As a congregation of the Unitarian Universalist faith we believe:
…that each and every person is important.
…that all people should be treated fairly and kindly.
…that we should accept one another and keep on learning together.
…that each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life.
…that all persons should have a vote about the things that concern them.
… in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world.
… in caring for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.
… in building Beloved community, free of racism and oppression.
The stories and lessons we offer are drawn from these foundations of the Unitarian Universalist faith:
- Direct experiences of mystery and wonder
- The words and deeds of inspired people whose lives remind us to be kind and fair.
- Wisdom from the world’s religious.
- Christian and Jewish teachings which call us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
- Humanist teachings that promote ethics based on human reason, experience and reliable knowledge.
- The harmony and interconnectedness of nature and the sacred circle of life.
Here at the Unitarian Church of Sharon you will find:
We provide experiences of the spiritual, religious and sacred – rooting our children and youth in practices that cultivate depth and a place from which to navigate the complexity of the world with resilience and joy.
We learn by doing. Across generations, we collaborate and empower one another to do things large and small as we learn about ourselves, each other and the world.
We are intergenerational community of belonging for young people where they are held, mentored, and witnessed as they grow.
We strive to help meet the needs of communities both within and outside of our walls. We regularly provide aid to marginalized communities.
We cultivate capacity to build community in which everyone belongs. We teach about systems of power and privilege and are always learning how to show up in the world with open hearts and minds.
We foster the skills of perspective taking, critical reflection, decision making, self-awareness, sexual and relational health, deep listening, reciprocity, repair and leadership.