Community Church Unitarian Universalist
Church is an active Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation in New Orleans,
Louisiana. The Rev. James ("Jim") VanderWeele has served the congregation since
August 2002. His concern for the safety of the public has led to regular
participation in local and state-wide planning meetings.
With their building damaged by the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina, the
congregation states, "the church is not a building, and we members who are the
church continue." They are now looking to a Post Katrina Planning Committee to
help chart their path to a stronger and more vibrant presence in New
Community Church meets in cooperation with First Unitarian Universalist
Church of New Orleans on Sunday at Jefferson Presbyterian
Church at 2:30 p.m.
Part of the Greater New Orleans Congregational Cluster.
UU World article: New Orleans congregations begin healing process, October 31,
First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans
Universalist of New Orleans is a congregation with a rich history and an
active community. The Rev. Marta Valentin joined the congregation in August
2005. When Rev. Valentin entered First Church a month after Hurricane Katrina,
she found the hymnal, Singing The Living Tradition, open to hymn
#308, Blessings of the Earth and Skies.
Due to the flood waters and destruction of Hurricane Katrina, members worship
on Sunday in cooperation with Community Church at Jefferson Presbyterian
Church at 2:30 p.m.
UU World article: New Orleans church reunites by conference call, September 13,
Spring 2006: News from the Presidents of Community Church and First
Unitarian, from the Southwestern UU Conference: Unitarian Universalism in New Orleans (PDF), Spring 2006, by Ann
Duffy and Deanna Vandiver
Gulf Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
The Gulf Coast Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship is a lay-led congregation serving the Gulf Coast
area of Mississippi. The congregation has a strong core group of members
determined to stay and to grow a UU church on the Mississippi Coast. They state: "
We have a chance, like no other time in recent history, to make a
difference in this community as Unitarian Universalists and the unique
opportunity to establish a center for UU disaster outreach here on the
Mississippi Gulf Coast."
The congregation meets in Gulfport, where services and adult Religious
Education are conducted every Sunday. Religious Education begins at 8:45 a.m.;
services begin at 10:00 a.m.
UU World article: Picking up the Gulf Coast pieces, March 31,
Unitarian Universalists on the North Shore
The Northshore Unitarian
Universalist Church, Lacombe, LA, is a "meeting ground for everyone." This congregation
has a thriving Religious Education program, small group ministries and a partner
church in Urmos, Transylvania.
UU World article: Volunteers help fix storm-damaged North Shore Church,
Spindletop Unitarian Universalist Church
Spindletop UU Church, Beaumont, TX,
is located on a wooded property near Lamar University in a friendly and intimate
setting. The congregation assisted evacuees after Hurricane Katrina and became
evacuees after Hurricane Rita. Rev. Tom Capo is in the pulpit at Spindletop two
to three Sundays of each month.
UU World article: Challenge grant to aid hurricane recovery, October,
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Last updated on Thursday, August 2, 2012.
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