Our mission is to

NURTURE a congregation of diverse people committed to one another and to our Unitarian Universalist faith,

SPEAK OUT for justice and social progress in the world,

ACT in solidarity with forces of positive change in the community.



The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland (Formerly the First Unitarian Society of Rockland County) founded in 1956, is an independent religious organization affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association. We are the denomination's only congregation in Rockland County. Our belief is in a religion without dogma, which allows the individual to develop a faith and values meaningful to his or her own life.

Unitarian Universalists focus their attention on human existence in the natural world and universe. Our concerns include spiritual, intellectual and ethical values as applied to the social and life issues of today.


 The Seven Principles ofUnitarian Universalism

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existance of which we are a part

Current Events

 UUCR's New Lending Library

There’s something new in the Worthington Room—that’s the room to the right as you’re going toward the worship room that has the big, comfortable gray couches in it. The bookcases in the Worthington Room are crammed with books. They are all for you to take down and browse, select and sign out, read and return. UUCR has a new congregational lending library.

These books were donated by Rev. Dawn from her personal and professional library. Since she is retiring, she doesn’t need them anymore, and she wanted to share them with the leaders and members of the congregation.

The Board of Trustees has appointed Sarah Wade and Sarah Gordon to be the curators of the library. They have set up a simple sign-out procedure, which is explained in the library. The curators are not accepting any new books right now, but stay tuned to learn about their plans for the library in the future. 

Ministerial Search

The listing has been posted on the UUA website and the committee, chaired by Sarah Gordon, is looking forward to reviewing candidate information as it starts coming in.




Unitarian Universalists are people of many beliefs.

In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart. By creating meaningful communities that draw from many wisdom traditions, and more, we are embodying a vision “beyond belief:” a vision of peace, love, and understanding.

We have more than one way of experiencing the world and understanding the sacred. What we call our "Living Tradition" draws from six sources of inspiration from scripture to poetry to modern-day heroesHow do you experience the world? How do you make meaning? What beliefs and traditions are yours?

Explore the links below to learn how Unitarian Universalists weave these traditions and identities into who they are today.