Who We Are

We are a congregation creating a better world by nurturing the heart and expanding the mind. We provide a safe, caring community where all can freely explore diverse religious thought. We work for justice and equality with the power of compassion and compassionate power.

 

You are invited to share in our congregation’s care and concern for one and all by joining us for coffee, tea, cocoa, and conversation after the Sunday Service as well as by attending any of our social events.  We build our beloved community by sharing the moments of our lives, large or small — births, weddings, joys, sorrows, and happenings at home and at work.  Let us share in your life’s moments.

We are proud to be an official UUA Welcoming Congregation.  Neither gender, race, ethnic origins, religious belief, nor sexual orientation are factors in determining who is welcome in our congregation as guest member, or employee.  The purpose of our congregation is to encourage each other in spiritual growth.  We value diversity while recognizing the unity of all life.  Therefore, we respect each other in our searching and growth.  We invite you to join us in your journey of seeking and growth.

 

Member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association covenant to affirm and promote Seven Principles:

  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

The living traditions we share draw from many Sources

  • 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.

These Principles and Sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

 

UUCGT COVENANT

Mindful of our vibrant Congregational history and steadfastly committed to a strong future,

we strive to promote good in the world and aid each other in ethical and spiritual development.

To this end, I willfully covenant to:

Welcome with open minds and hearts all who gather here;

Inspire and respect others, from youngest to oldest, on our various spiritual paths;

Assume good intentions, communicate directly, share ideas freely, listen willingly, disagree respectfully, and forgive easily;

Support the ministry of our Congregation through gifts of time, talent and money.

Encourage all voices to speak and be heard, as we participate in a collaborative and democratic process.