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.
Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center
22900 Market Street
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
July 23: The Written Word & You UU--Ubiquitous, Unifying, Beautiful, Liberating, Torturous (?)
As digital media takes us by storm, the written word seems all but doomed. Is "writing" a dead art or a mesmerizing expression of our creative, spiritual & political human legacy? Companions through life, Writing & The Book have brought us as individuals and UUs to a crossroad in culture. We'll get better acquainted with these profound icons of our civilization, their contributions and how we might renew our relationships with them; write a little, and bind our spirits in a book for SCV UUs of all ages.
July 30: Reaching Across the Aisle
Red State. Blue State. Dread State. Whose State? How do we deal with the limitations of binary though in our current culture? Civil discourse may hold the key. In today's highly charged, social media driven, exaggeratedly partisan world, how do we renew dialog and our rhetoric to connect with those outside our echo chamber? Join us as we explore how we might re-invent our efforts to reach across the aisle and connect with our different-thinking friends and family.
After the service: Learn about Earthquake Preparedness with Gary Nelson, retired Los Angeles County Fire Chief. Help keep safe when we are confronted with the next big one. Invite your friends and neighbors!
Get driving directions from your location.