Our Beliefs

At North Parish we believe in making room in our lives for...

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What do we believe?

Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a “big tent” religion, meaning that we include people with various theological beliefs but common ethics and practices under one tent.

Our Sources

Our faith is a living tradition of wisdom and spirituality drawn from six diverse sources:

  • Direct experience of transcending mystery and wonder
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men 
  • Wisdom from the world’s religions 
  • Jewish and Christian teachings 
  • Humanist teachings of reason and science
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions

From these sources UU congregations developed seven principles through grassroots efforts. We affirm and promote these as strong values and moral guides – not dogma or doctrine.


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Our Principles 

  • 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

On February 14, 2021, Reverend Bluemel spoke about our beliefs. Here is a text excerpt from that sermon. The entire service – along with others from the year – are available with closed captioning, through our YouTube channel.

Find much more information about Unitarian Universalism – our diverse and inclusive faith, our history, our principles and sources – through the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) website.