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Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua

Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua

3024 Cooley Rd, Canandaigua (NY), 14424-7998, United States

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(585) 396-1370

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About Unitarian Universalist Association: www.uua.org
The UUCC is a welcoming congregation of spiritual free-thinkers. Our mission is to create spiritual connection by nurturing mindfulness, opening to life’s gifts, and engaging the world in acts of love
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Mission We create spiritual connection by nurturing mindfulness, opening to life’s gifts, and engaging the world in acts of love. "Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports 'the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.' Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to embrace diverse teachings from Eastern and Western religions and philosophies." (from the Unitarian Universalist Association website) To find out more about Unitarian Universalism, visit: http://www.uua.org/beliefs
Description **Services Sundays @ 10am with year-round childcare**
To learn more about UUism, visit: https://www.uua.org/beliefs

We are a welcoming, diverse group of spiritual free-thinkers who gather to celebrate life, build community, and better the world. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are likely to find fellow travelers in our church community. After services we host 'Coffee Hour' with snacks, beverages, and good conversation. The second Sunday of the month is our Potluck Sunday when, even if you haven't brought a dish to pass, we invite you to join us in a delicious meal immediately after services. We also have an active Social & Environmental Justice Committee that meets monthly, small group ministry, and more!

Our Story: Three people had a dream one day in the Fall of 1991. That dream was to have a Unitarian Universalist Congregation in the city of Canandaigua. The Reverends Carl and Maureen Thitchener (co-ministers of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst near Buffalo, NY, and also serving the Waterloo Fellowship in Waterloo, Canada), spent their summers at their retreat in the Bristol Hills, where they met Shelley Page, a young active Unitarian Universalist in the Rochester Unitarian congregation who had strong talents in areas of programming and growth. A dream of having a congregation in Canandaigua was shared equally. The initial step was to hold public meetings at Wood Library, to see if there was interest in this community. There was!

Things began to happen to make the dream come true; afternoon information meetings were held at what is now the Inn on The Lake in Canandaigua. Soon there were regular services held at the Thompson Cooperative on Main Street in Canandaigua on Sunday afternoons. (The Thitcheners were not available on Sunday mornings due to the commitments to the other congregations which they served.) We hired a Religious Education Director for our children's program and a Music Director for services and events.

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Awards UUA Green Sanctuary, 2010-present
Founded 1991
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