We believe in the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Our faith is not based on a creed, but instead we are unified by our shared search for spiritual growth and our Eight Principles.
We share covenants, or promises, within the congregation. One of those covenants is to live by our Eight Principles). The first seven Principles 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; a free and responsible search for truth and meaning; the right of conscience and use of the democratic process; the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; and respect for the interdependent web of all existence. The 8th Principle affirms and promotes journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse, multicultural Beloved Community.
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. Read more about our spiritual sources and principles.
You can bring your whole self to Unitarian Universalism: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Creating a Powerful Force Together
Unitarian Universalists believe more than one thing. We think for ourselves and reflect together about important questions:
- The existence of a Higher Power
- Life and Death
- Sacred Texts
- Inspiration and Guidance
- Prayer and Spiritual Practices
We are united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values, as expressed in our eight 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; and our expressions of love.
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 before.