Red River Unitarian Universalist Church

515 N. Burnett Ave. | P.O. Box 1806 | Denison,  Texas  75021  |   (903) 231-3232  |
Meditation: 9:00 a.m.
Adult Forum: 10:00 a.m.
 Worship Service and Children's Religious Education Class: 11:15 a.m. (directions)

What is Unitarian Universalism?

Unitarian Universalism is a free and open faith which does not demand that its members subscribe to any particular religious creed or doctrine. Instead, it emphasizes the right and responsibility of each individual to search for his or her own religious truth and meaning. The Red River Unitarian Universalist congregation provides religious seekers living in north Texas and southern Oklahoma with a supportive community to assist them in their personal spiritual journeys.

Historically, Unitarian Universalism grew out of two separate religious movements with Christian roots: the Unitarians who believed in the unity of God and the Universalists who believed in universal salvation for all. Today, modern Unitarian Universalists hold a variety of theological views, and Unitarian Universalists look for wisdom in all the world's great religions, from secular sources and from within themselves through their own reason and experience.

There are UU's who consider themselves Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and neo-pagan. There are humanists, deists, theists, agnostics and even atheists among our ranks. What binds us together as Unitarian Universalists is not a common creed, but rather a common belief in certain moral and ethical principles and a common attitude of tolerance and acceptance of diverse religious viewpoints.

"We need not think alike to love alike."
-- Francis David (1510-1579), early European Unitarian theologian

"If we agree in love, there is no disagreement that can do us injury, but if we do not, no other agreement can do us any good."
-- Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852), early American Universalist minister and leader

The Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association

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 the 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.

The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

Red River Unitarian Universalist Church | | P.O. Box 1806, Denison, TX  75021
Meeting at Red River Unitarian Universalist Church, 515 N. Burnett Ave., Denison,  Texas 

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Last updated: 22-October-2017