Rites of Passage
Unitarian Universalists celebrate a variety of rites of passage, often from perspectives not found in most faith communities. We believe a family or a couple knows best what they wish. We find that weddings, memorial services, dedications for children, house blessings, services of separation or other special gathering created within the Unitarian Universalist tradition carry deep significance because they do not require any specific wording or expectations. UU ministers are honored to serve everyone. The celebration of rites of passage they create for individuals, couples and families are available to everyone, regardless of personal religious beliefs, or whom you love.
As a lay-led congregation, we do not have a resident clergy person. We can, however, assist in connecting you to a Unitarian Universalist minister to officiate at any ceremony you may wish to have. Some faith traditions claim “All are Welcome” only to reject some whose life style or believes they shun. We are different. Our first Principle says it well:
We covenant to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Because so many faith community do not embrace LGBTQ people, we are proud to affirm and work with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people (listing each word so a Google search will include us), not only in the life of our small congregation, but extending our welcome to all who wish to celebrate a rite of passage. with dignity and love.
Our chapel can comfortably hold 50 people (although we have had over 100 for a Service of Memory and Hope) and should you be looking for a chapel, free from the traditional symbols in a Christian sanctuary, for a rites of passage celebration, we would encourage you to contact us.