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A liberal religious voice in the Central Valley since 1953.
This service commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, March 1, 2011. As of February 2011 our fellowship had 135 members. 10 of those 135 were Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Depending on how you figure, that is 100 - 300 times the average of the general population. Five of them spoke to the question - "What is it about Unitarian Universalism that attracts RPCVs, or what is it about the Peace Corps that attracts UUs?".
Not all of our RPCVs spoke, and not all who spoke sent a copy of their remarks to the web master. Each one who did has a small, separate page.
Here is a complete list of our RPCVs:
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Rev. Grace Simons, who retired in October 2011.
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2172 Kiernan Avenue
Modesto, California See a map
We have no mail service on Kiernan;
PO Box 1000
Salida, CA 95368
We are a liberal church and the only UU congregation in Stanislaus county. We serve Ceres, Denair, Escalon, Hickman, Hughson, Keyes, Manteca, Modesto, Oakdale, Patterson, Ripon, Riverbank, Salida, Turlock and Waterford. We welcome Agnostics, Atheists, Buddhists, Christians, Deists, Free-thinkers, Humanists, Jews, Pagans, Theists, Wiccans, and those who seek their own spiritual path. We welcome people without regard to race, physical ability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.