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What guides us?

Our Mission

Love is our doctrine, service is our prayer, and justice is our calling.

 

Our Vision & Ends  (approved by VUU Board on May 24, 2016, based on input from the congregation)

We are a vibrant, inclusive community, inspired by many spiritualities and theologies, caring for one another through life’s challenges, and bending the moral arc of the universe toward justice.

  1. We challenge each person to discover, experience, and be transformed by the deep and mysterious.
  2. We cultivate our inclusive community through radical hospitality and nurturing.
  3. We prioritize intergenerational experience through increased investment in the faith formation of the next generation.
  4. We engage in partnerships to counter systems of oppression and create a just, sustainable and healthy world.
  5. We are an innovative congregation, growing Unitarian Universalism in covenant with our UUA partners.

 

UU Principles

We covenant to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and use of the democratic process;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

 

Our Covenant

Love is the doctrine of this congregation;

The quest of truth is our sacrament

And service is our prayer.

To dwell together in peace;

To seek knowledge in freedom;

To serve humankind in friendship;

Thus do we covenant.