“A vibrant faith community for spiritual seekers that worship together, embracing lifelong religious learning and respecting different spiritual journeys.” – From UUCA’s Ends Statements
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) is one of the largest Unitarian Universalist congregations in the United States, with roots in Atlanta going back more than 120 years. Our community nurtures the individual spiritual quests of its members, who share a respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and a commitment to social justice.
UUCA’s 700 members and contributing friends hail from all corners of the Atlanta area and represent many diverse backgrounds.
Who We Are
We are a progressive religious community that is open and inclusive in our outlook. Once a protestant Christian church, our living faith now draws from many sources:
- Direct experience of the transcending mystery and wonder affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life;
- Words and deeds of prophetic women and men, which challenge us to confront evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
- Wisdom from the world’s religions, which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
- Jewish and Christian teachings, which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
- Humanist teachings, which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
- Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions, which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
What We Believe
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta and the other 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.