Outside, the desert winds outside are howling.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an oasis, a place of refuge and a place to get refreshment? A place to build resilience for the personal spiritual renewal that we all need? A place to fine the strength to persevere in protecting and growing the common good?
The Church of the Desert is just such a place. It is a place to know and be known, to experience the warmth of community and the fire of commitment to social justice.
Yes, outside the desert winds are howling. If you care about the earth and environmental justice, if you care about the lives of indigenous people, if you care about the lives of migrant workers and the lives of our black brothers and sisters, if you care about economic justice and equality for women and the LGBTQIA community, then this community will provide shelter from the howling winds.
We draw on the spiritual truths and wisdom found in eastern, western and earth-centered religions. We rely on the guidance of reason and the knowledge of science to create lives that are filled with meaning and purpose.
Our Sunday services start at 10:00 am.
Won’t you come visit our church community?
Rev. Julie Forest
UUCOD is one of over 1,000 congregations in the Unitarian Universalist Association, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Evolving separately during the 19th century, the Unitarian and Universalist movements in America joined their liberal, free-thinking, humanist approaches to religion in 1961. As part of the wider UU community, we work towards the goal that all earth's children have the freedom and opportunity to lead their lives as they choose.
We welcome all people regardless of race, color, creed, political persuasion and sexual orientation. Our church has no required system of belief, rather we explore and share a variety of spiritual experience so each of us can develop an understanding meaningful to us personally. We gather each week to learn, explore, be grateful, celebrate, allowing ourselves an hour of inspiration and reflection to gain strength for the lives we lead followed by coffee and conversation.
"Are you a Unitarian without knowing it?"
This provocative question began the story of UUCOD in 1959 when it appeared in an advertisement placed by the American Unitarian Association. Fifty-eight years later we still invite visitors to attend a Sunday Service to pose the same question to themselves.
Learn more about our history here.
UUCOD BnB Program
We love visitors!
If you're a Unitarian planning a trip to the Coachella Valley you may want to consider accomodations through the UUCOD BnB Program.
For more information or to apply to be a guest please check out the
BnB program page.
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