Who we are
We invite you to watch a 1-minute video introduction to our congregation:
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick (UUCF) is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association, which includes more than 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that believes in "deeds not creeds" and that "We don't have to believe alike to love alike."
Unitarian Universalist congregations 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.
- [Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.]*
*The Unitarian Universalist Association is in the middle of a process to potentially incorporate some version of this statement into the UU Principles. During this interim period, UUCF is one among a growing number of UU congregations who have committed to living out this proposed 8th Principle at the congregational level. For more information, visit 8thprincipleuu.org.
These principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those who freely choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.
Unitarian Universalism seeks to draw wisdom from all the world's religions, balanced with the insights of modern science:
- 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 people 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.
Mission Statement: Spirituality, Community, Justice
We join together to encourage spiritual growth, build a beloved community, and act for peace and justice.
To maintain right relationship with one another, we strive to live out the values of our congregational Covenant.