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.
Link to our Weekly Bulletin, Church Calendar and Newsletter for more events. See the new Interim Minister's Blog to connect to a discussion of current concerns within the church.
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.
Apr 20 "Flower Power" 9:30 & 11:15 am
Join us this Easter. Bring a blossom from your garden to celebrate nature's resurrection and the renewal of the spirit. There will be two family friendly, multigenerational celebrations of the Flower Communion this morning, as we exchange these living symbols in a ritual that Unitarian Universalists around the world have honored for nearly a century, since first introduced by Rev. Norbert Capek in Czechoslovakia in 1923. The early service (weather permitting) will be in the outdoor amphitheater near the Memorial Rock featuring the dazzling guitar of our own Danny Gotham, the later service will include the choir and all the alleluias. Come and rejoice!
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