Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a non-creedal denomination, meaning there is no test of faith or single set of beliefs that all members must subscribe to in order to belong. We create space for members and friends of all backgrounds, no matter what they believe- or what they don’t.
What binds us together as a community is our covenant, a sacred promise we make to one another each time we gather. Each UU church determines their own covenant. This is ours:
Love is the spirit of this church, and service is its law.
This is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace,
To seek the truth in freedom, and to help one another.
By this promise, we strive to keep in right relationship with ourselves, one another, our community, and the world.
Our desire to seek truth and meaning wherever it may be found has led us to embrace diverse teachings from many religions and philosophies from around the world. Unitarian Universalists have distilled wisdom from these many sources into seven principles we live by. These principles serve as our moral guides and the foundation of all our ministries.
We consider our principles to be part of a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. (Use this link to read a formal description of our six sources.) To UUs, revelation is not sealed; it’s an ongoing, vital part of life. We keep ourselves open to new insights and new discoveries. Our world may change rapidly around us, but our principles and sources provide a basis of our faith that transcends time.