I Am Unitarian Universalist

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    I Am Who I Am

    I dont consider myself to be of any denomination, but I've found I identify most with uu. I appreciate that the core philosophy is to seek personal spiritual growth and understanding and to help other's to find their own spiritual understanding. This concept alone is one of the...
    WomanReclaimingSelf WomanReclaimingSelf
    22-25, F
    Feb 18, 2011

    Joseph Campbell, The Dalai Lama, The White Buffalo Woman, Science, And God

    I have been a Unitarian-Universalist for most of my life. My first congregation was the Prescott Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship in Arizona. The people there, along with my mom and older sister, helped me to realize that the world is not black and white, but all colors. This...
    hotlavaboy hotlavaboy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2013

    I am a Unitarian Universalist looking

    for a twenty something year old as an online friend who we can support one another in our faith and grow. Please email me at: angelbearbp@yahoo.com or reply to this if you are interested.
    angelbearbp angelbearbp
    Aug 8, 2014

    New to UU

    I found UU about six months ago. My whole life I have been very spiritual but just did not quite fit in to the mold of most churches. I discovered a UU church and am so happy. It all speaks to me. finally I have found a place to be in a community that feels just right. The...
    lilmama81 lilmama81
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2007

    I am an atheist, but to me

    that only describes what I /don't/ believe in, while secular humanism describes what I /do/ believe in. UU speaks to me because it's an open forum for discussing philosophy and morality in a non-judgmental way. So I consider myself a Unitarian Universalist Humanist!
    echotimesthree echotimesthree
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2014

    UU's Rock!

    I went to a UU fellowship until I was 8 and then my family moved away.  We never quite got into attending the new UU church, but upon reflection I wish we had. Now that I've got my own kids I am a regular attender.  Every week I feel reassured that this is absolutely...
    Gimyk Gimyk
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Nov 9, 2007

    I'm a total religious oddball.

    I don't know what to believe so I went with one that doesn't care what you believe and loves you no matter what. I especially love our ministers, they are such characters and so fun and loving. I am so glad this world has a few people like them left.
    GraceJediHeart GraceJediHeart
    26-30, F
    Dec 22, 2013

    My Awakening...

    I was born in the mid-70's in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I had a very rough childhood.  My father went through two mental breakdowns while I was still a young child.  He was always angry and very verbally abusive.  I had terrible unexplained fear, depression, and...
    Jeff9228 Jeff9228
    1 Response May 17, 2008

    Why I'm A Uu

    I am one of these people who is CrAzY about her church/congregation!!  Who knew I'd ever be this person? I was raised by two atheists who really disliked organized religion.  I was always curious about religion and it appealed to me on an innate level.  Sometimes I joke that...
    momtonandg momtonandg
    46-50, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2011

    I'm going to a local UU church tomorrow.

    I'm pretty nervous and excited. I'm hoping I can grow more spiritually there. Never been to a UU church before but from what I hear its much more open minded than most churches. That's exactly what I want. Can anyone on here tell me a little more as to what I can expect when I...
    typicalhousewife typicalhousewife
    26-30, F
    Jun 21, 2014

    It seems like there has been an endless stretch

    of days with cold, dreary weather, punctuated by snow storms. For some reason this has made my mind turn to thoughts of our dear, departed brother, Minster Forrest Church. At first it would seem strange that cold and dreariness would bring him to mind because Forrest was far...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 15, 2014

    Why Uu?

    i was born into the southern baptist church but when i camp out as being openly gay i was kicked out... so i started questioning my faith and thats how i found the uu...( and i still question my faith everyday) and i have loved it ever since!
    watsonrychi5 watsonrychi5
    18-21, M
    Jan 24, 2008

    Not Officially

    But I have self-identified as a Universalist for over two years now. My personal spiritual practice borrows from many diverse paths, and I basically pick up anything that resonates with me along the way. I've never felt that there was anything wrong with this except when someone...
    Reset20 Reset20
    26-30, M
    Nov 15, 2010

    Why I Like It

    I like it because you can just be whoever you are, and you can still belong if that changes.  And you don't have to label yourself.  And if you do say "I'm an agnostic with a leaning towards Taoism," or whatever, nobody is shocked--and a lot of them will ...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 21, 2008

    Lifetime Uu

    I grew up UU, and am still an active member of my congregation.  My mom and step-dad moved away from it when I was in high school, and as soon as I moved out I moved back to the area so I could begin attending again.  I teach RE, OWL, and sing in the choir.  Plus...
    freedomtolearn freedomtolearn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 3, 2008

    I Don't Really Like To Get Religious, But I Know This Is Best For Open Mindedness

    I don't like Religion and getting Religious. But as for some sort of Religious affiliation that I might associate myself with would be this one and this Group. I can be Atheist, Agnostic, Wicca or Buddhist. I believe the place has it, That we can explore all...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP
    56-60, M
    Nov 16, 2010

    From the Simpsons to My Heart

    My earliest exposure to Unitarian Universalism was on that Simpson's episode where Maude Flanders died. Bart, Rod and Todd were playing this Christian video-game, where the goal was to convert as many people as possible. Bart- having pulled of some manouvre expressed delight at a...
    Treemeadow Treemeadow
    7 Responses Oct 27, 2008

    My Awakening...

    I was born in the mid-70's in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  I had a very rough childhood.  My father went through two mental breakdowns while I was still a young child.  He was always angry and very verbally abusive.  I had terrible unexplained fear, depression, and...
    Jeff9228 Jeff9228
    2 Responses May 17, 2008
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    Feb 16, 2014

    Why I'm Uu

    I self-initiated as a witch 12 years ago and while I knew then and know now that is the path I'm meant to take, I didn't have the community I knew I needed in a my spirituality. Paganism is very discriminated against and I can't shout "I'm pagan" to just...
    UUPagan3 UUPagan3
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2008


    I grew up Unitarian. But at this point I don't think I really identify as that anymore. I kind of think of it as a religion of privilege and liberal politics. Nothing against it.... I still agree with the principles, but the services themselves ...
    arnoldisabstract arnoldisabstract
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2009

    Uu Sounds Perfect, But I'm Politically Conservative!

    I want to join UU. Without knowing it, I've reached the same conclusions about faith and religion as are reflected in the 7 Principles. As for issues of sexuality, I think that if you're lucky enough to find love, why should I or anyone care who you love? (but whoever you are...
    SleepyMom SleepyMom
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Apr 30, 2010


    I was raised Roman Catholic and have never really explored outside of the religion.  I remember stumbling upon a website about Unitarian Universalist and I fell in love with the idea.  I love how liberal it is and how it accepts other ideas about religions.  I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 3, 2009


    UU is about choices; your choices and mine. My grandparents tried to force Christianity on me from a young age, but by the time I was eight years old I had questions that no one could answer. They placed before me a religion with strict rules that must be followed. But that didn...
    WarrenTheWordsmith WarrenTheWordsmith
    1 Response Jul 17, 2008

    I was raise to be a Christian,

    but when I turned 21 I decided to explore other religions and my partner took me to a Unitarian church. I quickly learned that this church was a better religion the Christianity. I like the freedom a UU church gives me to explore other religions and to believe in elegant ever I...
    crystalSTARtaylor crystalSTARtaylor
    22-25, F
    Oct 18, 2014

    I Am New To Universalism But I Like It

    I came to universalism through a friend, i wanted a place to find like- minded people I could talk to on a spiritual level. So, I eventually found the Church of the Larger Fellowship, an online community, where i can be myself
    Ariel32 Ariel32
    1 Response May 3, 2012

    I Am Spiritual, Not Religious

    Awhile back, I found a quiz on Beliefnet, to discover the religion that fit my beliefs the most.  The results were interesting for me, I had never heard of the Unitarian Universalist religion before, but I thought it was worth looking into considering I had been searching...
    rainbowlicious7 rainbowlicious7
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2007

    My Path To Uu

    Many many years ago I attended a Southern Baptist church. It was not the denomination my parents raised me in but it was were all my friends and the cute girls went to church (I know that is a horrible reason to go there, but I'm being honest here!). After going there for years...
    rjem rjem
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 12, 2012

    A U.u. Ish Web Site

    I am Unitarian Universalist in Texas, usa, and i came across a website recently that seems worthy of study by other U.u'ers that is , opensourcereligion.net they seem to take a similar approach to religion as us
    giordiocies giordiocies
    Mar 31, 2012

    Being a Uu

    Being a UU is empowering. I have been one since the day I was born and I love it!! I have been lucky enough to have good UU mentors, so when someone aks me what it means to be UU, I can give them a good answer. I love the discussions that happen at church between people have...
    wanderingsoulgrowingspirit wanderingsoulgrowingspirit
    4 Responses Aug 17, 2008

    I've Come Full Circle

    I was born as a Jehovah's Witness and it was a horror for me (I shared and experience on the subject). As soon as I became an adult I left never to return although my family for the most part remained. I could never resolve my reason with the doctrines and dogmas we were taught...
    akiahelon akiahelon
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2013

    A Change In Definition Not Place

    Hi all, I haven't shared my story before now but I have some thoughts I'd like to share. Some background on me: I'm in my early mid 20's, am LGBT, and I became a UU in high school after leaving the Catholic church & coming out all more or less at the same time -bi first, started...
    Windfox Windfox
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 5, 2011

    I've grown up as a UU

    and I'm amazingly lucky :) My grandparents are Southern Baptists (my grandpa a pastor and my grandma a minister of music), so I've seen both extremes. Gay Pride Parades still feel like holidays. The youth I've grown up with in my district (now young adults) are the closest...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 1, 2014

    Raised Catholic

    I was raised catholic......10 long years of catholic school, and they wonder why I am not catholic anymore.....I quit going to church as soon as I could. It just never felt right to me.....but, I was feeling that catholic guilt. I had a talk with my extremely intelligent little...
    Rosemh Rosemh
    1 Response Jan 10, 2012

    I Sometimes Worry That My Religious Beliefs Will Impact My Dating Life.

    I was raised Southern Baptist, and during college I kind of became bitter and stagnant towards the whole topic of religion and spirituality.   It was my last ex, a liberal Russian Jew, who pushed me in the direction I needed to go, to figure out what I actually...
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jan 10, 2009

    Maybe I Am, I Don't Know

    The principles resonate with me.  But there is no spirituality.  There is no networking unless you are on a committee that is trying to change the world.  The Green Sanctuary, the Welcoming Congregation, Habitat for Humanity, Social Justice, Religious...
    K626 K626
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    My Vision...

    Recently, I had a vision. It actually transpired just this past Friday. I was debating with people on a Christian board here on EP. I wanted their opinion on the Bible. Well, the minute I even questioned the Bible as the word of the Lord, I was defamed and accused of going...
    SnowCrystal SnowCrystal
    31-35, F
    49 Responses Oct 17, 2011

    New to This

    I recently learned about the Unitarian Universalist belief and decided that it sounded right up my alley. I was wondering if any of you could help me to learn more about the belief system...such as customs/traditions, beliefs, practices, whatever might be useful. I come from a...
    Brandia Brandia
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2007

    My Belief In GOD

    Im write story first time here to state my believe in GOD and why i choose to be universalist. I hate doctrines. im always dont like a handbook that teacher give me at school. Im always think that for learn about a theory one ppl view is not enough, even in that book theres some...
    lylyflower lylyflower
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2013

    Mostly Uu, But Closer to Cuups.

     I spent my childhood exposed to a borderline cultish faith, and my teenage years bouncing around: Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, Wicca, agnosticism, soft Buddhism and several Christian denominations.  Nothing fit.  My parents became Lutheran and my husband is Baptist...
    PrimaryColours PrimaryColours
    4 Responses Sep 19, 2008

    I Am Happy to Say I J Oined the Uu Church

    My husband, Brian, and I joined the Church officially just this past Sunday, after attending for a year.  The 7 Principles of The UU Church are as follows: The inherent dignity and worth of every person Justice, equality, and compassion in human relations...
    zilphia zilphia
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2008

    The Gay Uu!

     I am a spiritual person that just so happens to be homosexual! I am part of a slim breed gay and spiritual that is unheard of most of the time and add my age and that just makes me weird that I actually love church! Being raised southern baptist meant that i would never...
    watsonrychi5 watsonrychi5
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 27, 2008

    I'm Uu, But Don't Go to a Uu Church..... and Holidays

    I have been an active member of UU since late 2005/early 2006. However, their brick-and-mortar churches I've visited haven't really fit my personality. So, since I also consider myself Christian(Gnostic to be exact), I found a spiritual home in a United Church of...
    WanderingSoul82 WanderingSoul82
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 10, 2009

    Beliefnet Group

    I just wanted to mention that I started a UU group on beliefnet called Unitarian Universalist coffee hour for those who might be interested. There are a few members and we've started some discussions.
    UUPagan3 UUPagan3
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 10, 2009

    I Love Being A Uu... But...

    ...  I think that too many UU's are overly selective in how they choose to practice their "faith" (for lack of a better word). As stated by the UUA:    There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote The...
    InMyExperience InMyExperience
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2010

    Trying To Figure It Out

    So here is my story..any comments, advice, etc. are welcome. I was raised Pentecostal, HARD CORE PENTECOSTAL..women were subservient to men, couldn't cut hair, couldn't wear anything but dresses,hell fire and brimstone, God hates those who aren't Pentecostal, etc. I hated it and...
    tararburrow tararburrow
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2013
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