Ours is the only faith I’ve ever known, embraced or wanted. After my husband died Gerry Shehan offered to rent me a house he owned in Sherman. I’m glad I said yes. I co-founded our lay-led congregation 21 years ago and am happy to be living so close. While I grew up in one of the largest UU congregations, our tiny group of fiercely independent thinkers and doers is more personal and is a mainstay in my life. It nurtures my soul and reminds me that diversity, not hate, brings people together.