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  • Expired: UUCC Film Forum – “Sir! No Sir!”

    3rd Wednesday evening June film at UUCC

    This Wednesday, June 20, at 6:30 PM, in the UUCC Community Room, the UUCC Third Wednesdays Film Night Team will show the 85 minute 2005 documentary movie “Sir! No Sir!” Brian Leekley will host.

    Award-winning and highly rated by critics, this documentary tells the story ...

  • Tag Sale – July 20-21

    Everyone is invited to clean out their storage areas and search for GOOD items for the sale. Please also ask your friends, family and neighbors to contribute good, salable items. Notice the emphasis on GOOD!

    This is your early opportunity to start looking about and decide whether or ...

  • Church Picnic – Sunday, July 22

    Once again, the Calme family is hosting the UUCC potluck picnic on their farm in Cassopolis. It will be held from 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Come to enjoy each other’s company, play yard games, and eat good food. You may visit with the goats and chickens, or ...

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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.