1. How do I find you?
2. How should I dress when I visit your church?
3. Can I bring my children?
4. How large is your congregation?
5. I’m interested, but need more information. How can I find out more about your church?
6. What is a Welcoming Church?
8. What do UU's believe?
9. Am I a Unitarian Universalist Without Knowing It?
A greeter will welcome you and show you where to go for the worship service and, if appropriate, the children’s Religious Education classes. The greeter will be happy to answer any questions you may have, sit with you during services, and will be there to chat during the coffee hour.
After the church service, you may also join us in our Fellowship Hall. There, you’ll be guided to take your coffee or tea in a yellow mug. In this way you let other congregants know you’re visiting, and they can make a point to meet you!
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One way for us to answer is to quote from a document produced by the Unitarian Universalist Association, written by minister, David O. Rankin:
“We believe in the freedom of religious expression. All individuals should be encouraged to develop their own personal theology, and to present openly their religious opinions without fear of censure or reprisal.
We believe in the toleration of religious ideas. All religions, in every age and culture, possess not only an intrinsic merit, but also a potential value for those who have learned the art of listening.
We believe in the authority of reason and conscience. The ultimate arbiter in religion is not a church, or a document, or an official, but the personal choice and decision of the individual.
We believe in the never-ending search for Truth. If the mind and heart are truly free and open, the revelations which appear to the human spirit are infinitely numerous, eternally fruitful and wondrously exciting.
We believe in the unity of experience. There is no fundamental conflict between faith and knowledge, religion and the world, the sacred and the secular, since they all have their source in the same reality.
We believe in the worth and dignity of each human being. All people on earth have an equal claim to life, liberty, and justice--and no idea, ideal, or philosophy is superior to a single human life.
We believe in the ethical application of religion. Good works are the natural product of a good faith, the evidence of an inner grace that finds completion in social and community involvement.
We believe in the motive force of love. The governing principle in human relationships is the principle of love, which always seeks the welfare of others and never seeks to hurt or destroy.
We believe in the necessity of the democratic process. Records are open to scrutiny; elections are open to criticism so that people might govern themselves.
We believe in the importance of a religious community. The validation of experience requires the confirmation of peers, who provide a critical platform along with a network of mutual support.”
A common reaction we hear is "I seem to have been a Unitarian for a long time; I just did not realize it." People who have abandoned a church of their childhood because it no longer met their needs or those who have searched on their own for many years are often pleasantly surprised to find that there is a church, which welcomes them, their personal search, their doubts, and their personal discoveries.
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