Existence of a Higher Power in Unitarian Universalism
What Do We Believe about God?
Unitarian Universalists have many ways of naming what is sacred. Some believe in a God; some don’t believe in a God. Some believe in a sacred force at work in the world, and call it “love,” “mystery,” “source of all” or “spirit of life.” We are thousands of individuals of all ages, each influenced by our cultures and life experiences to understand “the ground of our being” in our own way. Unitarian Universalists are agnostic, theist, atheist, and everything in between.
We join together not because we have a shared concept of the divine. Rather we gather knowing that life is richer in community than when we go it alone. We gather to know and be known, to comfort and be comforted, to celebrate the mystery that binds us, each to all.
We welcome you in the fullness of your beliefs. Join us in exploring life’s deepest questions in a spiritually diverse, supportive, and challenging community. We are excited to meet you where you are, and see how we can all learn and grow together.
- “Words of Wonder and Reverence”—Unitarian Universalist (UU) words for describing the sacred, drawn from our hymnal Singing the Living Tradition and gathered in the adult curriculum "Spirit of Life."
- Essays: "Unitarian Universalist Views of God"
- From UU World: "Got God?" by Myriam Renaud
- "UU Kids Say: God Is..."
- From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop: God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age
- From Beacon Press: A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the 21st Century