We are a community of individuals with warm hearts and open minds committed to a peaceful, just and sustainable world for all people everywhere. Due to the large rural area we serve here in the foothills, we meet in three communities. Finding Us While our main group meets in Sonora we have sponsored two smaller satellite groups, one in Douglas Flat, in Calaveras County, and one in Groveland. So no matter which community you live near, you can travel to our services and events in one of the other areas.
Map Page will tell you more.
Our Mission Is To:
- Provide a sanctuary for individual beliefs,
- Encourage spiritual and ethical growth,
- Create respect for the web of life,
- Promote justice and peace.
Who We Are:
We are a community of conscience open to all people of goodwill. We come from all political, social and religious backgrounds. We encompass people from Tuolumne and Calaveras counties and meet in three locations to accommodate our diverse geographic membership.
Why We Are:
Isolated players are not an orchestra, no matter how excellent they are as soloists. We generate a community greater than the sum of its parts: trustworthy friends, understanding listeners and thoughtful teammates. We share meanings developed in our individual lives and we stand together in times of sorrow, joy and challenge. We encourage each other to share their spiritual journey or search. UUs have no dogma, and no creed. Instead we have 7 Principles http://www.uua.org/beliefs/principles/index.shtml that for centuries has formed our foundation of beliefs on how we as individuals fit into this world.
Where & When We Meet:
The Sierra Nevada foothills is a vast, sparsely populated rural area. To accommodate our geographic diversity, our main group in Sonora has two satellite groups. Each satellite holds services and maintains a strong connection to our Sonora Fellowship. By traveling from one to the next, you can have “all UUs, all the time!” Our Sonora group meets on the first and third Sunday of every month, our Douglas Flat (Calaveras County) group meets on the second and fourth Sunday, and we meet in Groveland on those rare months that have a fifth Sunday.
Our Calendar has specific times for our meetings.