About our Society
The Congregation at the Flower Communion Service June 8, 2014. To see last year's photo, click here.
We are "The Voice of Liberal Religion of the Mid-Ohio Valley."
We are a typically UU-diverse congregation of about 130. We are scientists, engineers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, writers, social workers, civil servants, artists, unemployed, homemakers, professors, and more; We are humanists, spiritualists, christians, pagans, theists, atheists, and others: each of us seeking truth and meaning; all providing the comfort and nurture of community to all.
It takes a lot of people for a religious community to function. Everyone in fact, has a ministry to all others, in our view. But there are certain people who occupy positions of note: Our professional Minister is Rev. Kathryn (Kat) Hawbaker. More information and a photo can be found on the Minister page. For 2013 to 2015, we are also enjoting the contributions of an Intern Minister, Rev. Evan Young. He has a page as well. We are governed by a Board of Trustees that consists of George Banziger (President), Willa O'Neill, Gillian Harrison, Virginia Henthorn (Secretary), Karen Barry, and Shari Miller. (There is a recent vacancy). Peter Polites is our Treasurer.
Other key staff persons are: Bookkeeper, Brenda Lisk; Church Administrator, Chris Keller; Newsletter Editor, Adeline Bailey; Webmaster, Ralph Olander; Building Steward, John Kidd; and Pianist, Randall Kidder.
We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, whose offices are located in Boston, Mass. The UUA is divided into districts; we are a part of the Ohio-Meadville District (OMD) which encompasses an area spanning eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.