Jim will speak on transition and how we connect our past with our futures!
As the Rappahannock River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, it draws strength and beauty from many sources. So, too, our UU Fellowship of the Rappahannock draws on the strength of its members to offer a community of caring, celebration for our joys and refuge in time of need, space to reflect on religious journeys, and a forum for exchange of ideas.
UU beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no doctrine or creed. Our shared covenant (seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to embrace diverse teachings from Eastern and Western religions and philosophies.
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UUs are people of all ages, people of many backgrounds, and people of many beliefs. We are brave, curious and compassionate thinkers and doers. We create spirituality and community beyond boundaries, working for more justice and more love in our own lives and in the world.
Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world’s religions. Our spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition as described in our six Sources.
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The UUFR welcomes all people as friends and members of the Fellowship. We strive to be accessible, and we are particularly a place of fellowship, caring, and community for those who are seeking a home that is accepting and comfortable for people of any age, gender identity, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. People from all faith traditions are welcome, as are humanists and atheists, and others who are seeking community outside of the traditional approach on Sunday mornings.
We are a Welcoming Congregation, recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association. This means we affirm and include people who are two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer at every level of congregational life—in worship, in program, and in social occasions—welcoming all as whole people. Our building houses all-gender bathrooms as just one example of that affirmation.
As a Welcoming Congregation we have pledged to:
Members of our fellowship engage in a variety of activities, including weekly worship, spiritual exploration, social events, community service, and justice work. The links will guide you to more specific details.