Unitarian Universalism offers diverse and meaningful ways of connecting with the sacred. In a Unitarian Universalist context, spiritual growth is recognized as a universal yearning as well as something deeply personal. There is no “recipe” for spiritual growth here because Unitarian Universalism affirms that every individual’s journey is unique.
Our stories and practices draws from our Six Sources of inspiration. We may find joy by keeping a gratitude journal, peace by reflecting in meditation, hope by joining hands in a circle of prayer, connection while marching for justice, wisdom from hiking in the forest. As people of many beliefs, we are each encouraged to embrace and practice forms of spirituality that resonate with our hearts and minds.
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground. There are a thousand ways to go home again.
—13th century Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi (translated and interpreted)
Our 3rd Principle calls us accept and encourage one another on that journey. And so we bring deep, respectful curiosity and trust to one another – recognizing each other as sources of inspiration and strength.
The Sunday worship services are carefully and thoughtfully designed to foster personal connection with spiritual yearning and with sources of spiritual strength, with ethical values, and with real-world opportunities for moral courage.
The many activities and events planned after the worship service and throughout the week are similarly focused on nurturing compassion and joy, spiritual strength and hope – expressed through working for justice. Religious exploration classes allow members time to discover in community their own unique beliefs.
Members seeking to explore spiritual resources or to consider new opportunities for spiritual growth at UUFRC are also encouraged to set up an appointment with our Minister.