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Our Church

Like so many Unitarian Universalist churches, fellowships and societies around the world, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock, Arkansas provides a religious center where diversity is cherished in the warmth of wholehearted acceptance. 

Founded as a Unitarian fellowship in 1950, our church home has often served as a catalyst for change in its community and state.

We are proud that members of our congregation have been active in movements to end capital punishment, protect the environment, reform our penal system, and provide balanced curricula in our schools, among many others.

At the same time, we join with others of all faiths in our community to share in striving for the mutual benefit of humankind in a spirit of interfaith cooperation. In short, we hope you find in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock a haven of love, a forum to stimulate the intellect, and a place to elevate the spirit.

Bronze ChaliceEach Sunday we light a chalice at the focal point of the Church sanctuary. And throughout the week, that lamp draws together group after group to enjoy the warmth it seems to generate.

People come together here for worship... for lively discussions... for religious education. We join to help sustain each other in a variety of support groups.  We participate in socials, dramas, classes in t'ai chi chuan, dinners, business meetings, and many other purposes. But whenever we come together, there is genuine enjoyment of the warmth of one another's company. We find the Church a haven -- a place of peace and calm and aesthetic pleasure -- that generates a sense of acceptance and community. And we find openness and acceptance of differing sexual orientations, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.

As much as Little Rock UUs enjoy religious expression, we enjoy the intellectual stimulation we find in our church home.  Religious and ethical discussions, book study groups, forums, lectures, debates, and a variety of other intellectually stimulating activities are as much a part of our church life as are our worship activities. Our membership seems always to seek greater knowledge across the widest possible spectrum, not only of religious subjects and contexts but also of academic, scientific, ethical, social and other themes.

Little Rock Unitarian Universalists take seriously the poem by Edwin Markham that is printed in each edition of the church newsletter The Outer Circle:

He drew a circle that shut me out -
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win -
We drew a circle that took him in.