FIRST PARISH CHURCH UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
on the historic upper common, fitchburg, massachusetts
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A
Unitarian Universalism is a multi-theological faith tradition that encourages individuals to think for themselves. Drawing from many different religions and wisdom sources, Unitarian Universalists understand that no single religion, tradition, or person has all the answers. We are held together not by creed, ecclesiastical authority, or revealed truth, but by our chosen commitment to each other, our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values, as expressed in our seven Principles. We are united in shared experience: our open and stirring worship services, religious education, and rites of passage; our work for social justice; our quest to include the marginalized; our expressions of love.
Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.
For more information about our faith, check out "10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Unitarian Universalism." There's also a wonderful description of many strands of the UU tradition in "Our Shared Faith." Or simply come to one of our Sunday morning services and get to know us in person!