High Plains Church is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Unitarian Universalist congregations are committed to seven Principles that include the worth of each person, the need for justice and compassion, and the right to choose one’s own beliefs.
Unitarians and Universalists trace their original beliefs to the earliest days of the Christian Church but emerged from the Protestant Reformation as separate churches. Unitarians (organized in 1825) believed in the unity or single aspect of God while Universalists (organized in 1793) believed in universal salvation. Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and the Framers of the Constitution. Many of the founders of the United States of America and those who were involved in the struggle for social change, such as President John Adams, President John Quincy Adams, Paul Revere, Horace Mann, Susan B. Anthony, and Clara Barton have been Unitarians or Universalists. Across the globe, our legacy reaches back centuries to liberal religious pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania.
The two churches formally united in 1961 as the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Today, the Unitarian Universalist faith is guided by comprehensive principles founded on love and respect. High Plains Church Unitarian Universalist welcomes all people regardless of race, color, creed (people of many beliefs), gender, age, affectional or sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, or national origin.