We are celebrating our Terquasquicentennial
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Who We Are
We are your neighbors, your relatives, your co-workers. We are the man standing behind you at the grocery store, the woman beside you browsing through books at the library, the kids next in line to see the latest movie. We are teachers and teenagers, laborers and lawyers, engineers and executives. We come from every walk of life and every corner of the greater Joliet area. We are the Universalist Unitarian Church of Joliet, a congregation of people less interested in inflicting our beliefs on others than hearing about the experiences and discovered truths that come from living an ethical and spiritual life.
What We Believe
We believe in the right of all people to conduct their own searches for religious truth and meaning free from dogmas, doctrines, and creeds. A religious journey is as unique as the person living it. All people should be free to follow their paths wherever those paths may lead.We believe that our children are our greatest legacy and they should be educated in the ways of all the Earth's peoples to promote peace and understanding. We educate our children to uphold and appreciate our UU values.We believe in the right of all people to live their lives with respect and dignity, regardless of who they are or from where they come.
· To provide inspiration and support for spiritual, intellectual and emotional growth;
· To encourage a free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
· To honor the divinity in and around us through worship, aesthetics and celebrations of life;
· To promote love and peace through understanding and acceptance of diversity; and
· To contribute leadership and service in our community and the world
Love is the Doctrine of this Church,
The Quest of Truth is its Sacrament,
And Service is its Prayer.
To Dwell together in Peace,
To Seek knowledge in Freedom,
To Serve humanity in Fellowship,
To the end that all Souls Shall grow into harmony with the Divine,
Thus do we covenant with each other and with God.