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Our Values

At First UU, we celebrate our liberal religious tradition and our rich diversity, inspire authentic relationships and spiritual growth, and we work for a more just, loving, and compassionate society. Our work is to practice responsible social action, promote liberal religious education, and encourage spiritual and intellectual growth. The core beliefs in the Unitarian Universalist tradition support and inspire us on this journey.

Unitarian Universalists do not abide by a creed. Instead, our congregation embraces individuals from a wide range of spiritual beliefs and practices, united in acceptance and support for each other as everyone seeks their personal spiritual meanings. Part of what unites us in our faith is our shared commitment to affirm the Seven UU Principles and to draw spiritual practices from many religious traditions, known as our Six Sources. Our beliefs play a role in our Sunday services, but they also shape the way we live our lives, both within our church and in the greater community. We are dedicated to the causes of hope, love, and justice.

One thing is certain…whoever you are, wherever you are on your faith journey, you will be welcome at First UU.

8th Principle Update

Following many years of study on the proposed 8th Principle, the leaders of the congregation committed to a six-month-long process of inquiry, education, and discussion. Through small group discussions, committee meetings, and four congregation-wide meetings, all members were invited to consider the language and purpose of the 8th Principle. At the end of the six months, the members were asked to vote on adopting the language for use by our congregation. However, mindful of our differences, the leadership agreed that any decision would require at least two-thirds of the votes cast.

When the congregation voted on May 21, 77% of the votes were cast in favor of adopting the language of the 8th Principle. We had company that day as 12 other congregations also voted in favor of adoption.
 
The 8th Principle reads:

We, a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
 
Nosotras, las congregaciones miembros de la Asociación Unitaria Universalista, nos comprometemos a afirmar y promover: el recorrido hacia una plenitud espiritual para edificar una Comunidad Amada diversa y multicultural mediante nuestras acciones, las cuales cumplan responsablemente con el desmantelamiento del racismo y de otras opresiones en nosotros mismos y en nuestras instituciones.
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