The Board of Directors and the Interim Minister Search Committee including Shirley LeMaster, Katy Faas and Vikki Porter are pleased to announce UUCOD's new Interim Minister Rev. Julie Forest!
Reverend Julie will give her first sermon from the pulpit on February 19th.
Learn more about Rev. Julie by reading her biography and her message to the congregation on the Worship Page.
Rev. Julie Forest resides in San Diego with her wife, Maren Outwater. Their son, Jude, is in college.
Rev. Julie will serve as a half time minister. Previously Julie has served congregations in Wisconsin and Washington. She attended Wayne State University and earned a degree in Psychology. She also time studied Chinese literature, history, and the Mandarin Chinese language. Julie graduated from seminary at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Religion.
Rev. Julie will give her first sermon on Sunday, February 19th. Mark your calendars!
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.
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