This Fellowship began as a living-room discussion when a handful of people began seriously to ask the question, "Why don`t we go to church anymore?" The questioning led them to a newly created program of the American Unitarian Association designed to help lay-led groups provide liberal religion for adults and religious education for their children.
Then, and now, we seek to create genuine and enduring religious community without requiring doctrinal conformity. The purpose of our Fellowship, as stated in our bylaws, expresses our perspective: We are a fellowship of free minds, welcoming all, a beacon of enlightenment and sancuary, and offering a call to build a better self, community and world.
Unitarian Universalism does not require a profession of faith in a set of doctrinal beliefs. We are, instead, a diverse community of seekers, believing in the individual search for a meaningful faith. Many of us have come from other churches, leaving when we could not, in good conscience, continue to affirm their creeds. Through our participation in Sunday morning worship, in adult study, and in the life of the Fellowship, we find insight, understanding and inspiration.
Providing a meaningful religious education experience for our children is a particular challenge and a strongly felt responsibility. Recent Sunday school topics include: an exploration of the special days of celebration from different faiths; a peace and justice curriculum; and an exploration of the creative process and the creative forces within and around us.
Social justice issues and social action are a key element of Unitarian Universalism and of this Fellowship. Over the years, our members have worked on human rights legislation, the separation of church and state, reproductive rights and quality public educational services. Our Sunday programs frequently reflect our commitment to social justice.