Just who are Unitarian Universalists? There’s no one answer to that question.
We are people of all ages and many backgrounds. We are people of many beliefs who work together for more justice and more love in our lives, in the community and in the world.
We are Unitarian Universalist – and Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, atheists, agnostics, skeptics, freethinkers.
We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight, and take pride that Unitarian Universalists have been at the forefront of gender identity and sexual orientation equality for more than 40 years.
We are inclusive. An atheist who appreciates the notion of a Flying Spaghetti Monster as a “deity” is just as friendly with someone who believes in God as with someone who lets the mystery of a higher power be.
We are people who were brought up in another faith tradition and found it lacking or stifling. We are people who never attended church at all, but are searching for a community where spirituality and community are offered.
We are people who do not subscribe to a creed, but who covenant to Seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. These principles are promoted through regular worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection, social justice action and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
Our worship services are drawn from many sources. We honor the principle of freedom of the pulpit. We acknowledge the ideas and opinions of individuals, but do not endorse any political choice or point of view.
We welcome all to join our adventure of faith in our spiritual journey – with your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes.
Like all UU congregations, we are democratic. We elect our own congregational leaders, set our own priorities and choose our own minister and staff.
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) to which we belong is a liberal religious organization that combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961. Overseas their heritages reach back centuries to pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania.
You may enjoy watching a UUA video, “Voices of a Liberal Faith,” which features members and ministers sharing their thoughts on worship and fellowship, explain the goals of religious education, explore the historic roots of our religion, and celebrate the spirit of social justice that inspires our faith.
We are Unitarian Universalists. We are brave, curious and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are people from many backgrounds who have different beliefs, but shared values. Together, we create a guided path towards a better you and a better world. Watch this short animated video to learn more! (Copyright Unitarian Universalist Association.)