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Sunday Services: 10:30 am
With its historical roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions, Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion — that is, a religion that keeps an open mind to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places. We believe that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that in the end religious authority lies not in a book or person or institution, but in ourselves. We are a “non-creedal” religion: we do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed.
Our congregations are self-governing. Authority and responsibility are vested in the membership of the congregation. Each Unitarian Universalist congregation is involved in many kinds of programs. Worship is held regularly, the insights of the past and the present are shared with those who will create the future, service to the community is undertaken, and friendships are made.
A visitor to a Unitarian Universalist congregation will very likely find events and activities such as church school, day-care centers, lectures and forums, support groups, poetry festivals, family events, and adult education and study groups.
(This material is excerpted from “We Are the Unitarian Universalists”, pamphlet #3047.)
This “free church” tradition traces its history to 16th century Europe and in North America to the first Pilgrim and Puritan settlers. It has numbered among its members five U.S. presidents and such noteworthy Americans such as Thomas Jefferson, Clara Barton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Susan B. Anthony, singer Pete Seeger, and even the late actor Christopher Reeve.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), headquartered in Boston, MA, was formed in 1961 through the consolidation of two historical denominations: the Universalist Church of America and the American Unitarian Association. More than 1,050 congregations in North America belong to the Unitarian Universalist Association.
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:
The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:
Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.
– Rev. Roy Phillips
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Sherborn MA 01770