Our Beliefs

We are a collaborative, interfaith congregation with an emphasis on connecting our faith and beliefs into actions in the world. There is a passion for social justice at this church. Our passion for social justice manifests in a variety of activities such as online communication, canvassing neighborhoods and inviting diverse groups to facilitate conversations in the church.

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.

Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our Seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this 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 on important questions such as:

We are united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values, as expressed in our Seven Principles. 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.

Still, have questions? Good. The 100 Questions That Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism is a great resource. Read the questions to learn and discover the many possible answers.

Learn more about Unitarian Universalists from a variety of beliefs and backgrounds: Atheist/AgnosticBuddhistChristianHinduHumanistJewishMuslimPagan, and more.

Water communion at First UU