The mission of All Souls Waccamaw is to be a community that promotes Unitarian Universalist principles and to provide a progressive alternative to traditional churches along the Grand Strand.
Diversity enhances us, compassion guides us, and our convictions strengthen us.
All Souls Waccamaw Unitarian Universalist Church is a voice for religious freedom and tolerance and a home for spiritual diversity in the Grand Strand area.
We are members of the greater Unitarian Universalist Association.
We are an all-faith church which emphasizes an open mind, a caring heart, and service to others.
While our heritage is of the Judeo-Christian tradition, we encourage the development of one’s own sacred path in life.
All Souls Waccamaw welcomes participation in its services and activities by all persons without regard to gender, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, or race.
We Come From
We Follow 7 Guiding Principles
Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.
As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.”
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The seven Principles and six Sources of the Unitarian Universalist Association grew out of the grassroots of our communities, were affirmed democratically, and are part of who we are. Read them as they are written in our UUA Bylaws.
We Welcome All
We as Grand Strand Unitarian Univeralists have a keen sense of the world and an even keener sense of our own responsibility in it. Come and join us and find some questions you’ve never imagined. There’s no dogma or creed. All that’s needed is a good, healthy curiosity about the world.