We, the members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport, borrow these words from Unitarian Universalist minister, the Reverend Erika A. Hewitt, to welcome you to this website. We often use the same words to welcome you from the pulpit to a typical Sunday morning service in our church.

“All of us are welcome here. All of us are loved.

Some of us are bringing our best selves to this space, and some of us of bringing our struggling selves, including pieces we might be ashamed of.

Some of us already have open hearts, and some of us aren’t quite there yet, because our hearts have gotten a little beat up this past week and we might have forgotten how to trust and be open. Your heart is welcome here, no matter how bruised. We welcome you among us.

All of us are imperfect, but we are here to drop our defenses and trust that what happens is powerful and life-giving. Together, we affirm that this day and our being together can make each of us braver, more compassionate, and wiser than when we woke up this morning.

We welcome you here! All of us are welcome here. All of us are loved. “