All Faiths Welcome
We gather for services on Sundays at 10:00am September through June with occasional services during the summer. The services feature traditional sermons led by a minister, speakers from the community as well as services that are led by members of our congregation. The services are always inspirational, topical, as well as informative. See below for our service calendar as well as past sermons by our preacher, Dr. Matthew Shear.
Worship with Us
Sundays at 10:00amSeptember through June
About Our Preacher
Dr. Matthew Shear
Like many of you, I am a Unitarian Universalist by choice rather than birth, and I hope you’ll come to feel as much at home in this “faith without a creed” as I do. The way I see it, our shared goals are how to be a better person and how to make this a better world, and UUism draws upon a broad variety of spiritual sources to help us find our pathway there, while our churches offer a supportive community for doing so.
My search for a spiritual home had taken me through Agnosticism, Judaism, and Protestantism before becoming a UU more than 20 years ago. Our denominational covenant to “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning” adds a much needed spiritual component to my lifelong concern over the way misperception and misunderstanding can leave us with a view of ourselves and the world that is less than life affirming.
A home grown preacher, my pathway to the pulpit has been wide ranging. A licensed Doctor of Optometry, I spent most of my professional career in a busy Ophthalmology office before leaving full time practice to become a stay at home parent. Along the way I have received training as a vision therapist and peer counselor, and also found time for community organizing as well as performance as a musician, singer, and dancer. I began sermonizing for lay-led summer services in 2005, and my growing involvement with preaching has led me to plumb the rich history and spiritual breadth of Unitarian Universalism.