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6726 Center Road
Traverse City, MI 49686


Temporary UU Minister, Rev. Beth Marshall

Rev. Beth Marshall will complete her service to UUCGT as a temporary half-time Minister July 11 through July 21, 2019

Rev. Beth Marshall

"As a life-long Unitarian Universalist, I can trace my path to ministry back to growing up in a small, lay-led fellowship. At the time, I believed that ministers were the prerogative of other faith communities. While ministry, as a vocation, showed up on aptitude tests in high school and college, I dismissed it as an anomaly because our fellowship did not have a minister. Years later, as a member of a UU church with multiple ministers, I began to explore what ministry might mean by teaching religious education, working on various committees, fundraising and serving as a worship associate....click here to read more

UUCGT Welcomes Rev. Dr. Cathy Harrington as our New Interim Minister!
Rev. Dr. Catherine (Cathy) Harrington will be UUCGT's Interim Minister for the next two years, starting in August 2019.
Rev. Cathy, a second career UU Minister, has served in ministry for over fifteen years with four congregations. After serving for two years as an intern in Austin, Texas, she was a Settled Minister in Ludington, MI for eight years, followed by a four year Developmental Ministry in Chattanooga, Tennessee and, most recently, one year completing a Developmental Ministry in Gainesville, Florida.
Serving as a Developmental Minister is very similar to an Interim Minister, although usually longer than two years. The UU Congregation in Gainesville, successfully called a settled minister this Spring, assisted by Rev. Cathy's guidance.
Rev. Cathy has a rich and varied background starting as a hairdresser, opening a bakery/café in Seward, Alaska, then feeling a call to Ministry and getting her Masters of Divinity degree at Starr King University, a UU seminary, in 2004. She also holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Meadville Lombard, earned in 2012. While a Minister, she has served as a victim liaison for the Department of Defense and as a police Chaplain. She is also a member of the "Faithful Fools" and we will let her tell us all about that.
Rev. Cathy is excited to be coming here to walk beside us over the next two years on our journey to get a Settled Minister.



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Mindful of our vibrant Congregational history and steadfastly committed to a strong future,

we strive to promote good in the world and aid each other in ethical and spiritual development.

To this end, I willfully covenant to:

Welcome with open minds and hearts all who gather here;

Inspire and respect others, from youngest to oldest, on our various spiritual paths;

Assume good intentions, communicate directly, share ideas freely, listen willingly, disagree respectfully and forgive easily;

Support the ministry of our Congregation through gifts of time, talent and money;

Encourage all voices to speak and be heard, as we participate in a collaborative and democratic process.


For more information, please contact the UUCGT office at 231.947.3117

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse
6726 Center Road
Traverse City, MI 49686

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9:00 am – 3:00 pm