Today Greg and I became official members of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville. If you’ve read my other posts and the About Me page, then you know I consider myself Spiritual and not religious. I have studied and experienced many religions and philosophies, and consider myself a blend of all of them. My journey is not over, and I know I will add more to my spiritual soup as my life continues. At the UU Church, my spiritual beliefs and growth is accepted and appreciated. The fact that my husband and I are accepted, and can sit together as a family shows their commitment to acceptance and love of all people. I look forward to becoming a part of the FUUN family.
If you are interested in the UU Church, check out UUA.org to find out more about the church, and to find a congregation in your area. An overview of the church can be summarized in The Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism:
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.