We're glad you found us. Gathered in 1854 by Universalists who embraced a theology of all-inclusive love, our church has a rich history and a tradition of extending its liberal religious message to the greater community. Our members come from all over the Central Connecticut area.
We are A Liberal Religious Community Celebrating Diversity and Love
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden is a welcoming and caring community which celebrates and upholds its commitment to diversity in beliefs, background, and life experience, while challenging ourselves and others to seek justice through loving action.
With historical roots which spring from the Jewish and Christian traditions, Unitarian Universalists believe that the personal conscience and experience of each individual are the final authorities in matters of faith. Rather than subscribing to a single religious creed or doctrine, we strive to keep our minds open to the questions humans have asked across all cultures since the beginning of civilization. Ours is a faith in action. We work to make our principles of human dignity, compassion, and justice more alive in this world. We believe in love.
Voices of a Liberal Faith - About Unitarian Universalism
Each week 25% of the undesignated cash offerings in the Sunday collection plate are donated to a worthwhile community organization chosen by the Social Justice Council.
For the month of November the recipient will be the LGBTIQQA Teen Safe Space, a space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, questioning, queer, and ally teens to gather weekly and receive needed support. We co-sponsor this space with the Women and Families Center and Meriden/Wallingford Chrysalis.
Inspire a thirst for justice and partner with others who share our commitment to loving community
Challenge our assumptions about the world and ourselves
Be a place of renewal and exploration
Minister with hope and inspiration
Create sanctuary for freedom of thought and expression
Support personal growth and develop leaders through education and example
NEXT STEPS for interested friends and prospective members! Sunday, November 16, Noon to 2:30 pm
Are you ready to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and this congregation that seeks to live it. If you’re new to this locale but have been active in a UU congregation elsewhere, Next Steps is still for you. Save the date now for Sunday, November 16, from noon to 2:30 pm for this workshop that will be led by Rev. Jan and Jeff May, Membership Chair, along with a few congregational leaders. It will also be led by you, for we want to hear what you’re looking for in a faith community, what you hope to receive and are ready to share. Count on a light lunch and childcare. Please let Rev. Jan know by November 13th if you can make it and if you need childcare.
As we prepare for our annual celebration of the harvest, we take a moment to consider how we might share that harvest more equitably. This Sunday we begin our annual participation in the UUSC "Guest At your Table" program.