Beliefs & Principles
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Willmar is a beacon of religious liberalism for West Central Minnesotans, welcoming all who wish to grow spiritually, no matter what your background is. This is a congregation in which you might meet Buddhists, theists, Humanists, agnostics, Christians, and more. As a faith, we don’t identify exclusively with any of these but offer ways of deepening spirituality on whatever path you choose to walk. We help our children develop their spiritual curiosity and appreciation for life’s gifts through celebrating and learning from all of the world’s religions. You are invited to join us on this journey. Whether you are a member, friend, or visitor, you are welcome to attend our services and other events.
The guiding principles that we affirm and promote are:
- 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.
100 Questions That Non-Members Ask
This popular and brief overview offers a distinctly humanist view of Unitarian Universalism and helps newcomers get a good feel of who we are. It comes to us courtesy of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, New Hampshire.
Voices of a Liberal Faith Video
Voices of a Liberal Faith is a twelve-minute video which shares important background information and inspirational messages about our religion including our history, theology, worship experience, religious education, social justice, and inclusiveness. This video was produced by the Unitarian Universalist Association.
The Flaming Chalice
Read about the symbol of our faith.
See the text to many pamphlets the Unitarian Universalist Association has created, including UU Views of God, The Faith of a UU Buddhist, and Spirituality from UU Perspectives.
There is a quiz on the Beliefnet website that many people have taken and found out that their views most closely align with Unitarian Universalism. Care to take the challenge?