We are located at 1650 Abrazo Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM
UU Westside is a liberal congregation of diverse people actively engaged in personal growth, deepening our spiritual development, and working to improve the larger community and the world.
We require no specific beliefs of you – various members identify with Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Earth Centered Spirituality – only a commitment to personal and spiritual growth and making the World a better place.
Our Minister is the Rev. Dr. Nancy Hitt, who leads one half of our services. Other services are led by visiting clergy, engaged community members, and musicians. If you are interested in speaking at a service, please contact us.
While of diverse beliefs and lifestyles, we covenant to practice UU’s Seven 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 in our congregations;
- 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.
Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:
- 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 and deeds 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 rhythms of nature.
These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.
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