We Are Unitarian Universalists

We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.

We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything.

We need not think alike to love alike. We are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be.

We are Unitarian Universalist and BuddhistChristianHinduHumanistJewishMuslimPaganatheist and agnosticbelievers in God, and more.

On the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years, we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

We seek to welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. Join us on this extraordinary adventure of faith.

The Seven Principles
of 
Unitarian Universalism

We covenant to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person

  • Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations

  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregation

  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning

  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large

  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all

  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

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Sources of Our Faith

The living tradition we share draws from many sources:​

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life

  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love

  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life

  • Jewish and Christian teaching which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves

  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit

  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

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Ten Good Reasons
For Joining a UU Congregation

 

  • Because here we join with open hearts and minds to worship together, seeking what is sacred among us.

  • Because here we are a part of a long, liberal tradition of reason and tolerance, of hope and liberation.

  • Because here we honour our Jewish and Christian roots, and also reach out to know the great truths found in other religious expressions.

  • Because here we acknowledge that revelation is never sealed and empower ourselves to search for new truths.

  • Because here we nurture our children's enthusiams and encourage their questions.

  • Because here we welcome diverse people and views.

  • Because here we join our strength with others to create a more just society.

  • Because here we respect the whole self--mind, body and spirit working together.

  • Because here we encourage each other to be true to ourselves.

  • Because here we build a supportive community that eases our lonliness and opens our hearts.

 

 

​       by Bill and Barbara Hamilton-Holway and Mark Harris