UUCJ is a Unitarian Universalist Association Member Congregation

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Wikipedia entry: Unitarian Universalist Association
We are an intentionally diverse religious community, welcoming people
from different races, religious backgrounds, ideological outlook, gender,
family status, sexual orientation, and ethnic heritage.

Our Mission
We are a religious and spiritual community celebrating our Unitarian Universalist principles. We are committed to caring for each other with acceptance and respect. We pledge to sustain a sacred space where, together, we seek personal growth, life's meaning, and justice.  Through our actions, we serve as a catalyst for social change.

Our Congregational Covenant
As members of this congregation, in order to nurture and enhance our lives together in this sacred space where we seek personal growth, discern life’s meaning, and build relationships of fairness and love. We intend to:

  • Offer our unique gifts, talents, time, energy, and financial support.
  • Respect the views and needs of others, practicing tolerance, understanding and acceptance even in disagreement, allowing loving relationships to transcend issues.
  • Celebrate the diversity within our midst, even when it is difficult or uncomfortable.
  • Invite and welcome others in the quest for spiritual and ethical growth, recognizing each other and our guests in fellowship.
  • Share the ministry of our church, caring for each other through times of joy and sorrow.
Thus do we covenant with each other.
Love is the doctrine of this church,
the quest for truth is its sacrament,
and service is its prayer.
To dwell together in peace,
to seek knowledge in freedom,
to serve humanity in fellowship,
to the end that all souls shall
grow into harmony with the divine,
thus do we covenant with one another.
Concluding Each Service, a Spoken Affirmation
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 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 in 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 existence, of which we are a part.

The living tradition we share draws from many sources:
  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that 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 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.
This page last updated November 2, 2007
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