Unitarian Universalism does not have a mandatory set of beliefs or a restrictive creed. Each member is free to seek religious and spiritual development according to the dictates of conscience and intellect.
As a member fellowship of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship promotes The Principles and Purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association in our Fellowship life and in our individual lives.
Unitarian Universalist Principles and Purposes:
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote
- 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.
With historical roots in the Judeo-Christian tradition, our liberal religion
keeps an open mind to the spiritual questions people have asked for centuries.
We are a “non-creedal” congregation, which means that we seek religious truth
through personal experience, conscience and reason — not from any book or religious authority.
We regard the highest values to be integrity, caring, compassion, social justice, truth, personal peace and harmony.
Unitarian Universalism (UU) 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.
These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.
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Unitarian Universalist Association
Southern Region of the UUA
Central Texas UU Congregations:
Unitarian Universalists of New Braunfels
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Austin
Wildflower Church: A Unitarian Universalist Congregation
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio
Community Unitarian Universalist Church
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