Unitarianism is a faith community that brings together people of many ages, backgrounds and beliefs to share and create community beyond boundaries and to work towards a more just and loving world.
South Fraser Unitarian Congregation embodies this through their mission statement to: Connect – form meaningful relationships; Change – grow spiritually and personally; and Care – work for a just and sustainable world.
What surprises many people when they first learn about Unitarianism is that it is a faith without dogma. We don’t tell our members what they should or shouldn’t believe, but rather come together to question and explore together.
Not every Unitarian believes in God; some may identify as pagan and believe in a goddess, while others may be atheist and not believe in God at all. Unitarians believe that wisdom comes from many faiths and sources, not just one.
We support one another on our own unique faith journeys, while working toward common goals of social action and learning together.
Seven days a week, Unitarians live their faith by doing. Whether in community with others or as an individual, we know that active, tangible expressions of love, justice, and peace are what make a difference.
Unitarian congregations are committed to seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs. Our congregations and faith communities promote these principles through regular worship, learning and personal growth, shared connection and care, social justice and service, celebration of life’s transitions, and much more.
Our faith tradition is diverse and inclusive. We grew from a radical Christian group: The Unitarians, who looked at Scripture with a rational mindset and found in ithe Bible no evidence of a Trinity. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania. Today, Unitarians include people of many beliefs who share Unitarian values of peace, love, and understanding. We are creators of positive change in people and in the worl
The Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC)
The CUC is the national organization for Unitarians, Unitarian Universalists, and Universalist Unitarians in Canada. The CUC is made up of member congregations to which it is accountable. It is a voice for our vibrant, liberal faith community, within the interfaith community in Canada, and within the international UU community. The CUC, through its small but dedicated staff, provides support for UUs and congregations across the country, fostering growth and outreach, particularly in the areas of lifespan religious education, spiritual growth, and social responsibility.
The CUC board of trustees is elected by delegates from member congregations at the Annual General Meeting, hosted by a Canadian congregation each year.