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We Nurture Families of All Kinds

Family—so simple and yet so complicated. In our rapidly changing world, families are under more pressure than ever. When it comes to religion, interfaith families and those with diverse beliefs can struggle to find support. When it comes to living life with courage, compassion, and connectedness, all of us could use a little help.

Every day, Unitarian Universalist congregations help families live more balanced, resiliant, and joyful lives. And it all begins with the acceptance your familiy will find in Unitarian Universalism.

We know what family really means. Changing dirty diapers and getting up at three o' clock in the morning, holding hands at the hospital bedside, sorting through Dad’s stuff when he has to move out of his home of 55 years, and worrying about people who don't want to change.

Family means chosen family, family of origin, second family, blended family, adoptive family, extended family. Family means two married men with three cats, a grandmother raising her granddaughter, a single adult with far-flung siblings, and a man and a woman with three kids. We celebrate the full spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities that families include. We nurture all kinds of families, helping families be resilient and loving.

Our programs for all ages are built on this vision:

All people are lovable beings of infinite worth, imbued with powers of the soul. We are obligated to use our gifts, talents, and potentials in the service of life.

Our sexuality education programs for children, youth, and adults are positive, inclusive, and increase parent-child communication about values.

Our parenting resources and blog help parents connect with the soul of parenting.

And our congregations as a whole embrace families, providing loving support through the joys and stresses of family life. We walk, and grow, with you. Connect with a congregation near you to begin the journey.

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Last updated on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

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Unitarian Universalism offers many ways for families to connect and grow in faith. Not in just our worship and programs, but also in a community of friends and fun. This mother and son pause at a congregation's picnic.

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Cards from Unitarian Universalists of all ages, wishing couples a happy anniversary on the anniversary of legal same-sex marriage.
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