Lesson 3: We support each other

Principle #3

Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations

Spiritual growth isn’t about a vertical ascent to heaven but about growth in every dimension at once. It’s spirituality in 3-D. Growth in spirit doesn’t measure one’s proximity to a God above, but rather the spaciousness of one’s own soul—its volume, its capacity, its size. We need souls that can take in the world in all its complexity and diversity, yet still maintain our integrity. And we need souls that can love and be in relationship with all of this complexity. Instead of fight or flight, we need a spiritual posture of embrace.

—Rev. Rob Hardies, All Souls Church Unitarian, Washington, DC

Hymn #155: Circle Round for Freedom, words and music by Linda Hirschorn

Here at UUCB, we gather for youth and adult education programs that engage the broad range of human spiritual experiences. Together, we engage in discussions and activities that challenge us to grow spiritually and in community. Our Sunday worship services include our children in the early part of the program, after which they gather in their classrooms for age-appropriate activities.

Hear our voices

Wherever you are in the world, wherever your truth takes you on your spiritual journey, the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) is there to keep you connected with Unitarian Universalism (UU). Our 3,500 members, with their children, live all over the world. What brings us together is the desire to connect, seek, share and grow within Unitarian Universalism.