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What Do Unitarian Universalists Believe?

Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world's religions. Our spirituality draws from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition as described in our six sources

The Seven Principles are:

  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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Testing Our Faith (with a nod to Madeleine L'Engle)

The onslaught of tragic events both in world news and in our own Central Maine communities could paralyze a person with fear and anger — understandable emotional reactions that, when experienced in isolation, fuel a mentality of divide and conquer, encourage a hysteria for increased militarization, …

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For Lack of a Settled Minister… Reflections on Where We Are Now

Recently, a post from the Wildwood Path popped up in my Facebook feed. It read, "It is difficult to stand forth in one's growing, if one is not permitted to live through the stages of one's unripeness, clumsiness, unreadiness, as well as one's grace and aptitude. Love provides a continuous environme…

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What We Call Ourselves Now


On Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Annual Meeting of the First Universalist Church of Pittsfield, members voted unanimously in support of a Formal Resolution to Change Name, changing the name of our congregation to “Unitarian Universalist Meeting House”. The text of the resolution follows:


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The Journey Begins: Doing Things Differently in Challenging Times

It’s been said that work is thus named because it is not play, not rest, not vacation. Our work here at this great big church with no resident minister, a small council, low attendance in a great big, aging building is a tremendous challenge.


I am reminded of Wendell Berry’s poem The Re…

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The Spirit of Place

There are some readers out there who don’t make it to church too often. Some don’t come at all, and yet, through the grapevine, we’ve heard your curiosity about the health of the church and its future. Gossip is a prayer, and it works in ways we don’t always understand even as we speak it. Like a…

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