What We Believe
GMUUC was founded in 1993. Our congregation is affiliated with the continent-wide UU Association, which includes over 1,000 churches and fellowships in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
May be conservatives, moderates, liberals, or socialists on economic and social issues.
Learning to Swim in the River
By Rev. Doug Kraft
Unitarian Universalism is not a rock to hold onto. It is a river to swim in. If you want a set of beliefs to hold onto, if you want rules to guide your life in all situations, if you want a foundation for a spiritual fortress, you will probably be disappointed with us.
However, if you want to dive into the river and explore, if you think that what you experience and what you do is more important than what you believe, if you want to be with people who engage in this world to promote well being for all, we may have something to offer.
Life itself is more like a river than a rock. Life is in flux, it changes, twists and turns, ebbs and flows. When a river encounters a boulder, the boulder may win for a while. But eventually, even the most massive stone is worn away by the currents of time.
Unitarian Universalism is about learning to swim in the river rather than climbing out of it onto a rock.
We Are a
Judith A. Frediani, from Essex Conversations:
What would a truly multi-generational congregation look like? It would be the ultimate committee of the whole: a community in which everyone is seen as teacher and learner; in which every age and stage of life is equally valued and equally supported by whatever tangible and intangible resources the community has to offer; in which every age and stage of life is allowed to contribute whatever tangible and intangible resources it has to offer; a community in which no decision is made about the life of the community—whether in the area of worship, physical plant, fundraising, budgeting, social action, the arts, education, or any other—without consideration of its impact on and opportunities for every member of the community.
No Dogmas or Creeds
Unitarian Universalists are committed to no fixed statement of belief or dogma, but are dedicated to searching for truth, from whatever source it may be found. Our congregation is diverse, our minds open, and our hearts huge.
Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and enables our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.