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Welcome to the UU Church of Greater Lansing! As the children say at the beginning of their Sunday morning classes, "We are the church of the open minds, the loving hearts, and the helping hands."

We are a Welcoming Congregation of over 300 members, founded in 1847. Our worship services inspire us to grow and change together.

Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal religion. This means that agreements of relationship, not creed, define our faith; our love and respect for each other extend "beyond belief."

If you describe yourself as more spiritual than religious, or if you are a progressive person of faith, you may find an inspiring community here. Our individual beliefs vary from one another, and no one is required to subscribe to a particular faith statement. Instead, we concern ourselves with our actions in the world and how our individual beliefs inform them.

This congregation, as a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), covenants to affirm and promote the Seven Principles. We are also part of the MidAmerica Region UUA, which includes nearly 200 UU congregations in parts or all of these states: Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska.

The UU movement formed when the Unitarian and Universalist denominations merged in the 1960s. Since then, it has evolved into a tradition that embraces wisdom from many religions and humanist traditions as well as personal faith journeys that are not described by any of those labels. The late Rev. Forrest Church said, "One Light (Unitarianism) shines through many windows (Universalism), illuminating human minds and hearts in many different ways."

To learn more about Unitarian Universalism or about our church in particular, consider attending a welcome or membership class.