UU for Newcomers
Welcome to Sedona Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SUUF) and thank you for your interest. Unitarian Universalism is a non-dogmatic faith with a history that reaches back to the 16th century. Most people are more familiar with the New England roots of Unitarianism and Universalism in the early 19th century Transcendentalist movement, led by Unitarians such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Florence Nightingale (a Universalist) and Louisa May Alcott. UU headquarters today is still located in Boston.
There are over 1000 Unitarian Universalist congregations in North America. Each one is autonomous, but all are connected through an affirmation of the Seven Principles.
As you become more familiar with SUUF, you will enjoy the progressive atmosphere that permeates our services and discussion groups, and our commitment to social justice. A phrase that encapsulates our wide diversity of beliefs might be narrowly focused to read: Deeds Not Creeds. We believe that how we act in the world is more significant than adherence to any doctrine.
We welcome your involvement in this vibrant religious community and hope that you will consider participating in some of the opportunities we provide. We are a group that enjoys being together in service, in working towards justice, and in shared celebration.
We are certified with the Unitarian Universalists Association as an
LGBTQ Welcoming Congregation
To understand and perhaps answer some of the questions you may have, such as: What exactly is a Unitarian Universalist? What do they believe in? This short video has some answers:
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