Welcome! First time visitor? Start here. We are a progressive Unitarian Universalist congregation located in the city of Rochester, NY. We covenant and affirm these 7 principles of our faith:
- 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.
We are also in the process of adopting the proposed 8th Principle: 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.
Read below to learn what grounds us, and what drives our work. We’d love to have you join us.
These Ends are what we define as our institutional priorities as a faith community:
1. We are an inclusive community of belonging, welcoming all people to find their spiritual home with us:
1.1 Caring for each other in times of joy, sorrow and transition, and
1.2 Giving generously of our time, talent and treasure to make our vision real
2. We cherish and respect our children and youth, supporting their spiritual journey, and preparing them to live a life aligned with our Unitarian Universalist principles.
3. We engage in spiritual growth and development:
3.1 Providing inspiration, support and courage to explore our whole selves;
3.2 Recognizing our racial bias and confronting its impact on our relationships and behaviors;
3.3 Developing our ability to communicate openly and with loving kindness;
3.4 Strengthening our spiritual connections within our own faith community and beyond
4: We act in partnership with others to end racial, social, environmental and economic injustice within our own community, in greater Rochester and the world.