— not around a single set of beliefs
— but in shared promise and purpose.
Members of this congregation strive always to be in right relation with one another, putting into practice our shared promise, expressed in…
Holding this community dear and inspired by our common principles, we covenant to:
~ Respect and trust each other ~
~ Accept our differences and shortcomings ~
~ Practice patience, compassion, and empathy ~
~ Listen deeply; speak truthfully ~
~ Be honest and authentic ~
~ Support the congregation with our presence, participation, and financial gifts ~
~ Celebrate our life together ~
Members of this congregation pledge resources of time and money and work and commitment to fulfilling our shared purpose, expressed in…
The mission of our congregation
is to deepen connections
by nurturing spiritual growth,
and inspiring joy.
Unitarian Universalists San Luis Obispo is a Welcoming Congregation
We affirm, promote, and celebrate the full participation of all persons in all activities, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, physical challenge, affectional or sexual orientation, marital status, age, or national origin.
We affirm and promote Seven Principles and take them as our guide.
- 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Unitarian Universalists San Luis Obispo has adopted an 8th Principle.
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:
Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. These are the six sources our congregation affirms and promotes:
- 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 people 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.