Welcome to All Manner of Creatures

Three small children sit, in costumes (including a chicken and a dinosaur) while snacking on Halloween candy.

No matter who—or what—you are, you are welcome here.

Let’s be clear: Here, we welcome goblins and ghouls, saints and sinners, angels and devils, zombies and werewolves, vampires and witches.

We welcome princesses and princes, paupers and farmhands, aliens and astronauts, robots and cyborgs, firefighters and police officers, nurses and doctors, cowboys, cowgirls, cowfolk of all varieties!

We welcome Superman, Wonder Woman, Black Panther, Batman, Spiderman, Black Widow, and Thor. Indeed, we welcome both superheroes and superstars.

In short, we welcome people, monsters, and all other manner of creatures! Here, we welcome you, and all of who and what you are.

Welcome. Let us begin!

About the Author

Christian Schmidt

Rev. Christian Schmidt is senior co-minister, with his wife, Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt, of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley. He grew up in Texas and has served congregations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, and California.

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