Welcome to the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood!
USR has a long and storied history, replete with superstar ministers and amazing lay leadership that has created the welcoming and stimulating place you arrived at today.
USR is part of the Unitarian Universalist Association, an affiliation of congregations across the US and the world that are non-creedal, non-dogmatic places of affirmation, inclusion and celebration. Here at USR you will find humanists, theists, agnostics, atheists, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, and so many more theologies and cultures represented, respected, and honored. It is part of our commitment to radical welcoming that we hold a space for multiple theologies in our house of seeking and questioning. We don’t believe any one of us has the right answers about God or what happens after death or the nature of the soul.
What we do agree on, though, and you will find in abundance at USR, is the importance of working for a more just world. Whether we are engaged in anti-racist learning and action, working against climate change, feeding our neighbors, or advocating for reproductive justice, the members of USR are committed to helping bend the arc of the universe toward justice. We crave and work for a world in which all people are held in love, offered compassion, respected and treated well no matter their gender presentation, sexual orientation, theology, education, race, ethnicity, culture, language or economic status. We believe in the value of all people.
Please join in some of the many activities taking place here at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood so you can learn more about who we are, and what we hold dear. Come to worship on Sundays, come to the social events, show up for the justice work, attend an adult education class. We are excited to show you more about who we are.
The Rev. Dr. Sarah Lenzi