The UU Church is the best place for those religious, atheists, agnostics and humanists to freely explore, with each other, ideas about God and religion. Though diverse in beliefs, we UUs hold certain principles in common. We seek knowledge in freedom, promote justice with wisdom, practice compassion for others, and possess a passion for democratic change. All Folks are welcome here and all ideas are valued here. Verily, I say to thee: It is the place to be!
We teach our children a greeting: Welcome to Unitarian Universalism. We are the people of the open mind, the loving heart and the helping hands. We value open-minded theologies without creeds or dogma but rather with questions and doubts. We love justice and work to be in respectful relationship with others. With no claims to any definitive theological answers, we focus on making a hands-on difference here and now, reaching out to ally ourselves with others
The Unitarians believe in one God, not the trinity. The Universalists believe that salvation is universal. The two merged in 1961. We are known for welcoming LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities. We perform union ceremonies and marriages for couples regardless of gender. There is often truth in humor. On Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keeler often poked fun at UUs. Listen and laugh along!
An activist, sometimes in compassion to correct inequities, sometimes in concern, seeking alleviation of outright wrongs, my spirituality was always a part of my activism; however, as one alone. This pursuit was within a mainline denomination. Now, as a retired widower, Unitarian/Universalism fits me extremely well. From within the congregation, among fellow members/friends, I multiply my activism, my compassion.
Our church is like a deeply rooted tree amongst other trees in the forest of the living. I am a branch, respecting the space of other branches. We are nurtured by the same soil. Wind, rain, sun and ice touch us differently. We grow at our own rate, bearing beauty. At times stripped to our essence, we evolve into a new vibrancy. Trees are a wonder. The UU Church is a wonder. Each of us is a gift.