What do Unitarian Universalists believe?
As stated by the Unitarian Universalist Association, “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.’” You can find more detail on this at the UUA’s “What We Believe” page.
We welcome people of any or no religious background and are LGBTQ friendly.
Without a creed, how do Sunday services work?
Our services explore the search for meaning, ethical and moral issues of our time (e.g., racial justice, LGBTQ rights, economic inequality), living a good life, spiritual growth and self-awareness, emotional intelligence, connecting in community, creating authentic relationships; we draw wisdom from world religions and from secular society.
Is this a Christian church?
The short answer is no. However, when asked if we are a gay church, instead of saying no, we talk about our very friendly gay history. Unitarian Universalism started as two progressive Christian movements that both rejected Christian doctrines, while embracing the concepts of universalist love and ethical behavior as taught by Jesus. Most of us do not identify as Christian. But there is a significant minority of our members who do identify as Christian Unitarian Universalists. For many of us – Christian and non-Christian UUs – it is deeply meaningful to integrate Christian teachings with our evolving spirituality.
Do you have Sunday School?
Yes, we offer Sunday school for children five and up, as well as childcare for children under five. We teach core values from our UU principles (e.g., respect and kindness toward oneself and others, responsibility and accountability). More information can be found here.
Do you have social action projects?
Yes. Our community service activities are chosen and directed by members and friends. Some projects are intergenerational. Sunday school students also have their own social justice projects.
Do you celebrate Christmas and Easter?
Yes. And also Hanukkah, Winter Solstice and Passover. In celebrating holidays from different traditions, we lift up stories of universal hope, healing and wisdom for everyone, no exceptions.
What is the history of the church?
The history of our church is on the “About Us” page. The larger history of Unitarian Universalism can be found at http://www.uua.org/beliefs/history
Do you offer adult programs for spiritual growth and religious reflection?
Yes. We offer adult programs responding to current needs and interests of our members and friends. Visit our program page, where you’ll find listings ranging from yoga to book groups, conscious aging to meditation, and more!