Surprise, AZ 85378
Our congregation is full of people, young and old, just like you, who started out looking for a religious/spiritual home that fits the realities of modern life. Many of us yearned for a spiritual community that invites us to think carefully and feel deeply together about life’s ultimate questions and that lifts our spirits, but does not require that we adhere to religious creeds and strictures that do not speak to us. We have found such a community here. We hope you will, too.
If you grew up attending services within a traditional religion, our services will be somewhat familiar, but refreshing. If you grew up without a religious background, or would describe yourself now as atheist, agnostic, or humanist, you will find kindred spirits here. We welcome all people, celebrating the creative possibilities of working with others who may be different than we are with regard to race, national origin, social and economic situation, gender, sexual and/or gender orientation, abilities/disabilities, beliefs, or other characteristics.
Our Sunday services usually include a story for all ages (a short message for our children), periods of reflection, time for members to share personal joys and sorrows, inspirational and thought-provoking readings from a variety of secular sources and religious traditions, a sermon, hymns, and other music provided by our choir, pianists, and other instrumentalists. Sermons from Reverend Terry Sims and occasional guest speakers are sometimes seasonal, often personal, frequently deal with current events, and relevant not only to everyday life but also to making our lives fuller and more meaningful. Ethics-based religious education is provided for children.
Our services and religious education classes are held on Sunday mornings at 10:30am. Services and classes usually last about an hour, but sometimes a bit longer. After service we usually have coffee and snacks at the social hour.
Visitors are welcome at any time of the year. We warmly invite you to join us and we look forward to meeting you!
Our UU congregations are self-sustaining institutions whose primary source of financial support comes from contributions. In order to budget wisely, we conduct a yearly pledge drive to determine the amount of potential funds with which we can support our church, our UU Association, and our community at large. We encourage members and friends to pledge consciously and responsibly to help us maintain our tradition of generous giving and charitable service.
A Progressive, Inclusive Faith Community