What We Believe
Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church provides a religious home where we can follow our own spiritual paths together. We seek to transform ourselves and the larger community by living lives of integrity, service and love.
As members and friends of Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church, we come together with open minds and open hearts as we grow individually and support one another on our spiritual journeys.
We respect diverse opinions and honor our differences as we seek meaningful connections through our shared values of acceptance and compassion.
This is our living covenant, the path we walk together with humility and with love.
Additionally, we have a Covenant of Right Relations that guide us in our relationships with each other.
Eight Unitarian Universalist
As Unitarian Universalists we have eight principles that guide our morals and values. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.
Columbine UU Church adopted the 8th Principle in January 2021.
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
8th Principle: Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
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 people 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 neighbors as ourselves; (In an effort to be more inclusive of the monotheistic traditions, the UUA has recently begun the process of adding Muslim teachings, as well.)
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.
A Welcoming Congregation
Being welcoming means striving for radical inclusion, and creating spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences, especially our LGBTQ community. For more information about what a “Welcoming Congregation” means, click here.