Porter Wilde and Emily Timmins-Wilde on “How Mormonism Shaped Us”

Emily and Porter were raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is the mainstream Mormon church.

Porter Wilde and Emily Timmins-Wilde

Emily grew up in Alaska and Porter in Utah. Porter also served a two-year proselytizing mission south of Seattle, Wash. Porter and Emily both attended Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, where they met, and, “in true Mormon fashion,” within 10 months they were eternally married in an LDS temple. Porter graduated with a bachelor of science degree in CAD/CAM Engineering Technology, and they moved to the Columbus, Ga. Here, Emily experienced a “faith deconstruction,” and Porter soon followed. They’ll talk about that.

Our Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. but do join us for coffee, refreshments and conversation any time after 10:15 a.m.

Services typically are centered on a talk—either by a member of our Fellowship or by a guest speaker. Services also include music, meditation and opportunities (always optional) to add your own thoughts. Unitarian Universalists (UUs) don’t share a creed. Rather, we support each other in our own free and responsible searches for truth and meaning. For us, dogma is less important than treating our fellow human beings with respect. And visitors are always welcome.

Here’s the rest of the Sunday schedule.

  • 9:15 a.m. to noon. Free childcare available.
  • 9:15 a.m. Adult Religious Education.
  • 9:15 a.m. Children’s religious education. Kids also learn about the world’s great religions and about respecting each other and the planet.
  • 10:15 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
  • 11:00 a.m. The Sunday service.