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This Sunday Sept. 21st: Our Ministry

Welcome

Rev. Chris Bell

Hello! I’m glad you’ve found us here at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Santa Rosa. For more than a half-century, we have been serving the liberal religious community in Sonoma County, and for the last nine years we have done so from the Glaser Center, our beautiful community and artistic center in downtown Santa Rosa.

Unitarian Universalism is a non-dogmatic religious tradition that encourages reasoned inquiry, principled ethics, and service to the Earth and to humankind. We find inspiration from all the great religious traditions. Our highest values are compassion, peace, justice, freedom and equality. We see every person as a child of God, possessed of inherent worth and dignity, and we work for the day when all people see themselves as one family. We revere life, nature and love above all other things. Oh, and we really like to sing and have fun!

Worship on Sundays is the heartbeat of our community, with services filled with feeling, stirring and diverse music, opportunity for deep reflection, and meaningful preaching. We support families and children with a rich children’s religious education program on Sunday mornings and childcare for the littlest ones. I’m personally delighted to help lead our thriving teen group, too.

Our ministries include a weekly breakfast for hungry people every Saturday, a speaker’s series on local justice issues, artistic and cultural offerings, weddings and memorials, men’s and women’s groups, and a whole variety of spiritual practices and educational offerings. We are also proud to be a voice for the common good through our membership in the North Bay Organizing Project and other coalitions.

Our congregation is just one of 1000 in the Unitarian Universalist Association, a centuries-old American religious tradition. I feel very grateful to be the minister, as well as a member, of this strong and growing community. I look forward to meeting you!

Rev. Chris Bell

Online Photo Gallery

photo of crowd at worship, including a senior man, a mother holding her toddler daughter, and a teen woman whose shirt quotes John Lennon: 'you may think I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one

Wondering what a Unitarian Universalist congregation might be like? It's easy to find out. Just visit our online photo gallery. You'll discover the friendships, spirituality, creativity, laughter, support, determination, and varied interests that make UUCSR such a welcoming community.

Leading From Within

photo of 2013-2014 UUCSR Board on Retreat

The UUCSR Board of Trustees, 2013-2014

Unitarian Universalists are deeply committed to democratic process. UUCSR is led at all levels by our congregation's own members. UUCSR's elected board of trustees is responsibile for long-term management, while day-to-day decisionmaking takes place in our councils and committees. Visit the board of trustees page to meet our 2013-2014 board members.