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The Promise and the Practice: Call to Worship
The Promise and the Practice: Call to Worship

We are Unitarian Universalists.
When we lift up our Seven Principles, some of us think of them as a form of theology — but they are more important to our collective than that:
they do not tell us what we should believe; they tell us how we should be.
They tell us how we should act in the larger world and with each other.  

We are brought here today by the fact that Unitarian Universalism has fallen short of the image that was presented to the world, and to many of those who embraced this religion.
But we are also brought here today by the truth that Unitarian Universalism has shifted course to move toward a place of wholeness: a place that perhaps never existed for us as a denomination.

It has been a long, and sometimes unforgiving road to today. But we are here today because we are mindful of that past, and because we have hope for the future. We want the practice of this faith to be a fulfilling manifestation of its promise.

Open your hearts. Seek new ways of understanding.
Come, let us worship together.


About the Author

  • Viola Abbitt is a candidate for the Unitarian Universalist ministry and a seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School. She is currently the ministerial intern at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield in Massachusetts, and a board member at Unirondack,...

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