Who We Are
We are a fellowship, founded in April 1998, affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston and the UUA Florida District in Orlando. We are proud of our wide spectrum of distinguished clergy and lay speakers who are welcomed to our pulpit. As a congregation, we think globally and act locally on such important issues as world peace, women’s rights, racial justice, gay and lesbian rights, and the protection of our environment. We welcome all seeking a religious fellowship that respects differences and affirms individuality, cherishes freedom of thought, and encourages open dialogue on questions of faith.
What We Believe
We pride ourselves on stating that we are a creedless denomination. No one has to profess a belief in any official creed, newly devised or passed down through the ages. A Unitarian Universalist minister, the Rev. Ray Pontier, addressed this issue in his enjoyable sermon entitled, “But We Have Our Principles!” They are seven in number and many of us share them when asked what we believe.
We 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 in our congregations;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- 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.
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Challenging Injustice, Advancing Human Rights
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonsectarian human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration. We work anywhere rights are threatened – by natural disasters, armed conflicts, genocide, forced migration, and systematic injustice.