Unitarian universalist dating

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The church has no minister, so services are led by members.

At one service, a member read an essay that applied principles of gardening to everyday life.

Other Unitarian Universalist churches also have pagan members, he said."We have become a home for people who otherwise wouldn't have a place to meet," Mr. Although the rise of paganism hasn't fazed the Unitarian Universalist denomination, encouraging interest in the supernatural, goddess worship, witchcraft, or magic represents a drastic step for a church, said Dr. Gordon Melton, director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Santa Barbara, Calif. "The Unitarian denomination has provided them a legitimacy."Few churches accepted paganism when the movement began growing in the 1970s, he said."But that's beginning to happen," Melton said.

"With the long-term presence, the congregation trusts them."Although Pleasant Valley members have different beliefs, they share the denomination's principles of individual worth and freedom of religious expression.

The UUMA promotes multiple models of collegiality, offering spaces for our members to gather in covenant that are shaped by a culture of vulnerability, intimacy, trust and accountability to one another.