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Unitarian Universalist Association

The Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo congregation is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA).

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a religious organization that combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961.

Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and to the founders of the Republic. Overseas, their heritages reach back centuries to pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania.

Each of the 1,041 congregations in the United States, Canada, and overseas are democratic in polity and operation; they govern themselves. They unite in the Association to provide services that individual congregations cannot provide for themselves. Each congregation is associated with one of the UUA’s 20 districts.

Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth and dignity of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.

Pacific Central District

The Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) serves the 38 Unitarian Universalist congregations in northern Nevada, northern California, and Hawaii.

The mission of the Pacific Central District of the UUA is to provide services and resources that will the District attain its goals in terms of membership, the deepening of our faith, the effectiveness of our structures, and the power of our service to the wider world.

Pacific Central District
4100 Redwood Road, #344
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 530-1437