UUC in Ogden earns recognition as 'breakthrough congregation'

May 25 2012 - 4:50pm

OGDEN -- The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden has been named as a breakthrough congregation by the national Unitarian Universalist Church.

Each year the national church's Office of Growth Strategies recognizes a handful of congregations that have "broken through" barriers to achieve exemplary goals, states a news release from the church.

An article in the summer edition of the national church's magazine, UU World, is posted at bit.ly/J6D603.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden's embrace of multigenerational worship and religious education for all ages has drawn attention from across the national church.

The Ogden church also has become a sanctuary for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths and a community hub for social justice work.

The national church has published a study guide to go with the article, so that other congregations from throughout the country may use the article as a teaching tool for their congregations.

The minister at the Ogden Church, Rev. Theresa Novak, said she believes other congregations could also do what her church has done.

"A lot of it is just having a sense of mission, and a willingness to try different things. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don't, but if you don't try, nothing will happen."

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