Brave, curious, compassionate, diverse …

Unitarian Universalist Church - Lancaster, PA

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 Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, atheist and agnostic, believers 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 have been a congregation of progressive spiritual values in Lancaster County for 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 the 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.

Our Church

Learn more about our UUCL covenant, committees, mission statement, and beliefs, and meet the UUCL staff.

Unitarian Universalism

We are people of all ages, many backgrounds, and many beliefs. Learn more about UUism.


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