What UU's Believe
Our Unitarian Universalist congregations are self-governing, self-supporting communities that gather democratically so that we may share our collective wisdom, support one another our spiritual journeys, and endeavor to bring our common values to life in the world around us.
We seek and find wisdom and inspiration in the vast array of sources we find in our world… science, philosophy, history, nature, the arts, as well as the various religious traditions that have developed and support human communities through the millennia.
We each bring our own perspectives to our common endeavor. In this way we can gain a richer and fuller understanding of life’s ever unfolding truth and in turn find greater meaning in life as we commit ourselves to bring forth the world of our dreams.
In these endeavors, we welcome all of whatever race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identification, religious background, or physical ability. We welcome you!
Below is a more formal list of our Seven Principles and the Six Sources they come from as written by the UUA. (You can also download a "7 Princples as Pillars" PDF handout.)
THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES
There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:
THE SIX SOURCES
Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:
These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.
To learn more about what Unitarian Universalists believe, please visit the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.
You can also learn more about what it is like to come worship with us at First Unitarian.