What We Stand For
Our purpose is not to tell you who to be or what to believe, but to find greater meaning in each of our lives. We have no creeds. We believe in the intrinsic worth of all people and in life’s creative power. We offer a community of faith that reveres the interconnected web of all life.
We are a church of the liberal religious tradition and heritage, one of ancient and deep roots. We are a diverse community which encourages spiritual growth and the practice of our beliefs through active involvement in the church and in the world. We are a religious community embracing a common faith expressed by our commitment to the UU Principles and Purposes.
Our religious community thrives on diversity. Many of our members were raised in other religious traditions and bring with them many spiritual perspectives. We come from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, humanist, scientific, pagan, earth-centered, agnostic and other backgrounds, and we incorporate these traditions into our services. We are accepting of all religions and believe that creation is too mystical to be reduced to any “one truth.”
We are committed to the individual and collective pursuit of spiritual growth, social justice, and life-long religious education and understanding.
We foster an open and free community in which we share our gifts, care for one another, and honor our differences.
We seek to have a lasting influence on local, national and global programs that promote equity and end oppression.
Our Mission Statement
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church - Unitarian Universalist is a church of the liberal tradition rooted in the heritage of Unitarian Universalism and dedicated to the belief that in every individual there are extraordinary possibilities.
WE ARE committed to the individual and collective pursuit of spiritual growth, social justice, and life-long religious education and understanding.
WE FOSTER an open and free community in which we share our gifts, care for one another, and honor our differences.
WE SEEK to have a lasting influence on local, national and global programs that promote equity and end oppression.
You are Welcome Here
We are a Welcoming Congregation, promoting full participation in church activities of all persons of whatever race, color, creed, gender, ability and/or disability, affectional or sexual orientation, age, economic status, or origin. We hope that your visit here will provide you with a greater sense of unity within yourself, with the people around you, and with the world outside these walls. Visit us.
The following are links to various areas of focus in the UU community:
- The Unitarian Universalist Association
- Church of the Larger Fellowship (the UUA’s “Church without walls”)
- Church of the Younger Fellowship (for young adults 18-35)
- UUBF (Unitarian Universalist Buddhist Fellowship)
- UUCF (Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship)
- UUJA (Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness)
- HUUmanists (Unitarian Universalist Humanists)
- CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans)
- UUW&R (Unitarian Universalist Women & Religion)
- DRUUMM (Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries)
- Interweave (Unitarian Universalists for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concern)
The following videos may be helpful for those wanting to know more about the Unitarian Universalist religion.