Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.
Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to an inclusive spirituality drawn from six sources: from scriptural wisdom to personal experience to modern day heroes.
Unitarian Universalists believe more than one thing. We think for ourselves, and reflect together, about important questions:
- The existence of a Higher Power
- Life and Death
- Sacred Texts
- Inspiration and Guidance
- Prayer and Spiritual Practices
We are united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values, as expressed in our seven Principles. We are united in shared experience: our open and stirring worship services, religious education, and rites of passage; our work for social justice; our quest to include the marginalized; our expressions of love.
These are just some of the things our members report valuing about our church:
Caring, Friendship, and Community – Our church is a warm community where friendships happen and where people feel cared for.
Welcoming – We’re welcoming in every way, and proud of being an official Welcoming Congregation, welcoming to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people as members with full participation at every level.
Helping Others – We believe in helping others both in our church and outside of our church walls through our social mission. We care deeply about each other and we care deeply about the world.
The UU Principles – Our grounding in our UU identity keeps us connected to the larger movement and to our religious roots.
Tolerance for Ideas – We believe in freedom of the pulpit and freedom of the pew. We welcome new thoughts and religious questioning.
Tolerance and Appreciation for Others – Our diversity is not just a strength, it’s something we deeply value. Our religious diversity of Christians, Atheists, Pagans, and others worshipping together makes us unique and is something we love about our congregation.
Social Action in the World – Our church has a vital social mission that is an important part of our understanding of our religion.
Growth – For us, growth means not just growth in numbers, but growth in spirit and growth in understanding what our mission is and how we live it out.