Unitarian Universalists believe that people are free to search for answers to the questions that humans have always pondered. Why are we here? What should we do with our short, precious lives?
We come to this Fellowship from many backgrounds, bringing and sharing freely our thoughts and experiences in a community that is warm, welcoming and respectful. From our fearless sharing have come some generally accepted values that bind us together and help us lead better, more satisfying lives:
- We believe that people are inherently good and that doubting and questioning are healthy responses to doctrines, creeds and dogma.
- We are continually nourished by this community as we share the joys and sorrows that come with being human.
- Together and individually we work for a more just, compassionate world.
We frequently remind ourselves of the seven guiding principles we adopted as a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA):
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part.
In their Religious Education classes the children of the Fellowship often say an affirmation like this: We are Unitarian Universalists with minds that think, hearts that love and hands that are ready to serve. Learn more.
As we say together every Sunday morning: Let us go in peace, believe in peace, create peace. May it be so.