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Our Beliefs

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Unitarian Universalism is a liberal denomination with no specific religious creed or dogma.

This is not to say that we "can believe anything we want," or that we "don't believe in anything." Nothing could be further from the truth. While our members and friends have a wide variety of religious beliefs, we are united by a code of ethics and behavior known as The Seven UU Principles, which are as follows:

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


Religious beliefs that are in conflict with these principles are not usually found in UU churches, and their followers can expect to be challenged in our congregations.

Unitarian Universalism is a relatively new denomination, unique to North America. It was formed in 1961 with the merger of two liberal Christian denominations. The first was Unitarianism, which believed in one god and rejected the Trinity of "Father, Son and Holy Ghost." Unitarians considered themselves Christian, and believed Jesus was an important teacher, but did not believe he was the son of God, any more than we are all children of God. The second was Universalism, which rejected the Calvinist theology of predetermination. Universalists felt that a loving God would not condemn anyone to an eternity in Hell, and believe that salvation would be universal - available to all.

Today's Unitarian Universalism is a vibrant and dynamic expression of many different beliefs and lifestyles, all working together to bring the UU principles to bear in our communities - living proof that people of faith need not have identical beliefs in order to unite in a common spiritual cause.

From the Unitarian Universalist Association:

The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:

 

Mission Statement of the Concord UU Church
Connecting in Love & Service
Growing Spiritually
Transforming Ourselves & the World

Covenant of the Concord UU Church
Love is the spirit of this church, and service its call. Let this be our covenant: To dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and to help one another.

The Concord Unitarian Universalist Church is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Northern New England District.