Welcome from Rev. Mitra Rahnema! We are pleased that you are interested in our church. If you live nearby or are visiting the area, we hope you have time to join us. You may already know what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist, but in case you don't, here is a very brief description:
You will not be told that you must accept any creeds or subscribe to any dogma in a Unitarian Universalist church. This does not mean anything goes, it means we know that each person must be trusted to follow his or her own sense of what is reasonable and rational. Each of us is responsible for building our own theology, which is an ongoing process for most, including agnostics and atheists. We offer classes that will help members sort out their own stance toward religion. Our members hold diverse ideas about what we believe, but we know that what really matters is that we do not need to think alike in order to love alike.
We are an association of congregations. Our congregations covenant to seven Principles and Purposes, the first one being respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person. I, as the minister, say "all living things." The last principle we aspire to hold is respect for the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part.
Our forefathers and foremothers of the Sixteenth Century were persecuted for their radical views — views that disturbed the status quo. We honor our ancestors and, in accordance with our own time and place, we continue to work for a more equitable and just society sustained by a planet that is not depleted by our abuse of resources.
Who we are and what we value calls us to join together in community, making every effort to walk our talk. To be what we say we want to see.
As the poet Rumi said: "Come, come, whoever you are." You will be welcome.
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