The mission of the North Shore Unitarian Church is to encourage an individual and collaborative search for spiritual and religious truths, to nurture the lives of those who join us, to value the interdependent web that supports all life and to sustain and transform our living tradition. As a caring church community we enter into this covenant to:
Welcome with loving friendship all who value the search for spiritual meaning.
Strive to live in the spirit of unity while meeting the challenges of diversity.
Grow through learning about and valuing the Judeo-Christian and other spiritual traditions of the world.
Engage in authentic and challenging dialogue about what we believe and how we want to live our lives.
Celebrate and observe the experiences and mysteries of life through meaningful ritual and common worship that enriches us all.
Minister to one another compassionately and joyfully as we experience life's passages and events.
Affirm, nurture and mentor our children so they are well-rooted in our shared values and traditions.
Confront bigotry and injustice in our communities by taking direct action that represents our highest ideals and values of justice and freedom.
Practice forgiveness and generosity of spirit and participate with love, goodwill, respect and kindness in the life and work of this church community.
North Shore Unitarian Church is a Unitarian-Universalist (UU) congregation in Deerfield, Illinois providing supportive fellowship and personal spiritual growth as we explore ideas, share feelings, work together, and experience beauty in music and art in our building and on our grounds.
We are a varied people. Some are born to UU but most transfer from other faiths, finding us after years of uneasiness and searching. We come from all age groups, occupational backgrounds and converge on this church from at least a 25 mile radius. This church brings us together in a special philosophical and social community.