Unitarian Universalism – What’s a UU?
Unitarian Univeralism is a covenantal faith. We focus on the spiritual and religious journey of the individual and the family, and are open to inspiration from, and exploration of, all the world’s religions and many ethical secular sources as well. We are not interested in creeds and commitments of faith, but in right relations with one another and wholistic ways of living on and with our planet. We believe in the power of love and compassion to overcome hate and fear, and we enjoy learning and worshipping with people of every ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and age, and with diverse theologies – atheists, Christians, neo-pagans, Humanists and Jews – individuals from all of these theologies can be found worshipping together in our churches and fellowships.
The Seven UU Principles
The First Universalist Church of Yarmouth is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and we affirm and promote:
1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
2. Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.
3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:
These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.
Want to know more? Inquire about our Adult Religious Education courses by contacting the church office at 207/846.4148 and visit the national webiste at The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations