Whether you consider yourself "religious" or not, and whether you think religion has overall played a positive or a negative role in history, it's an incontrovertible fact that humans have throughout the ages engaged in activities and beliefs now grouped together under an umbrella labeled as "religious" or "spiritual" — like worshipping; creating rituals to acknowledge life's important passages; offering explanations about the origins of our world (and our role in it); and offering people guidance for living our best lives — and creating the best world. It is well worth our time to investigate these topics that have played such a big role in world history.
Two philosophical threads intertwine here at Park Hall and inform our core values — the German Freie Gemeinde (Free Thought) movement, and the Unitarian-Universalist faith. Though the German Freie Gemeinde (Free Thought) movement and Unitarian-Universalism come from different historical and faith sources, these two threads share many similar values — one of which is a firm belief in being educated about religious, spiritual, and ethical ideas.
To learn more about how the German Freie Gemeinde heritage informs our values, please go to the "About Us" tab on our Home page to learn about our unique heritage as a Freie Gemeinde (Free Thought) Congregation.
To learn more about our Unitarian-Universalist heritage and the values reflected in that faith, visit UUA.org.
We hope you'll agree with our core, unifying Principle: To come together as a religious community to help one another in strengthening the spiritual, ethical, and moral dimensions of our lives, and to be of service to our world. This Principle informs all of our Religious Education programming.