Greetings and welcome to the UUCNH website. Whether you’re a long-time UU, or checking us out for the first time, we hope you’ll consider making this congregation your spiritual home.
Given the unique history and diversity of belief, newcomers to liberal religion (a term used to describe openness to new truth) often struggle to make sense of our denomination and local congregations.
While you’ll want to check out what have come to be known as our Principles and Purposes, let me offer a more concise version of what holds us together: 1 religious freedom (we believe each person is capable of developing her/his/their own spirituality); 2. caring community (we believe congregations exist to help us do that holy work, and to encourage one another along the way, and; 3. justice work (we believe in pooling our many resources to make a difference for good).
Freedom, community and justice. These are the bonds that unite us, despite our differences.
Our Sunday services and multigenerational learning programs reflect that diversity. Each service is different, as are our offerings for children, youth and adults.
Theologically, we identify as humanists, pagans, Christians, Jews, Buddhists and more. And we’ve a fair number of folks for whom no label fits, thank you very much! The point is not to convert one another, but to affirm the balance between reason and faith, science and mystery.
Lastly, we stand with those marginalized for simply being who they are. People of color are welcome here. Same with persons from a variety of sexual/affinity expressions and gender identities. We stand for racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice. We are imperfect stewards of a rich, prophetic tradition; but we are resolute about being a witness for peace with justice.
So, if this sounds like a place and tribe you might call your own, come attend some services or try a program. See what you think. We love visitors!