Rev. Samuel Schaal

Reaching Out

Creating space for strangers to become friends is one of the central acts of the church. Hospitality is not inviting others to become like us, but to help others find themselves while among us.


As the winter holidays approach, daylight diminishes, days are shorter and temperatures are (somewhat) cooler. It is a season of anticipation. So we wait for warmth, for light, for … what?

“Growing A Soul“

The quest for truth has been a value of our Unitarian Universalist faith for centuries. It is not merely a quest for knowledge, but also an adventure in spiritual growth. Channing called it self-culture. We might call it growing a soul.

At Home in the Wilderness

The wilderness is uncertain, and getting through it can seem confusing as the comforts of routine are left behind. But the wilderness and desert experiences of our lives can be a time of exploration and discovery. As we begin our ministry together, we’ll explore the joys of the journey.