Participating Congregations – Add Your Church for 2016!

Hundreds of churches around the world have adopted the Welcome Statement of ProgressiveChristianity.org, which includes explicit support for religious pluralism. These churches listed below plan on celebrating Pluralism Sunday this year or have done so in years past. Those churches which have notified us of their specific plans to celebrate it this year are indicated as “Participating 2016”. To add your church to the list, email Rev. Jim Burklo – include the ways your congregation plans to celebrate the event.

Participant Congregations:

AUSTRALIA

The Church of St James, Canberra, Australia
Rev. Rex Hunt, pastor, Email, Website

Nunawading Uniting Church, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Rev. Rev Dr Paul Tonson, pastor – Participating April 29, 2012

Sandringham Uniting Church, Sandringham, Victoria, Australia
Rev. Eileen Ray, pastor, Email – Participating May 5,2013

CANADA

All Saints Anglican Church, Agassiz, BC
Rev. Dave Price, rector, Email, Website
Participating May 5, 2013

Cowichan Station Church, Cowichan Valley, BC
Rev. Dawn Braithwaite, pastor, Email, Website

St Laurence Anglican Church, Coquitlam, BC
Rev. Gertrude Lebans, pastor, Email, Website – Participating May 6, 2012

Upper Stewiacke – Springside Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada, Nova Scotia
Rev. Marilyn MacDonald, pastor, Email Participating May 6, 2012

St Matthias Anglican Church, Guelph, ON
Rev. Elizabeth Huether, pastor, Email, Website – Participating May 6, 2012

Kinmount Uniting Church, Kinmount, ON
Rev. Desmond Howard, pastor, Email, Participating May 6, 2012

Rowntree Memorial United Church, London, ON
Rev. Judith Gilliland, pastor, Email, Website
Participating May 5, 2013

HONG KONG

Unitarian Universalists
Alexander Szeto, president, Email, Website

NEW ZEALAND

Kapiti Uniting Parish, Waikanae Beach, NZ
Rev. Norman Wilkins, pastor, Email, Website

St. Matthews-In-The-City, Auckland, NZ
Rev. Clay Nelson, pastor, Email, Website

St. Andrews on The Terrace, Wellington, NZ
Rev. Margaret Mayman, pastor, Email, Website
Participating May 5, 2013

SCOTLAND

St Magnus Cathedral Kirkwall, , Orkney, Scotland
Rev. Fraser Macnaughton, minister Email, Website
Participating May 6, 2012

UNITED STATES

ALABAMA

Prince of Peace Progressive Christian Alliance, Anniston, AL
Roger McClellan Email, Website

ARIZONA

Federated Community Church, Flagstaff, AZ
Rev. Jed Schenk, Pastor, Email, Website
Participating April 29, 2012

The Fountains, a United Methodist Church, Fountain Hills, AZ
Rev. Dave Felten, pastorEmail, Website
Participating 2013

First Congregational UCC, Phoenix, AZ
Rev. Dr. Steve Wayles, pastorEmail, Website

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Parish, Tempe, AZ
Rev. Gil Stafford, pastorEmail, Website
Participating May 6, 2012


CALIFORNIA

Congregational Church (UCC) of Belmont, Belmont, CA
Rev. Kristi Denham, Pastor, Email, Website
Participating May 4, 2014

Brea Congregational Church (UCC), Brea, CA
Rev. Jeanyne Slettom, Pastor, Email, Website

Fairview Community Church (UCC), Costa Mesa, CA
Rev. Sarah Halverson, Pastor, Email, Website

Fairfax Community Church (UCC), Fairfax, CA
Rev. Katharine Harts, Pastor, Email, Website
Participating 2013

Niles Congregational UCC and First Christian Church DOC, celebrating together at Niles Congregational , Fremont, CA
Rev. Jeff Spencer, Pastor, Niles UCCEmail, Website

Congregational Church of Fullerton (UCC), Fullerton, CA
Rev. Gary Chomiak, Pastor, Email, Website

Unity Spiritual Life Center, Laguna Hills, CA
Rev. Margaret Melanie, Pastor, Email, Website

First Congregational UCC, Long Beach, CA
Rev. Jerry Stinson, pastor, Email, Website

Mt Hollywood Congregational UCC, Los Angeles, CA
Website
Participating May 5, 2013

Manhattan Beach Community Church, United Church of Christ , Manhattan Beach, CA
Website
Participating April 29, 2012

Trinity Episcopal Church, Menlo Park, CA
Rev. Frannie Hall Kieschnick, associate priest, Email, Website

Unity of Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA
Rev. Vicky Elder, Pastor, Email, Website
Participating May 2012

Skyline Community UCC,, Oakland, CA
Rev. Laurie Manning, Pastor, Email, Website

Sausalito Presbyterian, Sausalito, CA
Website

Pioneer Congregational UCC, Sacramento, CA
Rev. James Truesdell, pastor Email

First United Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA
Rev. Susan Strouse, Pastor, Email, Website
Participating May 6, 2012

Metropolitan Community Church, San Francisco, CA
Rev. Victor Floyd, Pastor, Email, Website
Participating 2013

Bethany United Methodist Church, San Francisco, CA
Rev. Lauren Chafee, Pastor, Email, Website

Congregational Church, UCC, San Mateo, CA
Rev. Penny Nixon, Pastor, Email, Website

First Congregational UCC Church, Santa Barbara, CA
Rev. Betty Sue Sherrod, Pastor, Email, Website Participating May 6, 2012

United Church of Christ, UCC, Simi Valley, CA
Rev. June Goudy, Pastor, Email, Website
Participating May 27, 2012

Episcopal Church of Saint Anne, Stockton, CA
Rev. Mark Hall, rector, Email, Website

Seaside Commmunity UCC, Torrance, CA
Rev. Dave Sigmund, pastor, Email, Website
Participating May 5, 2013

CONNECTICUT

Somers Congregational UCC, Somers, CT
Rev. Dr. Barry Cass, pastorEmail, Website

COLORADO

Aspen Community United Methodist Church, Aspen, CO
Rev. Jane Keener-Quiat, pastorEmail, Website

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Westminster Presbyterian, Washington, DC
Rev.s Ruth and Brian Hamilton, pastors, Email, Website

FLORIDA

Faith United Church of Christ, Dunedin, FL
Website
– Participating Fall 2012

Unity of the Keys, Key West, FL
Rev. Durrell Watkins, canon pastor, Email
Website

Sunshine Cathedral, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Rev. Phillip Smedstad, pastor, Email
Website
Participating May 6, 2012

GEORGIA

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, McDonough, GA
Rev. Robb Harrell, pastor, Email
Website

ILLINOIS

New Covenant Community Church, Normal, IL
Rev’s Susan and Bob Ryder, pastors, Email, Website

First Presbyterian Church, Normal, IL
Kelly Becker, youth director Email, Website
Participating May 6, 2012

INDIANA

Holy Redeemer Reformed Catholic Church, Ft. Wayne, IN
Rev. Michel Holland, pastor, Email

St Peter’s United Church,, Wadesville, IN
Rev. Michael Erwin, pastor, Email, Website
Participating 2013

KANSAS

Faith Community Church, Topeka, KS
Rev. Jerry Quiring, pastor, Email, Website

MAINE

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Rev. Susan Colburn, pastor, Email, Website

MARYLAND

Chesapeake Creation Spirituality Community, Annapolis, MD
Rev. Wayne Schwandt, pastor, Email, Website

MASSACHUSETTS

Unitarian Universalist Church, Weymouth, MA
Rev. Richard Trudeau, pastor, Email, Website

MICHIGAN

Ephiphany Unitarian Universalist Church, Fenton, MI
Rev. David Abbott, pastor, Email, Website

Christ Community Church, Spring Lake, MI
Rev. Ian Lawton, pastor, Email, Website

MINNESOTA

Open Circle Church Burnsville, MN
Rev. Jay Steele, pastor, Email, Website

Mizpah UCC Minneapolis (Hopkins – West Metro), MN
Rev. Steve Thom, pastor, Email, Website

Peace United Methodist Church Shoreview, MN
Rev. Hugh Stephenson, pastor, Email, Website

MONTANA

Heritage of Faith Christian Church, Disciples of Christ Polson, MT
Rev. John Payne, pastor, Email, Website

Plymouth United Church of Christ Helena, MT
Rev. Cathy Barker, pastor, Email, Website

NEBRASKA

Countryside Community United Church of Christ, Omaha, Nebraska
Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes, Pastor, Email, Website
Participating May 6 through June 17, 2012

First United Methodist Church, Omaha, Nebraska
Rev. Jane Florence, Pastor, Email, Website

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Deering Community Church, Deering, New Hampshire
Rev. Barbara Currie, Pastor, Email, Website

Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Nashua, New Hampshire
Rev. Ed Koonz, Pastor, Email, Website

Plymouth United Church of Christ, Plymouth, New Hampshire
Rev. Judith Gooch, Pastor, Email, Website

NEW YORK

Phoenix United Church of Christ, Buffalo, NY
The Rev. Debbie Baxter, pastor Email, Website
Participating May 6, 2012

St. John’s Grace Episcopal Church, Buffalo, NY
The Rev. Philip W. Dougharty, Rector, Email, Website

Reformed Church of Cortlandtown, Cortland, NY
Rev. Doug Leonard, Pastor, Email, Website

The Stone Church of Cragsmoor, Cragsmoor, NY
Rev. Jeffrey C. Slade, Pastor, Email, Website

Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Schenectady, NY
Bishop Paul Peter Jesep, pastor, Email, Website

NORTH CAROLINA

Open Hearts Gathering, Gastonia, NC
Rev. Dennis Teall-Fleming, Pastor, Email, Website Facebook Event Page Participating May 6, 2012

OHIO

Mt Adams Pilgrim Chapel United Church of Christ, Cincinnati, OH
Rev Bob Croskery, pastor, Email, Website
Participating May 6, 2012

Christ Episcopal Church, Dayton, OH
The Rev. John Paddock, Pastor, Email, Website

St. John’s Church, UCC, Troy, OH
The Rev. Stuart Wells, Pastor, Email

OKLAHOMA

University Place Christian Church, Enid, OK
Rev. Jerry Ray Galbreath Email

OREGON

First Congregational UCC, Eugene, OR
Rev. Sue Hamilton Flory Email Website

All People’s UCC, Bend, OR
Rev. Greg Flint Email Participating May 6, 2012

TENNESSEE

First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton, TN
Rev. John Shuck, pastor, Email, Website

TEXAS

Covenant Church, American Baptist / Alliance of Baptists, Houston, TX
Rev. Jeremy Rutledge, pastor, Email, Website

The Gathering United Church of Christ, San Angelo, TX
Rev. Karen Schmeltekopf, pastor, Email, Website Participating May 6, 2012

VIRGINIA

First Congregational Christian United Church of Christ, Chesterfield, VA
Rev Harvey Joyner, pastor, Email, Website

Lynnhaven Colony Congregational UCC, Virginia Beach, VA
Rev Mark Munson, pastor, Email, Website
Participating May 6, 2012

WASHINGTON (STATE)

United Church of Christ, Chewelah , WA
Rev. Matthew E. Melchor-Gordon, Pastor Email, Website

Magnolia United Church of Christ, Seattle, WA
Rev Cathy Barker, pastor, Email, Website

First Congregational United Church of Christ, Tacoma, WA
Rev Bill Greaver, pastor, Email, Website
Participating April 22, 2012

WISCONSIN

First United Methodist Church, Madison, WI
Rev. Tina Lang, pastor Email Website
Participating 2013

Hope United Church of Christ, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Rev. Richard Feyen, pastor Email Website
Participating 2012

WYOMING

St Paul’s United Church of Christ, Laramie, WY
Rev. Todd Smiedendorf, pastor Website

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