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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FEBRUARY THEME: “The Spirit of Love”
Valentine’s Day arrives in February, and of course romantic love and other close ties with family and “loved ones” are central to our human experience. Just as central are love’s social and political expressions, and this month we’ll delve into both realms.
Feb. 4: Escalating Inequality and Our Universalist Heritage
Rev. Betty Stapleford
During our lives, however long, we have seen the gap between the rich and the poor steadily widening in our culture. But maybe Universalism can provide some answers for us--"Let's not throw away our shot!Rev. Dr. Rev. Betty Stapleford is the Affiliate Community Minister for Social Justice at the UU Church of Santa Paula
Feb. 11: I Love You
Rev. Peter Farriday
“I Love You” can be three of the most powerful words in the English language. As Valentine’s Day nears, hop aboard the“Love Train” (a hit song by The O’Jays)for a poetic tour on the nature(s) and power(s) of love, from intimate to familial to neighborly to Divine.
Feb. 18: (R)evolutionary Love
Rev. Peter Farriday
The founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, Valerie Kaur, points out that all of the world’s great spiritual teachers call people “to practice love beyond family and tribe.” Such love is (r)evolutionary, and we’ll explore some forceful cases of this love enacted.
Feb. 25: Getting Out of Our Comfort Zones
Lyndy Schaefer, UU of SCV Member
I chose a path that was way out of the norm for me. I had challenges and learning curves that were very meaningful. What I experienced was life-changing.
Lyndy Schaefer is a retired Registered Nurse and served in the Air Force Reserves for 7 years. Lyndy says “Finding UU has been the best thing to happen since moving to Santa Clarita!
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