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What does it mean to be a Unitarian Universalist?

It means fulfilling the mission and ministry of the Chapel with our gifts of participation, service, fellowship, and financial support. It means taking personal responsibility for one’s own spiritual life. We are not bound by a specific doctrine or creed, and we do not attempt to answer your life questions for you. Instead, each community covenants to support the spiritual growth of its members and friends according to their individual needs and life experiences. Emerson Chapel is a member of both the Central Midwest District (www.cmwd-uua.org) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (www.uua.org). The CMwD and the UUA are associations of freely associated member congregations

What do we believe?

We come from a great variety of rich, religious backgrounds, and have found truth and meaning in many diverse places. Thus, we place great importance on our individual beliefs without insisting that we all necessarily agree. In our diversity, we have much to learn from one another and we need not assume that revelation is sealed. Rather, as we strive to be aware and responsible individuals of faith, religious truth continues to unfold before us and through us.

The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism

    We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

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