Introducing the First Unitarian Church of Hobart
Our church is part of the national Unitarian Universalist Association (uua.org), and provides a non-creedal, liberal religious experience to all who support our principles, which are printed in the front of our hymnals.
Our roots lie deep in the history of Northwest Indiana. Our sanctuary, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1874 and has been occupied by our congregation ever since. We housed the first lending library in Hobart, which is currently housed in our lower level discussion room. We continue to be active in humanitarian efforts in the region.
Our congregation is extremely diverse. We gather from all over Northwest Indiana, and draw from many different spiritual sources. We form a community that cherishes religious pluralism, promotes the inherent dignity of every person, and provides mutual support as we seek our personal spiritual and intellectual growth. A combination of four characteristics makes us unique: we are liberal and open, our children are involved in all aspects of our community, our mission is valued over our institution, and our culture is one of encouragement.
Please feel free to ask us about our denomination, our church, and our beliefs.
Minister: Rev. Chip Roush*
Board President: Maggie Reister Walters
Religious Education Chair: Michele Ferrel
Worship Committee Co-Chairs: Peter Martin
Office Manager: Jan Zorn
Music Director: Jeremy Jacobsen
Vanguard Editor: Susan Lee
Webmaster: James Johnson
*Rev. Roush serves the church as an interim minister.
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