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Seven Principles

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides.

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Skinner House Books

Tapestry of Faith

A Place of Wholeness

Amazing Grace

Building Bridges

  • We need not think alike to love alike. — Francis David May your life preach more loudly than your lips. — William Ellery Channing...

Love Surrounds Us

Riddle and Mystery

Wonderful Welcome

  • By Janeen K Grohsmeyer
    Do you remember your first day of school? I remember mine. Your parents and grandparents probably remember their first days, too. Probably...

Worship Lab

  • By Christian Schmidt, Kristin Grassel Schmidt
    In every worship service at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, you’ll hear diverse voices, sources, and viewpoints. The...

WorshipWeb

  • By Matthew Johnson
    We’re the faith of reason and science and dignity. There's nothing wrong with that. It’s just that too many of us have been taught by...
  • By Andrea Hawkins-Kamper
    Blessed are we who gather with open hearts, together, in this space, today. Blessed are we: the chalice-lighters of resistance, justice,...
  • By Rebecca Parker
    Your gifts—whatever you discover them to be— can be used to bless or curse the world. The mind's power, the strength of the hands, the...
  • By Bill Hamilton-Holway
    If I were to wish you peace, it would not be for long. It would be peace to rest, to reflect, to make ready for the coming day, that the...
  • By Julia Corbett-Hemeyer
    In the face of hate, We answer the call of love. In the face of exclusion, We answer the call of inclusion. In the face of homophobia, We...
  • By Catie Scudera
    Please join me in a litany of solidarity. Many of us are afraid of the coming years, because we ourselves or loved ones face oppression...
  • By Nancy McDonald Ladd
    This reading is an excerpt of the sermon delivered by Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd on Sunday morning at General Assembly 2016. For as long as...
  • By Ellen Rockett, Jennie Freiberger
    These fun images of the Unitarian Universalist logo, rendered as a doodle in UUA colors, may be used on social media or in worship...
  • By Martin Luther King, Jr.
    "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." This quote, attributed to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is...
  • By Chris Crass
    To become an anti-racist faith community, the key question for a white/white majority community is not “How do we get people of color to...
  • "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." This quote has been widely attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • By Jennie Freiberger
  • By Nancy Bowen
    "The purpose of the church is to heal the consequences of lovelessness and injustice in the hearts and souls of our members so they might...
  • By Ian W. Riddell, Kimberley Debus
    One of the gifts of our Principles is their flexibility and malleability. Rev. Ian Riddell, struck by the fact that the list of our 7...
  • By Cynthia Landrum
  • By Maryah Converse
  • By Jennie Freiberger
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    When we light our chalice everyone focuses on the flame. Yet it is the paraffin of the candle, the cotton of the wick, the potassium...
  • By Erik Walker Wikstrom
    As we approach our agenda let us remember that we are doing the work of the congregation.* When we do the work of this congregation*, we...
  • By Yolo Akili
    "Our children did not get their wounds alone. They were created by the actions of our family, our communities and our world. They were...
  • By Susan Werner
    "There is a hope that's been expressed in you: the hope of seven generations, maybe more. And this is the faith that they invest in you: It...
  • By Christopher Sims
  • By Erika A. Hewitt
    What does “fair” mean? Is “fair” the same thing as “equal”? Which one is reflected in the concept of “justice”? Designed to be used as a...
  • By Elizabeth H. Norton, Rebecca Parker
    Sheet Music (PDF) for "There Is A Love." There is a love holding me / us. There is a love holding all that I / we love. There is a love...
  • By Amy Zucker Morgenstern
    When we take fire from our chalice, it does not become less. It becomes more. And so we extinguish our chalice, but we take its light and...
  • By Martha Dallas
    Who here knows from experience that life is not fair? [ Show of hands. ] We know this, don’t we? Life is just not fair. And I really don’t...
  • By Ellen Rockett
    Text from "Love Will Guide Us," by Sally Rogers, #131, Singing the Living Tradition .
  • By Peter Morales
    What does deep spirituality feel like to you? Spirituality is impossible to define and difficult to describe. For me, it feels like...
  • By Ellen Rockett
    This image was created by Ellen Rockett, a Unitarian Universalist (UU) young adult, to accompany the seven separate images/smartphone...
  • By Karen Lewis Foley
    May we honor and hold gently our past. May we live fully our present. May we hope toward and build our future, Living our mission [insert...
  • By Aaron Payson
    Oh Beloved, Can it be that another year has passed? Wasn’t it just yesterday when we heard such familiar music, when these well-worn...
  • By Robin Bartlett
    Reading From The Hebrew Bible (Isaiah 40:1-11) Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her...
  • By Daniel S. Schatz
    As a Unitarian Universalist minister, it is sometimes my role to answer correspondence that comes to our congregation from members of the...

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