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GNOUU is a local cluster of UU churches who are revitalizing their faith while rebuilding their city.

Welcome to Community Church

Community Church's Sunday services and children's religious education are held weekly at 11:00 a.m.


6690 Fleur de Lis Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124
in Lakeview
All are welcome - casual attire.
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Rev. Jim VanderWeeleWe believe that we are all family and we all have value.

The purpose of Community Church is to form a community to practice and advance a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, the inherent worth and dignity of every person and a commitment to ethical living.

We invite you to visit us on Sunday mornings to explore our spirituality together.  All are welcome.

CCUU Christmas Party Video PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 July 2014 17:38

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

—Jelaluddin Rumi

August Services at CCUU PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:00
August 3 Hot Art in a Cool Space. This Greater New Orleans UU Service will be held at the North Shore UU Society, 28662 Krentel Road, Lacombe, LA. It will feature many of the UU ministers in the Greater New Orleans area.

August 10 Live Loving; Verbifying Love. Rev. Jim asks, “How do we put love into action? What does it mean to hold to love as our central life focus? And, is there room left for personal and institutional change?”

August 17 Love Living: Unveiling Love’s Exotic (not Erotic) Purpose. Your minister continues our look at allowing a life filled with love to reshape the intentions we carry with us in our lives.

August 24 The Spiral of Living and Loving. Rev. Jim will suggest the growing dimensions of recommitting to the intensified spiritual focus when we begin to Live Loving (and) Love Living.

August 31 Your Labor Day Message: Live Loving; Love Living. All of our lives are connected to our life’s purpose. Rev. Jim’s focus will be on maximizing our talents in our work, whether we are still very busy but retired or actively out in the working world.
What Is Unitarian Universalism? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 April 2008 19:10

Unitarian Universalism began within the Christian Church as two separate heresies: belief in the oneness of God (Unitarianism) and belief in universal salvation (Universalism). These ideas, though preceding it, gained followers after the Protestant Reformation in the 1500's and were widely taught in the United States in the 1700's at Harvard College and within the congregationalism of the Pilgrim church.

In 1785 King's Chapel in Boston was the first American church to declare its Unitarianism. Through the years as they were affected by transcendentalism and the rationalist humanists, Unitarianism and Universalism grew further from traditional Christianity and closer to one another and officially merged in 1961.

From their founding both Unitarianism and Universalism were non-creedal, claiming freedom of belief as a basic value. The authority for our individual beliefs is the evidence of our local experience refined through reason and spirit and tested in community. Although those beliefs may range from liberal Christianity to naturalistic humanism, it is probably true that nearly all of us can agree to these four statements:

  1. Each of us has the right and the responsibility to seek his or her own truth.

  2. Our faith, although it may transcend reason may not be contrary to it.

  3. We respect all people for their individual worth without regard to color, creed, gender, or sexual orientation.

  4. We must focus on the needs and purposes of this life rather than an afterlife in which some of us may believe, but for which we have no evidence.

This only scratches the surface, there is a wealth of information about Unitarian Universalism available on the web site of the Unitarian Universalist Association.


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