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Our church is the home of people with Open Hearts and Open Minds, where being different is Not a sin, where we live by principles instead of creeds, and where we believe in life before death.  There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations 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.

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Adult Forum

Our popular Sunday morning discussion group, with topics on religion, philosophy, society & culture, politics. And we really like coffee!
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UUCL Groups

Anyone meeting together for a shared purpose is considered a Covenant Group.  We have a Music Group, a Meditation Group,  Read more...
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Religious Education

Our RE Classes help children and young adults to explore other religions, philosophies, and cultures.  This is one of the most popular programs we have at UUCL.
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Community Outreach

UUs take their obligation to serve the community very seriously.  Our two major outreach programs are Family Promise to serve homeless families, and involvement with Cameron Campus Ministries. Read more...
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Unitarian Universalism

The UUA

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a religious organization (PDF) that combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961.

Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and to the founders of the Republic. Overseas, their heritages reach back centuries to pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania.

Each of the 1,041 congregations in the United States, Canada, and overseas are democratic in polity and operation; they govern themselves. They unite in the Association to provide services that individual congregations cannot provide for themselves. Each congregation is associated with one of the UUA’s 19 districts.

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.


 

History

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religious tradition that was formed from the consolidation of two different religions: Unitarianism and Universalism. Both began in Europe hundreds of years ago. In America, the Universalist Church of America was founded in 1793, and the American Unitarian Association in 1825. After consolidating in 1961, these faiths became the new religion of Unitarian Universalism through the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).

Both religions have long histories and have contributed important theological concepts that remain central to Unitarian Universalism. Originally, all Unitarians were Christians who didn't believe in the Holy Trinity of God (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost), but in the unity, or single aspect, of God. Later, Unitarian beliefs stressed the importance of rational thinking, a direct relationship with God, and the humanity of Jesus. Universalism emerged as a Christian denomination with a central belief in universal salvation; that is, that all people will eventually be reconciled with God.

Since the merger of the two denominations in 1961, Unitarian Universalism has nurtured its Unitarian and Universalist heritages to provide a strong voice for social justice and liberal religion.

To learn more about Unitarian Universalism, please see the pamphlet, "Unitarian Universalist Origins: Our Historic Faith."

For information on past presidents of the Unitarian Universalist Association, please see UUA Past Presidents.

Visit our History in Brief pages to read about notable people and events from our Unitarian Universalist past.

The Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society sponsors an online index of hundreds of leading Unitarian Universalists in their Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography (DUUB).

(adapted from the Unitarian Universalist Association website)

  • Unitarian Universalism welcomes people with diverse beliefs. There is a rich dialogue in our congregations about many spiritual topics. Below are some topics that newcomers are often curious about.

     

    Spiritual Practice and Prayer
    Existence of a Higher Power
    Life and Death
    Inspiration and Guidance
    Sacred Texts

     

    In addition to holding different beliefs on spiritual topics, individual Unitarian Universalists may also identify with and draw inspiration from Atheism and AgnosticismBuddhismChristianityHumanismJudaismPaganism, and other religious or philosophical traditions.

     

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    Symbol of Unitarian Universalist Faith

     

    A flame within a chalice (a cup with a stem and foot), represents the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and is a symbol of the Unitarian Universalist faith.

     

    "At the opening of Unitarian Universalist worship services, many congregations light a flame inside a chalice. This flaming chalice has become a well-known symbol of our denomination. It unites our members in worship and symbolizes the spirit of our work."
    —Dan Hotchkiss

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  • The UUA

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a religious organization (PDF) that combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961.

     

    Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and to the founders of the Republic. Overseas, their heritages reach back centuries to pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania.

     

    Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.

     

    Read more...

UUA News

UUA.org Top Stories

Updates from the Unitarian Universalist Association UUA.org Top Stories
  • In light of the tragedies in recent weeks, UUA President the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray offers words of gratitude and solidarity. Continue reading I Cast My Lot with You.

  • News of UUs in affected areas (including the Caribbean, Puerto Rico) and updates on the funds established to support their recovery. Continue reading Disaster Recovery Funds.

  • The UUA has established a fund to assist congregations and their communities in recovering from Hurricane Irma. Continue reading Hurricane Irma Recovery Fund.

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The UUCL

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.  We are a Welcoming Congregation dedicated to the free and responsible search for truth and meaning in life, and we welcome all regardless of belief, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

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