Houses of Worship open Wednesday, November 9th

for prayer, meditation, and solace

(alphabetical by state and city) (ministers/staff: please give church name, address, hours open, and a description of activities if desired)



UU Fellowship of Montgomery, 2810 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery

12-4pm, 7-9pm safe space for quiet comfort or talk as needed. Minister available.




Valley UU Congregation, 6400 West Del Rio Street, Chandler, AZ

10-11:30 a.m., 2-3:30 p.m.



UU Fellowship, Fayetteville, AR, 901 Cleveland St

Minister available 10-3pm, 7pm meditative service “Compassion for Self, for Others”



Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists

190 Finley St.

Auburn, CA 95603

Caring for Our Souls 6:30-8pm


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County

2172 Kiernan Ave, Modesto, CA

Sanctuary open and minister available 9am-12pm

“Sing and Share” 6:30-8:30pm

Santa Paula

Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula

745 E Main Street

Santa Paula, CA 93060

Church open and minister available 11am-5pm for

Candles and readings, community gathering

Silent Meditation 6pm-6:50pm

Walnut Creek

Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church

55 Eckley Lane

Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Meditation 6:30-7 p.m.

Gathering for Worship and Healing 7-8 p.m.



Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder

5001 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, CO.

Post election healing space 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  and 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist

520 S 3rd Street, Carbondale, CO 81623

Post election healing space 10am - 3pm


First Unitarian Society of Denver

1400 Lafayette St

Denver, CO 80218

Doors open at 7:30pm,  Vigil at 8pm


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango

419 San Juan Drive, Durango, CO.

Gathering time 6:30pm in sanctuary

Grand Junction

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley (Grand Junction) 536 Ouray Ave. Election Debrief 10:00 a.m.


Jefferson Unitarian Church

14350 W 32nd Ave

Golden Colorado 80401

Holding space for all in the Chapel 7:00-8:30am, lunch time and 5:30-8:30pm


Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church

6724 S Webster St

Littleton, CO 80128


Vigil at 7pm to take care of hearts and souls.  Rev Julia will be in the building from 3pm-9pm.



Post Election Healing Space, 5-8pm, Unitarian Society of Hartford

New Haven/Hamden:

Unitarian Society of New Haven

700 Hartford Turnpike

Hamden, CT 06511

Sanctuary open all day for reflection, meditation, prayer and creative response.
Vespers Service 5pm.



Davie, FL (West Ft. Lauderdale)

River of Grass Unitarian Universalist Congregation

11850 W. State Rd. 84, Davie, FL

6:30p - 8:00p

Fort Lauderdale, FL

UU Church of Fort Lauderdale

3970 NW 21st Avenue, Oakland Park, FL

Service at 7 pm


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St.

  • Minister available for prayer and conversation from 9 am to 11:30.
  • Sharing and mutual support, 11:45 am.


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Marion County, 7280 135th Street SE, Summerfield, FL, open 9a-5p



The Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

Post-Election Vespers begin 7 pm, November 9, 2016

On Troup Square, at the Intersection of Harris and Habersham





First Unitarian Church of Chicago. 5650 South Woodlawn.
7pm, a service for healing and hope.


North Shore UU Church, 2100 Half Day Road Deerfield, IL, 9 am- 9pm

Minister available


Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, 39W830 Highland Ave, Elgin, IL

Public healing circle at 7pm, minister available by phone during the day

Oak Park

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, 545 S East Ave, Oak Park, IL. Church open from 9 to noon. No public services, but ministers available.


4848 Turner St

Noon gathering with minister present.



UU Church of Bloomington -- 2120 N Fee Ln -- 6:30pm worship service; ministers available during the day for pastoral calls/reflections.


UU Community Church of Hendricks County -- 95 N. Jefferson -- Open 6pm - 9pm with 7pm slightly structured service.


Iowa City/Coralville

UU Society of Iowa City (Transition location: Sanctuary Community Church -- 2205 E Grantview Dr #200, Coralville, IA 52241). All are welcome to join from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm to be together, to sing, to light candles, to find comfort and strength in community, and to know that you are not alone.



Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lawrence 

sanctuary will be open today from noon until 6:30 pm, with ministers present,

Vigil at 6 pm


Rev. Jonalu Johnstone will be at Radina’s Aggieville 10 AM to noon for pastoral care and reflection.





First Parish Church

425 Congress St.


Open 8am to 8pm for pastoral care and community.

6 pm gathering in monument square

Allen Avenue UU Church

524 Allen Avenue

Portland, ME 04103

6:30-8 p.m. For a Dark Time: Showing Up for Love


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine

Office & Meditation Room

21 Main Street

Castine, Maine

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday for prayer, meditation and conversation - the Chalice is lit, come on in.



Cedar Lane UU Church, 12 noon - 1pm; 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Chapel open; come center, light a candle, pray, and begin together in love.



First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Arlington, 630 Massachusetts Ave

Open sanctuary in the afternoon

Post-Election Service of Healing and Recommitment tonight at 7 pm


CampUUsBoston @ Unitarian Universalists of Northeastern University

Students (grad and undergrad) gathering in our weekly space; sharing how our values and traditions and faith are sustaining us in times of deep transition.
Chalice lighting, candles, readings, personal reflections.
The Sacred Space at Northeastern: 203 Ell Hall (2d floor), 6:30-9:00pm


First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist, 1969 Main St.

Open Sanctuary in the afternoon

Gathering: 7:30pm in the Sanctuary


First Parish Dorchester, 10 Parish Street , 2-7pm. Sanctuary open, pastoral care.


Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green St.  10 a.m.-8 p.m.  

Candlelighting.  Meditation.  Prayer.  Pastoral care.


First Parish Church of Groton

1 Powderhouse Road

Sanctuary is open 10 am - 7 pm

Gathering for Grief and Resilience at 7 pm in the Sanctuary

Poetry, music, singing, candle lighting and prayer.


Unitarian Church of Marlborough & Hudson, 80 Main St. 6:30-8:30 pm

Candlelighting, prayer, pastoral care, gathering in community


Follen Church, 755 Mass Ave 10am-3pm; Worship service at 7pm

Join us for companionship, prayer, quiet contemplation.


First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church

40 Church St,

Meeting House is open 10 am - 9 pm

Gathering for candle lighting, community, pastoral presence 7 - 9 pm


UU Area Church - First Parish of Sherborn; 11 Washington Street Sherborn

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sanctuary open for everyone to sit in stillness and peace


First Parish Church in Taunton; 76 Church Green Taunton

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sanctuary open, pastoral care


Ann Arbor

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor

4001 Ann Arbor-Saline Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Open for drop-in candle lighting, prayer, and reflection. Informal gathering at 12:30pm.


Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

203 East Montezuma Ave

(rear annex of Trinity Church Episcopal)

Houghton, MI 49931

(906) 275-8523

Open office hours for pastoral care as well as quiet space for prayer, meditation, and comfort from 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Traverse City

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse

Rabbi Chava Bahle


6726 Center Road

Traverse City MI 49682


All are welcome.




Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka

605 Rice Street

Wayzata, Minnesota 55391

Open space for healing 5:30-7 pm; short worship led by minister at 6:00.


First Unitarian Universalist Church

1727 Walden Lane SW

Rochester, MN 55901 

A TIME TO BREATHE - Tonight - Wednesday, November 9

7:00-7:30 pm - UU Church Sanctuary

All are Welcome

Our election now calls our nation, our world, our community and our souls into a time of new leadership and re-constructive citizenship. The Walden Hill Vocal Ensemble, and the UU Rochester Worship Staff & Associates invite one and all to join us this evening for 30 minutes of shared song, silence and ritualized reflection to begin our response to this sacred call.




Eliot Unitarian Chapel

100 St. Taylor Avenue

Kirkwood, MO 63122

7 p.m. A service of healing and hope. Bring a reading, a song, or flowers to share.

Kansas City

All Souls Church

4501 Walnut Street

Kansas City, MO 64111

6 p.m.  Informal sharing with meditation, music and candles in Bragg Auditorium




Second Unitarian - 3012 S. 119th Street, Omaha

5:00 p.m. - until we’re done. Open Sanctuary. Candles, sharing, quiet, songs, music.



Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada,  780 Del Monte LN, Reno

Open at 3:30 for conversation, reflection, peace. Conversation about racism starting at 6:30 pm.

New Hampshire:


4:30-6:00 pm, Open Sanctuary. Candles, quiet, gentle words, and singing. All are welcome.


4:30 - 7 pm, Rev Patrick will also be holding 'office hours' at the Bridge Cafe from 9 to 3


Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Milford 20 Elm St.  603.673.1870  

Ministerial Intern Kali Fyre available: 10am - Noon, 2pm - 8pm

Meditation   Pastoral Care   Prayer

Post-Election Vespers 7:00pm


Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church, 25 Main Street


Sanctuary open and Rev. Diana McLean present 10:00 - 3:00


Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, NH

58 Lowell Street, Nashua, NH

The sanctuary will be open for an informal time of singing, processing and lighting candles from 6-7pm.

New Jersey:

East Brunswick

The Unitarian Society, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 176 Times Lane

Service of Reflection , 630-9pm

Rev Karen available, 10-11:30am

Pastoral Care. Meditation. Prayer


UU Congregation of Monmouth County

Post- election potluck 6pm

New Mexico:

New York:


First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany

405 Washington Ave.

Albany, NY 12206

Open 9am - 10pm

Gathering (with ice cream - bring some to share) @6:45pm in social hall (Channing) with time for song, prayer, reflections likely in Sanctuary (organizing in process) All are welcome but expect more mourners than revelers

518-463-7135 office


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton

183 Riverside Drive, Bing., NY 13901

Sanctuary open all day

Prayer vigil from 8-9 pm


Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua

3024 Cooley Road

Canandaigua, NY 14424

An Hour of Healing 7:15-815pm with silence, readings, and music


First Unitarian Society of Ithaca

306 N. Aurora St.

Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 273-7521

Gathering at 7 pm for singing, meditation, prayer, and reflection.

All are welcome.

New York City

Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York

160 Central Park West

New York, NY 10023

Open 9am-3pm

Gathering at 7pm for sharing, prayer, and reflection

All are welcome

You are invited to bring a reading or a song to share.


First Unitarian Church

220 Winton Road South

Rochester, NY 14610


Gathering at 7 pm for singing, meditation, prayer, and reflection


Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Avenue

Time of Reflection, Resilience and Hope 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Readings, song and reflection -- all are welcome to bring a reading to share


First Universalist Church, 51970 Main Road - Office Trailer

Space for Prayer and Meditation - 9am-1pm; 5-7pm
The meeting room is open for contemplation, conversation, and spiritual practice.

North Carolina:


Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church, 9704 Mallard Creek Rd

4:30-5:30 pm--meditation, quiet music, and candle lighting
5:30-7:00 pm-break bread together
7:00-8:45 pm sharing guided by the practices of nonviolent communication

North Dakota:



UU Church of Akron, 3300 Morewood Road, 5:30-6pm, Sharing Service


Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent,  230 Gougler Avenue, 7-9 p.m.  Discussion and worship

Lewis Center

North Unitarian Universalist Congregation 1574 Franklin St, Lewis Center, OH. Open tonight at 7 PM so that we might have a place to gather, pray, share, and engage our best selves.


First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, OH, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd. Columbus, OH 43214, Open for meditation

Rocky River

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 HIlliard Blvd, 6:30 - 8 p.m.  Reflection & sharing, quiet and song.


Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St. 8:30am - 1pm, Sanctuary open, minister available to talk.



Oregon City  

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls, 710 Sixth St.  Oregon City.  5:00-7:00pm, Sanctuary open for candlelit vigil, prayers, songs.  Minister available.

Central Oregon

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend.

Open for sharing and reflection 11am to 2pm and 5pm - 7pm.


Service of Solace and Courage from 6 to 7 pm.

West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,8470 SW Oleson Rd. Portland, OR 97223

Portland, Oregon

9:00am-5:00pm, Hour of Healing with silence, music, and healing readings 6:30-7:30pm.

Hood River

Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Healing and Prayer Service 5-6 p.m.

Rockford Grange  4250 Barrett Hood River OR  97031



Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, 145 W. Rose Tree Rd., Media, PA 19081. A Circle of Caring at 7pm.


First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

Post-Election Gathering of Prayer and Presence: The Sanctuary will be open for silent prayer and meditation starting at 5pm. Minister will lead a short service starting at 6pm.

We need one another in times of shock and uncertainty. Join us tonight as we gather to share song, silence, reflection, companionship, and prayer in the wake of last night’s election. All are welcome.


Post Election Potluck and Vespers Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills, 2359 W. Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237

Potluck at 6 p.m. Vespers Service for Healing and Hope at 7 p.m.


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York, 925 South George St, York, PA 17403. The minister will lead a short service at 7pm. Come and name feelings, share silence, and move into the future guided by the values of an inclusive faith.

Rhode Island:

South Carolina:

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, 178 Sams Point Rd., Beaufort, SC. Seeking Peace Gathering at 4pm.

South Dakota:



Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

1039 Hampshire Dr.

Maryville, TN  37917

Open community sanctuary room 4:30-6:30.

Healing worship at 6:30.

Minister available.


First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville

1808 Woodmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37215

Sanctuary open 10am-4pm with pastoral staff on hand. Fellowship dinner at 6pm followed by vespers service at 7pm.


Austin Area:
South Austin -- Wildflower Church

1314 E Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

7:30 pm Reflection, Prayer, Music, Listening

Central Austin -- First UU Church

4700 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756
7:00 pm “Shelter: A Post-Election Gathering”

Cedar Park -- Live Oak UU Church

3315 El Salido Pkwy, Cedar Park, TX 78613

6:30 pm “Here For Each Other”

Georgetown -- San Gabriel UU Fellowship
1322 E University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

6:30 pm “Vigil of Presence”


Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church

1641 W Hebron Pkwy Carrollton TX 75010

Open 9am to 9pm


Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

1111 Cordell Street, Denton, TX 76209

Open noon to 8:00pm, with potluck in the evening and sanctuary space throughout the day


UU Church of Ogden

705 23rd St. Ogden, UT 84401

The Day After: Safe Space for Post-Election Grief & Solidarity

7 pm



Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School St. (corner of Pleasant St.) 

Minister’s office hours until 6 p.m.

6 p.m. Gather in the sanctuary for 30 minutes of reflection, expression, and a cappella singing


Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street, Montpelier, VT

Reflection, Silence, and Song in the Sanctuary, 4:30-5:30pm



UU Church of Reston, 1-3 p.m.

Glen Allen/Metro Richmond

UU Community Church of Glen Allen, 7 - 8 pm

Washington State:


Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation

8109 224th St. SW, Edmonds, WA

9am-8pm with a service at 7pm

Chicken Soup and Cookies made fresh on the premises, because food is a form of love


Westside UU Church, 6:30-8 pm (downstairs parking lot door)

7141 California St


Cascade UU Fellowship

1550 Sunset Hwy East Wenatchee

Due to construction in the sanctuary, community will gather under our tree.

Available from 9am to 5:30pm

Woodinville UU Church
19020 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd.
Chapel is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to gather, light candles, write prayers and share community.

Washington, D.C.:

West Virginia:



Unitarian Universalist Church West

13001 W. North Ave., Brookfield, WI  53005

(262) 782-3535   

Sacred Circle on Elections -- November 9, 2016, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. and again from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join Rev. Suzelle Lynch  for a time to sit down together and share our thoughts and feelings about the elections.  Time for quiet reflection and candle-lighting will also be offered.


Lake Country UU Church

W299N5595 Grace Drive

Hartland, WI 53029


11am -6pm Pastoral support, candle lighting, silent prayer.

6pm-8pm shared support, discussion and coffee

La Crosse (Friday, November 11)

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse

401 West AVenue South, La Crosse WI

7 p.m. Post-Election Healing Circle with Rev. Krista Taves followed by fellowship


First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

1342 North Astor Street

Milwaukee, WI 53202

“Post-Election Processing and Ritual with Ministers and Pastoral Care Associates”

Ritual and processing from 7-8:30pm in the sanctuary

Sanctuary doors open at 5pm for individual quiet contemplation

Is your heart hurting? Do you need a place to feel connected? We know many are feeling shock, anger, and grief. Come process your election feelings with your church community. The sanctuary will be open at 5pm today for anyone who would like to come and sit quietly in your sacred space. You can meditate, light a candle, or just have some solo time to reflect. Your ministers will open the ritual at 7pm with meditation, singing, and prayer. Then First Church’s Pastoral Care Associates will lead small group discussions, similar to chalice circles, about how the election has affected people’s hearts. We will close the evening by singing together. Children and youth are welcome for the opening ritual and closing singing, and our Director of Religious Education and Youth Program Coordinator will lead children and youth in their own processing circle.


Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist

5810 8th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140

5pm - 7pm - Gathering for conversation, song and free pizza dinner for our whole community.



worship, 6 pm UU Church of Cheyenne

3005 Thomas Ave Cheyenne 82009