Our Approach

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Our approach

Lake Shore Unitarian Society represents a new way to think about “going to church.” Instead of focusing on a particular doctrine, we embrace values shared by the world’s major religions and a set of principles that include justice, peace, compassion, and the inherent worth of every human being.

Whether you believe in God or not, or you are not sure, you’ll be welcomed warmly. We come together every Sunday to think about life’s “big questions,” support one another in finding our spiritual paths, and get inspired not just to talk about but to live our values day to day.

Some in our congregation were raised Unitarian. Many others are from a Christian or Jewish background. Some are part of an interfaith marriage or family, while others have never been affiliated with a church at all. Whatever your spiritual background, there’s a place for you and your family in our close-knit community.  


“Growing up, we’re told not to talk about religion in a social context. Here’s a place where we can talk about it.” —Dani Petrie, yoga studio owner

 

“We all have our communities of friends, but there’s something special about this community. You know they’re there for you.” —Nancy Prial, investment fund manager

 

 

“I’ve never met such an open-minded group. They are very diverse ideologically, not coming at life from a specific point of view in terms of politics or spirituality. It’s exciting to have everyone from believers to atheists in the same room, discussing the soul.” —Steve Asma, philosophy professor & frequent LSUS speaker