Our Mission Statement

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls is a welcoming community whose mission is to:

INVITE connection

INSPIRE spiritual growth

IGNITE action


Ends Statements (Goals)

Our Ends Statements are the goals we have for our church:

۞ Within: The people of Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls have a deeply meaningful, liberal, and spiritual experience that changes the way they live their lives.

We share soul-nourishing worship that transforms, challenges and inspires.

We find personal fulfillment through participation in church activities, leadership and a variety of programs that promote spiritual growth.

We offer lifelong opportunities for growth and learning on our personal journeys.

We gain an ever-deepening understanding of Unitarian Universalist theology and how it informs our spiritual and ethical lives.

۞ Among: Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls is a vital, radically welcoming community of many diversities where members and friends deepen their connection to one another and other Unitarian Universalists and congregations.

We live the openness of our tradition and grow ever-more diverse in over-coming the barriers that divide the human family.

We share our life experiences and wisdom through a variety of programs, acknowledging the contributions of all generations.

We minister to each other with care and compassion;

We cherish our beautifully expanded green and accessible space where all are safe and accepted;

We generously share human and financial resources to support our growing mission and ends.

۞ Beyond: Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Willamette Falls is a visible leader and partner, as a beacon of liberal religion and a haven for justice and equity, and Oregon City, Clackamas County and the Portland area is a more just and compassionate community because of Atkinson’s prophetic leadership.

Our historic building is a welcoming gathering place for all who seek its use in congruence with our mission.

We respond to prejudice, injustice and oppression, especially in supporting and affirming the GLBTQ community and in alleviating homelessness and hunger.

We build, act, and invest in environmentally responsible and sustainable ways.

Inspired by our faith, individuals, families and youth participate in acts of justice and compassion in the wider world.