Unitarian Universalism

Why Choose Unitarian Universalism?

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In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self, your questions, your doubts, your beliefs, an open mind and a loving heart.

We see value in coming together, without one ‘right’ set of beliefs, and with a conviction that history has given us many teachers. We do not ask you to check your personal background and beliefs at the door: we invite you to join with us on a journey that honours a variety of understandings.

Unitarianism and Universalism were, historically, liberal Christian traditions. Unitarianism began in the 16th century and valued religious freedom and thought. Universalism developed in the late 18th century and believed in a a loving god who embraced all people. Over time, these liberal religious ideas spread, evolved, morphed and merged into what is modern day Unitarian Universalism. 

Unlike most mainstream religions, Unitarian Universalism is a covenental faith rather than a creedal one. While individuallly we may hold many different beliefs, we all share a common set of values, reflected in our eight principles. We agree on how we will be together.  We think for ourselves and welcome and embrace our divesity as we learn from one another and reflect about the important and BIG questions.

We invite you to visit us, learn more about us, and join our community as we come together in our search for truth and meaning and the world we dream of. 

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Have you ever thought about the BIG questions?

What is the meaning of my life?

How shall I live?

Is there something bigger than me?

What sacred texts and sources of wisdom can inform my journey?

What spiritual practices can help ground me?

How can we celebrate diversity and build communities of hope and meaning?

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Our Unitarian Universalist Principles

As a member congregation of the Canadian Unitarian Council, we covenant to affirm and promote the following principles

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 congregation

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

Individual and communal action that accountably dismantles racism and systemic barriers to full inclusion in ourselves and our institutions.

Our Unitarian Universalist Sources

We believe wisdom comes from may sources. Worshipping in our congregation you may hear a reading or perspective shared from any one of these sources from which our living tradition is drawn

Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;

Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love

Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life

Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves

Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit

Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature