2015 Evolution Weekend

This year marks the tenth annual Evolution Weekend. While all participating congregations will address the relationship between religion and science, many will focus their attention on the theme selected for this year: Science and Religion in Dialogue: Past, Present, and Future.

13 - 15 February 2015 -- Evolution Weekend

Evolution Weekend is an opportunity for serious discussion and reflection on the relationship between religion and science. An ongoing goal has been to elevate the quality of the discussion on this critical topic, and to show that religion and science are not adversaries. Rather, they look at the natural world from quite different perspectives and ask, and answer, different questions.

Religious people from many diverse faith traditions and locations around the world understand that evolution is quite simply sound science; and for them, it does not in any way threaten, demean, or diminish their faith in God. In fact, for many, the wonders of science often enhance and deepen their awe and gratitude towards God.

On this, the tenth anniversary of Evolution Weekend, it is particularly fitting for congregations to take a broad perspective on the supposed conflict between religion and science. Despite what many contemporary voices would have us believe, a careful review of the historical record actually demonstrates that there has been surprisingly little conflict between religious leaders and scientists. Historian Ron Numbers makes this point so very well throughout much of his writing. Beginning in the late 19th century and continuing to this day, the historical record has, in fact, been reshaped and perverted to advance the narrow sectarian interests of those who fear what science has to offer.

On this, the tenth anniversay of Evolution Weekend, therefore, in addition to considering the historical record, it is worth exploring and celebrating all that members of The Clergy Letter Project have done over the past ten years to raise the quality of the discussion about the relationship between religion and science as well as look to the future and ask, what sort of healthy relationship do we want to create for future generations?

By taking this perspective, Clergy Letter Project participants demonstrate that when some define religion so narrowly that it is categorically opposed to evolutionary ideas, or any of the findings of science, it both demeans and diminishes religion. As members of The Clergy Letter Project have stated so often and so clearly, this narrow perspective is at odds with the broader conception of religion held by thousands upon thousands of relgious leaders.

Because religion and science use different methodologies to understand the world, and because religion and science ask very different questions, there is no reason to view them in conflict. One important facet of Evolution Weekend 2015, therefore, is to explore the questions each ask and to examine the different ways of knowing embodied in each.

Through sermons, discussion groups, meaningful conversations and seminars, the leaders listed below show that religion and science are not adversaries. 

To examine some of the sermons members of The Clergy Letter Project have delivered on this topic, to find scientific consultants willing to help answer questions or to read media reports about our activities, please explore our web pages. Similarly, if you want to examine some liturgical resources created and recommended by Clergy Letter Project members for Evolution Weekend, click here.

Whatever way participants choose to celebrate Evolution Weekend, their activities demonstrate, as do The Clergy Letters themselves, which have now been signed by more than 13,800 members of the clergy in the United States, that those claiming that people must choose between religion and science are creating a false dichotomy.

474 Congregations
representing 46 States, the District of Columbia and
13 Countries participated in
Evolution Weekend 2015

Select a state to see its participants or simply scroll down.


Saint Junia United Methodist Church
Birmingham, AL
The Rev. David Barnhart



Mountain View United Methodist Church
Cottonwood, AZ
Jeremy Embry, Pastor

The Fountains, a United Methodist Church
Fountain Hills, AZ
The Rev. David M. Felten, Pastor

Chalice Christian Church
Gilbert, AZ
The Rev. Abigail Conley

First Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
Prescott, AZ
Pastor Jane A. Cheek

Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Prescott, AZ
The Rev. Jacqueline Ziegler

Temple Kol Ami
Scottsdale, AZ
Rabbi Jeremy Schneider

Community Christian Church (DOC)
Tempe, AZ
The Rev. Doug Bland

St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church
Tucson, AZ
The Rev. Thomas J. Lindell



First Congregational Church of Alameda, UCC
Alameda, CA
The Rev. Laura Rose

Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim
Anaheim, CA
The Rev. Karen Stoyanoff, Consulting Minister
Gary Sjogren

First Congregational Church of Antioch
United Church of Christ
Antioch, CA
The Rev. Will McGarvey

Congregational Church of Belmont
Belmont, CA
The Rev. Kristi Denham

University Lutheran Chapel (ELCA)
Berkeley, CA
The Rev. Jeff R. Johnson

St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
Bolinas, CA
The Rev. Carol Luther

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church
Canoga Park, CA
The Rev. Mike Young

Mission St. Francis
Chatsworth, CA
The Rev. Sam Platts

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Chico
Chico, CA
The Rev. Sydney K. Wilde

Peace Lutheran Church
Corona, CA
Pastor Mark Allert

Fairview Community Church
Costa Mesa, CA
The Rev. Sarah Halverson

Trinity Episcopal Church
Fillmore, CA
The Rev. Lawrence M. Brown, Rector

Niles Congregational United Church of Christ
Fremont, CA
The Rev. Jeffrey S. Spencer

Sierra Center For Spiritual Living
Grass Valley, CA
The Rev. Lanette Howard

Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church
Hayward, CA
The Rev. Joy Atkinson, Minister

Irvine United Congregational Church, UCC
Irvine, CA
The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom

La Canada Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
La Canada, CA
The Rev. C.L. "Skip" Lindeman, Pastor

Shepherd of the Hills Church UCC / DOC
Laguna Niguel, CA
The Rev. Donna Lindsey

Bixby Knolls Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Long Beach, CA
Danny Bradfield, Pastor

Foothills Congregational Church
Los Altos, CA
The Rev. W. Matthew Broadbent

Congregation B'nai Horin-Children of Freedom
Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Stan Levy
Rabbi Laura Owens

First Unitarian Church, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
The Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels, Minister

Mt. Hollywood United Church of Christ
Los Angeles, CA
The Rev. Anne Cohen

Sinai Temple
Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi David Wolpe

World Without Borders Interfaith Sufi Ashram
Los Angeles, CA
Sufi John Ishvaradas Abdallah

St. Benedict's Episcopal Church
Los Osos, CA
The Rev. Donna Ross

Companions of the Abbey of Merton St. Ambrose
Martinez, CA
The Rev. Richard Mapplebeckpalmer

St. Timothy Lutheran Church
Monterey, CA
Pastor Clark Brown

MCC United Church of Christ in the Valley North Hollywood, CA
The Rev. Dr. Robert E. Shore-Goss

Community Presbyterian Church
Pittsburg, CA
The Rev. Will McGarvey

East County Shared Ministry
Pittsburg, CA
The Rev. Will McGarvey

St. Brigid's Episcopal Congregation
Rio Vista, CA
The Rev. Lucretia Jevne

Cross and Crown Lutheran Church and School, ELCA
Rohnert Park, CA
The Rev. Pam Schaefer

All Saints Episcopal Church
Sacramento, CA
The Rev. Betsey Monnot

Temple Emanu-EL of San Diego
San Diego, CA
Rabbi Devorah Marcus

First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
John Buehrens, Senior Minister

First United Lutheran Church
San Francisco, CA
The Rev. Dr. Susan M. Strouse

Unity Church of San Leandro
San Leandro, CA
The Rev. Diana McDaniel

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo, CA
The Rev. Rod Richards

UU Congregation of Marin
San Rafael, CA
The Rev. Chip Wright

The United Church of Christ in Simi Valley
Simi Valley, CA
The Rev. Dan Geslin

Stanford Memorial Church
Stanford, CA
The Rev. Scotty McLennan
The Rev. Joanne Sanders

Temple Adat Elohim
Thousands Oaks, CA
Rabbi Barry Diamond

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Visalia
Visalia, CA
Harold Wood


Healing HEART Outreach Ministries
The Rev. Ronald G. Cosseboom
Arvada, CO

Living Water Spiritual Community
Arvada, CO
The Rev. David Ridge

United Church of Broomfield
Broomfield, CO
The Rev. Gregory Garland, Pastor

Broadmoor United Church of Christ
Colorado Springs, CO
The Rev. James Chapman, Senior Pastor

First Congregational Church of Colorado Springs
United Church of Christ
Colorado Springs, CO
The Rev. Benjamin Broadbent

Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church
Denver, CO
Mark Meeks, Minister

First Unitarian Society of Denver
Denver, CO
Dr. James DeGregori
Eric Bliss, Director of Religious Exploration

Messiah Community Church ELCA
Denver, CO
The Rev. Wolfgang Stahlberg

University Park United Methodist Church
Denver, CO
The Rev. Paul J. Kottke, Senior Pastor

Green Mountain United Methodist Church
Lakewood, CO
Stephen Walden, Program Director

Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church
Parker, CO
The Rev. Jann Halloran, Minister

King of Kings Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Pueblo, CO
The Rev. Dirk R. Stadtlander


Spring Glen Church (UCC)
Hamden, CT
The Rev. David Minnick, Interim Pastor

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Monroe, CT
The Rev. Kurt J. Huber

First Congregational Church
New Milford, CT
The Rev. Michael J. Moran, Senior Pastor

Niantic Community Church
Niantic, CT
The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson, Pastor

Simsbury United Methodist Church
Simsbury, CT
The Rev. Woody Eddins

Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation
Southington, CT
Rabbi Shelley Kovar Becker

Temple Bnai Israel
Willimantic, CT
Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz


Peoples Church of Dover
United Church of Christ
Dover, DE
The Rev. Dr. Douglas L. Griffin, Interim Pastor

Salem United Methodist Church
Newark, DE
The Rev. Robert P. Hall, Pastor

Silverside Church
Wilmington, DE
The Rev. Dr. David Albert Farmer, Pastor


Temple Shaarei Shalom
Boynton Beach, FL
Rabbi Anthony Fratello

Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists
Citrus Springs, FL
Connie Barlow

Suncoast Hospice
Clearwater, FL
The Rev. Dee Graham

Unity Church of Clearwater
Clearwater, FL
The Rev. Leddy Hammock

First Presbyterian Church
Crystal River, FL
The Rev. Jack Alwood, Pastor

Trinity United Methodist Church
Deland, FL
The Rev. H. T. Heitzenrater

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lake County
Eustice, FL
Connie Barlow

Covenant Presbyterian Church
Fort Myers, FL
The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey G. DeYoe

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft. Myers
Fort Myers, FL
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Unity of Fort Pierce
Fort Pierce, FL
The Rev. Janice Cary

First Presbyterian Church
Havana, FL
The Rev. Bill Bess

Riverside Avenue Christian Church
Jacksonville, FL
The Rev. Kent Dorsey

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland
Lakeland, FL
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Unity of Citrus County
Lecanto, FL
The Rev. Michael Dowd

All Saints Lutheran Church
Lutz, FL
The Rev. M. Richard Malivuk, Pastor

First Presbyterian Church
Maitland, FL
The Rev. Labert D. Altemose

Unity of Melbourne
Melbourne, Fl
The Rev. Michael Dowd

The Blue Mountain Lotus Society
Miami, FL
The Rev. Trae Williamson

Living Faith Fellowship
Miami, FL
The Rev. Dr. Priscilla Felisky Whitehead

Florida Council of Churches
Orlando, FL
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Unitarian Universalist Society in Ormond Beach
Ormond Beach, FL
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Friendship Fellowship at Pineda (UU)
Rockledge FL
Connie Barlow

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, FL
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Unitarian Universalists of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Marion County
Summerfield, FL
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Unity of Tampa
Tampa, FL
The Rev. M. Allen Moss

UU Fellowship of the Emerald Coast
Valparaiso, FL
The Rev. Michael Dowd

St. Michael Lutheran Church
Wellington, FL
Pastor Marjorie Weiss

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brevard
West Melbourne, FL
The Rev. Michael Dowd


Druid Hills Baptist Church
Atlanta, GA
The Rev. Mimi Walker

Unitarian Universalists of Coastal Georgia
Brunswick, GA
The Rev. Jane A. Page

Church of the Green Wood
Dahlonega, GA
The Rev. Ashley Carter

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro
Statesboro, GA
The Rev. Jane A. Page


Hanapepe United Church of Christ
Hanapepe, HI
Michael O. Christensen, Pastor

Temple Emanu-El
Honolulu, HI
Dr. Dave Haymer


Unity Spiritual Center of North Idaho
Coeur d'Alene, ID
The Rev. Deidre Ashmore

Unitarian Universalist Church in Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls, ID
The Rev. Lyn Stangland Cameron

Gardenia Spiritual Center
Sandpoint, ID
The Rev. Canon J. P. Carver


Congregational United Church of Christ
Arlington Heights, IL
The Rev. Dr. Rex E. Piercy

St. John's Episcopal Church
Chicago, IL
The Rev. Kara Wagner Sherer, Rector

Coal City United Methodist Church
Coal City, IL
The Rev. Walter Carlson

First Presbyterian Church
Decatur, IL
The Rev. Jim Montgomery

The New Reform Congregation Kadima
Deerfield, IL
Rabbi David Oler

First Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
Downers Grove, IL
The Rev. Scott Oberle

Friedens United Church of Christ
Hecker, IL
The Rev. Ivan Horn

First Congregational UCC Naperville
Naperville, IL
The Rev. Mark Winters

New Covenant Community
Normal, IL
The Rev. Bob Ryder, Co-Pastor
The Rev. Susan Ryder, Co-Pastor

Pilgrim Congregational Church
Oak Park, IL
The Rev. Sally Iberg, Senior Pastor
Phyllis Bowen, Adult Education Director

Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Oak Park, IL
The Rev. Alan C. Taylor, Senior Minister

St Paul Lutheran Church
Villa Park, IL
Stephen H. Swanson, Pastor

St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Wheaton, IL
The Rev. Melody Beckman Eastman, Senior Pastor


First United Church Bloomington (ABC/UCC)
Bloomington, IN
The Rev. Dr. Jack E. Skiles

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
Carmel, IN
The Rev. Lori Bievenour, Senior Pastor

Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC
Fort Wayne, IN
The Rev. John P. Gardner, Senior Minister
The Rev. Ruth E. Phillips, Associate Pastor

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
The Rev. Misty-Dawn Shelly

Greensburg United Methodist Church
Greensburg, IN
The Rev. Dr. P.T. Wilson

Congregation Beth-El Zedeck
Indianapolis, IN
Dennis C. Sasso, Senior Rabbi
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Senior Rabbi

Crooked Creek Baptist Church
Indianapolis, IN
Dr. James McGrath

Grace Unlimited
Indianapolis Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry
Indianapolis, IN
The Rev. Dr. Charles W. Allen, Chaplain

Marian Univeristy
Indianapolis, IN
Father Leopold Keffler

Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN
Jamie Hinson-Rieger, Worship Leader

Congress Street United Methodist Church
Lafayette, IN
The Rev. Clarinda E. Crawford, Lead Pastor

Trinity United Methodist Church
Lafayette, IN
Pastor Tracey Leslie
Dave Schmidt, Minister of Worship and Liturgy

First Unitarian Church of South Bend
South Bend, IN
Chip Roush, Pastor

St. Peter's United Church of Christ
Wadesville, IN
The Rev. Michael B. Erwin


Clarke University Campus Ministry
Dubuque, IA
Andrea Bixler

St. Paulís Episcopal Church
Durant, IA
The Rev. Alice Haugen

Graceland University
Lamoni, IA
Bob Mesle, Elder
Matt Frizzell, Campus Pastor


Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC)
Lawrence, KS
The Rev. Peter Luckey, Senior Pastor

Metropolitan Community Church of Topeka
Topeka, KS
The Rev. Tyrone P. Sweeting, Senior Pastor

Unity Church of Christianity
Topeka, KS
The Rev. Michael Jamison

University United Methodist Church
Wichita, KS
The Rev. Charles Claycomb


Church of Christ Union
Berea, KY
The Rev. Carla Gilbert
The Rev. Kent Gilbert

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Owensboro
Owensboro, KY
The Rev. Dr. Claudia A. Ramisch

The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
Richmond, KY
The Rev. Richard Burden


Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim
Alexandria, LA
Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman

First Christian Church of Greater New Orleans
(Disciples of Christ)
Metairie, LA
The Rev. Glen Schory

Community Church Unitarian Universalist
New Orleans, LA
The Rev. Jim VanderWeele


Alfred Parish United Church of Christ
Alfred, ME
The Rev. Dr. Bruce P. Burnham

Bangor Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Bangor, ME
The Rev. Arthur Vaeni

First Parish Church, UCC
Brunswick, ME
The Rev. Mary Baard

The Caribou UU Congregation
Caribou, ME
The Rev. Maury Landry

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
Waterville, ME
The Rev. Mark Wilson, Designated Pastor and Teacher
The Rev. Dr. David Anderman, Scholar in Residence
Dr. Raymond Phillips


Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
Annapolis, MD
The Rev. Fred Muir, Senior Minister

St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
Baltimore, MD
Alex Storrs

Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ
Bethesda, MD
The Rev. Tim Tutt, Senior Minister

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County
Churchville, MD
The Rev. Lisa Ward

WesleyNexus, Inc.
Baltimore-Washington UMC Annual Conference
Damascus, MD
E. Maynard Moore, President

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
Bethesda, MD
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb
Rabbi George B. Driesen

Institute for Science and Judaism
Bethesda, MD
Rabbi George B. Driesen

University United Methodist Church
College Park, MD
Kenneth Theodos

The United Church of Christ of Annapolis
Edgewater, MD
The Rev. Ryan P. Sirmons, Pastor

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick
Frederick, MD
The Rev. J. Carl Gregg, Pastor

A National Capital Region "Evolution Weekend" Event
UMC Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center
Fulton, MD
Dr. Gary Sherman, Chair

Episcopal Church of the Ascension
Gaithersburg, MD
The Rev. Randall Lord-Wilkinson, Rector

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland
Hollywood, MD
James Gibbons Walker

St. Peterís Episcopal Church
Lonaconing, MD
The Rev. Thomas J. Hudson

Temple Emanuel of Baltimore
Reisterstown, MD
Rabbi Rhoda JH Silverman


First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
Ashby, MA
The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth M. Strong

St. John's Episcopal Church
Ashfield, MA
The Rev. J. Eliot B. Moss, Vicar

First Parish in Bridgewater
Bridgewater, MA
The Rev. Paul Sprecher, Minister

The First Religious Society in Carlisle
Unitarian Universalist
Carlisle, MA
The Rev. Diane Miller

All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore
Danvers, MA
The Rev. Marya DeCarlen

East Longmeadow United Methodist Church
East Longmeadow, MA
Pastor Kelly Turney

Grace Episcopal Church
Everett, MA
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Smith-Moran

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth
Falmouth, MA
The Rev. Robert Francis Murphy

Temple Emanu-El
Haverhill, MA
Rabbi Ira Korinow

Union Congregational Church of Maynard
Maynard, MA
The Rev. Vicki Hammel

Congregational Church of Mansfield
A United Church of Christ Congregation
Mansfield, MA
The Rev. Ted Newcomb

Temple Aliyah
Needham, MA
Rabbi Carl M. Perkins

First Parish Unitarian Universalist
Northborough, MA
The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson

Quincy Community United Methodist Church
Quincy, MA
The Rev. Dr. Susan F. Jarek-Glidden, Pastor

Park Congregational Church
Worcester, MA
The Rev. Dr. Gary Shahinian


Bethlehem United Church of Christ
Ann Arbor, MI
The Rev. Gregory Briggs

St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church
Ann Arbor, MI
The Rev. James C. Rhodenhiser, Rector

Temple Beth El
Broomfield Hills, MI
Rabbi Mark J. Miller

Nardin Park United Methodist Church
Farmington Hills, MI
The Rev. Dr. Dale Miller
The Rev. Karen Poole
Beverly Brun
Church & Society Committee

All Souls Community Church of West Michigan
A Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Grand Rapids, MI
The Rev. Colleen Squires

The First Presbyterian Church of Holland
Holland, MI
The Rev. Linda Knieriemen

Red Cedar Friends Meeting
Lansing, MI
Robert T. Pennock

Oakland University
Rochester, MI
Rabbi Joseph P. Klein

Central Woodward Christian Church
Troy, MI
The Rev. Dr. Robert Cornwall


Shalom Lutheran Church
Alexandria, MN
The Rev. Rollen Halvorson

Open Circle Church of the Brethren
Burnsville, MN
Jay H. Steele, Pastor

Duluth Congregational Church
Duluth, MN
The Rev. Catherine E. Schuyler

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Duluth, MN
The Rev. William Van Oss
Dr. Stephen Hedman

Unitarian Universalist Church of Flint
Flint, MI
The Rev. Dr. Claudene F. Oliva, Minister

Faith United Lutheran Church
Iron, MN
The Rev. Krehl Stringer

First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
The Rev. Dr. David Breeden

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church
Minneapolis, MN
The Rev. Michael Tegeder

Moose Lake United Methodist Church
Moose Lake, MN
The Rev. Richard E. Edwards, Pastor



Columbia Friends Meeting
Columbia, MO
Brother David Finke

Cape Girardeau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Cape Girardeau, MO
Allen Gathman

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Jefferson City
Jefferson City, MO
Bob Boldt

All Souls UU Church
Kansas City, MO
The Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

New Reform Temple
Kansas City, MO
Rabbi Alan Londy

Trinity Episcopal Church
St. Charles, MO
The Rev. Tamsen Whistler

Christ Episcopal Church
St. Joseph, MO
The Rev. Charles C. Caskey

First Unitarian Church of St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
The Rev. Thomas Perchlik

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Louis, MO
The Rev. Mark Kozielec


Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Billings, MT
Dr. Phil Jensen

Hope Lutheran Church
Bozeman, MT
The Rev. Stephen R. Schmidt, Lead Pastor

Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Polson, MT
The Rev. John Payne

Red Lodge Community United Church of Christ
Red Lodge, MT
The Rev. David W. Munson


Grace Church
Chadron, NE
The Rev. William J. Graham

Augustana Lutheran Church
Omaha, NE
The Rev. Jan Peterson

Countryside Community Church
Omaha, NE
The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes, Senior Pastor

Darkwood Brew
Omaha, NE
The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes, Senior Pastor

Presbyterian Church of the Master
Omaha, NE
The Rev. Robert A. Keefer

St. Martha's Episcopal Church
Papillion, NE
Deacon Nancy W. Huston

St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Rushville, NE
The Rev. William J. Graham


The Blue Mountain Lotus Society
Henderson, NV
The Rev. Pat Chapin

First Congregational UCC
Reno, NV
The Rev. Richard L. Smith

New Hampshire

Monadnock Congregational Church, UCC
Colebrook, NH
The Rev. Rebecca Larson

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Franklin
Franklin, NH
Vince Ribas

Lancaster Congregational United Church of Christ
Lancaster, NH
The Rev. Sharon van der Laan

Meriden Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
Meriden, NH
The Rev. John Gregory-Davis, Co-Pastor
The Rev. Susan Gregory-Davis, Co-Pastor

Plymouth Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
Plymouth, NH
The Rev. Paulo Franço

New Jersey

First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County
Baptistown, PA
The Rev. Larry Smith

The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
Dr. Michael Zimmerman

Holmdel Community United Church of Christ
Holmdel, NJ
The Rev. Rusty Eidmann-Hicks, Pastor

Hopewell Presbyterian Church
Hopewell, NJ
The Rev. Mike Capron

Grace Episcopal Church
Merchantville, NJ
The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey M. Kirk

St. John's Episcopal Church
Montclair, NJ
The Rev. Candace Sandfort

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair
Montclair, NJ
The Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

Emanuel Lutheran Church
New Brunswick, NJ
Jeffrey C. Eaton, Pastor

Jewish Center of Sussex County
Newton, NJ
Rabbi Cathy L. Felix

The Jewish Community Center of Paramus / Congregation Beth Tikvah
Paramus, NJ
Rabbi Arthur Weiner

Temple Avodat Shalom
River Edge, NJ
Rabbi Paul Jacobson

Christ Church
Summit, NJ
The Rev. Chuck Rush

Monmouth Reform Temple
Tinton Falls, NJ
Rabbi Marc Aaron Kline

New Mexico

St. John's Cathedral
Albuquerque, NM
The Very Rev. Mark Goodman, Dean

Wellspring Church
Las Cruces, NM
The Rev. Sam Ritchey

St. Francis Episcopal Church
Rio Rancho, NM
The Rev. Jennifer Phillips

New York

Roessleville Presbyterian Church
Albany, NY
The Rev. Dr. Joseph W. Shook

Union University Church
Alfred, NY
The Rev. Laurie DeMott

Heart on the Left
Beacon, NY
Dr. Tony Mitchell

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Big Flats
Big Flats, NY
The Rev. Darcey Laine

Trinity Memorial Church
Binghamton, NY
Dr. Sandra D. Michael

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Brooklyn, NY
The Rev. David Rommereim

Good Shepherd Community of Faith
Buffalo, NY
The Rev. Barbara Hulsing

Saint John's Episcopal Church
Catharine, NY
The Rev. Michael Hartney

Christ Community Church
(American Baptist, Presbyterian Church USA & United Church of Christ)
Cortland, NY
The Rev. Dr. Janet Adair Hansen, Pastor

Temple Emanuel
East Meadow, NY
Greg Tobkes

Congregation Kol Ami
Elmira, NY
Paul Solyn

Jewish Center & Federation of the Twin Tiers
Elmira, NY
Paul Solyn

Presbyterian Church in Geneva
Geneva, NY
Dr. Elizabeth Newell

Temple Beth El
Glens Falls, NY
Rabbi Jeffrey N. Ronald

Henrietta United Church of Christ
Henrietta, NY
The Rev. David R. Inglis

Center for Spiritual Living Long Island
Hicksville, NY
The Rev. Michael Sternlieb

The Harlemville Fellowship Church
Hillsdale, NY
The Rev. Roland Nicholson, Jr.

Protestant Cooperative Ministry
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
The Rev. Taryn Mattice, Chaplain

The Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Jacksonville, NY
The Rev. Nelson R. Reppert

The Blue Mountain Lotus Society
New York, NY
The Rev. Ken Knowlton

Fort Washington Collegiate Church
New York, NY
The Rev. Dr. Scott M. Kenefake
Interim Senior Minister

The Riverside Church in the City of New York
New York, NY
The Rev. Dr. Alan Bentz-Letts

Rutgers Presbyterian Church
New York, NY
The Rev. Ondrej (Andrew) Stehlik

Sinai and Synapses
New York, NY
Rabbi Geoff Mitelman

Temple Beth Torah
Nyack, NY
Rabbi Douglas Kohn

Poplar Ridge Friends Meeting
Poplar Ridge, NY
Howard Nelson, Clerk

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
Poughkeepsie, NY
The Rev. Heather A. Moody, Pastor

Irondequoit United Church of Christ
Rochester, NY
The Rev. Michael Dack

Park Central Presbyterian Church
Syracuse, NY
The Rev. J. Andrew McTyre, Pastor/Head of Staff

Saint James' Episcopal Church
Watkins Glen, NY
The Rev. Michael Hartney

West Bloomfield United Church of Christ
West Bloomfield, NY
The Rev. Corey Keyes

North Presbyterian Church
Williamsville, NY
The Rev. William Hennessy, Pastor
Pat Townsend, Pastor

North Carolina

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter
Charlotte, NC
The Rev. Kevin S. Brown, Rector

Temple Beth El
Charlotte, NC
Rabbi Jonathan Freirich

Trinity United Church of Christ
Concord, NC
J. Nathan King, Pastor

The Lifelong Learning Institute
Duke University
Durham, NC
The Rev. Mark Rutledge

Eutaw United Church of Christ
Fayetteville, NC
The Rev. Dr. David Nikkel

Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
The Rev. Ann Marie Alderman

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville
Hendersonville, NC
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Hillsborough United Church of Christ
Hillsborough, NC
Jay Kennett, Pastor

Lillington Presbyterian Church
Lillington, NC
The Rev. Bill Goodnight

Church of the Nativity
Episcopal Church in the USA
Raleigh, NC
The Rev. Stephanie Allen

Temple Israel
Salisbury, NC
Rabbi Dr. Andrew Vogel Ettin, Ph.D.

Thermal Belt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Tryon, NC
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Bnai Israel Synagogue
Wilmington, NC
Rabbi Robert Waxman

North Dakota

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Grand Forks, ND
The Rev. Dr. James Michael Shannon, Rector


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens
Athens, OH
The Rev. Lynda Smith

Mt. Adams Pilgrim Chapel UCC
Cincinnati, OH
The Rev. Dr. Robert W. Croskery

Our Jewish Community
Cincinnati, OH
Rabbi Laura Baum

Wilson Memorial Presbyterian Church
Cincinnati, OH
The Rev. William D. Westmoreland

First Community Church
Columbus, OH
The Rev. Dr. Richard Wing, Senior Minister
The Rev. David Hett,
Minister of Religious Life & Learning

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus
Columbus, OH
The Rev. Dr. Mark Belletini

Unity of Columbus
Columbus, OH
The Rev. Ted Schneider

Center for Spiritual Living of Greater Dayton
Dayton, OH
The Rev. C.C. Coltrain

Christ Episcopal Church
Dayton, OH
The Rev. Dr. John Paddock

Lake Avenue United Church of Christ
Elyria, OH
The Rev. Alana Kelley

Magyar United Church of Christ
Elyria, OH
The Rev. Alana Kelley

St. Paul United Church of Christ
Elyria, OH
The Rev. Bret S. Myers

Franklin First United Methodist Church
Franklin, OH
The Rev. Bryan Lauzau

Greentown United Methodist Church
Greentown, OH
The Rev. David J. Ross

David's United Church of Christ
Kettering, OH
The Rev. Dr. Brian Q. Newcomb

All Shepherds Lutheran Church
Lewis Center, OH
Pastor Glen Bengson

Congregation Beth Adam
Loveland, OH
Rabbi Robert B. Barr

Trinity United Methodist Church
McConnelsville, OH
The Rev. Walter A. Jones, Pastor

Congregation Kol HaLev
Pepper Pike, OH
Barbara Truitt
Rabbi Steve Segar

Plattsburg United Church of Christ
South Charleston, OH
The Rev. Dr. Curt Miner, Pastor

St. John's United Church of Christ
Tiffin, OH
The Rev. Pam Easterday

The Urbana Swedenborgian Church
Urbana, OH
Betsy Coffman, Lay Leader/Pastor

Trinity United Church of Christ
Wooster, OH
The Rev. Dr. Kevan S. Franklin


First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
Broken Arrow, OK
The Rev. Michael J. Barron

Cameron Campus Ministry
Lawton, OK
The Rev. Galeda M. Jones
The Rev. Montie D. Jones

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ
Oklahoma City, OK
Dr. Robin R. Meyers, Minister

Westminster Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK
The Rev. Dr. Paul J. Kirbas

Unity Church of Christianity
Tulsa, OK
The Rev. Mary Anne Harris


Southminster Presbyterian Church
Beaverton, OR
The Rev. John Shuck

First Presbyterian Church
Central Point, OR
The Rev. Terry Graunke

First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Eugene, OR
The Rev. Dr. Daniel E. H. Bryant, Senior Minister

Gold Hill United Methodist Church
Gold Hill, OR
The Rev. Terry Graunke

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Grants Pass
Grants Pass, OR
The Rev. Margaret Keip

St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Milwaukie, OR
The Rev. Rinya Frisbie

Vermont Hills United Methodist Church
Portland, OR
The Rev. Tim Overton-Harris

West Hills Friends
Portland, OR
Mike Huber

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopalian Church
Wilsonville, OR
Dr. Daniel W. Nebert


Jordan United Church of Christ
Allentown, PA
David Charles Smith, Pastor

Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA
The Rev. Anthony Stultz

Unitarian Universalist Church of Athens and Sheshequin
Athens, PA
The Rev. Darcey Laine

St. Luke United Methodist Church
Bryn Mawr, PA
The Rev. David Tatgenhorst

St. Paulís Episcopal Church
Chester, PA
Keith Hudson, Rector

Mount Aloysius College
Cresson, PA
The Rev. Kenneth M. Diable

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Easton, PA
Pastor Michael L. Reist

Green Pond United Methodist Church
Easton, PA
The Rev. Thomas S. Robinson, III, Pastor

Elizabethtown College
Elizabethtown, PA
The Rev. Anthony Stultz

Congregation Adath Jeshurun
Elkins Park, PA
Rabbi Rachel Kobrin

Beth El Temple
Harrisburg, PA
Rabbi Eric Cytryn

The Blue Mountain Lotus Society
Harrisburg, PA
The Rev. Anthony Stultz

The Blue Mountain Lotus Society
Hershey, PA
The Rev. Anthony Stultz

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana, PA
Indiana, PA
The Rev. Joan Sabatino
Sara Steelman, Worship Service Coordinator

The Blue Mountain Lotus Society
Lancaster, PA
The Rev. Chris Peterson

Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
The Rev. Dr. Chris Peterson

Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village
Lewisburg, PA
The Rev. Theodore L. Cockley

First Baptist Church of Lewisburg
Lewisburg, PA
The Rev. MacKenzie Scott

Saint Francis University
Loretto, PA
The Rev. Kenneth M. Diable

The Blue Mountain Lotus Society
Mannheim, PA
The Rev. Anthony Stultz

The Blue Mountain Lotus Society
Mechanicsburg, PA
The Rev. Brooke Wiley

Adath Israel
Merion Station, PA
Rabbi Eric Yanoff

St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Pen Argyl, PA
The Rev. C. Frank Terhune

University Lutheran Church
Philadelphia, PA
The Rev. Nelson Rivera

West Sunbury United Presbyterian Church
West Sunbury, PA
The Rev. Jeffrey Lang

Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity
Wrightstown, PA
The Rev. Lisa Keppeler

Zion United Church of Christ
Womelsdorf, PA
The Rev. William Pifer-Foote

Rhode Island

Amicable Congregational United Church of Christ
Tiverton, RI
The Rev. William A. Sterrett

South Carolina

Circular Congregational Church
Charleston, SC
The Rev. Jeremy Rutledge

The Unitarian Church in Charleston
Charleston, SC
The Rev. Danny Reed

St. James Episcopal Church
Greenville, SC
The Rev. Dr. John Shelley

St. Hubert in the Fields
Pritchardville, SC
The Rev. Canon Richard P. McDonnell

South Dakota

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Brookings, SD
Fr. Larry V. Ort

Frankfort United Methodist Church
Frankfort, SD
Pastor Marty Toepke-Floyd

Redfield United Methodist Church
Redfield, SD
Pastor Marty Toepke-Floyd


Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
The Rev. Dr. Cathy Harrington

Fort Campbell MASH (Military Atheist Secular Humanist)
Clarksville, TN
Mike Kohut

First Presbyterian Church
Elizabethton, TN
David Roane

Trinity United Methodist Church
Franklin, TN
Dennis J. Meaker, Pastor

Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church
Johnson City, TN
The Rev. Jacqueline Luck

Messiah Lutheran Church
Knoxville, TN
Dr. Gordon Burghardt

Open Heart Spiritual Center
Memphis, TN
The Rev. John Gilmore

Unity of Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, TN
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Eastwood Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Nashville, TN
The Rev. Jay R. Hartley

Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Nashville, TN
Mike Kohut

Woodland Presbyterian Church
Nashville, TN
The Rev. John McCullough, Pastor

Grace Covenant Church
Oak Ridge, TN
Dr. Carolyn Dipboye, Pastor
Dr. Larry Dipboye, Pastor

Cumberland Countians for Peace & Justice
Pleasant Hill, TN
Donald B. Clark

Pleasant Hill Community Church
Pleasant Hill, TN
Donald B. Clark

Shalom Center for Continuing Education
Pleasant Hill, TN
The Rev. Michael Dowd


Faith Presbyterian Church
Austin, TX
The Rev. Dr. Kyle M. Walker, Pastor

Trinity United Methodist Church
Austin, TX
The Rev. Sid Hall, Senior Pastor

University Baptist Church
Austin, TX
The Rev. Dr. Larry Bethune

Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff
Dallas, TX
The Rev. Mark Walz, Minister

Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Denton, TX
The Rev. Pamela Wat

Beth-El Congregation
Fort Worth, TX
Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger

St. David's Episcopal Church
Garland, TX
The Rev. David Krause

Covenant Church: An Ecumenical, Liberal, Baptist Congregation/Alliance of Baptists
Houston, TX
The Rev. Laura Mayo

Foundation for Contemporary Theology
Houston, TX
Les Switzer, Executive Director

Central Christian Church
Disciples of Christ
Killeen, TX
The Rev. Dr. Weldon J. Bowling

Community Unitarian Universalist Church of Plano
Plano, TX
The Rev. Patrick Price, Minister

MacArthur Park Lutheran Church
San Antonio, TX
The Rev. Paul Ziese

Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church
Sherman, TX
Lander Bethel, Pastor

Creative Life Spiritual Center
A Religious Science Community
Spring, TX
The Rev. Dr. Jesse G. Jennings

First United Methodist Church
Terrell, TX
The Rev. Charles Aaron, Pastor

Baptist Church
Waco, TX
Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver

Congregation Agudath Jacob
Waco, TX
Rabbi Gordon Fuller


Mount Tabor Lutheran Church
Salt Lake City, UT
The Rev. Michael Dowd


United Church of Bethel
Bethel, VT
Pastor Tom Harty

Waterbury Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
Waterbury, VT
The Rev. Peter Plagge


Epiphany Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Alexandria, VA
The Rev. Dr. Charles H. Oberkehr

Wesleyan United Methodist Church
Calverton, VA
The Rev. J. Stephen Little, Jr.

Trinity United Methodist Church
Catlett, VA
The Rev. J. Stephen Little, Jr.

Christ Crossman United Methodist Church
Falls Church, VA
Mochel Morris, Pastor

Congregation Beth El
Harrisonburg, VA
Rabbi Joe Blair

St. James United Church of Christ
Lovettsville, VA
The Rev. R. Don Prange, Pastor

Peakland Baptist Church
Lynchburg, VA
H. Taz Daughtrey

Squires Memorial Presbyterian Church
Norfolk, VA
Alfred McCall, Pastor

St. James Episcopal Church
Roanoke, VA
The Rev. Susan E. Bentley
Dr. Michael L. Bentley

Temple House of Israel
Staunton, VA
Rabbi Joe Blair


Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Forks, WA
Pastor Pam Hunter

Metaline Falls Congregational United Church of Christ
Metaline Falls, WA
The Rev. Tara Leininger

Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Olympia, WA
The Rev. Emily Melcher, Interim Minister

Temple Beth Hatfiloh
Olympia, WA
Rabbi Seth Goldstein

Shalom United Church of Christ
Richland, WA
Pastor Steve Eriksen

Richmond Beach Congregatinal UCC
Shoreline, WA
The Rev. Dr. Paul Ashby

Center for Spiritual Living - Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
The Rev. Frances Lorenz

United Church in University Place
University Place, WA
The Rev. Cathlynn Law
Dr. Neva Laurie-Berry

Washington, DC

Humanist Chaplaincy
American University
Washington, DC
Rabbi Binyamin Biber

Machar - The Washington DC Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism
Washington, DC
Darlene Basch, President

Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
Washington, DC
The Rev. E. Maynard Moore

West Virginia

Blairton United Methodist Church
Martinsburg, WV
The Rev. Russell McClatchey

St. Thomas ŗ Becket Episcopal Church
Morgantown, WV
The Rev. Julie B. Murdoch

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church
Sheperdstown, WV
The Rev. Randall Tremba


Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Appleton, WI
The Rev. Roger Bertschausen

Plymouth United Church of Christ
Burlington, WI
The Rev. Bob Wang

Advent Lutheran Church
Cedarburg, WI
The Rev. Dr. Janis Kinens

Grace Lutheran Church
Eau Claire, WI
The Rev. Dean Simpson

Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
Eau Claire, WI
The Rev. David Huber, Pastor

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Eau Claire, WI
Wil Taylor

Memorial United Church of Christ
Fitchburg, WI
Pastor Phil Haslanger

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Kenosha, WI
The Rev. Gari Green

Peace United Church of Christ
Kewaskum, WI
The Rev. Eric Kirkegaard

Temple Beth El
Madison, WI
Rabbi Jonathan Biatch

First Congregational Church
Oshkosh, WI
Dr. James Paulson

First Presbyterian Church
Oskosh, WI
The Rev. Dr. Tom Willadson

Olympia Brown UU Church
Racine, WI
Tony Larsen, Pastor

First Congregational Church, UCC
Sheboygan, WI
The Rev. James Hollister, Co-Pastor
The Rev. Julia Hollister, Co-Pastor

Trinity Lutheran Church
South Milwaukee, WI
Pastor Bill Mains

Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church
Stevens Point, WI
The Rev. Susan Gilbert Zencka

Bay Shore Lutheran Church
Whitefish Bay, WI
Pastor Norene Smith


International Partners


St James Uniting Church
Curtin, ACT, Australia
Aaron Harper

Emanuel Synagogue
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins

Killara (Five Ways) Uniting Church
Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Rev. Ian Pearson


Igreja Metodista
Terra Rica, Parana, Brazil
The Rev. Dr. Robert Stephen Newnum


Canadian Memorial United Church
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Rev. Beth Hayward

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
The Rev. Millie Rochester

St Paul's, Fort Garry
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
The Rev. Canon Geoff Woodcroft

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Saint John
Saint John, NB, Canada
The Rev. Maury Landry

Unity of Greater Hamilton
Hamilton, ON, Canada
The Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster
The Rev. Don Foster

Anglican Parish of Tweed-Roslin-Marlbank
Peterborough, ON, Canada
The Rev. Geoffrey Howson

Unitarian Fellowship of Sarnia and Port Huron
Sarnia, ON, Canada
Allan McKeown

First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
The Rev. Shawn Newton

West Hill United Church
Toronto, ON, Canada
The Rev. Gretta Vosper


Beit Emunah Community (Masorti)
Santiago, Chile
Rabbi Shmuel Szteinhendler


St. Andrew's Church (Church of England)
Caversham, England
The Rev. Nigel Jones, Vicar

Bury St Edmunds Unitarian Congregation
Cambridge, England
The Rev. Matthew Smith

Memorial Church (Unitarian)
Cambridge, England
Andrew Brown, Minister

Holly Mount United Reformed Church
Malvern, England
Andrew Webb

St Agnes Church (Anglican)
North Reddish, England
The Rev. Clive Larsen

Underbank Unitarian Chapel
Stannington, Sheffield, England
The Rev June Pettitt, Minister


St Andrews Anglican Church
Biarritz, France
Churchwarden Johan Visser


Modi'in, Israel
Dr. Naomi Dar


Chiesa Anglicana
Holy Cross Church
Palermo, Italy
The Rev. Russell G. Ruffino

New Zealand

St Marks Methodist Church
Christchurch, New Zealand
The Rev. Andrew Donaldson

Mornington Methodist Church
Dunedin, New Zealand
The Rev. Rod Mitchell

Greymouth Uniting Church
Greymouth, New Zealand
Lyn Heine, Lay Minister

Kaeo-Kerikeri Union Parish
Northland, New Zealand
The Rev. Dr. Robyn McPhail, Minister


Ateneo de Davao
Davao City, Philippines
Daniel McNamara, S.J., Rector



Glasgow Branch
Humanist Society of Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
Dr. Paul S. Braterman

United Reformed Church
Greenock West, Scotland
The Rev. David Coleman
The Rev. Zam Walker


Parish of Trisant
St. Davids Diocese
Upper Tumble, Llanelli - Carmarthenshire, Wales
The Rev. Dr. Marc Rowlands, Vicar

Due to scheduling difficulties, some participating congregations will be holding
their events close to the weekend of 13 -15 February 2015 but not on that weekend.