About Our Congregation
Toronto First Unitarian, like all UU congregations, is autonomous, self-funding and governed by a Board of Trustees elected annually by our members. However, we gain great strength and numerous services by being a member of a larger movement. We are one of more than 45 congregations in the Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC). Learn more about our administration and governance.
We welcome all to come together to seek to understand the meaning of our lives, connect with others as we are, and serve life to build a better world.
Our Purpose: Seek — Connect — Serve
For a more just and loving world.
What We Believe
Most faiths are based around a specific set of beliefs; Unitarian Universalists are united primarily not by “beliefs” but by “values” including tolerance, compassion and a desire to make the world a more just and humane place for all.
We believe it makes no difference whether you are agnostic or atheistic or believe in Jesus, Buddha, or another deity, but rather how you live your life.
We draw from many religious and ethical sources, but the covenant which binds us together is the affirmation of our seven principles.
Our Seven Principles
As Unitarian Universalists we covenant to affirm and promote:
- 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.