Welcome to the Aiken Unitarian Universalist Church! As a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, AUUC is part of a long, liberal tradition of reason, tolerance, hope and liberation. We honor our Jewish and Christian roots, but also reach out to know the great truths found in other religious expressions. We welcome diverse people and views, and encourage open dialogue on questions of faith. We nurture our children’s enthusiasms and encourage their questions. We follow the Biblical injunction to “love thy neighbor as thyself” and believe we serve others best when we respect the whole self – mind, body, and spirit working together. We believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion, and that our relationships with one another should be governed by justice, equity, and compassion. We are committed to joining our strength with others to create a more just society.
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.
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!
(from Who We Are)