Mission & Vision

White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC) welcomes all who seek a religious home free of creeds and guided by love, reason, and conscience.

Our church is of the free faith tradition – you don’t need to believe certain tenets to belong here.  We encourage one another along the journey.  Together, in our individual and collective search for truth and meaning, our purpose is to grow our souls and serve the world.

WBUUC Stands on the Side of Love

WBUUC Stands on the Side of Love

Our vibrant religious education program helps our children develop their spiritual curiosity and awaken their soul without imposing a particular set of beliefs on them.

We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and affirming the active presence here of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and heterosexual members and friends, and their families.

As Unitarian Universalists, we recognize a diversity of spiritual paths, and a deep unity in our travel together. In this church, there are people who pray, people who meditate, people who write, people who make art, people who practice paying attention, people who read mindfully, and people who have no active spiritual practice at all. We don’t say the same words, perform the same actions, or address the holy aspects of life in the same ways.

In that diversity is our unity and our strength. Whatever form our spiritual life takes, we believe that behind the diversity is unity: our lives begin and end in mystery; our universe is vast and we ourselves tiny; we make our own choices, and we are entangled with every person and living thing in this world.

Our spirituality is an individual path which we find in community. It is a personal road, guided by the wisdom of generations and the counsel of our community. Its way is always changing against the constant guideposts of being alive and having to die.

We come into this church because tending to the inner flame of our spirit – whichever language we use to name it, or practices we follow to cultivate it – is something we are called to do.

Join us on this journey.

 

Mission

The chalice at WBUUC

The chalice at WBUUC designed by sculptor Kate Christopher

The mission of this church is to carry forward the cherished legacy of the free faith tradition,

to own the brilliant, boundless mind of Unitarianism

and the fearless, grateful, loving heart of Universalism

to recognize that these legacies of the radical Reformation continue to evolve in history,

and we will have a hand in their evolution

before we hand them on to young people who will come later,

to shape of this inheritance a religion of hope, reverence and love.

 

Vision

Our vision is of a large, healthy, vibrant, open community that manifests both pragmatism and imagination.  We strive to be visionary in justice and radically hospitable in our welcome.

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The sanctuary at WBUUC