Beliefs

What we believe

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religious community that doesn’t identify with any one creed or belief system. We are a vibrant community welcoming all, regardless of background, who wish to grow spiritually.

Who we are

Unitarian Universalism includes people who are inspired by Christianity, Buddhism, atheism, agnosticism, Hinduism, Humanism, Judaism, Islam, Paganism, and other diverse and divergent spiritual inclinations. As a faith, we don’t identify exclusively with any of these, but offer ways of deepening spirituality on whatever path each individual chooses.

Religious education

We help our children develop their spiritual curiosity and appreciation for life’s gifts through celebrating and learning from all of the world’s religions. You are invited to join us on this journey. Whether you are a member, friend or visitor, you are welcome to attend our services and other events.

Guiding principles

We promote and affirm these guiding principles:

• The inherent worth and dignity of every person

• Justice, equity and compassion in human relations

• Acceptance of one another and encouragement of 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 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

The Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a Welcoming Congregation, which means we affirm same-sex marriage and the equal rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. ALL are welcome here.

The Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Mission Statement:

Welcoming, Growing, Leading

Welcoming everyone

Growing in mind and spirit

Leading in social justice

Learn more about how we are in community together by reading our Principles for a Healthy Congregation.


Helpful resources 

Voices of a Liberal Faith Video
This 10-minute video shares important background information and inspirational messages about our religion including our history, theology, worship experience, religious education, social justice, and inclusiveness. 

Welcome Primer
This book from Skinner House books features common Unitarian Universalist prayers and readings, including the seven Principles and six Sources, chalice lightings, quotations from UUs of yesterday and today, and a glossary. Plus introductions to UU history, religious education and social justice.

Unitarian Universalism on One Foot – a 5 minute video by Rev. Christine Robinson

The Flaming Chalice  The symbol of our faith

Beliefs within our Faith

Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer Community and Justice

InSpirit UUA Bookstore

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is a nonsectarian human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration. We work anywhere rights are threatened – by natural disasters, armed conflicts, genocide, forced migration, and systematic injustice.

UU World Magazine

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

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Standout sermons

The following are some sermons that speak to our Unitarian Universalist faith.

Finding Language for our Faith” by the Rev. Dottie Mathews

No One Left Behind ” by the Rev. Roger Bertschausen

Spirituality, Religiosity and Wellbeing ” by the Rev. Dottie Mathews

Why be Good if There is No Hell” by the Rev. Dottie Mathews

“A Profile in Courage: The Life and Death of a Unitarian Martyr” by the Rev. Roger Bertschausen

“Feels Like Home”  by the Rev. Dottie Mathews

“Congregations as Faith Outfitters” by the Rev. Jim Coakley