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

Annual Stewardship Campaign!

Begins March 10, 2019

The annual stewardship campaign comes early this year. This is the time when we ask you to consider your role as stewards to our religious home. We will begin the drive on March 10 at a lunch after the service. A free lunch! We will serve sandwiches, drinks, and cookies. Come, eat, drink, mingle, and make your annual financial pledge to UUCR.

As you know, Rev. Dawn is retiring at the end of the summer, much to our regret. Terri Pahucki is stepping down as DRE, too. In order to replace these irreplaceable stalwarts, we must maintain our financial health and make the UUCR truly welcoming in spirit, activities, and (just as importantly) in appearance. So, a call for donations for a specific project will be held simultaneously – this explains the title “March Money Madness”. See below for details of project Face Forward.

Your financial support is a moral statement. Our religion and our congregation represent ideals larger than have existed at any given time. There is an ideal Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockland that we strive for. We may never reach the ideal, but we will never even come near unless we try. The effort is worth it, for us, our children, and our grandchildren. The UUCR existed before most of us joined, but its continued existence is not guaranteed. For it to exist after we are gone, much less to approach the ideals we have in mind, we must serve as good stewards to its liberal religious mission.

Details about Project Face Forward

Weather Alerts

Please check either our Facebook page, our website or your email before leaving home if it has snowed in the 24 hours prior to a service.  

 We want to keep you all safe and sound!




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.