Unitarian Christianity (UCEC) may not appeal to people who are happily and satisfactorily involved with their current congregations. However, UCEC may appeal to those who are not happily involved, feel that they are not able to make their contribution or fulfill their personal sense of ministry, or whose theology is at variance with the doctrine of their congregation.
Unitarian Christianity is a faith group who believes that every person can have a ministry, that the person in the pew can also be a fully-fledged minister whose ministry emphasis may be other than pulpit ministry. There are many ministries in the vineyard that are now not being addressed. Participating in a Untarian Christian congregation or being an independent Unitarian Christian where there is no congregation, is a place to utilize your skills, whatever they are, or whatever skills you may want to develop, all to the glory of God and for personal satisfaction and spiritual fulfillment.
You need not be a misfit among Unitarian Christians. We are individuals who cherish our individuality and our diversity. However, as social creatures, we believe that we can best live out our faith in community, that we need each other in all our diversity.
Unitarian Christianity is a liberal and creedless Christian community whose primary theological principle is that God is Unity and encompasses all that exists. Although we believe that Jesus is not God, we endeavor to live by the moral and ethical principles taught by Jesus. Moreover, we believe that we can all share fully in Divinity. Beyond that, Unitarian Christians have beliefs that encompass a wide range of religious viewpoints, a veritable spectrum of personal theological positions. We agree to accept each other as we are; we agree to be different and we encourage diversity.
Unitarian Christianity may also appeal to people who have left “the church” or have never been fully involved in any Christian congregation.
In an effort to provide a welcoming religious environment, we are asking for response to three questions:
The Necessary conditions: Can you conceive of a religious congregation that might be sufficiently appealing to you that you would at least explore affiliation? What characteristics would such a congregation exhibit?
The Sufficient conditions: Assuming that you have made a decision to tentatively affiliate with a religious congregation, what characteristics would that congregation exhibit so that you would be induced to become a fully participating and committed member?
Troubling Questions: What are the issues or the troubling questions which keep you at a distance from religious congregations or is preventing you from being fully involved in your present congregation?
You do not have to include your name or any contact information. If you decide to include a name and contact information, we will endeavor to keep in communication with you and to invite further participation.
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