Who We Are

Santa Clarita Unitarian Universalist Church liberal religion By Rev. Peter Farriday

Peter Farriday smCenturies 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.

Upcoming Events

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Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center
22900 Market Street
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Upcoming Services

Sunday, Sept. 25: “Autumn – A Shared-Pulpit Service”
Erik Felker
Autumn is a rich season of endings and beginnings, darkness and light, memory and activity.  Join us to explore what this can mean in our lives. 

Sunday, Oct. 2: “The 3 Rs: Resistance, Resilience & Redemption”
Rev. Farriday

Engaging the biggest moral issues of our time takes a strong spirit. Aspects of such strength include building Resistance to any voices (inner or outer) that try to undermine our determination to create a better world; and generating the Resilience to bounce back if we undergo a setback. When these are robust we experience our power to make a positive difference. In doing so we are redeemed—and redeem a portion of our world.

Sunday, Oct. 9: “Repentance and Repair”
Rev. Farriday
Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith. Falling this year at sundown on October 11, it marks the end of ten days of introspection and repentance that follow Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Many modern Unitarian Universalists don’t give a lot of thought to repentance and atonement… but this Sunday we’ll consider how these widespread religious themes can add depth, healing and freedom to our lives.

Sunday, Oct. 16: Description will be posted soon.

Sunday, Oct. 23: Description will be posted soon.

Sunday, Oct. 30: “Day of the Dead”
Rev. Farriday
On this autumnal Sunday we gather to remember, mourn and celebrate our dear departed. In true UU fashion we’ll honor Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) native to Mexico, while recalling that this coincides with the Christian All Saints Day (11/1) and All Souls Day (11/2). And of course Samhain (pr. SOW-een)—now aka Halloween— is one of the major Wiccan festivals. You are invited to bring photos or mementos of deceased loved ones for our altar, as well as any Halloween pumpkins (carved or not) you may have.



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