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

Treasurer’s News

On Sunday, the budget for the new fiscal year (7/1/19-6/30/20) was passed unanimously by the Congregation. This will be an active new fiscal year with a search for our new minister and RE Director.

At the close of this current fiscal year (6/30/19), I will send out statements for all outstanding pledges.  Anyone wishing to know their pledge status before fiscal year end, please contact me.

Many thanks for your co-operation.

Barbara Francis, Treasurer


Pride Sunday 2019

The Rockland Pride Center is organizing Pride Sunday 2019 this year for June 23rd from 12-5pm. It will take place right in the center of the Village of Haverstraw (40 New Main St). This year the theme is Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Latinx Community. UUCR will be staffing a table at the event. Be on the lookout for signup sheets on the back tables at services, or reach out to Hillary Torres if you would like to volunteer or have questions. For more information about the event, go to: 

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.


DRE Search
Full listing of the DRE job description can be found here.


Congregational Picnic

We will be having a summertime celebration together after the services on July 28th, here at UUCR. SAVE the DATE! More details to come!



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.