We are living in unprecedented times. This was the case even before the coronavirus hit, but it’s even more true now. Big change is happening all around us, it’s been happening for a while now, and it’s calling us to ask big questions.
Not just practical ones like, how do I keep myself and my family safe? But also, where are we going, as a culture, as a society? What matters most, in a time of so many competing priorities? What can I do, as one individual, or as one family, when I feel so small? What does it all mean?
Westminster Unitarian Church is a place to bring your questions and yourself. It’s a place where you will find others who care about the world and care about each other. It’s a place to find support and to offer it. And it’s a place to explore the meaning behind the events of our lives, to explore the meaning *of* life, no matter what that life might look like at any one time.
Here at Westminster we “live the questions” as the poet Rilke put it. We don’t tell you what to believe and we don’t tell you what to do. Instead, we’ve named our foundational principles, and strive to live up to them, day by day, together. We hold out aspirations, and invite you to join us, in living the values we hold most dear. Values like: respect, compassion, inclusion, welcome, service, and connection.
What’s it like here? As one member said when trying to explain our church services to a friend: “it’s like listening to a really good NPR podcast.” Which is true, in the sense that our services are thoughtful, go deep, and offer fresh perspective on topics you care about. The big difference is, this congregation is live, it’s real, and you can participate. Here, you can make friends, make meaning, and make a difference in the world, with others. Even online!
I hope you’ll take a look at this website to learn more about us. You can also sign up for our weekly e-newsletter by clicking here to get a more up-to-date look at what’s happening in the community. And, of course, you can reach out to me – I’d be happy to connect with you and tell you more about us or answer any questions you may have.