Welcome to First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Terre Haute!
Newcomers – Welcome!
We are glad you are here! On Sundays, after every service, we host a coffee hour. We want to meet you so be sure to say “hello” and to ask for more information from anyone in the front lobby area.
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion born of the Jewish and Christian traditions. We keep our minds open to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places.
We believe that personal experience, conscience, and reason should be the final authorities in religion. In the end religious authority lies not in a book, person, or institution, but in ourselves. We put religious insights to the test of hearts and minds.
We believe that religious wisdom is ever changing. Human understanding of life and death, the world and its mysteries, is never final. Revelation is continuous. We celebrate unfolding truths known to teachers, prophets, and sages throughout the ages.
We affirm the worth of all women and men. We believe people should be encouraged to think for themselves. We know people differ in their opinions and lifestyles, and we believe these differences generally should be honored.
We seek to act a moral force in the world, believing that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion. The “here and now” and how our actions influence future generations deeply concern us. We know that our relationships with one another, with diverse peoples, races, and nations, should be governed by justice, equality, and compassion.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST PRINCIPLES
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, 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 congregation 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 existence of which we are a part.
The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:
– Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
-Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
-Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
-Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
-Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
-Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.
Things you might want to know
Dress at our church is always eclectic, most of the time informal, and often casual. Come as you are!
We are wheel-chair accessible. Although we have a speaker system, assisted Listening Devices are also available.
Greeters will be glad to help make your visit comfortable and enjoyable in any way.
Parking is ample.
About First UU Congregation
The Church of the Open Heart and Mind
We understand reality through human experience, enlightened reason, scientific method, and the democratic process. We find the central source of power and goodness within the human heart, mind, and spirit. Individually and collectively, we assume responsibility for our future, our community, our children, and our interdependent world.
We are dedicated to promoting the ongoing search for truth and to affirming the inherent worth of the individual.
Our growth and actions as thoughtful, compassionate, and ethical human beings advance our vision of a world of peace and love, dignity and equality, freedom and justice.
We are a welcoming congregation which means that we affirm all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or preference.
We were formed 1955.
Time of Services
10:30 AM Morning Worship
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First Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1875 S. Fruitridge Ave.
PO Box 3070
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Our leadership is happy to receive your questions.
John Lunsford, Board Chair:
Mike Gordon, Administrator: email@example.com
From the North
Go south on state road 46.
Turn right, or west, on Hulman Street and proceed to the 4-way stop. At the 4-way stop, turn right onto Fruitridge. First UU is on the left.
From the South
Take 3rd Street, or Hwy 41, to Hulman Street. Turn right onto Hulman Street until you reach the 4-way stop at the intersection of Hulman and Fruitridge. Go left on Fruitridge. First UU is on the left