking about them with people we trust and turning them over, from different angles, until we’ve got a sense of what we need to do.” She called the project the Green Card. The tag line?  “Climate change is real. The conversation should be too.”
Then, on her way to getting started on the Green Card, she took a life detour and learned a series of tough, personal lessons on what being real means. In her sermon, she’ll talk about how those lessons have made her a better person and a stronger one, and how they’ve moved her to embrace an ethic of the real in daily life. She’ll also talk about how they have returned her to the Climate Card—because she believes that if we could get a little more real with ourselves and one another on the issue of climate, we might find our way to a more focused and resilient kind of response.
 
Roz Galtz, J.D., Ph.D., is a former Fulbright-Hays scholar, professor of sociology, and environmental attorney who now works as an academic editor. Her writing has appeared in Common Dreams, Greener Ideal, and The Rumpus, as well as in several scholarly and legal venues. Currently she’s working on a nonfiction book.

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