From the light of days remembered burns a beacon bright and clear,
Guiding hands and hearts and spirits into faith set free from fear.
When the fire of commitment sets our mind and soul ablaze,
When our hunger and our passion meet to call us on our way,
When we live with deep assurance of the flame that burns within,
Then our promise finds fulfillment and our future can begin.
Mary Katherine Morn
Welcome! This Unitarian Universalist congregation is welcoming of all seekers after truth, beauty, justice and compassion cherishing our diversity of race, age, gender, sexual identity and orientation, religious background and perspective on life.
We are a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Our congregation of adults and young people gather in a supportive faith community to explore our own and our shared paths to spiritual fulfillment, to grow intellectually and spiritually, as well as to expand our integrity. We practice religious education and spiritual exploration as lifelong endeavors.
The most current Resource Book (see links listed to the left) describes many of the programs and activities we’ve planned for this year. We hope you will find your way to those opportunities that connect you to this faith community and feed your fire of commitment.
The First Unitarian Church of Providence is a safe harbor that welcomes liberal religious seekers. With intention, energy, commitment and love, the people of this diverse faith community gather to:
- Replenish and expand the spirit and the ind throughout life's journey
- Honor each other's gifts and minister to each other, and
- Transform shared values into action in the world.
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman, Interim Minister
Cathy Seggel, Director of Religious Education
Our Living Tradition
The living tradition we share draws from
Direct experience of that transcending mystery
and wonder, affirmed in all cultures,
which moves us to a renewal of the spirit
and an openness to the forces which create
and uphold life.
Words of prophetic women and men which
challenge us to confront powers and structures
of evil with justice, compassion, and
the transforming power of love.
Wisdom from the world’s religions which
inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.
Jewish and Christian teachings which call
us to respond to God’s love by loving our
neighbors as ourselves.
Humanist teachings which counsel us to
heed the guidance of reason and the results
of science and warn us against idolatries of
the mind and spirit.
Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions
which celebrate the sacred circle of
life and instruct us to live in harmony with
the rhythm of nature.
The Unitarian Universalist Association shall
devote its resources to and exercise its corporate
powers for religious, educational
and humanitarian purposes. The primary
purpose of the Association is to serve the
needs of its member congregations, extend
and strengthen Unitarian Universalist institutions,
and implement its principles.