ABOUT US

WE ARE UUCL

We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.

We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything.

We need not think alike to love alike. We are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be.

We are Unitarian Universalist and BuddhistChristianHinduHumanistJewishMuslimPaganatheist and agnosticbelievers in God, and more.

On the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years, we are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

We welcome you: your whole self, with all your truths and your doubts, your worries and your hopes. Join us on this extraordinary adventure of faith. Get involved!

Our Story

We are a congregation of liberal religious voice in Lancaster County over 100 years. UUism is based on covenant and deeds, not creeds. This church was founded in 1902 by M.T. Garvin who had this Gothic style building constructed in 1908, designed by prominent architect, C. Emlen Urban on current site. Garvin imported stained glass, wood carvings and unique interior art for the Sanctuary embellishment which we proudly preserve today. The Education building was built in 1972.

Testimonials

“I used to feel that I didn’t belong in a religion. I was feeling a void of loneliness. I needed a community, so my therapist recommended UUCL. That was a little over a year ago, and I couldn’t be happier with my faith and UUCL family. I feel welcomed, safe, appreciated, and I found that community I was seeking.”

-Stephanie Santiago

“Having left Lancaster for a decade pursuing a career in higher education, I returned to the area for a variety of reasons. Realizing I was quite different in my beliefs than when I left, finding a support system in Lancaster was essential. UU’s of Lancaster provided a safe haven for liberal thoughts and beliefs. If you believe in social justice initiatives, religion that matters, and enjoy being around fun loving folks, come join us. I am glad I did.”

-George Kerekgyarto

“I had been looking to join a church for a number of years. When our sons were born we were wanting a place for them to have a Church community. I also found my own Church community here where I felt accepted and began learning more about the UU faith. My learning came from the young people as I taught in the Life Span Faith Development classes while our sons were growing up. I continue to feel connections with others through worship services, Soul Matters and the many other activities of the Church.”

George Herr-Riser


Let’s build something together.