2016 Evolution Weekend

This year marks the 11th 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: Exploring Ways to Engage in Complex Discussions in a Civil Manner.

12 - 14 February 2016 -- 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.

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 2016, therefore, is to explore the questions each ask and to examine the different ways of knowing embodied in each.

In addition to engaging in rich discussions about the relationship between religion and science, participants in Evolution Weekend this year will deomonstrate that it is possible to remain civil while having such discussions about complex topics. Participants all around the globe will model ways to educate without shouting. Their actions will show that it is possible to disagree deeply about ideas without being disagreeable, and their actions will show the value of respecting individuals while dissecting their opinions. Simply put, Evolution Weekend participants will model the type of society they most value.

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.

368 Congregations
from all across the United States and
representing 11 Countries participated in
Evolution Weekend 2016

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


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa, AL
The Rev. Fred L Hammond


Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Anchorage, AK
Ken Winterberger


Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church of the Verde Valley, ELCA
Clarkdale, AZ
The Rev. Dr. Mari Larson
The. Rev. Ed Womack

Mountain View United Methodist Church
Cottonwood, AZ
The. Rev. Ed Womack

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

Chalice Christian Church
Gilbert, AZ
The Rev. Abigail Conley

Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Prescott, AZ
The Rev. Karla Brockie

Prescott United Methodist Church
Prescott, AZ
The Rev. Robert W. Fiske

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

Dayspring United Methodist Church
Tempe, AZ
The Rev. Jeff Procter-Murphy

Desert Palm United Church of Christ
Tempe, AZ
The Rev. Tom Martinez

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



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

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

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

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

Clovis Memorial United Methodist Church
Clovis, CA
Scott Hatfield

Peace Lutheran Church
Corona, CA
Pastor Mark Allert

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

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

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
The Rev. Lee Marie Sanchez

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

Christ Lutheran Church
Long Beach, CA
The Rev. Pamela Challis

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

Sinai Temple
Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi David Wolpe

Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
Los Angeles CA
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Congregation Shir Hadash
Los Gatos, CA
Rabbi Melanie Aron

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

Modesto First UMC
Modesto, CA
The Rev. Brandon Austin

First Baptist Church of Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
The Rev. Gregory Stevens

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
Palo Alto, CA
The Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern

Center of Spiritual Cultivation
Broadmoor Congregational Church
Pleasant Hill, CA
The Rev. Dr. Paula Bishop Pociecha

First United Methodist Church
Redding, CA
The Rev. Ray Brayfindley, Senior Pastor

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

Christ Church Lutheran, ELCA
San Francisco, CA
The Rev. John Frykman

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

First Congregational Church in Sonoma
Sonoma, CA
The Rev. Alan Claassen

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Visalia
Visalia, CA
Harold Wood


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

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

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


All Saints Episcopal Church
Ivoryton, CT
The Rev. Brendan McCormick

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

One Island Family
The Southernmost Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Key West, FL
The Rev. Dr. Randolph W.B. Becker

1st Congregational United Church of Christ
Lake Worth, FL
The Rev. Dr. Nelson Stone

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

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

Faith Lutheran Church
Tampa, FL
The Rev. Russell L. Meyer
Executive Director of the Florida Council of Churches

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Tampa, FL
The Rev. Russell L. Meyer
Executive Director of the Florida Council of Churches

Unitarian Universalist Church
Tarpon Springs, FL
The Rev. Robert Francis Murphy


Mountaintop Lectures
Dawsonville, GA
The Rev. Michael Dowd


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

Temple Emanu-El
Honolulu, HI
Dr. Dave Haymer


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


The Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington
Bloomington, IL
The Rev. Ellen Culpepper

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

The New Reform Congregation Kadima
Deerfield, IL
Rabbi David Oler

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

Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva
Geneva, IL
The Rev. Dr. Lindsay Bates

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

Friedens United Church of Christ
Irvington, IL
The Rev. Stacy Tate

Kol Hadash Humanistic Congregation
Lincolnshire, IL
Rabbi Adam Chalom

Pilgrim Congregational Church
Oak Park, IL
The Rev. Sally Iberg, Senior Pastor

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

Third Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Rockford, IL
The Rev. Stephen Loch Bowie

Abraham Lincoln UU Congregation
Springfield, IL
The Rev. Martin Woulfe

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


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

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

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Hobart
Hobart, IN
Dr. Jon Cleland Host

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
The Rev. Tracey Leslie, Senior Pastor

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


Agudas Achim Congregation
Coralville, IA
Rabbi Barry Diamond , Interim Rabbi

First Unitarian of Des Moines
Des Moines, IA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Clarke University Campus Ministry
Dubuque, IA
Andrea Bixler

Musserville United Methodist Church
Muscatine, IA
The Rev. W. Michael Biklen

Redeemer Lutheran Church
Waverly, IA
Dr. Stephen Main

Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
Dr. Brian C. Jones


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

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


Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church
Louisville, KY
The Rev. Elwood Sturtevant

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


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


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

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

Centre Street Congregational Church UCC
Machias, ME
The Rev. Dr. Eric W. Kelley

United Church of Christ of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor
Northeast Harbor, ME
The Rev. Dr. Bruce P. Burnham

First Congregational Church UCC
Waterville, ME
Rev. Mark Wilson


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

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

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
Bethesda, MD
Rabbi George B. Driesen
Cantor Rachel Hersh

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

St Luke's Episcopal Church
Brownsville, MD
The Rev. Thomas J. Hudson

Oakland Mills Interfaith Center
Columbia, MD
Dr. Daryl P. Domning

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

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

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

St. Paulís United Church of Christ
Westminster, MD
The Rev. Martin K. Kuchma, Pastor


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

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
Ashfield, MA
The Rev. Kate Stevens

The United Church of Christ in Lenox
Lenox, MA
The Rev. Richard Chrisman, Interim Minister

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

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

Temple Aliyah
Needham, MA
Rabbi Carl M. Perkins

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

Holy Trinity Parish
Quincy, MA
The Rev. Robert J. Carr

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

Pilgrim Church (UCC)
Sherborn, MA
Frank Villa

St. Johnís Episcopal Church
Westwood, MA
The Rev. Jennifer Phillips

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


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

Universalist Unitarian Church of East Liberty
Clarklake, MI
The Rev. Dr. Cynthia L. Landrum

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

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

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

Michigan Technological University
Houghton MI
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Houghton MI
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Red Cedar Friends Meeting
Lansing, MI
Robert T. Pennock

First Congregation United Church of Christ
St. Clair, MI
The Rev. Alana Kelley


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

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

Zion Lutheran Church
Warroad, MN
The Rev. Krehl Stringer



Cape Girardeau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Cape Girardeau, MO
Allen Gathman

Columbia Friends Meeting
Columbia, MO
Brother David Finke

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

CRES (Center for Religious Experience and Study)
Kansas City, MO
Vern Barnet

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

Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Dr. David Kirk

First Congregational Church, UCC
Webster Groves, MO
The Rev. David A. Denoon


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


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

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Gordon, 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

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


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

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

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

New Jersey

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

St. Peterís Episcopal Church
Essex Fells, NJ
The Rev. Dr. J. Barrington Bates

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

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

St. Andrew Lutheran Church
Parsippany, NJ
The Rev. Frederick L. Lentz, Pastor

New Mexico

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

Wellspring Church
Las Cruces, NM
The Rev. Sam Ritchey

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
Santa Fe, NM
The Rev. Joene Herr, Pastor

New York

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

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

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

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

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

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills
Forest Hills, NY
Rabbi Mark Kaiserman

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

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

Honeoye United Church of Christ
Honeoye, NY
The Rev. James K. Boodley

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

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

Sinai and Synapses
New York, NY
Rabbi Geoff Mitelman

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

Lutheran Care Center
Poughkeepsie, NY
Pastor John Heller

Pulaski Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
Pulaski, NY
The Rev. Jim Tschudy

UU Congregation of Glens Falls
Queensbury, NY
The Rev. Dr. Lynn Ashley

Community Church of Syosset
Syosset, NY
The Rev. Dr. Robert Kaku Gunn

Heart on the Left
Wappingers Falls, NY
Dr. Tony Mitchell

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

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

Beach United Methodist Church
Westhampton Beach, NY
The Rev. Jack K. King

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

North Carolina

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

All Saints Episcopal Church
Concord, NC
The Rev. Nancy Cox

Judea Reform Congregation
Durham, NC
Rabbi Larry Bach

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

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

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

Umstead Park United Church of Christ
Raleigh, NC
The Rev. Douglas S. Long

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

Shallotte Presbyterian Church PC(USA)
Shallotte, NC
The Rev. John N. Causey

Waldensian Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
Valdese, NC
The Rev. Dr. Kevin E. Frederick

North Dakota

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


David's United Church of Christ
Canal Winchester, OH
The Rev. David Long-Higgins

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Canton
Canton, OH
The Rev. Cal Frye

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

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

Indianola Presbyterian Church
Columbus, OH
The Rev. Sydney V. "Skip" Jackson

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

Main Line Unitarian Church
Devon, PA
The Rev. Dr. Neal Jones

Washington Avenue Christian Church
Elyria, OH
Pastor Janet Long

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

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

The Urbana Swedenborgian Church
Urbana, OH
The Rev. Betsy Coffman

The Wilmington United Methodist Church
Wilmington, OH
Dean E. Feldmeyer, Pastor

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


First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK
The Rev. Michael Dowd

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


Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Astoria, OR
The Rev. Elizabeth "Kit" Ketcham

Southminster Presbyterian Church
Beaverton, OR
The Rev. John Shuck

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

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

Christ United Methodist Church
Portland, OR
The Rev. Brett Strobel

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

West Hills Friends
Portland, OR
Mike Huber


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

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

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

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
The Rev. Frank Tunis

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

The Blue Mountain Lotus Society
Mannheim, PA
The Rev. Jim Smith

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

Adath Israel
Merion Station, PA
Rabbi Eric Yanoff

Albright College
Reading, PA
The Rev. Anthony Stultz

The United Church of Schellsburg UCC
Schellsburg, PA
The Rev. Ruth Shaver

Temple Hesed of Scranton
Scranton, PA
Rabbi Daniel J. Swartz

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

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Williamsport, PA
The Rev. Theodore L. Cockley, Interim Pastor

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

Rhode Island

Temple Sinai
Cranston, RI
Rabbi Jeff Goldwasser

First Unitarian Church Providence
Providence, RI
The Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman, Interim Minister

South Carolina

Circular Congregational Church
Charleston, SC
The Rev. Jeremy Rutledge

The College of Charleston
Charleston, SC
The Rev. Danny Reed
Hillary Hutchinson

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

Peace Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
Clemson, SC
Jody Usher, Moderator

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

South Dakota

Anew United Church of Christ
Mitchell, SD
The Rev. Dr. Nelson Stone

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


First Presbyterian Church
Elizabethton, TN
David Roane

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

Messiah Lutheran Church
Knoxville, TN
Dr. Gordon Burghardt

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

Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Nashville TN
The Rev. Carmen Emerson

Nashville Chapter
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
Nashville, TN
Charles Sumner

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


Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX
The Rev. Nathan Williams

Trinity Church of Austin: A Congregation of the United Methodist Church & the United Church of Christ
Austin, TX
The Rev. Sid Hall, Senior Pastor

Beth-El Congregation
Fort Worth, TX
Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger

San Gabriel Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Georgetown, TX
The Rev. Mark Skrabacz, Minister

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

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

Baptist Church
Waco, TX
Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver


South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society
Cottonwood Heights, UT
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Holladay United Church of Christ
Holladay, UT
The Rev. Robert von Trebra

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden
Ogden, UT
The Rev. Michael Dowd

First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, UT
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Salt Lake City Center for Spiritual Living
Salt Lake City, UT
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Unity of Salt Lake / Unity Spiritual Community of Salt Lake
Salt Lake City
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Utah Valley Unitarian Universalists
Springville, UT
The Rev. Michael Dowd


St James' Episcopal Church
Arlington, VT
The Very Rev. Christopher L. David

United Church of Bethel
Bethel, VT
Pastor Tom Harty

Dummerston Congregational Church UCC
Dummerston, VT
The Rev. Susanna Griefen

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


St Luke's Episcopal Church
Blackstone, VA
The Rev. Dr. John Maxwell Kerr, Bishop's Vicar

Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church
Burke, VA
The Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Senior Minister

Fairfax Presbyterian Church
Fairfax, VA
The Rev. Henry G. Brinton, Senior Pastor
Elder David Bush

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

Congregation Beth El
Harrisonburg, VA
Rabbi Joe Blair

St. Jamesí Episcopal Church
Leesburg, VA
The Rev. Mark R. Feather

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

Squires Memorial Presbyterian Church
Norfolk, VA
Alfred McCall, Pastor

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

Mary Baldwin College
Staunton, VA
Rabbi Joe Blair

Temple House of Israel
Staunton, VA
Rabbi Joe Blair


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

Temple Beth Hatfiloh
Olympia, WA
Rabbi Seth Goldstein

Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ
Seattle, WA
The Rev. Joan Henjum

Broadview Community United Church of Christ
Seattle, WA
The Rev. Joan Henjum

Magnolia United Church of Christ
Seattle, WA
The Rev. Joan Henjum

Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ
Seattle, WA
The Rev. Joan Henjum

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

Pacific Lutheran University Congregation
Tacoma, WA
The Rev. John P. Rosenberg

Washington, DC

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

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Washington, DC
The Rev. Ruth Hamilton

West Virginia

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

Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church
Sheperdstown, WV
The Rev. Randall Tremba


Trinity-Pilgrim UMC
Brookfield, WI
The Rev. Richard Strait

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

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

First United Methodist Church
Madison, WI
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Holy Wisdom Monastery
Middleton WI
The Rev. Michael Dowd

First Congregational Church
Oshkosh, WI
Dr. Laura Hartman

First Presbyterian Church
Oshkosh, WI
The Rev. Dr. Tom Willadsen

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI
Dr. Kathleen Corley

Olympia Brown UU Church
Racine, WI
Tony Larsen, Pastor

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

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


Holy Nativity Episcopal Church
Kinnear, WY
The Rev. Sally Bub

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laramie
Laramie, WY
The Rev. Jacqueline Ziegler

International Partners


St James Uniting Church
Curtin, ACT, Australia
Aaron Harper
Helen Sahhar

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


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

All Saints Anglican Church
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


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


The Village MCC
Brighton, England
The Rev. Michael Hydes

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

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

Kennsington Unitarians at Essex Unitarian Church
London, England
The Rev. Sarah Tinker

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
Karen Allison


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


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

Due to scheduling difficulties, some participating congregations will be holding
their events close to the weekend of 12 -14 February 2016 but not on that weekend.