What We Believe
Our Mission — We come together to deepen our lives and be a force for healing in the world.
Our Values — We value the goodness in every person, the openness and curiosity that illuminate that goodness and the love and courage that sustain us.
Our Covenant — We, an intergenerational community, travel together with open minds, open hearts, and helping hands. We value justice, compassion, integrity and acceptance. We seek spiritual growth, intellectual stimulation, caring and laughter. To these ends we pledge our time, talents and support.
Our Vision — We are a Unitarian Universalist congregation that provides safe sanctuary, friendship and support throughout our lives: a place to be who you are. We welcome children, youth and adults. We encourage spiritual growth and intellectual stimulation. We foster ethical values and moral behavior. We offer Sunday services and celebrations with inspiration and music. We support a beautiful, accessible, earth friendly campus. As a force for social justice, we reach out to make the world a better place.
Our Seven Principles — There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations 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 in our congregations;
- 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 Roots — Unitarian Universalism 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 Christ ian 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.