“Our Mission is to grow as a caring, justice-making, anti-racist, diverse, spiritual community."
We, the members of The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist embrace the transforming vision of the "Beloved Community", a just world in which all persons can share equitably in the wealth of the world, and freely develop their gifts and potential.
We commit ourselves to provide for each other an intergenerational community of love, by embracing diversity and religious freedom, and by encouraging personal and spiritual growth through worship, social action, fellowship and education.
We commit ourselves to action in our congregation, our city, our denomination our country and our world to bring the vision of the Beloved Community to fruition.
What is Unitarian Universalism?
We call ourselves UU, but what does that mean?
We believe in our seven principles:
•The inherent worth and dignity of every person; •Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; •Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; •A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; •The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; •The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; •Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
We draw from many sources:
•Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder,
affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit
and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
•Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us
to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion,
and the transforming power of love;
•Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
•Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
•Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason
and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
•Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle
of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
If you are interested in learning more, check out one of our UU 101 sessions in the fall or spring!