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Who We Are

By Rev. Peter Farriday

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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.

Upcoming Events

Join Us!

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

Upcoming Services

March 26: Talking to Strangers
Michael Eselun
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."

April 2: “Why I Won’t Be in the Pulpit this Easter”
Rev. Peter Farriday
The practical reason is that I (Rev. Farriday) will be away scouting colleges with my daughter. The theological and ethical reason is that while Jesus can inspire as a spiritual exemplar, mistaking the Easter myth for history can divert well-meaning people from facing our present global challenges. So instead of anticipating celebrating that myth, we’ll radically rethink it—with rousing results.

April 9: TBA

April 16: TBA

April 23: “A New Way of Being Human”
Rev. Peter Farriday
Writer, composer and spiritual ecologist Lauren de Boer joins Rev. Farriday to explore how our era calls us to “reinvent the human,” and make possible the future health of our children and the planet. Appropriately this is an Intergenerational Sunday, meaning that most children will stay in the service the whole time. Hence there won’t be youth Religious Exploration classes, but optional child care will be offered for the youngest children.

Join us after the service for a potluck meal and Religious Exploration program that further explores our service theme. The program is geared towards adults and older youth, and will run from 12:30 – 2:30pm.

April 30: “Tell Me Why”
Rev. Peter Farriday
Search the internet for “tell me why song” and Wikipedia produces a list of three dozen different tunes, performed by artists from Elvis Presley to Taylor Swift, from the Beatles to the Bee Gees. Why? Because while knowing what and how are important, the human mind and spirit yearns to go deeper—to know why. This Sunday we explore the “Why?” of Unitarian Universalism… of UU of SCV… and of our lives.

 

 

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