In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.
Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have a mission statement but no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our Seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” In addition, USG adopted an Eighth Principle in 2019, which avows our commitment to “accountably dismantle” racism and other oppressions.
Currently (10.2023), UUs are considering a change from the Seven (or Eight) Principles to statements of Values and Covenants, derived from a careful consideration and re-examination of Article II of the UUA bylaws. These changes will be voted upon in the General Assembly of UUs in June of 2024.
Though Unitarianism and Universalism derived from liberal Christian traditions, UUs are no longer limited to Christian faith. Our responsible search has led us to an inclusive spirituality drawn from six sources: from scriptural wisdom to personal experience to modern day heroes.
Unitarian Universalists believe more than one thing. We think for ourselves, and reflect together, about important questions:
- The existence of a Higher Power
- Life and Death
- Sacred Texts
- Inspiration and Guidance
- Prayer and Spiritual Practices
We are united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values. We are united in shared experience: our open and stirring worship services, religious education, and rites of passage; our work for social justice; our quest to include the marginalized; our expressions of love. These values are reflected in our 21st century designations as an LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation and as a Free Thinker Friendly Congregation.