About Us

Our History

 

The church began life in 1983 as an idea from the UUA Extension Committee, which predicted the need for a Unitarian Universalist church in West Phoenix. The Valle del Sol Unitarian Universalist Society held its first service on December 19, 1983 at the Glendale Community Center. On July 29, 1984, our charter membership roster and bylaws were passed, and we officially became the West Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, affiliated with UUA. We migrated through several temporary locations through the 80s and 90s, finally settling into our permanent location in September 2001.

 

In 2013, as we look to the future, we are working towards building a new sanctuary and expanding our services and membership to meet the growing spiritual needs in our community.

 

Our Beliefs

 

The West Valley Unitarian Universalist Church is a community of  seekers.  We come  for support in hiking the UU Path of Love, Freedom and Service.  We provide a safe and caring environment where adults and children can come to learn about themselves and the world around them. Our services focus on topics of spiritual and social concerns.  Our Worship is designed to meet the diversity of spiritual paths that are embraced within Unitarian Universalism.  Sunday mornings offer a celebration of community, an intellectual challenge, and a spiritual engagement.

 

West Valley UU Church is a liberal religious community.  Unitarian Universalism’s greatest strength lies in its conviction that the journey of the human spirit is one that each person must make for her or himself.  We open our minds to receive truth and inspiration from every possible source.  We believe that personal experience, conscience, and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that religious authority lies not in a book, or person, or institution, but in ourselves. We walk together to practicing our beliefs through action and working together for the betterment of each and all.  Our church strives to have its members and friends make their best contribution to the group’s enrichment.

 

Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision.  As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.

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Our Covenant

 

Love is the doctrine of our church;
The quest for truth is our holy rite;
And service is our prayer.
To dwell together in peace;
To seek knowledge in freedom;
To serve humankind in friendship;
Thus do we covenant.

 

Our Mission

 

Members of the West Valley UU Church gather to create a safe environment where we:

Celebrate diversity;

Provide a safe place to draw inspiration for better lives;

Support each other in our spiritual growth;

Foster social action and environmental justice