Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Gunnison Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, one of over 1000 UU congregations worldwide, meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, at 10:45 am. We meet at the Newman Center, adjacent to Western State College, at 600 E. Georgia St. Call 642-1849 for more information.

Answers to some common questions:

What are your services like?

Services are mostly lay-led, and topics are chosen by the member volunteering to conduct the service. Themes are those of interest to presenters, and often coincide with calendar events such as changes of season and major holidays. Presentations are usually followed by brief discussions. We occasionally bring in guest ministers or speakers. After the service everyone is invited into the kitchen for coffee, tea, and usually light snacks.

What do Unitarian Universalists believe?

Unitarian Universalists affirm and promote the following principles:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

    People in our Fellowship are encouraged to develop their own religious beliefs. We probably have as many spiritual beliefs as we do members, including but not limited to agnosticism, paganism, and humanism. Part of what unites us is our support of and respect for each person’s individual spiritual and religious journey and growth.

  • "With its historical roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions, Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion - that is, a religion that keeps an open mind to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places. We believe that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that in the end religious authority lies not in a book or person or institution, but in ourselves. We affirm the worth of all women and men. We believe people should be encouraged to think for themselves. We know people differ in their opinions and lifestyles, and we believe these differences should generally be honored. We know that our relationships with one another, with diverse peoples, races and nations, should be governed by justice, equity, and compassion. We are a ’non-creedal’ religion: we do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed." (from We are Unitarian Universalists, pamphlet #3047, Unitarian Universalist Association © 1995).

    Some outstanding Unitarians and Universalists through history include John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere, Ray Bradbury, Charles Dickens, e.e. cummings, Robert Fulghum, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. and Jr., Henry David Thoreau, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Darwin, Alexander Graham Bell, Susan B. Anthony, and Clarence Darrow.

    Is there childcare or religious education for children?

    Currently we do not have such a program. We have had a childcare/RE program in the past that was run by volunteers who had children that participated in the program. We recognize the value of such a program and will develop it when the need arises. Children are certainly welcome to attend the service.

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