Who We Are
By Rev. Peter Farriday
Centuries ago in Europe, many religious scholars concluded that the Divine was a single Unity (not a three part trinity). They called themselves Unitarians. Others determined that a truly benevolent Spirit would universally love all souls despite their failings, not punish them for eternity. They became Universalists. In 1961 in the U. S., these traditions united.
Today Unitarian Universalism still honors these roots. It has also grown beyond them to draw spiritual wisdom and inspiration wherever it’s encountered: in writings and poetry ancient and modern; in nature and art; in human acts of compassion and justice. View our Six Sources.
Our “free faith” doesn’t subscribe to a static creed, because human understanding is ever-evolving. This allows us to fully embrace modern knowledge, and at the same time open our hearts to the one sacred force that animates all religious expressions.
This unfolding quest broadens our minds. It helps us to live loving lives and deal with life’s hardships. And it stirs our desire to create a more harmonious and sustainable world. View our Seven Principles.
If you resonate with these values, we hope you will grace us with a visit to a Sunday service or a social event. It’s quite possible that you will be very glad you did.
At this extraordinary time in our nation’s history, we are called to affirm our profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to truth and core values of American society.
In the face of looming threats to our environment, immigrants, Muslims, people of color, and the LGBTQ community and the rise of hate speech, harassment and hate crimes, we affirm our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Read more and sign the Declaration of Conscience.
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Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center
22900 Market Street
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Aug. 20: A Special Collection
Every 3rd Sunday of the month our financial offering is designated as a “Special Collection” that goes to a local community organization. On this specific 3rd Sunday, that designation extends to include the special collection of compassionate freethinkers that make up UU of SCV, and the larger fellowship of Unitarian Universalists nationwide. Come celebrate you/UU!
Aug. 27: Family Promise
Aug. 27 – Sept. 3 is UU of SCV’s latest week to partner with Family Promise, a local nonprofit that helps homeless families regain stability by providing housing, meals and transportation, and aids people in finding employment. This important work triggers two questions: What is the larger “promise” that our national leaders are making to our country’s middle class and poor families through their policies? And how do (or don’t) these line up with—and live up to—our cherished UU principles?
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