Welcome to Unitarian Universalism!
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 of 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 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.
At Prairie UU, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. Rather than sharing a creed, we join together in covenant (a shared promise) to walk together on a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We draw strength from a multitude of valuable traditions, including our Unitarian Universalist sources:
- Direct experience of the 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 the earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
Mountain Desert District PrairieUU is part of the UUA Mountain Desert District. Districts are governed by district Boards of Trustees, which develop district policy and support local congregations to encourage the growth, development, and extension of Unitarian Universalist ideals. Pacific Western Region Prairie also is part of the Pacific Western Region of the UUA, which includes the Mountain Desert District and three other western regions. The Region provides a variety of webinars, workshops and programs to assist our church, as well as a regional lead for Prairie, Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh. Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) The UUA provides a variety of educational resources to UUA congregations and helps with leadership development. The UUA is a voluntary association of autonomous, self-governing local churches and fellowships that have freely chosen to pursue common goals together. The Association’s polity is congregational; association decisions are made by congregational delegates in business sessions at the annual General Assembly (GA).