What is Unitarian Universalism?     Here's Who We Are

BUC offers Sunday worship services, church school, social and service activities, programs and seminars devoted to religion, personal development, family relations and social issues.
 
In 2012 BUC was accredited status as a "Green Sanctuary" -- we take environmental concerns seriously and work at living sustainably. 
 

As a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, we covenant to affirm and promote these seven principles:

 

  • Justice, equity, compassion in human relations.

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

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person.

  • 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.

 

This is a warm and open community, where all who come with open minds and kind hearts are welcome. We honor the richness which diversity brings to our community, including differences in age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political opinion, and theological belief, including none. Our community is made up of people who believe in God, people who don't and people who are content to live with the mystery. Sometimes we use religious words, like "divine", "soul", “prayer" "sacred", and “God.” We ask those who don't take those literally to interpret them in a metaphorical or poetic way. We aim for diversity and inclusiveness, believing that love transcends all differences.

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.

  • 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.

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