About UUCGT

We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.

We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything.

We need not think alike to love alike. We are people of many beliefs (link opens in new window) and backgrounds: people with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be. 

We are Unitarian Universalist and Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, atheist and agnostic, believers in God, and more. (links open in new window)

On the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years, we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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 welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. Join us on this extraordinary adventure of faith.

Our Mission

Mission Statement – Adopted June 2, 2024

Grounded in Love, we protect the Web of Life by: Building Beloved Community, Making Good Trouble, Embodying Radical Love, and Engaging in Lifelong Learning.

  • Beloved Community: We create Beloved Community within our congregation and the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s vision in the world. We make our community and this world a better place with deepening connections and thoughtful actions. We aspire for a collective liberation: a world with peace, liberty, and justice for all.

  • Good Trouble: We make “Good Trouble”. We are not afraid to challenge the status quo and to pursue social justice and liberation for all. We are not passive observers. We are Agents of Change that pursue the wildest possibilities for a better future. We affirm our commitments to an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and multicultural society.

  • Radical Love: We embody Radical Love. We challenge ourselves to break down barriers that separate us. As a congregation, we push ourselves to widen our welcome to those at the margins. We are people of all sexualities, genders, cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. We believe in gentle compassion and abundant grace. We are Ambassadors of Love to one another and to our wider world.

  • Lifelong Learning: We accompany one another on this lifelong journey of faith and discovery. We value learning for children, youth, and adults. We are open to continuous revelation and the teachings of science and spirit. Our community is a brave space to discover what you think and believe, no matter where you find yourself on life’s journey or what you believe about God or the greater mystery.

Our Covenant

Covenant Statement – Adopted June 2, 2024

I’m accountable for me. You’re accountable for you. In community we hold each other through joy and conflict. We openly welcome all as we respond to the needs of the world.

In our growing community, I promise to:

  • Be responsible for my spiritual wholeness, integrity, and wellbeing.

  • Support you in pursuing your spiritual wholeness, integrity, and wellbeing.

  • Courageously and lovingly stay present through the joy and conflict, and welcome all in this pursuit.

  • Put my person, time, talent, and treasure into this work in our community and beyond.

Our Beliefs

In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.

Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.

Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our eight Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to an inclusive spirituality drawn from six sources: from scriptural wisdom to personal experience to modern day heroes.

Unitarian Universalists believe more than one thing. We think for ourselves, and reflect together, about important questions:

We are united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values, as expressed in our eight Principles. We are united in shared experience: our open and stirring worship services, religious education, and rites of passage; our work for social justice; our quest to include the marginalized; our expressions of love.

Learn more about Unitarian Universalists from a variety of beliefs and backgrounds: Atheist/Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, and more. (links open in new window)