UUFP Worship Experience, UU Principles and Sources of Inspiration

                        Welcome to UUFP

Please join us for service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  Our services are varied and draw from many sources including the wonderful writings of our ministers, our Unitarian Universalist (UU) and Christian – Judeao roots,  UU history and our journey to a liberal religion.  We also include lessons from the worlds great religions and how we as UU’s can learn from them.   Sermons can also include topical current events and how we as Unitarian Universalist can help make our world a better place through respect, understanding and love. Our services are a mix of lay lead and professional ministry, and encourage us to question how we as individuals, and as a group, can impact our world by upholding our UU principles which includes affirming and promoting the inherent worth and dignity of all individuals.

Religious Education Sunday school and the Nursery are offered during our service hour; the Nursery opens at 10:00 and closes at noon so that parents/caregivers can help settle young children in class before service.  Sunday school for the Elementary and Middle school students starts at 10:30 and runs until 11:30. Children and teens are welcome in class; or in the service with their parents. All are welcome to join us for social hour after service in the Social Room.

Our Unitarian Universalism services draw their inspiration from many sources:

  • 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.

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

    1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

    2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

    3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

    4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

    5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

   These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

Click on the links for Reflections from UUA ministers for each principle at the UUA website.