From The Reverend Craig M. Nowak, Minister
On behalf of the members and friends of the congregation, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church (BUUC) website. We’re glad you are here.
At BUUC we affirm the principles of our Unitarian Universalist* faith which calls us to live with compassion, seek justice, and support spiritual growth. Our faith, while rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition, draws from the wisdom of all the world’s great religious traditions.
BUUC is a place to grow your soul. Each week we set aside time to gather as a community, adults and children alike, for worship. Through inspiring and, at times, challenging words, engaging music and singing, and offerings to benefit the community outside our walls, we strive to support and encourage one another’s spiritual growth.
BUUC is a place to build and deepen relationships. We are a community of innumerable diversities, genuinely interested in each other’s unique history, ideas, stories, and beliefs. We seek to understand and honor the interconnectedness of all life and how our relationship to self, one another, and nature impacts the world in which we live.
BUUC is a place, in the words of Unitarian Universalist theologian James Luther Adams, “to practice what it means to be human.” Everyday life is more complex and demanding than ever. We are a community that seeks to empower one another toward lives of spiritual depth, personal fulfillment, and service to others in a world of unceasing demands.
BUUC is all of this and more thanks to the passion, joy, and commitment of its members, friends, and staff who work together to provide engaging worship, superb music and religious education programming, and meaningful service to the community.
I personally invite you to come, visit us in person, and see for yourself what BUUC is all about. We look forward to welcoming you.
Peace and blessings,
Reverend Craig M. Nowak
*You can read in more depth about our faith tradition at UUA.org.
When to Call a Minister
- When you don’t know me, but would like to.
- When you have problems or concerns you’d like to discuss problems with your job, children, partner/spouse, or anything else where a sympathetic ear might be of help.
- When someone close to you has died, is suicidal, or is critically ill.
- When you are going to the hospital or know of someone else in the congregation who is.
- When you’d like to make advance plans for your funeral or memorial service. When you’re planning to be married.
- When you have given birth to a child.
- When you wish to have a child dedication.
- When you have a friend or neighbor who would like more information about Unitarian Universalism.
- When you’re considering joining the church, but you still have some questions.
- When you’d like to include the church in your will or make a special gift, but you’re not sure how.
- When you’d like to help in committee work or church school teaching.
- When you’re upset with me or would like to express appreciation. When you’d like to talk about religion and spirituality.