Our Congregation

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The Unitarian Universalist Congregation is a place where I have always felt free to be me. There is a great deal of openness, and compassion, appreciation and respect for others. — Vicky Gordon

A community of people willing to listen to each other and have some fun along the way to a socially just/spiritually tolerant world. — Joan Hebb

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I see the UU Congregation of Binghamton as warm, caring, supportive, socially conscious, and intellectually curious. — Toni Norton

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My wife and I who come from different religious backgrounds were looking for a place where our children would learn to respect and affirm the difference among people. We have made wonderful friends, have shared the joys of life and have been comforted during the difficult times. We have found a place where our entire family has learned that the questions about life, death and the world’s mysteries are far more important than the answers. We have found a religious home where the religious leader (our minister) challenges, inspires, motivates, questions and leads – but does not dictate what we must believe in. — Carl Cohen

UUCB exemplifies what I am seeking in community: Diversity, social responsibility, caring community, and wonderful friends. — Anne Linn

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Day and Night:
Sunday morning worship; with our minister in the pulpit, the Sun shining down through the windows, and Branwen whispering in my ear.
Full moon night; singing and dancing, trancing with the God/desses.

Darin Goldenberg, the UUCB “Kitchen Witch”

Sundays at U.U. are a balance of just enough the same to feel like home and always a different special message–through wonderful music, inspirational readings and sermon, and the personal offerings of a true blend of interesting people open to sharing their spirit. —  Jan Fiore

The Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote

  • 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.