We are Unitarian Universalists.
We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to practice our faith and beliefs in tangible ways. We foster respectful communities hallmarked by action, love, and acceptance of all people. We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and actively object to what we believe is wrong. We have a track record of standing on the side of people, love, justice, and peace. Our faith has always been motivated by a desire to contribute to the greater good. We are a house without walls, a congregation without spiritual boundaries, and a movement toward a more action-oriented faith in yourself, your god(s), and your beliefs. Simply put, we are a guided path towards a better you and a better world.
What We Are Doing
We are building an action-oriented community by bringing together people of all races, religions, and creeds: people who want to make faith, religion, and spirituality verbs. We are creating a force more powerful than one person or one religion. We are embracing peace, love, and understanding that goes beyond individual belief systems. Though we have deep roots in Christianity, we embrace teachings across a wide range of Eastern and Western religions and philosophies. We know that beliefs are amplified by action. Seven days a week, UUs live their faith by doing. Whether in community with others or as an individual, we have a moral responsibility of active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace. We are creators of positive change in people and in the world.
Why It’s Important
Every day, people and families are inundated with information, overwhelmed by demands, and pulled by a culture that seeks to divide us from the web of life. Unitarian Universalism reconnects: bringing meaning, community, and spirituality to our lives. Here we invite you into a deeper relationship with all that is, and all that you experience: life, death, beauty, sorrow, joy. The world is hurting in many ways; people are hurting in many ways. Humanity needs thoughtful, pragmatic doers who can walk a path of compassion, justice, and interconnectedness. We affirm life—this life—and every day we strive to bless life with what we do.
How to Get Involved
Come. Bring passion and desire to see change. Be prepared to exercise your mind and know we will guide you on your path to finding a better you and creating a better world. Learn. Discover what it means to have a personal faith that is anchored by diversity and acceptance. See how we create opportunities for those wanting to do more.
Visit us Sundays at 10 AM throughout the year. Join us for a social action event, sing in our choir, help us shape the next generation of justice makers by working with our youth. We’re where you are – check us out on our Facebook page or join our Friends of SVUUS group, follow us on X @SouthValleyUU and Instagram . Together we can do the most good.
What We Affirm
- Believing in the inherent worthiness of every person.
- Showing compassion and fairness towards all people.
- Accepting others for who and what they are.
- Growing through a supported search for personal truth.
- Applying the democratic process in our churches and communities.
- Building a global community founded on peace, liberty, and justice.
- Respecting the interwoven nature of the universe.
These values spell out JUSTICE:
These values are supported by our final principle calling us to hold love as the central core of our faith in action.
- Building the beloved community, free from racism and oppression.