Our Minister

Rev. Greg Chute

Minister’s Welcome

Greetings, and welcome to the Unitarian Universalists of Central Delaware (UUCD). If you are new to Unitarian Universalism (UU), you are in for a real adventure. If you know a little (or a lot) about UU’s, this will be somewhat familiar territory.

We are a fairly new congregation, chartered in 2009; but we come out of a long progressive tradition of freethinking, responsible people who take very seriously growing as spiritual beings. We are a small group, but value enthusiastically sharing our time energy and talent.

We have tried to capture for you here in some small way the complexity and diversity of our spiritual community. That is often hard to do as we are more about supporting and engaging each other on our own individual spiritual journeys, than on making truth claims or seeking conformity. It is often said that we are more interested in a good discussion, than in agreement. So rather than being about a belief system, we are about personal freedom and personal responsibility. We each have the personal freedom to search for our own understanding. With that comes the personal responsibility to follow through on that quest. In the words of Richard Gilbert, we: ‘provide tools for building a theology based on the materials of our individual life experiences.’

So if you are looking for a spiritual home which:

welcomes you as you are,
celebrates the human condition as it is,
challenges us to explore the meanings of our lives, and the commitments which give it purpose,
encourages us to ask questions about our understanding of the sacred and divine,
engages with us in the answers we find,
offers the support of a caring community,
and provides us with a safe place to discover more about ourselves;
then come and join us.

We gather together on Sunday mornings to celebrate life. I am (almost) always available to schedule time during the week to chat and get acquainted; to answer your questions, and to question your answers.

Welcome, welcome, welcome. May the journey begin. – Greg

About Rev. Chute

Rev. Chute became our minister on September 1, 2011. Greg came to us with over 14 years of experience as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark, DE. In addition, he was the Consulting Minister at the Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, Chestertown, MD. He received his Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Seminary in 1994 and brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for small church growth.

You can watch YouTube videos of Rev. Chute’s reflections from several of our Sunday Services on our Video Archive page.