Who We Are & What We Believe

Unitarian Universalism is a caring, open-minded religion that encourages you to seek your own spiritual path. Our faith draws on many religious sources, welcoming people with different beliefs. We are united by shared values, not by creed or dogma. Our congregations are places where people gather to nurture their spirits and put their faith into action by helping to make our communities - and the world - a better place

There are many ways to describe the many aspects of Unitarian Universalism (UU), including the UU Principles, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady Covenant as well as descriptions of UU beliefs and lists of Famous Unitarian Universalist. Browse these selections...

At a Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady worship service or meeting, you are likely to find members whose positions on faith may be derived from a variety of religious beliefs: Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, naturist, atheist, or agnostic. Members might tell you that they are religious humanists, liberal Christians, or world religionists.

Read more: Our Principles

Congregational Profile:

(Based on results in 244 returned surveys distributed to 466 members in late 2000)

Read more: Our Congregation

Although no common agreement has been found to describe what Unitarian Universalists believe, UU World magazine sponsored a Commission on Appraisal to study the question. Its report provides good descriptions. Part of that text appears below. If these items identify you, then you're a UU!

Read more: How to Know If You Are a UU

Unitarian Universalism (UUism) is a creedless religion -- our deeds speak louder than our words -- and so it may be easier to understand UUism as a living faith by noting the individuals who have been associated with UUism.


Read more: Who Are UUs?

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association, representing over 1000 liberal religious organizations. There are several UU Congregations in the greater New York Capital District.

Read more: The Unitarian Universalist Association & Other UU Congregations