Newcomers & Visitors
Welcome! Are you looking for a community, fellowship, or a place to explore and deepen your spirituality? At UUFCO you will find all of this and more. Come ... be our guest. Get connected with others who are each on their own journey and respectful of you and yours. Find what you are seeking. Learn from one another. You can find out everything that is going on with our congregation on this website and by reading our latest newsletter, available on the Welcome page. If you'd like to receive our once-a-week e-reminder about what programs, classes, and services are coming up, e-mail our Administrator, Chela, at: uufco at yahoo.com, and ask to be added to our Directory. We'd love to be in touch with you!
The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism were written, revised, and approved by members of our congregations. They were adopted as a Bylaw by the 1984 and 1985 General Assemblies, our national annual conferences. They are:
"We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:
- 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."
"The living tradition we share draws from many sources:
- 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 that 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.
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.
Check out our religious tradition's organizational hub, here:
In particular, you might be interested in: Spiritual Frequently Asked Questions
The chalice is a common, well-known symbol of our faith tradition.
Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers!) about Unitarian Universalism and our congregations
Interested in finding out more about Unitarian Universalism and whether or not it's a good fit for you? This short video below is a great place to start.