In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.
Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to embrace diverse teachings from Eastern and Western religions and philosophies.
Unitarian Universalists believe more than one thing. We think for ourselves, and reflect together, about important questions:
We are united in our broad and inclusive outlook, and in our values, as expressed in our seven Principles. We are united in shared experience: our open and stirring worship services, religious education, and rites of passage; our work for social justice; our quest to include the marginalized; our expressions of love.
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The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (UUFM) is a liberal religious society associated with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). UUFM is a member of the Southern Region and the Mid-South District.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Murfreesboro (UUFM) has been a presence in Murfreesboro, Tennessee since 1962. Mitsue and Bascomb Williamson and other community members began meeting in 1956 for discussions. They met in the Mitchell Neilson cafeteria and in members’ homes. In 1962, a Unitarian minister from Nashville suggested that the group join the Unitarian Church of the Larger Fellowship (a congregation not meeting in a physical space but connected through postal newsletters). The group officially became the Unitarian Discussion Group at that time. Sometime in the 1960’s, the group began meeting at Mrs. Ethel Womack’s house on Highland Street. The congregation met in the homes of members for many years and then at the Carriage House and now at The Center for the Arts.
UUFM members and friends represent many faith traditions, world views, and philosophical traditions and we meet together as Unitarian Universalists. We do not have a creed or required belief system; members are encouraged to find their own spiritual paths. Our services include discussions of values, social justice, world religions, self-care, science topics, current issues/events, and traditional Unitarian Universalist ceremonies such as the Water Communion and Flower Communion.
Our UU values call on us to help make the world a better place. Some of the organizations we have supported through donations and/or volunteer efforts include: Murfreesboro Cold Patrol, Murfreesboro Muslim Youth, Boro Pride, Kymari House, Bradley Academy Historical Association, Murfreesboro Earth Day, and Journeys in Community Living.
The mission of the fellowship is to be a supportive community of accepting and open-minded individuals who nurture one another’s spirits, strive for social justice through responsible service and foster a more peaceful and loving world.
The UUFM Covenant:
Love is the spirit of this church, and service its law.
This is our great covenant:
To live together in peace,
To seek the truth in love,
And to help one another.