The Rev. Tom Schade retired in 2012 after serving for thirteen years as minister of First Unitarian Church of Worcester, Massachusetts. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and writes The Lively Tradition; follow him on Twitter at @tominma. Learn more about Tom Schade on UUA.org. By Tom Schade There is no going back Tom Schade 9/1/2016 An unbridgeable gap is growing between Unitarian Universalism and the conservative movement. Religious community is not enough Tom Schade 1/26/2014 Unitarian Universalism's purpose is much bigger than gathering with like-minded people for mutual support.