Rev. Karla Brockie is our minister. She is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, and a second-career minister, ordained in 2010 (she spent 33 years as an occupational therapist). Rev. Karla also serves as a staff chaplain at Tucson Medical Center Hospice.
Welcoming Message from Rev Brockie:
“The Unitarian Universalist Church of SE Arizona is a wonderful beacon of liberal religion in the desert. They have welcomed me warmly as their new minister, and they will welcome you, too. Here we are not concerned with specific theologies or doctrine; instead we covenant to follow the principles of love, peace, equality, free thought, and care for the world. Children and youth are guided in religious education to honor these principles and to be true to themselves. Diversity of thought, culture, and all other human variations makes for a rich experience, for which we are all grateful. As a gay minister, I am especially proud of the congregation’s “Welcoming Congregation” status; whatever your sexual orientation or gender expression, we embrace you. If you think your spiritual journey may be enriched by a congregation like this, we invite you to come a visit with us on a Sunday morning. I look forward to meeting you! ”
What is a Unitarian Universalist?
Here is a video that may help even more to explain who we are. When this video finishes, there are other videos. Click on any one of them for even more stories of Unitarians and Universalists.
Our Mission Statement
- To Create a welcoming community of caring people where all receive emotional support, intellectual stimulation and respect for their individual spiritual paths
- To work for justice and equality in our community and the world
- To increase respect for the natural environment
- To promote the principles of Unitarian Universalism
As we journey together, searching for truth, working for justice and strengthening the web of life, we covenant to honor and care for each other.
Our Unitarian Universalist Principles
There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:
- 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 existence of which we are a part.
Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:
- Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
- Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
- Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
- Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
- Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
- Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.
UUCSEA is the Unitarian Universalist Church of Southeastern Arizona. This UU congregation started with just a very few members and has grown substantially since it’s beginnings.
We recently moved to a very central location in Sierra Vista that allows us an office and meeting location in the very same building. It is very good setting and a much more friendly and quiet environment.