April 21st: Who (or What) is a Unitarian-Universalist?

According to the Unitarian-Universalist Association of Congregations, “Unitarian Universalism is a religion that celebrates diversity of belief and is guided by seven principles:

  • 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.

Our congregations are places where we gather to nurture our spirits and put our faith into action through social justice work in our communities and the wider world. Newcomers are always welcome. There is no formal conversion process, so becoming a Unitarian Universalist is simply a matter of self-identification. Membership is voluntary and does not require renouncing other religious affiliations or practices. This Sunday, members will briefly speak how they discovered the Unitarian-Universalist religion and why they stayed. In addition, a brief discussion of Unitarian-Universalism will ensue.

We invite you to explore our website, https://magicvalleyuu.org/  to learn about the Unitarian-Universalist faith in the Magic Valley. The Magic Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship meets every Sunday beginning at 10:30 AM at the Twin Falls Senior Center, 530 Shoshone Street West in Twin Falls. Newcomers are always welcome. Child care is available. For information, please contact Ken Whiting at 734-9161.

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