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 September the recipient will be the Humanitarian of the Year Honorarium Fund. Each year this congregation honors an individual in the community whos work has advanced the cause of social justice. The honorarium will go to a cause chosen by this year's recipient.
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
160 years ago this past June a group of religious liberals formally organized a new congregation known at that time as the First Universalist Society of Meriden. Happy Birthday to US!!! Today we will celebrate the rich history that brought this congregation to where we are today.
NEXT SUNDAY AT UU MERIDEN - "Happy Birthday to U . . ."