The Seven Eight Principles
  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

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

  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

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

  8. And our Eighth Principle... We affirm and promote the following 8th Principle:

    Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by building a diverse, multicultural Beloved Community that by our actions accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

Our Mission

Our mission is to affirm and project the principles and purposes of the Association. This includes actively maintaining a spirit of acceptance and a commitment to theological diversity, both of which are central to our Universalist heritage.

Within this context, we have established the following mission:

As members of this congregation:

  • We welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of age, class, race, gender, ability, sexual orientation, and religious and cultural backgrounds, who respect the evolving values of this congregation.
  • We accept religious freedom with responsibility; valuing the richness inherent in diversity and supporting each individual's search for meaning.
  • We commit ourselves to foster the ethical, moral and spiritual growth of our community's children and each other.
  • We speak out for social justice through voice and deed to address human needs and advance fundamental rights in our larger community.
  • We share beauty and transform capacity of music to inspire, empower and bring people together; and sustaining a caring congregation where people nurture and support each other as they face the joys, sorrows and concerns of everyday life.

To this end, we pledge the resources and vision of this congregation.

Do you believe that faith is dynamic and not static? Then join us.
Do you believe that revelation is more of a process than it is an event? Then join us.
Do you believe that authority should be questioned? Then join us.
Do you believe that inquiry and creativity are paths to the divine? Then join us.
Do you believe that one's spiritual search need not call into question one's reliance on reason and intellect? Then join us.
Do you believe in the power of love and compassion to heal the hurting? Then join us.
Do you believe the struggle for justice steers the sacred? Then, please, join us.
Do you believe that what unites us is stronger than what divides us? Then join us, because we, also, believe these things.

- The Reverend Bonnie-Jeanne Casey, former Minister

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