What We Are Doing
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus IN (UUCCI) members and friends are quite an active group – in our church, our community, and the world.
Also, check out our past and upcoming Sunday Services. For the past services, you can listen to an audio recording. Just click on the service name and you will see a “Service Audio” link. You might also find links to photos, videos, and presentations from the service.
First-time visitors are encouraged to chat with one of our greeters and allow us to welcome you, share information, and help you make connections within our congregation. Note that we are not a “melting pot” where we expect conformity. We are committed to Pluralism – the diversity of religious belief systems co-existing in our church and in our world.
The UU Seven Principles Guide Us
Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality. The Principles are drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience. As Rev. Barbara Wells explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.”
- 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- 2nd Principle: Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;
- 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
- 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
- 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
One or two Sundays each month, all cash offerings collected during the service go directly to a local or national non-profit organization, particularly those serving people in need.
We address systemic and institutionalized issues that run counter to our 7 Principles through education, advocacy, and witness. Often joining with other local churches such as North Christian Church and First Presbyterian on initiatives such as Standing on the Side of Love and Black Lives Matter .
We also participated in several rallies/demonstrations in the past year including:
♥ Support for our DACA kids:
♥ Support for Charlottesville after the deadly White Nationalist rally:
and many others…