United First Parish Church
A member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
1306 Hancock Street, Quincy, Massachusetts

Principles & Beliefs

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal, open-minded religion that encourages and supports people seeking their own spiritual path. Members welcome different beliefs and seek to find the wisdom in all religions.

There is no creed or dogma. Instead, each congregation creates its own covenant, a statement of mission and belief. Unitarian Universalists seek not only to grow spiritually, but also to become involved in the social issues of the world.

The Seven Principles

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) principles express the shared values that our congregations affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equality 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.

Our Covenant, Adopted in 1991

As a free fellowship of this historic church, We unite to lift our hearts and open our minds to a larger reality, To accept, support, and encourage one another, To seek the wisdom in all religions, To cherish and sustain the web of life, And to strive for Justice, Compassion, and Peace.

Intergenerational, children led service on social justice.