OUR FAITH & PRINCIPLES

UU-Flint practices no specific religious creed. Instead, we covenant to work together on our own individual spiritual paths. Our covenant, and the seven principles that guide it, affirms this practice:Recognizing the richness of diversity, the beauty and wonder of shared worship, and the transforming power of love and service, we gather as a sacred, intentional community to freely seek knowledge and truth, to celebrate the fullness of life, and by our actions to increase goodness and justice.The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint practices seven main principles in their faith:

  • 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.

 

OUR FAITH 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.

WELCOMING CONGREGATION

The Welcoming Congregation Program is a completely volunteer program for congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It consists of a series of workshops developed by the UUA to reduce prejudice by increasing understanding and acceptance among people of different sexual orientations.  At UUCF the certification program was completed in 1999, repeated and reaffirmed in 2010; but this journey of justice and inclusion is ongoing.   The Welcoming Congregation painting of a chalice with a rainbow colored flame in the vestibule was chosen in 2005 as a visible reminder to members and visitors of our commitment to making our building space and programs safe for our LGBT members and friends. 

Unitarian Unversalist Congregation of Flint
2474 S. Ballenger Hwy
Flint, MI 48507
810.232.4023
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