WHO WE ARE
We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.
We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything.
We need not think alike to love alike. We are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be.
On the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years, we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
We welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. Join us on this extraordinary adventure of faith. Get involved!
We are a small, friendly congregation, We support and facilitate programs and events in the local community, such as opening our sanctuary for public information meetings regarding the legal rights of immigrants, providing witness support for day workers who have been exploited or threatened with deportation, and serving local immigrant preschool children with early childhood education through the Head Start program on our campus.
We are a busy, good humored congregation, attending Sunday services, participating in seven Small Group Ministries, volunteering on one or more committees, helping out in the Religious Education program or church office, attending discussions, participating in groups, planning events, and singing in the choir.
Several members attend General Assembly, District Assembly & Cluster Meetings regularly. Many of us are involved in local social justice causes, most especially regarding gun legislation as well as immigration and environmental issues. One of our members is the active Emerson Ambassador to the UU Justice Ministry of California. Emerson UU Church is a certified Welcoming Congregation and we have embraced many LGBT individuals and causes over the years.