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 fdodirector [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.
- A Faith Home for Elders and Caregivers by Esther Hurlburt
A warm welcome from Unitarian Universalist congregations to elders and caregivers.
- The Faith of Unitarian Universalist Christians, edited by Robin Barlett
A collection of reflection from Unitarian Universalist Christians on their faith.
- The Faith of Unitarian Universalist Jews, edited by Marti Keller
Honoring two religious and cultural backgrounds.
- The Faith of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, edited by Jessica Zebrine Gray
A collection of reflections from Unitarian Universalist Pagans on their faith.
- 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?
- The Flaming Chalice by Susan J. Ritchie
Teaches the important history and meaning of the Flaming Chalice, the symbol of Unitarian Universalism.
- A Home for Multifaith People and Families, edited by Sarah Gibb Millspaugh
Buddhist-Jewish, Atheist-Christian, Hindu-Muslim—every combination is welcome.
- Journey to Belonging by Marie Blohowiak
A helpful map on your journey to belonging.
- Making a Home in Unitarian Universalism by Connie Goodbread and Richard Speck
Turn your congregation into a real faith home with this collection of suggestions and ideas.
- 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.
- A Spiritual Home for Young Adults by Annie Gonzalez Milliken and Elizabeth Nguyen
Profiles of five UU young adults.
- UU Justice Partnerships by Susan Leslie
Interfaith and community partnerships for social justice.
- UU Kids Say Church Is . . . edited by Beth Graham
Children describe unique relationships to their Unitarian Universalist spiritual homes.
- UU Mystical Experiences, edited by Susan Maker-Seale
Personal stories of encounters with the transcendent.
- UU Religious Education and Your Child by Gaia Brown
Illuminates the unique approach Unitarian Universalist congregations bring to religious education.
- UU Views of God, edited by Paul Rasor
Seven UUs share their different beliefs.
- UU Views of Jesus, edited by Joy Berry
Six Unitarian Universalists share about their connections with Jesus.
- UU Views of Prayer, edited by Erika Hewitt
Unitarian Universalists reflect on prayer and their personal relationships to this sacred way of connecting.
- We Are Unitarian Universalists by Carey McDonald
An introduction to Unitarian Universalism including our beliefs, our history, and our community.
- Welcome to Our Community by Shana Lynngood
Introduction for newcomers includes seven Principles and six Sources.