Welcome to our online sanctuary!
Whoever you are, whatever your story, we bid you welcome!
Peter Mayer's song, "Holy Now," expresses the faith you will find here—a conviction that what is sacred cannot be contained by walls or words.
We have thought about you, wondered about you, imagined you, as we have created this place out of time, this unique spiritual community.
We are a community of thousands of people from around the world, with a variety of life situations and circumstances. We come here because we value companionship on our journey which is non-judgmental, curious, respectful, engaged.
We come here speaking and seeking many languages of meaning—Christian and atheist, Buddhist and Jewish, Muslim and Hindu and agnostic. We are spiritual but not religious. We come here as faithful members of religious congregations, and people who only cross those thresholds for wedding and funerals.
We come here with diverse identities—from many cultures, genders, races, sexual orientations, nationalities, faith perspectives, political parties, ages and abilities.
We come here with shared values—values of love, acceptance, diversity, justice, spiritual growth, the worth and dignity of all. We come to experience our interdependence, to touch strength together that we cannot find alone.
Whoever you are, whatever your story, we bid you welcome. We hope that this online spiritual community will be a home for you in the tough moments of your life, times when you want to celebrate life’s blessings, and when it’s just another Tuesday afternoon crawling by. Welcome.
We see it all the time: Signs by doors say, “Everyone welcome here,” but we know it’s not true. We know that, because of our economic status, or sexual orientation, or gender identity, or racial or cultural background, or physical or mental ability, we are not actually welcome.
I'm Meg Riley, Senior Minister here. I thought I’d save you time by being honest up front and saying that, while all people are, of course, welcome here, time has shown that folks who hold certain beliefs will ultimately be uncomfortable and leave. To make it easy on you, I have named some of those beliefs which, if you hold them, may well mean that you won’t like it here.