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 Unitarian Universalist Association.     http://www.uua.org

Membership for our congregation is for those in agreement with the seven UU Principles.

The UUA Principles are seven principles, which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:
1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Unitarian Universalism (UU) 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 an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • 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 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.
  • These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

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  • We warmly welcome all.
  • We speak with honesty, respect and kindness.
  • We listen compassionately.
  • We express gratitude for the service of others.
  • We honor and support one another in our life journeys, in times of joy, need and struggle.
  • We embrace our diversity and the opportunity to share our different perspectives.
  • We address our disagreements directly and openly, and see conflict through to an authentic resolution.
  • We serve our spiritual community with generosity and joy, honoring our commitments.
  • We strive to keep these promises, but when we fail, we forgive ourselves and others, and begin again  in love.