If you wonder about how you could live with deeper meaning and purpose;

if you want to define your religious life by what you love rather than what you fear;

if you want the freedom to explore your spiritual life without the constraints of externally imposed dogma;

if you want to be an active agent in the work of peace and justice in this world;

…then this community may very well be the place for you.

      We look forward to connecting with you!

How to begin

We encourage you to start by joining a Sunday service, by participating in events that interest you, and by signing up for the weekly electronic newsletter, the eChalice.

Sunday Services

These days, you have the option of participating online, which is for many a comfortable way to get a sense of this community and what it’s about, or on-site (in-person).


To participate in Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. on-line service, join the Zoom meeting by clicking on the link below, OR by signing on to Zoom and entering the meeting ID and passcode, OR calling in by phone. The Zoom Room opens about 25 minutes before the service.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 746 107 217
Passcode: 688010

Join by phone
1 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 746 107 217 #
Passcode: 688010


We are currently holding on-site services as well. This gives you a chance to meet some people in the flesh and to get an embodied feel for the community. As virus realities change (sigh), we’re prepared to adjust.

You are invited to join many other conversations and online groups and meetings, of course – Singing Meditation, Walking Groups, Women’s and Men’s groups, the Book group…. Watch for offerings as they arise throughout the year.

We look forward to seeing you, whether in a Zoom room, or on South Church St. in Grass Valley.

Get the News

Click HERE to sign up for UUCM’s weekly e-newsletter (the eChalice) and/or the monthly newsletter (the Mountain Chalice).

UUCM’s Story

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains was founded a little over twenty-five years ago by people who attended the UU church in Auburn but who envisioned a community closer to home.  Since those fledgling days the community has grown substantially and now consists of more than 140 active members and many more friends, most of whom live in Nevada County but some of whom come from a distance, including, now, on-line.

Unitarian Universalism is different from most other denominations.  We are a community with diverse theological beliefs.  Some identify with the tradition of progressive Christianity; others are fed in their spiritual quest primarily by humanist and scientific thought.  Some look mainly to earth-centered spirituality for their inspiration, while others are drawn to eastern mysticism and practice.  We rejoice in this diversity of beliefs because we are committed to the basic notion that no one approach can encompass all truth. Whatever our individual thoughts, we each are enriched by being in community with those who see things differently so that our small window of wonder onto the world can be enlarged.

What defines and unites us in not conformity of beliefs but commonality of values.  We are united in our desire to live meaningfully and well in this life, for its own sake, rather than as a preparation for a possible future life.  We are united in our desire to help build a world that is more just, more equitable, and more humane for all of life, not only for ourselves.  We are united in our desire that the measure of our existence be based on how we live rather than what we profess, by deeds rather than creeds.