Ministry

Reverend Bill Gupton in the pulpit
Reverend Bill GuptonUnitarian Universalism is an open, inclusive, creedless faith which teaches us that we’re all connected, that we’re all in this thing called Life together –- and so, we’d better start learning how to love one another. As we say at Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, where I am pastor, “Love is the spirit of this church.” Our world is growing smaller each day; our culture is growing more diverse each day. We need a religion for our time – a religion that honors the individual, in his or her search for truth and meaning.  A religion that does not separate people into categories, but rather unites them by illuminating that which we share in common. Our common humanity (and our commitment to it) is what will save us –- not a particular religious belief or practice.

I became a Unitarian Universalist on Easter Sunday in 1982, precisely because such a religion spoke to me –- spoke to both my head, and my heart. On Father’s Day in 1996, I was ordained to the Unitarian Universalist ministry shortly after graduating from the Pacific School of Religion. Since that time, I have served UU congregations in Ohio. Since 2002, I have had the privilege of serving at Heritage.  I invite you to learn more about my church at www.huuc.net.

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