Welcome Message from our Parish Minister
Welcome to a community which welcomes all ages, people of all gender identities and religious backgrounds. We are real people: broken and mended, imperfect and growing, questioning and seeking, striving for meaning and purpose. This is a very special spiritual home, where we offer our children (and adults) the opportunities to explore the wisdom of the world's religions, and remind ourselves how to care for one another. We want to be a place that makes a difference – for our children, for our individual religious paths, and in our community and the world.
Fall is a time of regathering from our vacations, making our promises to ourselves to join in community. We go back to having both 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday. Groups and activities pick up again, and it is a good time to meet people with common interests (harvesting the garden, singing in the choir, taking a "New UU" orientation class, or joining the Social Justice committee, for example).
If you are new to us, you are not alone! Those of us who are here to greet you found our way to UUCY from other traditions, or other Unitarian Universalist congregations from distant cities, and many who didn't have a formal religious upbringing but who later figured out "we were UU's and didn't know it." We've grown as a congregation from the diversity of newcomers who, like you, have found their way to our doors and found a good fit here.
Explore our site, come sample our worship services, walk our beautiful grounds, or set up a time to talk with Rev. Kate Bortner or me during the week. We'd like to meet you, and for you to get to know us.
-Rev. Robert F. Renjilian
Since 1955, UUCY has offered a religious experience based on freedom, reason, tolerance, and compassion. This on-going process is filled with reverence and responsibility to individuals and community in a spirit of love. This process continually brings with it an enduring hope for the future. Notwithstanding change over the years, the founding principles of this congregation continue to offer hope and support to those on their own religious spiritual journey.
What We Believe
Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations together affirm and promote seven Principles. We also share a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from many sources. The seven Principles and six Sources of the Unitarian Universalist Association grew out of the grassroots of our communities, were affirmed democratically, and are part of who we are. Join us as we journey together.
UUCY Co-Sponsors York Equality Fest
These fabulous photos were taken by Rev. Kate. Thank you for your support of this event!