Who We Are
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.
Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center
22900 Market Street
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
July 3 - “Is Unitarian Universalism a Secular Religion?”
Our practical lives give us so many opportunities for enrichment. Do we engage our religious lives with an overabundance of practicality?
July 10 - “Bucky, Werner, Ayn ... and Mom”
Some have the Ten Commandments, some say that Unitarian Universalists have the ten suggestions. For religious liberals, life lessons come from many, often unexpected sources.
July 17 - “I’m Not Sorry. I Don’t Forgive You”
Almost every religious tradition – certainly Christianity and Judaism – suggests that forgiveness is a virtue. But we can all think of times when we felt justified in refusing to apologize or to not forgive somebody. Is forgiveness always the right course to take? Are there times when an apology is not in order, even when we know we’ve damaged, hurt or offended someone we care about?
June 24 - “All About Deism”
Deism is one of the religious outlooks that we consider to be ancestral for our Unitarian Universalist heritage. Many of the founders of the US deemed themselves to be Deist. What is Deism and what does today’s UU faith still encompass that comes from he Deist viewpoint?
July 31 - “Living an Authentic Life”
So often we are confronted with choices to do what is authentic and resonates within our souls versus doing that which is expedient. While that is hardly a new dilemma, the scale of competition for our attention often provides such powerful distraction that we can lose ourselves if not careful.