Let me tell you why I come to church.
I come to church — and would whether I was a preacher or not —
because I fall below my own standards and need to be constantly brought back to them.
I am afraid of becoming selfish and indulgent,
and my church — my church of the free spirit — brings me back to what I want to be.
I could easily despair; doubt and dismay could overwhelm me.
My church renews my courage and my hope.
It is not enough that I should think about the world and its problems at the level of a newspaper report or magazine discussion. It could too soon become too low a level.
I must have my conscience sharpened – sharpened until it goads me to the most thorough and responsible thinking of which I am capable.
I must feel again the love I owe to others.
I must not only hear about it but feel it. In church, I do.
I am brought toward my best, in every way toward my best.
– A. Powell Davies, minister of All Souls Church, Unitarian
in Washington, D.C. from 1943 to his death in 1957.
Please plan to join us for what promises to be a beautifully crafted worship service planned & led by long-time UUCE church member, Marta Rieman. More information to be forth-coming.
For the latest news read the June 2015 UUCE Newsletter.