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
- Addiction and Your Faith Community, edited by Ken and Cathlean
- The Faith of Unitarian Universalist Jews, edited by Marti Keller
- Family Prayers, edited by Irene Praeger
- Finding What We Believe, by Adrian L. H. Graham
- A Home for Multifaith People and Families, edited by Sarah Gibb Millspaugh
- Science and Religion, edited by Gary Kowalski
- A Spiritual Home for LGBTQ People, by Annette Marquis
- UU Justice Partnerships, by Susan Leslie
- UU Mystical Experiences, edited by Susan Maker-Seale
- UU Views of God, edited by Paul Rasor
- UU Views of Jesus, edited by Ron Robinson
- Welcome to Our Community, by Shana Lynngood