Hampshire Unitarian Universalist Association
Who we are
The Hampshire Unitarian Universalist Association is a group of really cool people who like to hang out in the Spiritual Life Center at eight every Thursday. We have food and super rad discussions about spirituality, religion, life, and so forth. There's pretty much always food and often chocolate pretzels and even though the meetings officially go from eight to nine-thirty those of us who don't need to wake up early Friday morning usually hang around and talk about the universe and our lives till about eleven. Even though it's a Unitarian Universalist group there's a ton of regular members who aren't UUs so people should feel free to drop by regardless of faith. If you don't know what Unitarian Universalism is then you should totally check out the links below cause it's pretty rad.
- Please feel comfortable to talk to us as signers.
- We are an actively welcoming space - use inclusive language.
- What's learned in this room, leaves this room. Who you learn it from stays in this room.
- Use trigger warnings, including a pause before that topic.
- Step up, step back.
- Don't yuck someone's yum.
- Silence is okay.
- Don't be afraid to ask questions.
- Be cognizant of new language.
- Assume best intentions.
- All respectful beliefs and lack thereof are welcome.
Unitarian Universalism is a non-dogmatic religion that puts emphasis on community, personal belief and spirituality, and open-mindedness. Although UUism has historical roots in Christianity and Judaism, it no longer has any outside religious affiliation. UU congregations openly welcome those of any practicing faith, age, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, or gender identification. We base ourselves around the Seven Principles, which are as follows: *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. As a student group on campus we aim to provide a community for students who are Unitarian Universalist identified, interested in Unitarian Universalism, seeking an inclusive community, questioning their identity, or are in spiritual transition. We will also be available to provide educational resources. During our meetings we will check in with each other, discuss Unitarian Universalist values, and share Unitarian Universalist News. For campus events, we have several ideas, ranging from taking field trips to the UUA, organizing services that are open to the campus such as the annual Flower Service, offering workshops that are based off of Unitarian Universalist programs such as Our Whole Lives, to bringing in Unitarian Universalist speakers. We will also work with the Spiritual Life Center to ensure that rides are available to those who want to attend service on Sunday mornings.
Located in the Spiritual Life Center library:
- Two (2) Singing the Living Tradition hymnals
- Two (2) Singing the Journey supplements
- One (1) Rise Up Singing songbook
Online Congregation Quest for Meaning