Gratitude and Communion

The Reverend Emily Melcher

Our annual Thanksgiving service adapts traditional liturgies and rituals in light of Unitarian Universalism. The sharing of bread and water invite awareness of the bounty and limits of our planet; bind us in kinship with all humankind; and remind us of life’s twin necessities: receiving and giving, Our minister and members of the congregation will share reflections on gratitude for the gift of life, the bounty of Earth, and our commitment to a world of peace, justice and love.
Effie Brown, worship associate

Find Us

Our Physical Location:
20103 State Route 525, Freeland, Washington
Directions and a map may be found on our Find Us page.
For information please contact our administrator.

Our Mailing Address:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island
P.O. Box 1076
Freeland, WA 98249

Message Phone: 360-321-8656

Our Minister

The Reverend Emily Melcher:

The Reverend Emily Melcher is an Ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister who served as Interim Minister in congregations in VT, CT, and WA prior to accepting our half-time position at UUCWI. She lives in Olympia and travels to Whidbey twice a month to conduct services. Emily is also pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice, and Strategic Leadership at Claremont School of Theology.

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