Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Corpus Christi!
Finding a religious community where you can find both comfort and challenge is truly a wonderful thing. That being said, it can be difficult to know what church is the right one for you. The following are some quotes about this search that are taken from Unitarian Universalists:
“I want a religion that respect the diversity between people and affirms the dignity of every person”
“I want a church that values children, that welcomes them on their own terms – a church that they are eager to attend.”
“I want a congregation that cherishes freedom and encourages open dialogue on questions of faith, one in which it is okay to change your mind as the result of new experiences and insights.”
“I want a religious community that affirms reason and science as a part of the spiritual exploration of truth.”
“I want a church in which deeds are more important than creeds, where the important issues such as civil rights and protection of the environment are taken up.”
At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Corpus Christi, we understand that religious wisdom evolves over time. Human understanding of life and death, the world and its mysteries, is never final. Revelation is continuous. We celebrate the unfolding truths known to teachers, sages, and prophets throughout the ages. We uphold the worth of all women and men. We affirm the spiritual solidarity of humankind and the planet that we live on. Finally, we seek to act as a moral force in the world, believing that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.
Here is the promise we make to each other in our Sunday morning worship:
“Love is the doctrine of this church,
The quest for truth is its sacrament,
And service is its prayer.
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To serve human need
To the end that all souls shall grow into harmony with the Divine–
Thus do we covenant with each other
And with all we hold sacred.”
A MESSAGE FROM OUR MINISTER
Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Corpus Christi.
I am privileged to be the pastor of this wonderful church. The people here are friendly and engaging, very, very talented, and a lot of fun. Every Sunday morning, I say something like this:
In a Unitarian Universalist Church, we say we need not think alike in order to love alike. When we assemble to worship, we do so in full knowledge that members of this church don’t all believe the same thing, and we like it that way. And we have the freedom, one might even say the responsibility, to change our beliefs over time, as our knowledge and experience and wisdom grow. So, in our diversity and to my continued amazement, we worship together of our own free choice. So rather than by professing to a common set of beliefs or a creed, we bind ourselves to a covenant of mutual respect and love. To use the words of the great Unitarian Universalist minister in Memphis, the Reverend Burton Carley,
“we covenant with one another to seek what is good, true, just, wise, lovely, and holy, and to know what is required of us by them. Thus we bind ourselves to walk together in the paths of love to grow our own souls and to stand against everything that would diminish the Human Spirit.”
This website should give you a basic introduction to our church. Included here are sermons, activities, social events, and some of the other programs that make up the life of our congregation. But the best way for you to understand what our church is about is to attend a few of our services. Visitors are always welcome.
Again, I am glad you have found us. We’d love to get to know you.
Reverend Philip Douglas