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No matter your spiritual path, whether from Judeo-Christian roots...
... or from another of our world's traditions, we offer you a safe and supportive home.
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FAQs


What do Unitarian Universalists believe?

We believe that all individuals should be encouraged to develop a personal theology, and to express openly their opinions without fear of rejection, reprisal or censure. The arbiter in religion is not a church or a document. It's not an official. It's the individual.
We have many beliefs. Chief among them is that we believe deeply that love can transform the world. Our shared values and ethics guide us in how we live and work. In times of need, they help us find the courage to carry on.

Are there people in the congregation who hold diverse beliefs?

Yes. We welcome people of all religious traditions and beliefs, including atheists. Unitarian Universalists affirm a diversity of religious ideas and support spiritual development guided by freedom, reason, and conscience.

How do I meet other people? How do I get involved?

Attend a service. You will be greeted at the door and can learn about small group opportunities for education and spiritual growth. Stay for coffee and conversation in Hobart Hall following the service. Give some thought to whether you prefer to meet new people in social- or work-related activities; we offer plenty of both options.  For more information, contact any member of the Membership Committee.

Can Both of Us Be Accepted Equally Within Unitarian Universalism?

Unitarian Universalist congregations are open to people of all backgrounds. Although each Unitarian Universalist congregation is different, worship services in most of our societies draw on a wide variety of religious and other sources for inspiration. We welcome each of you, no matter what your religious background is.
A question for you to ask yourselves is whether Unitarian Universalism speaks to your religious needs and desires. What are you looking for in a religious community? Do our principles, our style of worship, our way of being together, provide a context where your religious life can flourish? The best way to find out if a congregation will feel comfortable to your family is for you and your partner to attend a number of services. You also may want to meet with the minister, sit in on some of the religious education programs, and take a closer look at the congregation's hymnal as you try to determine whether the congregation will be a good fit for your whole family.

Do I Have to Convert to Become a Unitarian Universalist?

Religious conversion means giving up one faith to take on another. If you become part of a Unitarian Universalist congregation, we do not ask you to give up the religious convictions of your heritage. We do ask you to bring those convictions with an open heart and an inquiring mind, knowing that others in the congregation bring their own ideas and beliefs that may not be the same as yours.

What Will Our Children Learn in Sunday School?

Our Sunday school curricula cover a wide variety of topics, including Unitarian Universalist history and principles, the Bible, world religions, images of god in different cultures, social justice, the wonder of the natural world, and ethical decision making. Sunday school classes present various viewpoints on the issues they address and encourage young people to develop their own thinking about religious questions.

How Do Unitarian Universalists Handle Child Dedications, Weddings, Services of Union, Funerals, and Other Rites of Passage?

Individuals or families planning a wedding, service of union, funeral, or child dedication will usually meet with a minister to discuss their thoughts and desires. The minister will put together or work with people to design a service that meets their needs and fits within the Unitarian Universalist tradition. Unitarian Universalist services are often personalized with elements drawn from numerous sources.

What do I do if I have other questions?

If you introduce yourself to the Greeter at the Narthex (lobby to the Sanctuary) or one of the ushers handing out programs, they can help answer any questions you may have. Coffee hour in Hobart Hall after each service is also a great time to ask questions and find more information.  Make sure you grab a visitor yellow coffee mug.) You may always Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the church office at 239.561.2700.

Testimonials From Members - Why I Became A Unitarian Universalist

Bill Petrarca
"Having an open and loving community is important to me. Our faith is way ahead of its time, with the values we honor: Love, grow, serve."