We come from many histories and join together in our search for truth and meaning.
We provide children, youth, young adults, and adults an opportunity to explore, reflect, and learn in a nurturing spiritual community, inspiring:
– Ethical growth – internalizing enduring values like justice, equity, and compassion, and gaining tools to act on them in everyday life.
– Social growth – connecting with peers and people of all ages on a deeper level. Finding acceptance among people who see beyond the superficial.
– Spiritual growth – feeling a connection with the sacred within, among, and beyond us.
Unitarian Universalist Principles affirm “the free and responsible search for meaning.” This is core to what defines us as people of faith. We don’t expect each other to proclaim a common creed. This freedom of individual belief can be difficult for some to reconcile with traditional ideas of what religion means. Unitarian Universalists are not required as a condition of belonging to our faith to accept any theological position as true and binding that does not resonate with and originate within our own spirits, but that doesn’t mean individual Unitarian Universalists are without belief.
Everyone believes something about the nature of reality and the meaning of our purpose in it. The absence of a creed means that we each believe what we find ourselves compelled to believe. Every Unitarian Universalist either knows precisely what they believe about some of the ultimate questions or they place themselves somewhere on a path of discernment, discovering which beliefs resonate with them and which do not. Unitarian Universalists undertake the quest to name those beliefs and choose to remain open to discovery.
Resources to Learn More
UUA.org – Our denominational website with links to programs, readings, actions and links to other UU organizations.
InSpirit – UU Bookshop where you will find writings by UUs who identify with teachings from Buddhism, Paganism, Christianity, Atheism, Humanism, Judaism and more.