UUAWelcome to Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church. 

Unlike other churches, we have no creed — a required statement of beliefs — but do have a covenant creating a sanctuary to nourish the unique spiritual path of each individual, one in which we may work to make a positive difference in the world. Click here to read our Covenant..
We offer you and your children spiritual development programs drawn from various religious and secular sources.

Unitarian Universalism is a religion that celebrates diversity of belief and is guided by seven principles.

Voices of a Liberal Faith (15 Minute video)

Our Principles

  • 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; and,
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

 Sources of Our Living Tradition

Rev. Kathleen Rolenz said, “Throughout history, we have moved to the rhythms of mystery and wonder, prophecy, wisdom, teachings from ancient and modern sources, and nature herself.” Worshipping in our congregations you may hear a reading or perspective shared from any one of these sources from which our living tradition is drawn:

  • 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 women and men 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.

 

To learn more, visit the Unitarian Universalist Association’s website.