Unitarian Universalist Church in Surprise

A Progressive, Inclusive Faith Community
WELCOMEGIVING

We are the Unitarian Universalist Church in Surprise, Arizona. We provide a religious and spiritual home for open-minded, community-involved people in the northwest valley.

We welcome you!

Services are held Sundays at 10:30am. Visitors are always welcome. Coffee and snacks are served during the social hour following the service.

17540 N Avenue of the Arts
Surprise, AZ 85378
(623) 875-2550

RECENT SERVICE

Services are being held in a hybrid manner: both in-person and live-streamed. CLICK HERE to view the live-streamed service.

November 14, 2021

Rev. Samuel Schaal, Transition Minister

Creative Advance
New Member Sunday
As we welcome new members, we consider the creative advance of our future, both individually and as a congregation.

 

UPCOMING SERVICE

Services are being held in a hybrid manner: both in-person and live-streamed. CLICK HERE to view the live-streamed service.

November 21, 2021

Amy St. Peter, Worship Associate

Perceptions and Transitions
We are navigating several transitions with opportunities and challenges. Let’s explore what these transitions mean for our personal
spirituality, our faith community, and how our perceptions shape them all.

“Freedom of belief is the characteristic theme of contemporary Unitarian Universalism. We are a non-creedal church. There is no doctrinal test for membership. Instead, we have chosen a heritage that places the final authority for religious questions not with a book, the Bible, nor with an institution, the church, but with reason and individual conscience. A Unitarian Universalist, led by his or her reason and conscience to a belief in the unique mission of Jesus, may sit beside another Unitarian Universalist similarly led, who denies the existence of God.” — Reverend Emeritus Dr. Walter F. Wieder

“Freedom of belief is the characteristic theme of contemporary Unitarian Universalism. We are a non-creedal church. There is no doctrinal test for membership. Instead, we have chosen a heritage that places the final authority for religious questions not with a book, the Bible, nor with an institution, the church, but with reason and individual conscience. A Unitarian Universalist, led by his or her reason and conscience to a belief in the unique mission of Jesus, may sit beside another Unitarian Universalist similarly led, who denies the existence of God.”
— Reverend Emeritus Dr. Walter F. Wieder

WELCOME!
We’re happy you’re exploring Unitarian Universalism. We are a people on an adventure of faith, inclusive and open to many sources of truth and wisdom. We are a people who want to experience life directly, in the words of one of our sources, for a “renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.”

Whoever you are, wherever you have come from, here you will find a safe place to gather, explore and celebrate together. We believe all human beings need to search freely and responsibly for truth and meaning. We believe all of us should be treated with justice, equity, and compassion. And we believe that we are only a part of the interdependent web of all existence.

If you are new to the Phoenix area, or “church”, or Unitarian Universalism, or to all three, we would be very pleased to meet you. Thank you for visiting this website and for letting us introduce our congregation! We look forward to seeing you in person.

Rev. Samuel Schaal
Transition Minister

Rev. Samuel Schaal
WELCOME!
We’re happy you’re exploring Unitarian Universalism. We are a people on an adventure of faith, inclusive and open to many sources of truth and wisdom. We are a people who want to experience life directly, in the words of one of our sources, for a “renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.”

Whoever you are, wherever you have come from, here you will find a safe place to gather, explore and celebrate together. We believe all human beings need to search freely and responsibly for truth and meaning. We believe all of us should be treated with justice, equity, and compassion. And we believe that we are only a part of the interdependent web of all existence.

If you are new to the Phoenix area, or “church”, or Unitarian Universalism, or to all three, we would be very pleased to meet you. Thank you for visiting this website and for letting us introduce our congregation! We look forward to seeing you in person.

Rev. Samuel Schaal
Transition Minister

Rev. Samuel Schaal
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

WE ARE A WELCOMING CONGREGATION

In 1987 the Unitarian Universalist Association established the Common Vision Planning Committee. This committee found many negative attitudes, deep prejudices, and profound ignorance about bisexual, gay, and lesbian people, which resulted in the exclusion of bisexual, gay, and lesbian people from their churches. As a result of these findings, the delegates of the 1989 UUA General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to initiate the Welcoming Congregation program to educate its members. Each congregation adapts the program to best meet its goals and each unique situation can bring positive changes to individuals and congregations.

BED AND BREAKFAST PROGRAM

Church members offer guest rooms in their homes for short term stays.  All proceeds go to the UU Church of Surprise.  Send inquiries along with your contact information to scole100@msn.com

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Creating a sustainable way of life is central to our view of a just and compassionate world

WE ARE A WELCOMING CONGREGATION

In 1987 the Unitarian Universalist Association established the Common Vision Planning Committee. This committee found many negative attitudes, deep prejudices, and profound ignorance about bisexual, gay, and lesbian people, which resulted in the exclusion of bisexual, gay, and lesbian people from their churches. As a result of these findings, the delegates of the 1989 UUA General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to initiate the Welcoming Congregation program to educate its members. Each congregation adapts the program to best meet its goals and each unique situation can bring positive changes to individuals and congregations.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Creating a sustainable way of life is central to our view of a just and compassionate world.

Unitarian Universalist Church in Surprise

We welcome you!
Sundays at 10:30am

17540 N Avenue of the Arts
Surprise, AZ 85378
(623) 875-2550

A Progressive, Inclusive Faith Community