About Our Church
Our congregation has been around since 1947. We were the first Unitarian church in North Carolina. Our community now includes about 700 adult members and 250 children and youth. We hold widely varying religious views and follow many different spiritual paths, while cohering around a set of shared values.
While a few of our members came to us from other Unitarian Universalist congregations throughout the country, most new members come from outside of this liberating religion. They may have identified with other faith traditions, or they may have never belonged to a spiritual community.
The UUCC is guided by a Board of Trustees and led by a professional staff. Our Senior Minister manages day-to-day operations. But our primary resources are the hundreds of members whose generous offerings of time, talent, insight and financial resources help support and sustain us.
We’re a self-governing congregation, both free and responsible to determine the mission, structure and programming that best meet our own spiritual needs and most effectively offer a beacon of progressive thought and action in our larger community.
Our Shared Principles
Unitarian Universalists hold the following Principles as strong values and moral teachings. They are neither doctrine nor creed, but they serve as a guide for those who call themselves Unitarian Universalists.
- 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.
For more information about our shared Principles and their sources, we invite you to visit the website of our national association, The Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA).