What We Believe
Love is the doctrine of this congregation,
the quest for truth its sacrament
and service is its prayer.
To dwell together in peace,
to seek knowledge in freedom,
to serve others in community,
thus do we covenant together.
We are a compassionate spiritual community that
- Celebrates diversity
- Nourishes the personal and spiritual growth of all ages
- Shares our gifts
- Promotes justice for all
- Serves the world we live in
Most of us at Granite Peak came from other faiths – or from years of no connection with any religion. We have found what we need here. If you have read the Unitarian Universalist Principles and if you find that you are comfortable with them and with the stated purpose of this congregation, then we welcome you to consider membership.
We invite you to pick up pamphlets from the membership table in Friendship Hall. You may also want to attend one of our scheduled orientation meetings. Talk to our members; talk to our minister; learn to know us. We would happily welcome you into our family.
When you are ready, ask us how you may become a member.
There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations 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.
Unitarian Universalism 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 which 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.
These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.