Ben Gabel, Congregational Administrator (Bio coming soon!)
The Congregational Administrator is available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 248-354-4488
Tuesday - Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A Letter From Rev. Kimi Riegel, the Minister
Each week all across the country visitors come into our Unitarian Universalist churches and exclaim, “I am Home! This is the place I have been looking for!” Northwest Unitarian Universalist church is no different. Each week we welcome visitors who have been looking for a religion that is for them — and we are it.
Ours is a liberal religion that seeks to encourage you on your spiritual journey. We are a faith community that puts the emphasis on your faith and your journey. We are about friendships and support as we worship, teach, learn and work to create a more just and peaceful world.
We are a welcoming congregation where diversity is valued. We welcome people of all races, ethnic backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, and yes, even religions. Bisexual, lesbian, gay and transgender persons will find a welcoming home with us. African Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans and all others will find a home with us. People who have found it difficult to fit into a particular faith — Christian, Jewish or Muslim — will find a home with us. Older people, children, married people, single people, people in same gender families and everyone in between will find a home with us.
This is the gift of Unitarian Universalism, our diversity. This is our message to the world: it can be done. We can learn to live together. Ours is a faith that is willing to grapple with the issues of learning to live together. We create worship that honors reason and holds sacred all the world’s religious traditions. We create dialog that honors all viewpoints. We create a governance structure that is democratic and inclusive. We create a community that affirms life-enhancing behaviors and quality in all our relationships. Ours truly is the faith that many have been looking for, longing for.
As a lifelong Unitarian Universalist I am committed to this faith and to this community. My personal goal is to give witness to that which is life enhancing. With this church community and our Unitarian Universalist values my ministry is rich with opportunity and growth. My hope is that you, too, will find a home that encourages your growth and supports you on the journey.
Rev. Kimi Riegel
Joshua Berg is a Master of Divinity student at Meadville Lombard Theological School working toward Fellowship in the UUA.
In 2017, he completed one unit of chaplaincy training at Beaumont Hospital and hopes to continue toward board certification as a chaplain.
Joshua has been working as a humanist celebrant for the past few years, officiating over 50 rites of passage. Joshua also works part-time as the operations manager for the International Institute of Secular Humanistic Judaism and is a member of the board of governors of The Humanist Society
Joshua has published numerous articles in publications including The Humanist magazine and The Detroit Jewish News.
For the past year, Rev. Kimi has been Joshua's teaching pastor and he is delighted to have the opportunity to intern with this amazing congregation!
Reaching our Minister
Rev. Riegel will be in the church office all day Tuesdays and Thursdays and Friday mornings. As well as other days by appointment .
Please call before coming as she is sometimes in a meeting or might have been called away. And as always, she is available for emergencies at any time.
You can reach her at the church office (248-354-4488) — or leave her a message. She will get back to you promptly.
By email: email@example.com