Welcome to Sanford UU Church
Our mission is to foster and celebrate religious freedom, spiritual growth and social justice in a diverse, intergenerational congregation through worship, education, and community.
Our vision is articulated in Gandhi's words, You must be the change you wish to see in the world, and for over 100 years this congregation has been living out the values of liberal religion.
We are a church community committed to caring for one another in every way. Please come and join us. Bring with you your desire for spiritual exploration, a generosity of heart, your questioning, your hunger for knowledge, and your passion for justice.
Rev. Sue Gabrielson
|Discover who we are and what we are about in our 2009 centennial video.|
Questions about UUism? Visit the newcomers page of the UUA website.
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to 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 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.
- that God is a Unity as opposed to a Trinity
- that all human beings can hope for salvation
- that there is in each human person a spark of the divine
- that relevant and meaningful statements of belief are personal statements
- that truth grows and changes
- that people should be free to judge whether or not to accept the pronouncements of the church
- that a broadly inclusive tolerance in religion is preferable to an enforced uniformity
- that religious assertions must be reasonable if they are to be accepted as valid
- that doubt can help to winnow truth from untruth
- that a person must develop a trusting reliance on him or herself and his or her own capacity to make sensible life-improving choices
- that religion ought to be concerned primarily with this life
- that answers to questions, solutions to problems and comfort from discomfort - to have any real or lasting effect - must come from within a person, not from outside
- that God is in the world, not outside the world
- that religious literature gives symbolic, rather than literal, truth
- that suffering is part of Life, not punishment for a way of living
- that religion ought not to involve only ritual, but also reflection and action for goodness
Rev. Roy Phillips (1941-2008)
St. Paul, Minnesota