Upcoming Service

Earth Day

Art Toy of Four Elements Energy, Inc will be speaking about “Earth Day”. About Art Toy:  Art Toy is a founding principal and President of Four Elements Energy, Inc.  Art’s company has installed over 400 Kw of solar arrays and 30 Kw of small wind energy systems in Michigan.  Art was also a charter member … Continued

Recent News

  • Expired: Goodnight and Good Luck – April 18

    The Film Forum has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm. Showing is the story of the confrontation between Edward R. Murrow and Joseph McCarthy in 1953, entitled “Good Night and Good Luck”. Now is a good time to see this movie again and ask, Who ...

  • Discussion Series: “A Chosen Faith”

    On Wednesdays beginning May 23, Rev. Gy is offering a 6-week book study on “A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism” by Forrest Church and John A. Buehrens. The class is mandatory for new members and recommended to everyone. You can choose from the afternoon session at 12:30 ...

  • Rescheduled! A Visit With A Modern Mystic

    Due to temporary illness, Mary Reed has been forced to reschedule her talk to Friday, June 1. at 6:30 pm. Please forgive the necessary change and adjust your calendar to hear Modern Mystic Mary Reed talk about “Creating the Life We Really Want”.
    Far from the remote Himalayan ...


Our Stories

My mother’s side of the family is Catholic and I attended parochial school. Around the age of 13, I figured out that this religion wasn’t working for me and that Atheism was a better fit, with the freedom to explore my own ideology. I graduated college and worked at a social work/community center in Kalamazoo County.

I had a really rough year in 2010 and was not coping well, after unexpectedly losing my brother and a friendship of 12 years. I had seen a UU church in Jackson, and really liked the messages on their sign, so I checked out UUCC’s website to confirm that it was truly a liberal church. I was excited to see this was true! A friend invited me to a service. I knew this was a small congregation and was concerned that it might be a bit cliquish.

Great news for me that it wasn’t! My first day there, people were very friendly, and when I asked if I could help with the dishes, no one tried to persuade me otherwise. It was a simple gesture, but one I desperately needed. I had felt lost after my brother had died. I needed a sense of belonging and purpose and even with something as small as dishes, it was something that I needed to be able to give back. I also love that the services vary, and that learning is always encouraged. UUCC tries to change the world for the better. No specific beliefs are required, and everyone is welcomed.

I have made a lot of friends at UUCC, people I enjoy talking to on Sundays, at meetings, and at the awesome events (Chili dinner in January for example). I currently am the Secretary of the board and a co-chair of the Sunday Services Committee. This place has helped me survive some of the worst years I’ve had, and I am so glad I am a part of it.