Congregational Mission Statement
- 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.
Our Sunday services begin at 10:30 am. We offer varied and vibrant services with meaningful ritual, transcendent music, and challenging messages. Whoever you are, however you move, however you feel or think or believe, whoever you love - you are welcome in this house. You are invited to join us for coffee, tea, cocoa, and conversation after the Sunday Service and to attend any of our social events.
We build our beloved community by sharing the moments of our lives, large or small events - births, weddings, joys, sorrows, and happenings at home and at work. Let us share in your life's moments.
Our congregation is active in our community and our world, engaging in social justice work at home and abroad, and continually working hard toward "justice and equality."
Neither gender, race, ethnic origins, religious belief, nor sexual orientation are factors in determining who is welcome in our congregation as a 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 on your journey of seeking and growth.
Principles and Sources
Member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association covenant to affirm and promote these Principles and Sources:
- 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.
The living tradition we share draws 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 backbones of our religious community.
UUA / UUSC Declaration of Conscience
At this extraordinary time in our nation’s history, we are called to affirm our profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to truth and core values of American society.
In the face of looming threats to immigrants, Muslims, people of color, and the LGBTQ community and the rise of hate speech, harassment and hate crimes, we affirm our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
In opposition to any steps to undermine the right of every citizen to vote or to turn back advances in access to health care and reproductive rights, we affirm our commitment to justice and compassion in human relations.
And against actions to weaken or eliminate initiatives to address the threat of climate change – actions that would threaten not only our country but the entire planet – we affirm our unyielding commitment to protect the interdependent web of all existence.
We will oppose any and all unjust government actions to deport, register, discriminate or despoil.
As people of conscience, we declare our commitment to translate our values into action as we stand on the side of love with the most vulnerable among us.
We welcome and invite all to join in this commitment for justice.
The time is now.
Affirmed and adopted by UUCGT Congregation, October 2017