Westside Unitarian Universalist Church is a religious community that supports each person’s unique path to spiritual growth. We gather to celebrate life and to support each other with respect and compassion. We seek to serve the larger community and to work for a just and environmentally responsible society. We welcome all people — without regard to age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation,or physical ability — to join with us in our free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
Our American roots go back to John Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau. Our history can be traced to the First Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. Our members hold a variety of beliefs including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Atheism, Agnosticism, Paganism, Humanism, and more.
Sunday Services are held at 11 a.m. Sunday Services are led by UU Members, Guest Speakers, and our own Reverend Mitra Jafarzadeh. Topics reach beyond Religious Texts to include a rich variety of life’s concerns, addressed with intelligence, inspiration, and wit. Linger for coffee and conversation, then join the members and friends who gather for lunch at local restaurants (exact location is posted on the white board in the hallway).
There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:
Learn about our principles by visiting the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Zeb and the Art of Agnostisism
June 23rd, 2013
If you were sure there was no reward in heaven, how would your behavior change? Many people have faith even though, as the agnostics point out, many things about faith simply cannot be known. This is a contradiction many people simply avoid, preferring one end of the spectrum or the other. One of the lessons of Zen Buddhism is to find a lesson in life’s contradictions instead of avoiding them. (Actually, many faiths teach through contradiction.) Applying this Zen lesson to our contradictory lives can change how we approach the world. Keith is an agnostic who has read a little about many things. If you know a lot about Zen, you should plan on hearing him get something wrong.