What it means to our congregation to be UU
Here at St. Paul’s our roots are deep in the Universalist tradition. But what we’ve brought forward from that is a message of Universal Love rather than a strict sense of Christianity. In fact, Love is the central message of our Covenant.
Like other UUs, we are diverse in faith and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We do not strive to think alike. Rather we embrace the fact that we are people of many beliefs 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 seek to welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. You Are Welcome Here!
As UUs, we have no shared creed. What we DO have is a covenant among the members of St. Paul’s that binds us as a congregation, and our shared covenant (our Seven Principles) that binds us with the diverse congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
- We believe that each and every person is important.
- We believe that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.
- We believe that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.
- We believe that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in
- We believe that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.
- We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
- We believe in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.