Our Beliefs

Unitarian Universalists hold the Principles as strong values and moral teachings. As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.”

  • 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Learn more about our beliefs and principles on the Unitarian Universalist Association website.

Our Vision

To be a transformational home for liberal spirituality and a dynamic community leader in South Orange County and beyond.


Members Share their Thoughts

“With Tapestry, I learned the importance of volunteering in my community from a young age.”
Ryan Lenney
“It looked to me that people were born to a religion, although that didn’t seem very logical.”
Lynn COWaN
“I don’t want to hear anyone complaining how they didn’t do it and now they’re dead”
Terry Black
“So I’m posing the question to you, Gentle Reader: Was it a miracle or not?”
terry black
“The important thing here is that we got together, facilitated by the promise of the fried chicken and good times of our youth.”
“Responsibility, reliability, commitment, and trustworthiness were all hallmarks of my parents’ lives and so they have been primary in my life as well.”
linda yeargin
“It was also a time to share family stories and news, replay friendly arguments, get to know your cousins, and discuss the latest political scandal. Being Baltimore, there was always one brewing.”
“...who doesn't love pancakes and sausage? I dig in, knowing my arteries are hardening for a really good cause.”
“Some of us experienced a slight jolt when we heard the topic for this month would be ‘salvation.’ ”
Susan Scott Jagielko
“...it's conceivable that others have had experiences I can't even imagine.”
“What makes something beloved? Is it tradition?”
Liz Bear
“...it's conceivable that others have had experiences I can't even imagine.”