Who Are We?

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We work for a world that is viable and just for humanity and for the whole of the web of life, including present and future generations.

 

We work to make sure LGBTQ+ people are full members of our faith communities. Being welcoming means striving for radical inclusion, and creating spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences.

 

Designation

renewed in 2020

 

In this Unitarian Universalist congregation, we are people of all faiths, all beliefs, all identities—privileged and marginalized and intersecting—who come together not because we believe the same thing, but because we don't; not because we are the same, but because we’re not—and we think that's great.
 

We believe in celebrating our theological and philosophical differences. We believe in living out our faith by committing to social justice matters like the climate crisis, LGBTQ+ equity, and confronting racism in ourselves and our world. 

 

Unitarian Universalists have a core set of values called the Seven Principles that unite and guide us. We affirm and promote:
 

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person.

  • Justice, equity, compassion in human relations.

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

  • 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.

Our UU living tradition 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.

  • 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 teachings, 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 the 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.

  • Grateful for the religious pluralism, which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into community, promising to give one another our mutual trust and support.

For more information on Unitarian Universalism, visit our association's website at UUA.org

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