Jeff Jones

I lived in this community for 30 years without knowing this church was here. Then my wife and I came to an Americana concert. I looked around at the [Unitarian Universalist] Seven Principles painted on the wall and said, “That makes sense to me.”

I was raised Lutheran and my wife was raised Catholic, so we looked for a compromise, but nothing seemed to reflect our ideas. We decided we would just have to remain spiritual on our own. When I heard a few services here, I was blown away by the level of knowledge and thought.

I stay because of the people, and especially because of my involvement with the technology team. And also because of occasional events like the recent interfaith gathering with representatives of 20 different religions. That is an example of a kind of opportunity you won’t find at most churches.