All Are Welcome
Although many Unitarian Universalists were born in this faith, many more came to it later in life. Some of these seekers left the faith tradition of their childhood, while others came from no religious tradition at all. Interfaith families have frequently found a religious home in a Unitarian Universalist congregationm where each partner’s beliefs and traditions are honored and children can learn about their parent’s faith heritage and eventually seek their own answers to religious questions.
Our Unitarian heritage calls us to recognize the inherent good of all persons, while the Universalist part of our tradition encourages us to extend love and acceptance to all people. You are welcome in a Unitarian Universalist congregation, whatever your gender identity, sexual orientation, racial identity, or class. Our principles call us to affirm the worth and dignity of every individual, to accept one another, and to foster each other’s spiritual growth.
From Welcome: A Unitarian Universalist Primer, edited by Patricia Frevert, Skinner House Books, Boston, copyright 2009.
The Unitarian Universalist Association
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is the central organization for the Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious movement in the United States.
The primary purpose of the Association is to serve the needs of its member congregations, organize new congregations, extend and strengthen Unitarian Universalist institutions and implement its principles.
Within the Association, each of its 1,000+ congregations is democratic—congregational leaders set their own priorities and choose their own ministers and staff. Congregations vote for the leaders of the UUA, who oversee the central staff and resources.
UU Links & Links To Nearby Congregations
Unitarian Universalist Congregations in the Bay Area
For a complete listing, please visit the UU Bay Area website.