We are members of a mainline religious denomination with a more than four hundred year history. During that time, our members have included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Clara Barton, E. E. Cummings, Beatrix Potter, Frank Lloyd Wright, Florence Nightingale, and Adlai Stevenson. (See the Famous UUs website for more examples).
Want to know more? There is an excellent online book written by John Sias entitled One Hundred Questions that Non-Members Ask About Unitarian Universalism.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is headquartered in Boston. Northlake belongs to the Pacific Northwest District of the UUA, and we are part of our local UU church community, the Puget Sound Unitarian Universalist Council.
[This is the text of the “Red Pamphlet” distributed by the UUA. It is reprinted here with permission.]
Copyright 1989 by
Unitarian Universalist Association
25 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
You’re in luck! Bill Griffeth at the Unitarian Church in Summit, New Jersey, has made available a number of sermons by the church’s ministers, David and Beverly Brumbaugh. They are indexed and searchable by title and topic. Check them out! Also Rev. Sam Trumbore has opened Rev. Sam’s Bookshelf and Cafe.
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote
The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:
Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.
The Unitarian Universalist Association shall devote its resources to and exercise its corporate powers for religious, educational and humanitarian purposes. The primary purpose of the Association is to serve the needs of its member congregations, organize new congregations, extend and strengthen Unitarian Universalist institutions and implement its principles.
The Association declares and affirms its special responsibility, and that of its member societies and organizations, to promote the full participation of persons in all of its and their activities and in the full range of human endeavor without regard to race, color, sex, disability, affectional or sexual orientation, age, or national origin and without requiring adherence to any particular interpretation of religion or to any particular religious belief or creed.
Nothing herein shall be deemed to infringe upon the individual freedom of belief which is inherent in the Universalist and Unitarian heritages or to conflict with any statement of purpose, covenant, or bond of union used by any society unless such is used as a creedal test.
in the USA:
The UUA Home Page
Unitarian Universalist Association
25 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108-2800
Canadian Unitarian Council
175 St. Clair Ave., West
Toronto, ONT M4V 1P7
in the U.K.:
Unitarians in the UK Home Page
General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches
1-6 Essex Street
London WC2R 3HY
+44 (020) 7240 2384
Additions or corrections to this document are welcome.
Here is contact information for some of the groups that are Associate Member or Independent Af filiate Organizations of the UUA. Details about these groups and other groups can be obtained from your local UU church or fellowship or directly from the UUA.
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
130 Prospect St.
Cambridge, MA 02139-1845
The UUSC, motivated since 1939 by liberal religious principles, works to promote justice, freedom, and self-determination in the U.S. and worldwide.
The UUSC can also be contacted via the PeaceNet and CompuServe networks.
UU Women’s Federation
25 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108-3800
617-742-2100 x 653
The UUWF is the only continental membership organization for all UU women. Formed by the 1963 consolidation of the Association of Universalist Women and the Alliance of Unitarian Women, it is an associate member of the UUA.
Conservative Forum for Unitarian Universalists
G-2474 S. Ballenger Hwy.
Flint, MI 48507
The Conservative Forum for Unitarian Universalists is an organization of UUs whose purpose is to ensure that all UUs are free to pursue a responsible search for religious truth and meaning in our societies and denomination regardless of their individual views on politics, economics, or social issues.
PO Box 422
Boyes Hot Springs, CA 95416
All email inquiries regarding CUUPS may be directed to CUUPS@aol.com or email@example.com.
The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans was formed at the 1985 UUA General Assembly in Atlanta to enrich and strengthen the religious pluralism of UUism by promoting the study and practice of contemporary Pagan and Earth- and nature-centered spirituality.
Fellowship of Religious Humanists
900 Mount Curve
Minneapolis, MN 55403
FRH offers UUs and others the inspiration of a humanist way of life worked out within both liberal religion and the growing humanist movements of over 30 countries. FRH was organized in 1963 to provide publications and conferences for those seeking humanism as a religious philosophy, and regularly presents a lecture at the UUA General Assembly.
Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship
110 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
The purposes of the Fellowship are: to serve Christian Unitarians and Universalists according to their expressed religious needs; to uphold and promote the Christian witness within the UUA; and to uphold and promote the historic Unitarian and Universali st witness and conscience within the church universal. The Fellowship publishes books, pamphlets, study papers and occasional papers, a bi-monthly newsletter, the Good News, and a quarterly journal, The Unitarian-Universalist Christian, sponsors retreats and General Assembly.