Who We Are
Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg (UU St. Pete) was founded in 1915 by a Universalist and Unitarian family. We built our sanctuary and social hall on Mirror Lake in 1929. We added a building for office space and religious education in 1967. Click here to read about our congregation’s history. Our goal might be described as happiness, helpfulness, and fulfillment for ourselves and the earth kind, by means of our continued growth, understanding, caring, and community.
As a congregation in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, we do not have a creed or required set of beliefs. Instead, we agree to act with reverence toward all things as best we understand, to enhance the well-being of one another and our widening circles of community.
We welcome as members and seek community with all people equally, regardless of beliefs, gender, race, nationality, orientation, or background. We become companions for our journeys in our Sunday service gatherings and in gathering for study, discussion, life sharing, social activities, and social justice.
The life of a UU congregation is centered on helping each person grow and fulfill the human spiritual potentials with which all are endowed. The Unitarian Universalist Association within which UU congregations covenant for mutual support describes these potentials with seven affirmations. They are:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
- Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations,
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement of spiritual growth in our congregations,
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning,
- The right of conscience and use of the democratic process in our congregations and in society at large,
- The goal of the world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all,
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.