We come together in fellowship and love open to each other's beliefs. As a congregation, we create a place for open dialogue, search for truth, meaning, spiritual growth, and justice. To these ends we commit to each other and to the larger community our selves and our talents.
Unitarian Universalist congregations are constituted by their covenant and bylaws. This Congregation was founded in 1987. Our Founders wrote this covenant to determine the nature of our relationships and our mission. We were chartered with the Unitarian Universalist Association in April 1988. All persons who affirm our covenant and pledge to support this Congregation are invited to become members. Talk with any Board Member or the Minister about signing our membership book.
- 9:30am - Adult Religious Education,Chalice Center
- 10:30am - Service, Sanctuary (Childcare is provided for youngsters up to and including 1st grade for both.
Our Minister: Rev. Dr. Claudia A. Ramisch
Lourdes College: BARS, Scripture/BIS, Psychology - Loyola Chicago: MA, Theology - Eden Theological: DMin
Welcome to UUCO! Come join us-- for Sunday worship, for community service, for education opportunities, for justice advocacy, and for fun! We can't wait to meet you!
Contact: 270-683-1462 or email@example.com
Unitarian Universalism Is Both Old and New
The Congregation founded by the Pilgrims in 1620 is a Unitarian Universalist congregation today and yet many folks are unaware of our existence!
The roots of UUism are in two separate Christian traditions, Unitarianism and Universalism. Unitarianism emphasized the Oneness of God and the ability of Christians to grow into their calling to be Jesus to the world. Universalists emphasized the mercy and love of God expressed in universal salvation for humanity. Both traditions have very long and proud histories.
The American expressions of these two traditions merged in 1961 with the intention of being a stronger voice for social justice and civil rights. At that time, non-Christians joined the movement. Today our congregations are interfaith communities who emphasize the use of reason in religion, appreciation of insights into the meaning of life from religious, humanist, and scientific disciplines; openness to all that creates and enhances life; the individual's experience of mystery and wonder; and all inspired scriptures.