Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation traces its local roots back to 1954, when a group of forward-thinking people saw a need for a spiritually liberal congregation in Muskegon. They began meeting at the Occidental Hotel in downtown Muskegon and later at the YMCA, calling themselves the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Greater Muskegon. They purchased their own building on Grand Street in 1967. The Grand Street building was destroyed by fire in 1972. The current spiritual home at 1296 Montgomery was acquired in 1973.
Unitarian Universalist Affiliation
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship chose to affiliate with the Unitarian Universalist Association, which formed in 1961 with the merger of the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America. In 2001, the “Fellowship” became known as Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation (HUUC).
In 2014, Harbor Unitarian Universalist Congregation celebrated its 60th year of serving spiritual and faith needs in West Michigan! We appreciate our faith tradition’s rich history, including early opposition to slavery and support for Civil Rights and the trailblazing backing of women, minorities and homosexuals into the ministry. Some inspiring people from our past and present include Susan B. Anthony, Kurt Vonnegut and Melissa Harris-Perry.