About Unitarian Universalism

We are a community of people with different beliefs and diverse backgrounds who embrace basic principles which include the freedom to engage in our own personal search for truth and meaning. We come together in the spirit of mutual caring and respect to celebrate life, offer service, and work for a better world.

The word "unitarian" was first used in the early stages of the Reformation to refer to those who could not believe in the concept of "trinity." In America, the Unitarian Church was organized as a Christian denomination in 1825.

Universalism has its origins in the theological assertion that all souls are saved, an assertion that has been made at various times in the history of Christianity. In the United States, Universalism dates to the 1770's.

In 1961 the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America joined together. Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal religion. Each person, therefore, looks to his or her own reason, knowledge, experience, and conscience for authority and direction. Each of us draws upon many sources of inspiration in fashioning an individual credo. These resources may include the sacred writings of the world's great religions, secular writings in many disciplines, philosophical treatises, biographical works, theological arguments, poetry, drama, and great works of fiction.

Principles:

The Unitarian Universalist Association has adopted the following principles, which we affirm and promote:

Other UU's nearby:

Quincy's Unitarian Church is governed by our board of trustees who follow by-laws adopted by our congregation. Our church is part of the MidAmerica Region, one of five regions of the Unitarian Universalist Association. There are seven Unitarian Universalist congregations within one-hundred miles of Quincy. We want to express our hope that you will find what you are looking for. If not in Quincy, then perhaps with a congregation or fellowship, more convenient to you.