Coming News and Events
Building on the Side of Love
Thanks to the voluntary contributions of time, talent, and treasure, The Building on the Side of Love Campaign pledges and advance contributions have reached 83% of the goal, so far, in the first phase-$133,114!
The participation rates are outstanding with 100% of the board and campaign committee members contributing and approximately 78% of the total potential congregational pledge units responding to date! A hearty thanks to WICKS, too!
Stay tuned as we enter the second phase of the Building on the Side of Love Campaign!
Ministerial Search Committee
The Ministerial Search Committee is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Gray has accepted our offer to Candidate with UUCC! There are so many reasons that we have selected Jenn and we hope to share those with you as we prepare for you to see for yourself the week of April 26th when she will be here for a week to meet with as many of you as possible and deliver the sermon for 2 Sundays. Jennifer is a new UU minister currently completing her final internships in both Napa, California and now Ottawa, Canada. She will be ordained in her home church in Topeka, Kansas in May of this year. She is a single female who grew up in and around Topeka. She completed her undergraduate work at Emporia State University, graduating with a degree in Rehabilitation services, working with adults with developmental disabilities. Jenn discovered the UU faith when moved by a high profile racism event that happened in Topeka. She entered the church to hear a sermon about the event and found her faith "home." She quickly became involved in the congregation, especially in social justice work. In 2008, she attended her first UU General Assembly and realized she was feeling called to be a UU minister. In 2012 she graduated from Andover Newton Theological School with a Master of Divinity, followed by completion of internships in a variety of UU churches. We are very excited to welcome her to UUCC as our minsterial candidate as we move forward towards our bright future!
The Unitarian Universalist Community Church stands for religious freedom and the pursuit of cultural and religious diversity. As individuals, we are each seeking and finding spiritual fulfillment in different ways; yet we share the common characteristics of openness to new ideas and acceptance of others regardless of religious or cultural differences. We believe in spiritual values that build finer human beings, and that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion. We affirm the worth of every human being and trust every person's ability to build their own spiritual framework. We do not assent to any creed or statement of faith. The Unitarian Universalist Community Church is a small, committed group of people with the desire to build a church congregation to serve Hendricks county communities. It is our vision to establish a family-centered church that will provide an open setting for spiritual growth and development. We hope to reach area residents whose spiritual needs are not currently being met through existing churches. We aspire to grow rapidly, but recognize the need to proceed judiciously.
If you are interested in learning more about the Unitarian Universalist faith and are actively looking for a church, we invite you to stop by for our service. If you would like to talk personally with a member of our board of directors, please call the church at 745-9978.