Unitarian?

posted 3 years ago in Christian
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

Why doesn’t he like your church? Just curious.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Kacey23:  We are also in the “Church Shopping” process. Today we visted a new church that is very promising. We are int he same situation. I wasnt crazy about his church and he wasnt happy with mine. Our compromise was to find a church home together. I have yet to visit a unitarian church and I doubt I will … I think they reject the doctrine of the trinity and as a Baptist, we believe int he Trinity so it wont be a good fit for us. I would just suggest to you both that while it is very important for you both to find a church home together, neither of you should have to compromise your beliefs/teachings to find this. 

Do you pray together? I would strongly recommend praying together for God to help you find a church home. GOOD LUCK! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I grew up going to Unitarian Universalist (uu) church, it sounds like it would suit your needs. most places should be open to letting you come it to a few services to try it out if you will before joining so you have nothing to loose. Most UU services are more about life and treating people with respect/dignity than preaching a specific life path. Lots of current event/community involvement talks, world happenings. One of my favorite services was when we had a guest speaker ( a Muslim women) come in and tell us about her life and role in her community esp with all the terrorism scared happening at that time, it was very informative and eye opening. Its kind of hard to explain but I always say they encourage the treat others how you want to be treated path, respect all people and religions. basically you can believe whatever you want to believe as long as it makes you a good person And the church is there to help you make informed decisions on how you want to be.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@callmemrsg Unitarianism does not regect the trinity, it just does not focus on Jesus in fact it does not focus on any one correct religious path, it says believe what you want we support you. 

 

Here is a definition I found “Unitarian Universalism, or Unitarianism is a liberal religioncharacterized by a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning“. Unitarian Universalists do not share a creed, but are unified by their shared search for spiritual growth. The roots of Unitarian Universalism are in liberal Christianity, specificallyUnitarianism and Christian Universalism. From these traditions comes a deep regard for intellectual freedom and inclusive love, so that currently individual congregations and members actively seek inspiration in and derive spiritual practices from all major world religions.”

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  BWLE.
Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

BWLE:  Thanks for the info! I guess I was misinformed. I hope I did not come across as negative, because that was not my intention. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@callmemrsg nope not at all, just figured I would let you know 🙂 it’s not something many people really understand including myself sometimes lol it’s a unique perspective on religion, not for everyone. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Kacey23:  I’ve only been to a Unitarian church once, for a funeral, but I thought it was nice. I’m Catholic, so I go to my church, but if I weren’t, I’d probably go there. I’d say find one and give it a try. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I didn’t know much about UU until a UU guest speaker came to visit a class I was taking (there were speakers from other churches/religions, too). I was super interested and I still am. I grew up Catholic but don’t go to church anymore. My FI grew up LDS but doesn’t go to church, either. My kids didn’t grow up with any particular religion. I felt like my son would relate to UU. 

My friend said it sounded very “New Age-y” and that rings in my head every time I think of going. It shouldn’t though and I do plan to check it out at some point, especially if FI or my kids will join me.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

May I also suggest the Quakers?

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Church

Kacey23:  Perhaps since you grew up Baptist and he grew up Non-den you would be comfortable in a Prebyterian church?  UU churches don’t really talk about Christ, and in my experience seem more into the tradtion of going to a service, rather than the reason why you go to the service.  If you guys are into Jesus and pro-life and like wine try Episocpalian. If you guys don’t like alcohol and don’t dance and like the Holy Spirit try Pentecostal churches.  These are just my experiences with these types of churches, and not meant to offend any one.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

I’m unitarian universalist, and I’m pretty sure we do reject the trinity. That’s what unitarian means. Unitarian christians believe in one single God, not a tri-une God.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

Kacey23:  we have people from all different faiths but we don’t really talk about them that much. We believe this:

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:<br />

  • 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 rights 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.

In a typical service, we start with organ music, we have announcemnents, give donations for a food shelter. We light candles of joy and concern (basically go up to the stand and light a candle speaking the joy or concern so people can pray [or do what they do] for them). We have hymns, and sermons. 

Here is a sample sermon that was spoken at my church (on my church’s website):

http://www.buuc.org/made-whole.html

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