Clifton Universalist Unitarian Church holds our services each Sunday morning from precisely 11:00ish to 12:00ish, immediately followed by fellowship during our Social Hour (which is typically more of a Social Two Hours by the time everyone wants to leave).
Our Services include a time for sharing Joys and Concerns, music, readings, meditative silence, children’s stories, and thought-provoking sermons.
Our Liberal Religion
Unitarian Universalism has evolved over the centuries, having had its roots based on concepts that date back to early Christianity. But unlike many traditional religions that define themselves by professions of faith, UU’s have no such creed. Thus, each Sunday our sanctuary is filled with those who have Buddhist, Humanist, Christian, Taoist, Pagan, and Atheist leanings, and some with no leanings at all.
That is not to say there is no light upon the path in our Liberal Religion. Our guideposts along the road are our Seven 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.
Every Unitarian Universalist congregation affirms and promotes these principles. The word religion literally means “to reconnect,” which is why it shares the same root as the word ligament. So our religion is about making connections with others, not separating ourselves from them.
What We Mean by Worship
The root of the word “worship” is “to give worth.” Our services are about lifting up, giving worth and meaning to those around us. Our progressive, liberal religious community has a diverse membership that welcomes you, your background, beliefs, and lifestyle. Ours is a Living Tradition influenced by those who shape the congregation. We may not share the same ideas, but we do share a common way of relating to others and our world that includes justice, compassion, kindness, and respect. It is in this spirit of openheartedness and open-mindedness that we eagerly open our doors to you.
Please come and join us anytime!
Click here for a copy of our Order of Service.