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.what exactly do they "preach" at unitarian universalist church? I understand what it is but i'm not sure how a church service would go

i asked this to someone in another question i had but they didnt see it..=)

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Asked by shay1130 at 1:19 PM on Jul. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • i am not sure good luck

    Answer by shannonsmom555 at 1:21 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • They give lessons/preach a different religion every week. Along with teaching the UU values. One Sunday may be Taoism, then always different. The kids get taught about every religion too. They get to go to Jewish meetings, Catholic and lots of other meetings as well to learn.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:24 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Here is a Wiki page on it:

    Here is the main website:


    Answer by NightPhoenix at 1:24 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • it varies greatly church to church. a church that has a full-time minister will have sermons based on topics of the minister's choice... sermons i can think of include discussions about social justice issues, spiritual issues,finding comfort in tough times, ways to fulfill the spirit, etc., pretty much the same type of topics you'd expect at a non-UU church just generally not based on a scripture reading (although scripture is sometimes incorporated). the readings come from poetry, other religious sources, secular text, songs, etc. UU churches also use visiting ministers and lay leaders - members of the congregation or district who want to speak on a topic. i have heard spiritual priniciples of lord of the rings as well as a zoroastrian speaker and a more traditional speaker. it varies week to week - see if you can find a couple sites for UU churches and look at their newsletters/sermon titles and descriptions.

    Answer by figaro8895 at 1:25 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • The..."sermons", for lack of a better word, focus on the UU principles -- the inherent worth and dignity of every person, justice and compassion, acceptance, freedom to choose your own path, the democratic process, community...very basic things that people from just about any religious walk can relate with, for the most part. Sometimes there's a religious undertone, focusing on an aspect of Christianity or Buddhism or something, and sometimes it's more social, like race relations. It really depends on the individual giving the sermon and what point they want to get across that week, just like in Christian churches, but it doesn't draw just from the Bible.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 1:26 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I think it depends on the church. The church that I am familiar with has a a message that is humanistic. Humanism is an approach in study, philosophy, or practice that focuses on human values and concerns.


    Answer by Gailll at 1:27 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • Love the question, been wondering myself lately. I've been reading about it but have yet to venture into a service. :)

    Answer by Jessica157 at 1:28 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • You can listen to sermons online and hear for yourself:

    Every congregation is different, just like any other religion


    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:30 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • I am also interested. I have been thinking about attending a UU service but the church is about an hour away from me.

    Answer by michelle856 at 1:31 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

  • The services are patterned roughly after typical Prodestien church services. Being that there is a call to worship which everyone goes in and sits down, songs are song, then there is a reading, more songs, the main reading, children services, more songs, at some point there is a sharing of joys and concerns where members can go up in front and share and light a candle, more songs and ending words. Sometimes coffee hour is before service or after service.



    Answer by isabellalecour at 1:33 PM on Jul. 28, 2010

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