August 22, 2014
5654 Ralston Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 644-3898

Our Mission

We, the members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, united by our liberal religious tradition, seek truths and meaning, and commit to right action. We will nurture our congregation and carry our principles forth to better ourselves, our community and our planet. To these purposes, we pledge our hearts and hands, our minds and means.

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See what we are doing to help End Homelessness in Ventura and beyond.

Join the Action Team, fourth Tuesday of every month

1:15pm at the church.

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A Community of Religious Liberals

banner chaliceImagine a religion that places more importance on your values than on your religious beliefs (or disbeliefs). Imagine a religion that welcomes your questions and affirms your search for truth and meaning. This is that religion.
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Imagine a place where you are accepted as you are and challenged and inspired to be better than you are. Imagine a place that will nurture your child's sense of wonder and awe and help them find truths rather than ask them to memorize the truths of others. This is that kind of place.

Please join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 for worship, and Wednesday evenings at 6pm. To see a map to our church, please go to the Contact Us page.

Meet the Ministers

An Invitation from the Rev. Jan Christian  -- Senior Minister

The Reverend Jan Christian
When I first visited a Unitarian Universalist Church, it felt like coming home. I never knew such a place existed. I knew more then about what I didn't believe than what I did believe. I wanted a place that would encourage my questions and honor my skepticism and provide a community at the same time. What I have found over the years is a place that has inspired me to move beyond focusing on what I don't believe to what I do believe. And more importantly, it is a place beyond belief. It is a place that emphasizes our freedom to believe whatever we must in order to live ethical, loving lives and helps connect us to something bigger than ourselves. Our good news is that "we need not think alike to love alike." If this is what you are looking for, I hope to meet you soon at a Sunday morning worship service. Come nurture your spirit and help heal our world.


An Invitation from the Rev. David Pyle --
Assistant Minister

christmas dayWhen I became a Unitarian Universalist after serving as a peacekeeper in Bosnia and a soldier in Latin America, it was the UU vision of a world where we are all interdependent with each other and have inherent worth and dignity that transformed me.  I had seen war and trauma, and was looking for a way we humans could create peace in this world, in this time, for us all. 

That is the hope, the dream, and the mission of our Liberal Faith.  As a Unitarian Universalist Church, we are called to transformations of peace, of hope, and of love... in our own hearts, in our families, in our community, and in our world.  We are called to work for justice in the world in ways that bring down the walls that separate us.  We are called to build an intentional community of covenant and love, to care for others and to be cared for by others.  We are called to spiritual growth for the purpose of transforming the world by transforming ourselves.  As we have learned from and with our children in Religious Education, we are the church of the Loving Heart, the Open Mind, and the Helping Hands. 

Rev. David Pyle is also an Army Reserve Chaplain, serving with the 349th Combat Support Hospital in Bell, California. 

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Please join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00 for worship!

And join us for an engaging and  participatory worship experience on Wednesday Evenings at 6pm.

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Upcoming Events


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Board of Trustees


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Men's Group III


1:00 am - 08/23/14 11:00 am
Tour de Dreams


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Movie Night


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Worship Service


11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Women's Group


11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Humanism Seminar


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
River Haven dinner pickup

Click the Events tab above for a full calendar view. You may also wish to download our Newsletter "On Common Ground" for more event information.