Covenant

The UUCL Covenant, adopted by the congregation in 2018:

At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, we covenant to provide a welcoming community for all ages, respecting diversity and the inherent worth and dignity of all. Trusting good intentions, we strive to live courageously in love, service, and spiritual growth, and to work for peace and justice in the world.

Principles and Beliefs

Our faith is expressed in its purpose and spirit, rather than in a creed or set of beliefs, which individuals shape for themselves.

Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism (see here for the Principles in simpler language)

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregation and society at large.
  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.
  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The seven principles of Unitarian Universalism in wheel form.
Designed by Rev. Ian Riddel, graphic interpretation by Kimberley Debus.

Testimonials

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

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

Let’s build something together.