Our Principles

Principle 1– The inherent worth and dignity of every person.

Principle 2– Justice, equality, and compassion in human relations.

Principle 3– Acceptance of one another, and encouragement to spiritual growth in congregations.

Principle 4– A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

Principle 5– The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregation and in society at large.

Principle 6– The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.

Principle 7– Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are apart.

The Stained Glass window artist is Shelly La Treill. Her collaboration on this project interpreted each of the UU 7 principles in her own words and summarized them in one statement: “As people journey through everyday life in the Roanoke area, the seasons change year after year; but the church is there to guide and help people because life is not always easy.”