“Love is the spirit of this community, and service its gift.
This is our great covenant; to dwell together in peace,
to seek the truth in love, and to help one another.”
Now, more than ever, it matters how we treat each other. We seek to create a community that nurtures, sustains, heals and empowers people of all ages to build a world of love and justice. We invite you to join us!
Contact us! Jerusha Vogel, Chair of Membership
CLICK HERE for Our Mission Statement.
CLICK HERE for Our Vision Statement.
Unitarian Universalism is a “living tradition” that draws upon the wisdom of the world’s religions. If you asked one of our children what kind of person a Unitarian Universalist is she might tell you that a Unitarian Universalist is a person with an “open mind, helping hands, and loving heart”. An adult might tell you that we affirm, “freedom, reason and tolerance”.
We encourage you to find out what you believe for yourself. We have no creed. We believe that experience is essential to understanding and integrating religious truths into our lives. We affirm that our everyday lives and relationships are sacred, filled with experiences that change us. We agree to disagree in love about personal issues of faith.
Here in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Westport we are a diverse community of individuals and families, old and young, and gay and straight. We are people from a variety of faith backgrounds. Most of us were not born UU’s. Here now together we affirm those values we hold in common, explore those mysteries we cannot prove, live with our questions and share each other’s journeys.
In 2002, the Small Group Ministry program began at the church as a way to help build and nurture personal connections and foster shared spiritual exploration. The vision is to deepen and enlarge our shared ministry—to ourselves, to each other, and to our community. Groups of 8-10 people meet once a month with a trained facilitator to discuss spiritual topics. Group members share their journeys, listen deeply and learn from experiences of others.
We encourage you to know us better. You need not be a member to join our Adult Education program, participate with your family in our children’s Family Faith Formation, lend your hand to our social justice work or your voice to one of our choirs.