Quest For Meaning is a ministry of the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), a Unitarian Universalist congregation without walls. Our 3,500 members, with their children, live all over the world. What brings us together is the desire to connect, seek, share and grow. You are welcome here whether you are a CLF member or not. Take your time, get to know us.
Who We Are
- We believe life is a gift, and the sacred is to be found in all aspects of life.
- We believe children are born holy and do not need someone else to save their souls. We each are responsible to save our own souls, and because our souls are intertwined with one another, this involves caring for the common good.
- We believe faith is not about doctrine or creed, and the Spirit of Life cannot be adequately described by any name—though we use every name and no name.
- We are atheists and Christians, Buddhists and Jews, agnostics and Hindus, who know that no metaphor or story of the holy is big enough to truly hold what is holy. We are people who value diversity: of opinion, of culture, of language, of life experience, of spiritual practice.
- We are people of every race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, political stripe, economic status.
- We draw meaning from many sources—from science, art, poetry, sacred texts, the world around us, one another, and our own experiences in life. We are people who value action—acts for justice, acts for equality, acts of kindness, acts of self-care, acts of stewardship of the planet.
- We are people who believe the measure of a life well lived is the love carried in the hearts of those who knew us.
Whatever route has brought you here, and whatever the path you walk with us, we are glad that you are here!
For more information about the CLF, visit clfuu.org.
Meet our Senior Minister, the Rev. Meg Riley
I am thrilled beyond words to serve what I consider the most creative, unusual, spiritual community in the world! In this congregation without walls, my responsibilities include spiritual leadership, working with others to envision our future, preaching, counseling, and being a general gadfly.
Before coming to the CLF, I served the Unitarian Universalist Association in a variety of positions including directing the Advocacy and Witness Programs, Washington Office for Advocacy, Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Concerns, and Youth Office. I directed the Standing on the Side of Love campaign and the Unitarian Universalist response to Hurricane Katrina.
I have served many national boards of directors including the Interfaith Alliance, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. I’ve been founding president of two organizations, Faith in Public Life and Equal Partners in Faith.
In short, I have spent my life’s work advocating for a world of peace and justice. In so doing, I became quite interested in the media revolution taking place, and in the opportunity to create deep and meaningful community on the internet. I live in South Minneapolis with my human and animal family.