About Us

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Norwich offers an avenue where individuals can come together and become stronger in their faith. Click on the video below to see "We Are Unitarian Universalists" (approx 3 minutes) or continue reading to learn more about our religious community in Norwich, CT.

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Principles

Unitarian Universalist Association Principles

We, the member 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.

The living tradition, which we share, draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that 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 powers and structures of 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.
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Church Covenant

We gather as a religious community in the spirit of gratitude, hope, and love as individuals and as a congregation.

Aware that the culture we create is a product of the words we speak and the deeds we do, we covenant to affirm and promote:

  • Appreciation and encouragement in each other’s' efforts.
  • Sensitivity by seeking to understand what different voices are trying to say.
  • Mutual respect through striving to communicate personally.
  • Honoring the roles of leadership by speaking directly to those in positions of responsibility.