An Invitation from our Minister

Rev. Ron Phares

Rev. Ron Phares

Welcome to North Shore Unitarian Church!  

Our faith has so much to offer you. We believe in the Unity of All Creation with Love at its Heart. And we believe in you. We believe that whoever you are, wherever you come from, whomever you love, and whatever your beliefs – you are welcome here.

North Shore Unitarian Church is a place where Atheists and Christians, Buddhists and Mystics, Jews and Sufis, all of the above and none of the above can worship, learn, grow and work together to build a better world.

We come together to build community that nurtures our spirits and takes a stand for love and justice.  Our tradition, Unitarian Universalism, has historic roots but a fresh approach to religion and spirituality. It acknowledges that each of us is on our own journey, but also reminds us that we need one another along the way. 

People often come here longing for a community to support them in living their deepest values. Our congregation includes people of all ages and of many different backgrounds. We celebrate with one another in times of joy, and hold one another in times of sorrow. We seek to learn and grow together, enriching our own lives, and we work to bless the world with our acts of service. Sometimes people come in pain or confusion, looking for answers. How do I offer my children a moral foundation in these complex times? How do I cope with the challenges the world has thrown at me? Why do I feel empty even when things seem like they are going well? What is life calling me to be or do?

Our religious tradition invites us to live these questions, supporting one another through all that life brings us.

It has been said of Unitarians that we do not have to “think alike to love alike.” When we gather in this religious community, we can bring our whole selves, and from that wholeness do our part to help heal the world.

The best way to get to know us is to come to a Sunday service. Then come again. You may find a home here as so many have. I hope you do.

I look forward to meeting you!