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 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.
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.
Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center
22900 Market Street
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Feb. 26: Luminescence – The Light Within, An Intergenerational Service
Worship Host: Rick Kamlet
In this UU candle ceremony, we will celebrate the light within each of us, rejoice in our diversity, reflect upon the significance of our lives, refocus for empowerment and action, and revel in the ensuing renewal and recommitment. This year we’ll hear new poetry contributed by ministers and UU members from around the country, and involve our most important resource – our children.
After the service join us for our second "Hymn Sing" led by music director Scott Roewe from 11:45 to 12:15. We will explore Unitarian Universalist hymns from the past, present and future! Lend your voice or come to listen.
March 5: Moral Vision: William Barber at Occidental
On January 15th Rev. Farriday honored the Martin Luther King holiday by exploring the social justice work of the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, a Protestant minister and political leader in North Carolina. Some two weeks later Barber spoke at Occidental College in Los Angeles. This Sunday we’ll consider key points from Barber’s address to dive deeper into how this transformative work can help us meet today’s moral challenges.
March 12: What Hope Means to Us
What connects the idea of Hope to a woman born in 1865, Superman and the World Wide Web? Come listen, be informed, and be inspired.
March 19: Sowing Seeds of Life
March 20th is the vernal, or spring, equinox (“equal night”), when day and night are nearly the same length the world over. At this seasonal turn, diverse cultures throughout history held festivals for their gods and goddesses, celebrating the triumph of light and the renewed life of Earth. It’s a time to plant seeds physically and metaphorically—to envision our future through song, word and ritual, and affirm our capacity to cultivate and ultimately harvest our desires.
March 26: Talking to Strangers
UCLA oncology chaplain, Michael Eselun, will explore our relationship to strangers. We are often told from a young age, "Don't talk to strangers," only to find that sometimes such encounters might be "perfect."