Meet Our Minister

Reverend Clare L. Petersberger

Reverend Clare L. Petersberger

From Rev. Clare

Welcome!  Whether you are seeking a spiritual community and learning about Unitarian Universalism for the first time or if you are a long time Unitarian Universalist relocating to Baltimore, I welcome the opportunity to get to know you!

My father was raised in a reformed Jewish synagogue in Iowa. My mother was raised in an Episcopal church in New Jersey. Before marrying, they agreed to raise any children as Unitarian Universalists. Thus, I was raised in Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, Maryland and ordained by that congregation on June 18, 1989.

My first call was to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Midland, Texas in August of 1989. Members of that congregation, located in the buckle-of-the Bible-belt, spoke at local school Board meetings to remove the confederate flag as a symbol of school spirit at a local high school and to keep Creationism out of the public school science curricula. They knew that religious freedom is not to be taken for granted.

I appreciate that members of this congregation, like Tim Berners Lee, founder of the world wide web, value that Unitarian Universalism “does not expect us to believe six impossible things before breakfast.”  Our vision is to be an intentionally inclusive community engaging with each other and the world in a heartfelt search for truth and meaning.  Here, we know only too well how Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle applies to personal life experience. We need one another---not only for ourselves---but to make the world more fair with all her people one.  Our congregation’s newly adopted mission statement reflects our commitment to deepen our ethical and spiritual lives together as we work for racial, social, and environmental justice.

I welcome the opportunity to get to know you. Please visit the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church and get to know us!

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