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About Unitarian Universalism

Unitarian Universalist 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. Unitarian Universalism is a "covenantal" rather than a creedal faith. We hold a diversity of beliefs and support on-going spiritual exploration and growth, but we share a commitment to compassion and service in our relationships with others.

"We're a very pluralistic faith, religiously, and my experience of and relationship to the holy does not need to inform the experience of the relationship of the holy of others in our faith."
- The Reverend William Sinkford, President of the UUA, St .Petersburg Times interview.

About UUFGC:

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Greater Cumberland

Our Mission

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Greater Cumberland comes together to create an open and accepting community to help ourselves and others develop ethical, spiritual and intellectual lives. We foster the necessary and unending search for truth by encouraging, questioning, listening to, and sharing our diverse experiences and perspectives. We take action together to shape a more just world in which all people are respected for their inherent worth and dignity.

Our History

The congregation celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2008. We have been in our current building since 1986. We have grown to about adult 75 members, and about 30 children and youth participate in our religious education program.

Our Minister

Raised Methodist and Presbyterian, Rev. Terry Ellen went on to study meditation in the Sufi tradition and is fascinated by the new insights coming from modern cosmology. Besides serving UU congregations in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Ridgewood, New Jersey and Bethesda, Maryland, he has worked in programs for disadvantaged students, college counseling and pastoral counseling centers, and in insulation and solar installations in Massachusetts. He and his wife, Amy, have three children.

Our Newsletter

To help inform our members and coordinate our efforts we publish a monthly newsletter. Our newsletter can be delivered via email or USPS. To receive a copy email Karen at kareneditor@uufgc.org with your preference stated.

To submit articles for our newsletter email print ready articles to Karen at kareneditor@uufgc.org .

Our Seven Principles

-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.

Copyright 2011, UU Fellowship of Greater Cumberland
Cumberland, MD