We Unitarian Universalists are people who aspire to grow love and justice in ourselves and this world.
Human beings know we are born and we die, and so, while we are here together, our religious task is to make our lives worthy of the gift of this life. To be able to sustain that intention and practice with some grace and wisdom there are times we are called to go into silence and solitude, other times to go out into nature, taking in the world’s beauty and terror, often we are called to join with others, companions on the journey and repair the world as we go.
In this church community we strive to Affirm and Promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person (our first Principle), to welcome and celebrate the full humanity and worth of every person, in just, loving, and tangible ways. No exception. I invite you to include yourself in that blessing.
There is a great need for a restoration of justice in our world. A great need for each of us personally as well as institutionally to be willing to see, reckon with, and change the history of injustice towards people of color into a future of greater equality and all who have been marginalized by a dominant culture.
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I close with the words of Rabbi Tarfon.
Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. We are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are we free to abandon it.
UUCOD is one of over 1,000 congregations in the Unitarian Universalist Association, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Evolving separately during the 19th century, the Unitarian and Universalist movements in America joined their liberal, free-thinking, humanist approaches to religion in 1961. As part of the wider UU community, we work towards the goal that all earth's children have the freedom and opportunity to lead their lives as they choose.
We welcome all people regardless of race, color, creed, political persuasion and sexual orientation. Our church has no required system of belief, rather we explore and share a variety of spiritual experience so each of us can develop an understanding meaningful to us personally. We gather each week to learn, explore, be grateful, celebrate, allowing ourselves an hour of inspiration and reflection to gain strength for the lives we lead followed by coffee and conversation.
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"Are you a Unitarian without knowing it?" This provocative question began the story of UUCOD in 1959 when it appeared in an advertisement placed by the American Unitarian Association. Sixty-two years later we still invite visitors to attend a Sunday Service to pose the same question to themselves.
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