We are a strong and vibrant community of people who gather together, accepting that we may have different views and beliefs. We grant each individual the chance to have input into who we are and how we relate to the larger world. Unitarian Universalism is a bottom up structure, led by individual congregations in a democratic manner. We hold annual meetings and vote on issues before the church. While only Members vote and hold certain elected positions, all are welcomed as part of our church family and are encouraged to join committees, pledge, and take part in all church activities. We open the church year with a water communion, in which we are invited to bring a sample of water collected from places visited over the summer. This water is an appropriate symbol, for we draw our spiritual sustenance from the deep wells of Christian, Jewish, Unitarian, Universalist, Pagan, Buddhist, Muslim, humanist and other religious traditions, and lift up the right of individual conscience in the big questions of life. Throughout the church year, we have a lot of fun, from the Annual Auction to the Winter Solstice Service and the Christmas Eve Service, from pot luck dinners to an end of the church year picnic in June. a monthly coffeehouse, Rise Up Singing group and other concerts, and opportunities for community service, social justice and spiritual growth. Religious education is held for all ages each Sunday morning during the service hour.