What we're about

We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.

We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything

We need not think alike to love alike. We are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be.

We are Unitarian Universalist and Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, atheist and agnostic, believers in God, and more.

On the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years, we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

We welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. Join us on this extraordinary adventure of faith. Get involved!

Upcoming events (5+)

Meditation

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

FRIENDSHIP SANGHA OF THE HEART (BUDDHIST MEDITATION) The Friendship Sangha of the Heart practices mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Monday evening meditation includes silent sitting meditation, silent walking meditation, inspirational readings, singing/chanting, and an opportunity to share about the meditation practice. This weekly program is open to anyone who wants to meditate. To learn more about this practice you are welcome to attend a once a month introduction. A silent potluck vegetarian meal is held when a fifth Monday occurs in a month, about four times a year Website: FriendshipSangha.org

Sunday Worship Service

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

Sunday services begin at 10am, with music beginning at 9:45am. There are religious education classes for children of all ages. Stay after service for coffee, bagels & socializing. All are welcome!

Meditation

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

FRIENDSHIP SANGHA OF THE HEART (BUDDHIST MEDITATION) The Friendship Sangha of the Heart practices mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Monday evening meditation includes silent sitting meditation, silent walking meditation, inspirational readings, singing/chanting, and an opportunity to share about the meditation practice. This weekly program is open to anyone who wants to meditate. To learn more about this practice you are welcome to attend a once a month introduction. A silent potluck vegetarian meal is held when a fifth Monday occurs in a month, about four times a year Website: FriendshipSangha.org

UU Hiking Group

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

UU Hikers Days: First Saturday of each month Time: Leave church parking lot at 8:00 AM sharp or meet at trailhead Location: Each hike is at a different trailhead usually within a one hour drive of our church We are a group of walkers from the Ventura UU congregation who enjoy an occasional moderately challenging hike. Some hikes are more challenging than others. Choose a hike appropriate for your ability. Most of our walks are from five to eight miles with an elevation gain usually less than 1000”. They generally take from a half day to a full day including driving. We mix it up every now and then with a short back pack trip. Anyone who is physically capable of comfortably completing our walk is welcome. Capable guests are welcome. Enjoy the adventure, the exercise, the view, the company.

Past events (128)

Sunday Worship Service

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura

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