We are not a traditional “church”, but rather a community of liberal-minded people who enjoy coming together, for deepening our spirituality, expanding our learning, being inspired, and working together for the betterment of our community and our world.
People here have often come from other religions or from no faith at all. We believe we don’t have to think alike to love alike, and each person is on their own spiritual journey.
I’m a Unitarian Universalist because I love the freedom that I have to explore my own spirituality and, with my growing daughter, she has the ability to develop her own here in a warm, comfortable and safe environment.
I’m a Unitarian Universalist because we focus on people, and their needs and their wants, and we make sure that we provide a sense of community and safety and freedom.
- Dick H
A large reason that I’m a Unitarian Universalist is that, as a gay woman, coming out when I was 42, I needed to find a place that was home, and I found that the UU church was home for me.
- Mary L
I grew up in the AME church and Christian religion and it just didn’t click with me, it just didn’t make sense and so, when I found the Unitarian Universalist philosophy and religion, I knew I was home. So, it gave me a place to raise my children.
- Ron S.
I’m a Unitarian Universalist because this faith matches my experience in life. I’ve lived and I’ve worked abroad, I’ve had friends from many different religions, friends who are agnostic, friends who are atheists, and it just matches what I’ve experienced in my life. Also, it’s a living faith, and it’s a faith that we are in action in our world.
Unitarian Universalism is about freedom. So many people know that they believe different things but they’re afraid to express it. Unitarian Universalists are not afraid to express it. We know we’re free.
- Pat J
I’m a Unitarian because the number one tenet of the Unitarian church that appeals to me is ‘to question is the answer’.
- Gordon S
I love being a Unitarian Universalist because I feel accepted, loved, and everyone is tolerant of everyone else here in the church.
- Kim L.
We are a couple of mixed religions. I’m Christian and I’m agnostic. And this is a place that we find is comfortable for both of us.
- Clay and Wynette B
I have never in my life been a regular church-going person and, moving from Philadelphia, I got online looking for churches and, when I landed on this church, I thought to myself ‘these are my people’. They’re just very open, loving, compassionate, brave people.
- Buddy K
I love this community, for a number of reasons. First is the compassion and the spirituality. You feel it in this place. And people reach out to one another and they really care. So I feel like I belong here. The other reason is the seven principles. They are things, ethics, that I believe in, the way I try and live my life and they’re very important to me. And I guess the third thing is there’s no dogma here. They’re not telling me I have to believe a certain thing.
- Betsy M
Unitarians and Universalists combined in 1961 to formally become the Unitarian Universalists. How did they decide which name went first!?! But Universalism has its roots in the 1500s and Unitarianism in 1774. You can read more here. In the meantime, here are some pretty cool Unitarian Universalists, past and present.