Our monthly meetings, open to church members and visitors alike, offer an opportunity to explore spiritual concepts from a wide variety of perspectives.

Sanctuary was created in November 1991 to be a nurturing and supportive space where participants could explore and share their beliefs in God, “spirit,” or the divine – however they choose to define it – as Unitarian Universalists. Over the years, Sanctuary has broadened its focus, while maintaining its commitment to providing a sacred space for reflection and dialogue. Reading widely across the spectrum of religious and philosophical works, we welcome people with widely varying perceptions of the divine or “spirit,” supporting and encouraging each other in our spiritual inquiries.

We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Horsch Room (or on Zoom during the pandemic).

We support the church’s mission by fostering ongoing learning about ourselves and each other, and by honoring the personal experience of everyone who sits at our table. We strive to act with sensitivity and compassion, remaining open to the views of those who may disagree with us, or with the authors of the texts we have chosen. Constantly learning and encouraging, we find that our spiritual growth results not only from discoveries within the material we read, but also from the process through which we have welcomed and engaged others with disparate views.

We encourage and promote “direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.” As we strive to listen deeply to each other, our ever-changing group is evolving from a haven for theological debate into a safe space for belonging and deeper connection.

For more information contact the chair, Libby, at sanctuary@uucch.org

February Update:

Sanctuary meets Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 pm on Zoom to continue reading of Jesus and After: The First Eighty Years by E. Bruce Brooks. Terry Berge will lead us in discussion of Chapters 36-37, pages 92-106. All are welcome.

Please RSVP to Libby ( sanctuary@uucch.org ) to confirm you will be attending and to obtain the link for the meeting.