UNITARIANS BELIEVE IN...
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.
THE SOURCES OF OUR RELIGIOUS FAITH
Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbours as ourselves;
Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
Unitarians of Greater Barrie is a new group which has grown out of the Huronia Unitarian Fellowship. We will be meeting monthly, usually on the third Sunday of the month in Innisfil, as we did last year. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you.
Unitarians of Greater Barrie is a lay led group. A typical gathering includes opening words, a chalice lighting, an opportunity to share joys and concerns, music, a period of silence, an informative and inspirational presentation given by one of our members and friends followed by open discussion. There's more music and closing words.
Light refreshments are available and lively discussion continues on an informal basis.
There have been some organizational changes recently among Unitarians in the Simcoe County and Muskoka areas. A group of Unitarians in Orillia offered to continue the Huronia Unitarian Fellowship formal organization and will be organizing services in Orillia.