Visiting a congregation for the first time, or even the first few times, can be intimidating. Whether you are a Unitarian Universalist (UU) new to a particular congregation or a seeker curious about Unitarian Universalism, it can be hard to even know what your questions are about this religious community. What are the beliefs and customs here? Am I welcome? Will my family feel comfortable here? What does this community and/or religious tradition have to offer me as I navigate the journey of life? And what about the big questions I have about the meaning of it all? Is it alright to talk about my uncertainty here?
That's why many Unitarian Universalist (UU) churches have a pamphlet rack right in the front lobby, with short, accessible, and clear introductions to Unitarian Universalist beliefs and theology; statements of affirmation for people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and identities; and explanations of what you can expect to find in most UU communities. Pamphlets also offer short lists of other resources that you can go to for more in-depth information.
UU pamphlets are available from inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop along with a wide selection of bookmarks, wallet cards, and posters to help congregations and UUs offer a welcoming introduction to our faith. Have suggestions for a new pamphlet? Contact the Pamphlet Team at fpadirector [at] uua [dot] org.
New and Newly Redesigned Pamphlets
Check out these wonderful new and newly redesigned pamphlets
- Addiction and Your Faith Community, edited by Ken and Cathlean
A compassionate resource for those coping.
- Engagement with the World by William F. Schulz
The link between faith and social justice.
- The Faith of Unitarian Universalist Jews, edited by Marti Keller
Honoring two religious and cultural backgrounds.
- Family Prayers, edited by Irene Praeger
Sixteen short prayers, graces, and chalice lightings.
- Finding What We Believe by Adrian L. H. Graham
What unites Unitarian Universalists?
- A Home for Multifaith People and Families, edited by Sarah Gibb Millspaugh
Buddhist-Jewish, Atheist-Christian, Hindu-Muslim—every combination is welcome.
- Science and Religion, edited by Gary Kowalski
Five personal testimonials by UU scientists.
- A Spiritual Home for LGBTQ People by Annette Marquis
A warm welcome to the whole spectrum.
- UU Justice Partnerships by Susan Leslie
Interfaith and community partnerships for social justice.
- UU Mystical Experiences, edited by Susan Maker-Seale
Personal stories of encounters with the transcendent.
- UU Views of God, edited by Paul Rasor
Seven UUs share their different beliefs.
- UU Views of Jesus, edited by Ron Robinson
Six UUs share their connections with Jesus.
- Welcome to Our Community by Shana Lynngood
Introduction for newcomers includes seven Principles and six Sources.