Ours is a religion with deep roots in the Christian tradition, going back to the Reformation and beyond, to early Christianity. Over the last two centuries our sources have broadened to include a spectrum ranging from Eastern religions to Western scientific humanism. Unitarian Universalists (UUs) identify with and draw inspiration from Atheism and Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Earth-Centered Traditions, Hinduism, Islam, and more. Many Unitarian Universalists have grown up in these traditions—some have grown up with no religion at all. UUs may hold one or more of those traditions’ beliefs and practice its rituals. In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Carolina Foothills is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), an association comprising some 1,000 churches, congregations, and fellowships across the United States.
Because we do not require a creed and we practice congregational polity (the congregation holds governing authority), services may vary widely. Some of our congregations are theist and may have a strong Christian leaning. Others are more humanistic in their approach to the divine. In either case our approach is never absolutist, and we strive to respect the beliefs of all. In some, services will include robes, candles, and organ music, while other congregations may hold very simple services in someone’s home.