2017 Evolution Weekend

This year marks the 12th 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: a productive melding of science, religion and the humanities as exemplified in The Universe Story, originally published 25 years ago by Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry.

10 - 12 February 2017 -- 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.

In addition to engaging in rich discussions about the relationship between religion and science, some participants in Evolution Weekend this year will join the 25th anniversary of the publication of The Universe Story, a book that explores the 13.8 billion year history of our Universe by bringing together diverse perspectives, celebrating awe and demonstrating that together we are part of something bigger than ourselves.

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.

343 Congregations
representing 8 Countries participated in
Evolution Weekend 2017

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


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
The Rev. Lynn Hopkins

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



Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church of the Verde Valley, ELCA
Clarkdale, AZ
The. Rev. Ed Womack
The Rev. Stephanie Johnson

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

Chalice Christian Church
Gilbert, AZ
The Rev. Abigail Conley

Temple Kol Ami
Scottsdale, AZ
Rabbi Jeremy Schneider

Via de Cristo Faith Community
Scottsdale, AZ
The Rev. Steven L. Davis, Shepherding Pastor

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



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

First Congregational UCC
Barstow, CA
The Rev. Sheri L. Randolph

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

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

Peace Lutheran Church
Corona, CA
Pastor Mark Allert

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

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County
Douglas Flat, CA
The Rev. Sonya Sukalski
Dr. John Kramer

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

St. Matthew's Church
Glendale, CA
The Rev. Pr. K. G. Banwart, Jr.

Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Goleta, CA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

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

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

Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

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

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

First Congregational Church of Martinez, UCC
Martinez, CA
The Rev. Kathryn M. Schreiber

Modesto First UMC
Modesto, CA
The Rev. Brandon Austin

Monte Vista UU Congregation
Montclair, CA
The Rev. Susan Manker

St. Timothy Lutheran Church
Monterey, CA
Pastor Clark Brown

Conejo Valley UU Fellowship
Newbury Park, CA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
Pasadena, CA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

The Church of Gnosis (Ecclesia Gnostica Mysteriorum)
Redwood City, CA
The Most Rev. Rosamonde Miller, Presiding Bishop

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

First United Methodist Church
Sacramento, CA
The Rev. Rod Brayfindley

Parkside Community Church UCC
Sacramento, CA
The Rev. Elizabeth Griswold

Kensington Community Church
San Diego, CA
The Rev. Darryl Kistler

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

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

Santa Teresa Hills Presbyterian Church
San Jose, CA
The Rev. Tom Coop

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

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
San Pedro, CA
The Rev. Jeanette Repp, Rector
The Rev. Ruth Eller, Assisting

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
San Rafael, CA
The Rev. Joy Atkinson, Minister

Church of the Foothills, UCC & DOC
Santa Ana, CA
The Rev. Dr. Mike Holland, Pastor

Common Ground Chapel
Santa Ana, CA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica
Santa Monica, CA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

The Community Church of Sebastopol
United Church of Christ
Sebastopol, CA
The Rev. Benjamin Broadbent

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Selma, CA
Maria Tafoya, Pastor

Earth Abides Catholic Worker Farm Community
Sheep Ranch, CA
Tom Spiritbringer

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
Solano Beach, CA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

UU Church of Ventura
Ventura, CA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Visalia
Visalia, CA
The Rev. Kathleen Scott
Harold Wood


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

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
Colorado Springs, CO
The Rev. Dr. Nori J. Rost, Minister

Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church
Denver, CO
Mark Meeks, Minister

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango
Durango, CO
The Rev. Michael Dowd

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

Congregation Beth Adam
Loveland, OH
Rabbi Robert B. Barr

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


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

Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation
Southington, CT
Rabbi Shelley Kovar Becker

St. John's Episcopal Church
Salisbury, CT
The Rev. Lance Beizer

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


The Presbyterian Church of Dover
Dover, DE
The Rev. Dr. Douglas L. Griffin

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

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

Open Mind Zen
Melbourne, FL
The Rev. Anthony Stultz

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

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

Naples Jewish Congregation
Naples, FL
Rabbi Sylvin Wolf

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee
Tallahassee, FL
The Rev. Charlotte Lehmann, Interim Minister

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

First Presbyterian Church of Umatilla Umatilla, FL
The Rev. Omar R. Gonzalez



First Unitarian Church of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI
The Rev. Dr. Claudene F. Oliva

Temple Emanu-El
Honolulu, HI
Dr. Dave Haymer


First United Presbyterian Church of Nampa
Nampa, ID
The Rev. Aaron Berkowitz


Compassion United Methodist Church
Brookfield, IL
The Rev. Beth Galbreath, UMC Deacon

Shields Chapel United Methodist Church
Canton, IL
The Rev. Wally Carlson

South Park United Methodist Church
Canton, IL
The Rev. Wally Carlson

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

University Church
Chicago, IL
The Rev. Eugene H. Winkler

The New Reform Congregation Kadima
Deerfield, IL
Rabbi David Oler

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

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

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

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

Peace Lutheran Church, ELCA
Steeleville, IL
The Rev. S. Blake Duncan


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

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

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

University Church
Lafayette, IN
The Rev. Clarinda E. Crawford, Pastor

Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
New Albany, IN
The Rev. Randy Mark Miles

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


Clarke University Campus Ministry
Dubuque, IA
Dr. Andrea Bixler

First Presbyterian Church
Mount Vernon, IA
The Rev. Lori Wunder


Atchison United Methodist Church
Atchison, KS
The Rev. Nancy J. Kollhoff

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


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


Acton Congregational Church
Acton, ME
The Rev. AbbyLynn Haskell

Benton Falls Congregational Church
Benton Falls, ME
The Rev. Kim Shrader

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

First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
East Millinocket, ME
The Rev. Dr. Bruce P. Burnham

First Congregational Church UCC
Waterville, ME
The Rev. Mark Wilson

Winslow Congregational Church
Winslow, ME
The Rev. Kim Shrader


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

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
Bethesda, MD
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

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

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

Grace United Chuch of Christ
Frederick, MD
Rob Apgar-Taylor

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

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland
Hollywood, MD
The Rev. James Gibbons Walker, Chaplain


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

First Parish Church
Billerica, MA
Yaakov Trek Reef

Trinity Congregational Church
Fitchburg, MA
The Rev. Susan E. Thomas

First Congregational Parish
Kingston, MA
The Rev. Dan King

Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church
Melrose, MA
The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson

Holy Trinity Parish
(Roman Catholic)
Quincy, MA
The Rev. Robert J. Carr

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

Temple Shir Tikva
Wayland, MA
Rabbi Douglas Kohn

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

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

First Congregational Church (UCC)
Kalamazoo, MI
The Rev. Nathan Dannison

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland, MI
Midland, MI
Jon Cleland-Host


Duluth Congregation Church
Duluth, MN
The Rev. Jennifer Amy-Dressler

Saints Martha and Mary Episcopal Church
Eagan, MN
The Rev. Alfred Joseph Hopwood

Zion United Church of Christ
Le Sueur, MN
The Rev. Dr. Kent A. Meyer, Senior Pastor

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


Unitarian Universalist Church of Jackson
Jackson, MS
Dr. Mike Kohut


Cape Girardeau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Cape Girardeau, MO
Allen Gathman

Columbia Friends Meeting
Columbia, MO
Brother David Finke

The New Reform Temple
Kansas City, MO
Rabbi Alan Londy

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

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

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


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, Pastor
The Rev. Josh Evans, Vicar

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

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Franklin
Franklin, NH
Vince Ribas

First Congregational Church, UCC
Haverhill, NH
The Rev. Rebecca Larson, Interim Minister

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

New Jersey

Temple Beth Am
Bayonne, NJ
Rabbi Cathy L. Felix

Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill, NJ
The Rev. Larry Smith

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

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

Temple Avodat Shalom
River Edge, NJ
Rabbi Paul Jacobson

United Presbyterian Church of West Orange
West Orange, NJ
The Rev. Mike Capron

New Mexico

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

New York

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

Bellmore Presbyterian Church
Bellmore, NY
The Rev. Dr. Jim Barnum, Pastor

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

Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Centre
East Rockaway, NY
Rabbi Andrew Warmflash

Jewish Center & Federation of the Twin Tiers / Congregation Kol Ami
Elmira, NY
Dr. Matthew Temple

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

Metropolitan Community Church
New York, NY
The Rev. Pat Bumgardner, Pastor

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

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

Community Church of Syosset
Syosset, NY
The Rev. Robert W. Gunn, Pastor

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

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

First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
Westernville, NY
The Rev. Jeffrey C. Courter, Pastor

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

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

Congregation Bayt Shalom
Greenville, NC
Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman

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

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

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

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

North Dakota

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


St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Akron, OH
The Rev. Gary A. McElroy

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

Church of the Covenant
Cleveland, OH
The Rev. Amy Starr Redwine

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

Glen Echo Presbyterian Church
Columbus, OH
The Rev. Leland W. Platt

Unity of Columbus
Columbus, OH
The Rev. Ted Schneider

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

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

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

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

Rocky River Presbyterian Church
Rocky River, OH
The Rev. Jon M. Fancher

First United Church of Christ
Shelby, OH
Pastor James Robinson

Unity Chapel of Light
Tallmadge, OH
Barry L. Vennard, Minister

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


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

Cathedral of Hope
United Church of Christ
Oklahoma City, OK
The Rev. Kayla Bonewell

Church of the Open Arms
United Church of Christ
Oklahoma City, OK
The Rev. Kayla Bonewell

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


Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Ashland, OR
The Rev. Michael Dowd

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

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

Riverside Community Church
Hood River, OR
The Rev. Michael Dowd

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

Unity of Portland
Portland, OR
The Rev. Michael Dowd

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

West Hills Friends
Portland, OR
Mike Huber


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

First Presbyterian Church in Springfield
Flourtown, PA
The Rev. Kevin Ireland

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

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

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)
New Holland, PA
The Rev. Dr. Charles H. Oberkehr

University Lutheran Church
Philadelphia, PA
The Rev. Dr. Nelson Rivera

Ecclesia Fellowship
Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Timothy Savisky

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

Kesher Israel Congregation
West Chester, PA
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

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

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

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Circular Congregational Church
Charleston, SC
The Rev. Jeremy Rutledge

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

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia
Columbia, SC
The Rev. Jennie Barrington, Interim Minister

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

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


First Presbyterian Church
Elizabethton, TN
The Rev. Dr. Brian C. Wyatt, Pastor
David Roane

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
Charles Sumner

Nashville Chapter
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State
Nashville, TN
The Rev. David Kidd
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


Trinity Church of Austin: UCC & UMC
Austin, TX
The Rev. Sid Hall, Senior Pastor

Unity of Austin
Austin, TX
The Rev. Dr. Anna Shouse, Senior Minister

Church of the Savior
Cedar Park, TX
The Rev. Mary Wilson, Pastor

Mount Hope Lutheran Church
El Paso, TX
Pastor Matt T. Barnhouse

First Congregational United Church of Christ
Fort Worth, TX
The Rev. Lee Ann Bryce, Senior 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

First Presbyterian Church
Rockwall, TX
The Rev. Cheryl Taylor

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

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

Baptist Church
Waco, TX
Dr. Gerald B. Cleaver


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southwest Utah
St. George, UT
The Rev. Michael Dowd


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


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

Christ Crossman United Methodist Church
Falls Church, VA
Mochel Morris, Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Ann Boyd

Congregation Beth El
Harrisonburg, VA
Rabbi Joe Blair

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

First Unitarian Church of Lynchburg - A Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Lynchburg, VA
The Rev. Paul Boothby
Don Manning

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 USA
Rabbi Joe Blair


Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church
Bainbridge Island, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
Bellevue, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Bellingham, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd
The Rev. Paul Beckel

Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Eastsound, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Edmonds, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Everett UCC Church
Everett, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

St. Augustine's-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church
Freeland, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church
Kirkland, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Langley United Methodist Church
Langley, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

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

Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Olympia, WA
The Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Temple Beth Hatfiloh
Olympia, WA
Rabbi Seth Goldstein
Dr. Michael Zimmerman

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Port Angeles, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

University Congregational Church (UCC)
Port Orchard, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Broadview Community UCC Church
Seattle, WA
The Rev. Gary Southerton

Prospect United Church of Christ
Seattle, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

University Congregational United Church of Christ
Seattle, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

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

Westminister Congregational United Church of Christ
Spokane, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA
The Rev. Jen Rude, University Pastor

Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Tacoma, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

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

First Congregational Church (UCC) of Walla Walla
Walla Walla, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island
Whidbey Island, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church
Woodinville, WA
The Rev. Michael Dowd

Washington, DC

Humanist Chaplaincy
American University
Washington, DC
Rabbi Binyamin Biber

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

West Virginia

Spencer Presbyterian Church
Spencer, WV
The Rev. Ron Buckalew

Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling, WV
Michael F. Steltenkamp, S.J.


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

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

James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Madison, WI
The Rev. Karen Quinlan

Our Savior Lutheran Church
Neenah, WI
The Rev. Catherine A. K. Mode

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

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

Bay Shore Lutheran Church
Whitefish Bay, WI
Pastor Norene Smith


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

International Partners


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

Pitt Street Uniting Church
Sydney, NSW, Australia
The Rev. Dr. Margaret Mayman



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

All Saints Anglican Church
Peterborough, ON, Canada
The Rev. Geoffrey Howson

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Newmarket, ON, Canada
The Rev. Dawn Hutchings

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


The Village MCC
Brighton, England
The Rev. Michael Hydes

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

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

Holly Mount United Reformed Church
Malvern, England
Andrew Webb

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


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

New Zealand

St David's Presbyterian Church
Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand
The Rev. Doug Lendrum, Minister

Christchurch Central Methodist Parish
Christchurch, New Zealand
The Rev. Andrew Donaldson

Christchurch South Methodist Parish
Christchurch, New Zealand
The Rev. Andrew Donaldson

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


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


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

Due to scheduling difficulties, some participating congregations will be holding
their events close to the weekend of 10 -12 February 2017 but not on that weekend.