Greetings from First Church Associate Minister, the Rev. Dena McPhetres:
Welcome and Come In! I am delighted that you are visiting our website, the welcome mat at the front door of this Unitarian Universalist community.
Welcome and Come Home! This congregation may be the home you never knew you had. Whether you are searching for a place to raise your children free from dogma or seeking spiritual growth for yourself, this may be the place for you. Whether you were raised in a religious tradition or are someone who never before affiliated with religion, this may be the place for you. Whether you know what you believe about life and death, suffering and healing, humanity and the spirit, or are seeking a way to find your beliefs, this may be the place for you.
This congregation is full of active, vibrant, thoughtful and reflective people who cherish each other and our free faith. I find this church to be a place that welcomes people home to their own heart and soul, a place that respects and stimulates people’s minds, and encourages us on the path to integrity — bringing our beliefs and actions into harmony.
Here you will find a place of support and caring, a place of learning and growth, a place of making a difference in the world—raising awareness and seeking justice. Here you will find a place of celebration, a place where the central questions of our lives can be voiced, a place where we listen deeply to each other and help one another stay open to the power of transformation.
Welcome and come in, welcome and come home, we can’t wait to meet you and walk with you on life’s journey of faith and doubt, joy and sorrow, frustration and beauty, brokenness and healing.
Come visit us for Sunday Service. This may be the home you never knew you had.
-Rev. Dena McPhetres