Minister's Corner

I have never counted a difference of opinion in

religion, philosophy or politics as an occasion for

departing from a friend.

– Thomas Jefferson
J. David Newell

For Thomas Jefferson, friendship was more important than religion, philosophy or politics.   He would have been happy to find himself among members and friends of the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River.    It is a place in which religion is explored, philosophy is discussed and politics is a major concern.   But more important than these three things, it is a place in which friendships abound!!   If you enjoy mutually exploring various paths to faith, if you revel in exciting philosophical discussion, and if your interest in politics stems from a serious concern about social justice, you will find a lot of common ground with us at UUCR.    But, even if you simply want to make new friends and be part of a fellowship of ethically concerned free thinkers you will want to check us out.

Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson are just a few of the “greats” who contributed to our rich and impressive history.

But our emphasis on self-reliance and independent thinking make us beholden to no single thinker or point of view.    We believe that each individual should be free to make her or his faith journey with or without the company of fellow travelers. 

You are invited to join us as we journey together and as work to make our community a better place.    In addition to our regular Sunday morning service (from 10:00am to 11:00am) and coffee hour, we meet for dinner once a month in various homes, hold many special events, work together for our causes, and develop manypersonal friendships. 

We welcome people of all colors, races, creeds and orientations!   We look forward to having you with us soon and often! 



First Sermon