About Unitarian Universalism
UUCC Mission Statement:
We worship, learn, and minister together, embracing diversity and religious freedom.
UUCC Vision Statement:
We seek to:
- Enhance Spiritual growth;
- Provide a respectful religious home for all ages;
- Join in celebration and friendship;
- Be a common voice for justice;
- Share the light of our principles with the wider community.
What we Value
Unitarian Universalism is a deliberately inclusive liberal religious denomination which does not have a specific creed or dogma to which people must adhere. However,
We, as members of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta, Maine, covenant to affirm and promote the Principles and Sources of the Unitarian Universalist Association:
The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
This living tradition which we share draws from many sources:
Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision.
As a free congregation we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.
Unitarian Universalist: The Uncommon Denomination
The Unitarian Universalist Community Church is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (a worldwide organization) and part of the Northern New England District (Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont).
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The flaming chalice is a widely used symbol for Unitarian Universalism. The two circles represent the consolidation of the Unitarian and Universalist traditions. The flaming chalice symbolizes the religious values that we cherish: love, truth, compassion, service, justice and peace.
The chalice was designed by Has Deutsch for the Unitarian Service Committee during World War II. The flaming chalice became an underground symbol assisting Unitarians, Jews, and other people escaping Nazi persecution.