Upcoming Service

Truth and Resurrection

Mary Reed

Mary Reed will be speaking on “Truth and Resurrection”. As Holy Week begins, we celebrate the resurrection that ushers us into the sacred stream of knowing, of embodied remembrance, so that we may be gently carried to the ocean of Christ awareness that awaits.    

Recent News

  • A Visit With A Modern Mystic

    Friday, April 6, at 6:30 pm come to hear Modern Mystic Mary Reed talk about “Creating the Life We Really Want”.
    Far from the remote Himalayan mountains she calls home, Mary Reed is in the U.S. thrilling audiences with her inspiring stories and perspectives. Using the unique ...

  • Your Noble Goal

    Sunday, March 25th immediately following coffee time, join the “Uncover Your Noble Goal” process with Darby Fetzer. Registration is open to all with a $10 donation to UUCC.  The process will be approximately 45 minutes, though you may need additional time at home to capture and distill your Noble ...

  • Goodnight and Good Luck

    DELAYED….The March 21 Film Forum WILL BE DELAYED until April.  The details will be published when the date is set. It will show the story of the confrontation between Edward R. Murrow and Joseph McCarthy in 1953, entitled “Good Night and Good Luck”. Now is a good ...


Our Stories

I was raised by liberal Catholics in rural Wisconsin. I quickly seized the notion that all authority, including religious, should be challenged. We moved to a large city in central California, and I quickly took my rebellious nature too far, falling into alcoholism and addiction. At the young age of twenty-five, I realized some life-changing decisions needed to be made. A twelve-step program aided in these changes and helped open the door to a reentry of spirituality into my life. However, it would still be a couple years before I would attend anything like an organized church.

Three years into my sobriety, I met the woman who would be my wife. She, too, had a desire to grow her personal spirituality. A close friend invited us to a church that prided itself on mainstreaming meditation and diverse religious education. Every service began with 20 minutes of meditation followed by readings from such varied religions as Judaism and Zoroastrianism. This would be our church until it over-extended its hand into our pockets.

Nikki and I soon married and found ourselves blessed with a little girl, Chloe. We wanted to settle closer to our extended family and, Nikki being from Battle Creek, we eventually called Portage our home. Soon after moving to Portage, and after a hiatus from organized religion, I felt the urge to find a spiritual community. I searched the internet for a liberal church that would help me foster that outward life and I found UUCC. This church delivered as promised, giving me numerous opportunities to engage myself, the church and the community. I now serve as Vice President of the Board of Trustees and look forward to my contribution to the advancements to come.