Interested in Becoming a Member?
You may already be familiar with Unitarian Universalism. If you have participated in other UU congregations, we welcome the ideas and experiences you bring. If you are new to this faith tradition, our welcome to you is just as sincere. You may have noticed that we are an inclusive faith community, welcoming all. We believe every person has the responsibility to pursue their own personal spiritual path in a loving community.
Should you like to know more, we invite you to consider attending a “New to UU” breakfast. Please talk to our membership coordinator, Joani Mountain (email@example.com), for the date. We hold the question and answer session every three months. It aims to familiarize newcomers with the history and practices of our congregation. Information about other activities are found in this welcome packet, our newsletter, New Outlook, or on our website www.uufcc.org, which also has links to the national website, www.uua.org.
Or just visit with us as often as you can to get an idea of whether this might be a spiritual home for you. We would also enjoy the opportunity to get to know you better. We find the varied background of our members and friends are what make this such an exciting and inviting place.
I would be happy to talk with you further. Please feel free to call the office to schedule an appointment.
Again, thank you for being with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Rev. Amy Kindred
What Do Unitarian Universalists Believe?
There is no pat answer to this question because religious pluralism is a hallmark of our tradition. What brings us together is not the answers, but the questions. What we offer is not the truth, but a circle of trust within which you are free to seek truth as you discern it. Nevertheless, there is a unity that binds us in our diversity.
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The Seven Principles we affirm and promote:
* The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
* Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
* Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth;
* 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 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 and openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
* Words and deeds of prophetic women and men that 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 that 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 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.
Core Theological Assertions
We’re not perfect yet (and never will be).
It takes a life-time to grow a soul.
As we are not fixed, neither is truth.
God or the holy is unified and evolving.
Revelation is open and continuous.
Learning is central to our ministries.
Resources are available—both human and divine—that can help bring about the changes we seek.
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