Inspired by the wisdom of diverse religious traditions and our own history of ethical engagement, we strive to nurture spiritual growth, support and care for each other, and effect change through our love for the world.
At the Community Church of Chapel Hill Unitarian Universalist you will find Buddhists and Jews, agnostics and Christians gathered to celebrate what bridges our differences: the power of love, the struggle for justice, and the belief that every person is precious: gay or straight, white or black, of whatever faith or nation.
Our church was founded in 1953 in a challenge to the racial segregation that prevailed in North Carolina, led by Reverend Charlie Jones. We helped found the first integrated preschool in the state. Ever since, our members have believed in a religion that widens the circle of freedom and compassion.
We welcome you, whatever your background and wherever you find yourself in your journey. “Spiritual but not religious?” “Searching but not sure?” “None of the above?” You may find a home here. Unitarian Universalists are united more by the questions they ask (“Who is my neighbor? Why do bad things happen? Where do we find strength to face adversity and loss?”) than by any single set of answers.
Children, youth, students and adults will find professionally led study groups and classes, music from Brahms to boogie, and thoughtful sermons that touch the heart.
Join us on Sunday to stretch your spirit.
We are a Welcoming Congregation
We are a congregation which has historically stood for the civil rights of all people especially those affected by racism, and homophobia. We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and affirming the active presence in our congregation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and heterosexual members and friends, and their families. We are actively engaged in dialogue about how to be a more racially diverse, multicultural, anti-oppressive congregation.
About Sunday Services
We ordinarily have two services on Sunday - 9:30 and 11:15 AM with Programs for Children and Youth at both Services. Roughly once a month we have a single, multigenerational gathering at 10:30 AM. Please check the website or newsletter to see the schedule for any given Sunday.
Mar 16 “Opening Doors, Changing Lives”
One Service Only 10:30 am
What do you love about this spiritual community? What are your hopes and dreams for the Community Church of Chapel Hill? This morning our theme is Stewardship and interdependence: how our history, our liberal faith and principles guide and sustain us, and how we can support our spiritual home in turn. On the cusp of spring’s magic, we hope to work a little magic of our own in this service that all ages can appreciate and enjoy. A gala Service and Ministry Festival follows, in the Jones Building.
For more information about upcoming services click here.
Welcome to our new Director of Welcoming Ministries Jacqueline Brett. "A native New Yorker, Jacqueline brings to Community Church a varied background in communications, marketing, public and media relations, as well as experience as an executive recruiter and career coach. Like many, she realizes she’s been aligned with UU liberal principles long before she knew such principles existed. She loves the rich UU history, the constant striving of UUs to be a force for good in the world, and the continuous questioning that compels UUs to ultimately expand in spirit. Jacqueline attended New York University where she studied acting under iconic drama coach Lee Strasberg, and is presently a student of Religious Studies at the State University of New York’s Empire State College. She is the founder of Sacred Visioning, an organization that invites ordinary people to explore their capacity to realize a vision that changes lives and impacts the world. She has lived in North Carolina for just over a decade along with her two sons, one a musician living in Carrboro, and the other a fine artist in Durham. Jacqueline joins our staff on Sunday, March 23.