72425 Via Vail
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

We are committed to compassion.  We are….

…a sanctuary for diversity, spiritual growth, and social justice

…nuestra misión es ser un santuario de diversidad, crecimiento espiritual y justicia social

Worship Services

Sunday Worship:

December 3 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sunday Worship:

December 10 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

News in Brief

November’s Share the Plate: Holiday Gift Drive for SafeHouse of the Desert

In what appears to have become a holiday tradition, our in November Share the Plate is a holiday gift drive for SafeHouse of the Desert. Your generous giving will be used to purchase Target e-gift cards from our Scrip program, then SafeHouse/Harrison House recipients will buy their own presents.

As you probably already know, Safehouse of the Desert, part of Operation SafeHouse, has been doing its important work in our county for more than three decades. It is a life-saving shelter for youth ages 11 to 17 who have run away from home or whose parents no longer want them there. Without SafeHouse, these youth are vulnerable to human trafficking and the myriad of other undesirable elements of life on the streets. SafeHouse operates two shelters, one in Riverside and the other here, that provide approximately 600 runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth with over 4,000 bed nights annually.

Harrison House is transitional housing for young adults 18 to 21 years of age, some who have “aged out” of the foster care system and have limited ability and resources to live on their own. Besides housing, it also provides on-site schooling, including GED classes, individual cognitive behavioral therapy, group counseling, financial education, employment assistance, and life skills. SafeHouse’s transitional living programs serve approximately 40 youth and their children annually. These youth are transitioning to adulthood under very challenging and undeserved circumstances.

We have been repeatedly told that, essentially, we are the only source of holiday gifts for these youth!

Your donation will provide a happier holiday for these young individuals who have literally nowhere to go and need almost everything. Please give as generously as you are able. For more information, please contact Bob Rancourt.


Bread Not Stone: Interdependence

Bread Not Stone: Interdependence

Hello friends,

This month we begin our exploration of the values that unite and inspire us as Unitarian Universalists. A reminder that individuals and congregations across the Unitarian Universalist Association are exploring these values in preparation for deciding on adopting new language in our UUA bylaws that express our shared values and covenants with each other. We’ll be sharing conversation and reflection together, including in our Chalice Circles each month.

For October, we’ll be looking at Interdependence.

President’s Message for October 1, 2023

President’s Message for October 1, 2023

Your 2023 – 2024 Board has now met several times and we are off and running. With an orientation, two Regular Meetings, and a Retreat under our belt, we have discussed and approved many items of business, including our short-range fiscal year goals and longer term, three-year strategic goals.  These goals and plans remind me of a former minister who once preached about the importance of setting our boats right. The Board has set its boat right! Read more to find a listing of the goals we approved at our retreat.

Sacred Grounds Update: August 2023

Wow, this has been a busy month. We've finalized the landscape design for the Desert Canyon Garden, defined the paths, got the plant material list ready to order and even got 25 tons of boulders delivered!  The Celebration Garden is taking shape too - the stamps for...

What’s Happening This Week

Week of Events

Formula on the Fourth


Food Basket and Toy Drive for the Migrant Education Program Christmas PartyYour Title Goes Here

Each year the Migrant Education Program of the Coachella Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) holds a Christmas Party for their students and families. This year’s party is on December 14.  At the party, each student receives a gift and each family receives a food basket. 

Currently, there are 1230 migrant children & youth in kindergarten through grade 12 within CVUSD.  You can help our neighboring migrant families living in the East Valley have a more joyful Christmas by donating to our Toy and Food Drives.

Click to find out how you can participate in one of our most loved gift drives of the year!

Volunteer Oppportunities

Galilee Center Thanksgiving Food Basket Distribution

Join your UUCOD friends and hand out Thanksgiving food baskets to low-income families in the East Valley. On Wednesday,November 22 we will carpool to Galilee Center in Mecca, arriving before 2pm. This is a no contact distribution – you will put food boxes in the trunks of cars in assembly line fashion. Must be able to lift up to 5 pounds.