Unitarian Universalism welcomes people with diverse beliefs. There is a rich dialogue in our congregations about many spiritual topics. In addition to holding different beliefs on spiritual topics, individual Unitarian Universalists may also identify with and draw inspiration from Atheism and Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Paganism, and other religious or philosophical traditions.
Live Oak is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) which is a voluntary association of autonomous, self-governing local churches and fellowships, which have freely chosen to pursue common goals together. The Association's polity is congregational; Association decisions are made by congregational delegates in business sessions at the annual General Assembly.
The Florida, Mid-South, Southeast, and Southwest districts of the UUA have united as the UUA's Southern Region. Staffs have been consolidated to equip the congregations with the effective leadership and training needed to build and nurture strong, dynamic congregations for the 21st century throughout the South. Live Oak UU Church is a member of the Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference (SWUUC), known also as the Southwest District. The Southwest District serves seventy-eight congregations in an area which includes most of Texas (excluding the El Paso area); all of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana; Memphis, TN; Springfield, MO; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and several emerging congregations in Mexico.
Unitarian Universalist Churches in the Austin Area
The greater Austin area supports a number of UU congregations. These are the websites for some of the churches:
- Wildflower UU Church
- First UU Church of Austin
- UU Fellowship of Austin
- San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
- San Gabriel Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
U Bar U is a Unitarian Universalist Retreat and Conference Center in the rugged ranch land of the Texas Hill Country near Kerrville, Texas. Their mission is to provide a welcoming, peaceful place to gather for spiritual, educational, and recreational purposes in harmony with our Unitarian Universalist Principles and The Land.
The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF) is a Unitarian Universalist congregation without walls. Our 3,500 members, with their children, live all over the world. What brings them together is the desire to connect, seek, share and grow. You are welcome here whether you are a CLF member or not.
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. UUSC envisions a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights.
Edited: Tim B 9/21/2014