Our Mission and Vision
The mission of First Unitarian Portland is to create a welcoming community of diverse individuals; to promote love, reason and freedom in religion; to foster lifelong spiritual growth; and to act for social justice.
First Unitarian Portland is a beacon of hope for us and for our community, a spiritual center in the heart of our city that helps each of us to find our moral compass, calling and challenging us to build the beloved community with an ever deepening sense of spirit, diversity and inclusion.
A Few Words About Our Faith:
At First Unitarian Portland, our passion stems from deeply held convictions that move us to seek meaning and relationship. As a spiritual community, and as people who choose to follow their spiritual path in genuine and meaningful ways, we yearn for a world that’s transformed. We recognize that faith without works is empty.
We draw upon a long heritage of social activism. Since our founding in 1866, our church leadership has been instrumental in establishing many of Portland’s cherished civic institutions, and we continue to provide progressive leadership today.
We seek common places where we can grow as a community, and work for a more just and compassionate world. And, our vision and message is carried beyond the Portland, into the wider world.
Ours is a free religious faith. We embrace the rich diversity of beliefs that weave through the fabric of our contemporary world. These, in turn, inform our rich schedule of programs, events, and activities throughout the year.
First Unitarian Portland is a dynamic community of individuals who share a spiritual journey. We welcome you to join us.
“We need not think alike to love alike.”
– Francis David (1510 – 1579)