Service this Sunday will be held outside at our UU Falmouth Meeting House! If we can’t meet because of bad weather, you will be notified by email on Saturday. The Service will also be offered on Zoom at the regular login. Coffee Hour will take place after the service in person and on Zoom.
To Join via Zoom email firstname.lastname@example.org for info Tuesdays – Fridays 9 – 2.
Unitarian Universalism is part of the liberal religious tradition, meaning we value diversity of belief and freedom of thought rather than a set system of beliefs. We are creedless, meaning there are no specific religious beliefs you need to have or pretend to have in order to belong.
We are a place for diverse seekers to come together and learn from each other. Many of us believe in God or a Higher Power, and many of us are Atheist or Agnostic. Many of us don’t take a side on the issue, preferring to just let the mystery be. Some of us draw our spiritual practices from Christianity, others from Judaism, Buddhism, or more Earth-Centered traditions. Some find meaning through science, rational reflection, or just by trying to be more fully present to nature, our relationships, and our day-to-day lives.
What unites us are common values and seven real-world ethical principles. These Seven Principles are…
- 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.
In the spirit of that free search for truth, we also recognize Six Spiritual Sources for our ever-evolving and ever-growing tradition…
- Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
- Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
- Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
- Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
- Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
- Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.