Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley
The Mission of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley is to create an open, active, and welcoming liberal religious community that:
* nurtures spirituality,
* inspires growth and learning in the search for truth, and
* challenges us to live our values conscientiously through service and example.
Unitarian Universalist congregations together affirm and promote seven Principles. We also share a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from many sources. The seven PRINCIPLES and six SOURCES of the Unitarian Universalist Association grew out of the grassroots of our communities, were affirmed democratically, and are part of who we are.Unitarian Universalists hold the PRINCIPLES as strong values and moral teachings. As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.” As UUs, we covenant to affirm and promote:1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.