Who we are
We invite you to watch a 1-minute video introduction to our congregation:
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick (UUCF) is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association, which includes more than 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada, and overseas. Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that believes in "deeds not creeds." It affirms the worth of every human being, the free and responsible search for truth and meaning, and the interdependent web of all existence.
We meet for services on Sunday mornings at 11:00am, and there is concurrent Religious Education for children and youth. Childcare is available on Sundays starting at 9:45 a.m. There is usually additional programming both before the Sunday service at 10:00 a.m. and immediately following the service. Please see our online Calendar for details.
To maintain right relations with one another, we strive to live out the values of our congregational Covenant.
There are Seven Principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:
- 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.
Unitarian Universalism draws 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.