• Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines

    Thanks for visiting the UUCP website. On this site we will provide material which compliments our Facebook page. This will include news of recent and upcoming events, history of the church's development in the Philippines, information on our congregations and how to contact them, a gallery of photographs and videos, and member postings.

  • About Unitarian Univeralism

    A Unity that Makes us One

    The Eight Principles

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

    Wait - weren't there only supposed to be seven of them? The UU church in the Philippines has adopted the seven principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association in the U.S. and added one additional principle, "There is a God", as Principle #1.

    Worshiping with us

    • Our congregations are intentional communities committed to growing souls in love and service, realizing justice, inspiring connection, and celebrating diversity.
    • No matter where you come from, you are welcome here. Whether you bring joy or pain in your heart, may you find a place of connection.
    • No matter who or how you love, we are overjoyed at your presence. Whether you are a believer, a skeptic, or you just don't know, you are welcome here.
    • We are a community of seekers, committed to the transformative power of love and the concept that revelation continues to unfold in our lives and in our world.
    • To our newcomers, we thank you for gracing this community with your presence. Whatever brought you here, may you find companions for the journey. We look forward to knowing you better.

    Adapted from the morning greeting at the First Unitarian Society of Denver

  • UUPCC Pilgrimage 2017

    The following has been announced by the UU Partner Church Council for the 2017 Pilgrimage:

     

    January 31, 2017 to February 10, 2017

    11days/10 nights


    Price: from $1780 per person

     

    This trip will be an in-depth introduction to the people, programs and progressive spirit of the UU Church of the Philippines. January 31 will be a travel day with accommodations arranged that evening in Manila. Beginning February 1, you will have an opportunity to learn about the vibrant culture and history of the Philippines and meet with the UUs in the Metro Manila area.Then you will fly to Negros Island where you will be warmly welcomed at the UU Church of the Philippines headquarters located in the seaside university town of Dumaguete. Over the next several days, a road trip to visit UU congregations in small farming and fishing villages on Negros Island will give you an opportunity to meet people who treasure their UU faith and will open your eyes to our interconnectedness in ways that will challenge and engage you. Along the way you will be able to enjoy the tropical beauty of Negros Island and the friendliness of the Philippine people. You will also have opportunities to engage in projects that will have you working side by side with the Philippines UUs to improve their communities and their church. February 9, the final day of the road trip, will culminate in an afternoon closing ceremony in a northern village, then the pilgrims can either choose to continue their trip with extended time to be with their partners in northern Negros, or head back to Dumaguete with the possibility of going home the next day or extending their trip to spend time with their partners in the southern part of the island. A return flight to Manila on the afternoon of the 10th will mark the conclusion of the trip. A second closing gathering will occur in Dumaguete on the 13th for pilgrims who have extended their trips. This will be followed by a return flight to Manila.


    Single supplement …$200

    Optional additional night in Manila….$30 double occupancy, $60 single

    Trip costs include a $150 registration fee down payment

    Special trip extensions for travelers who would like to spend a few days with their partner church congregations.
    can be arranged with the UUCP. Specifics and extended trip costs are TBD.
     

    Congregation Listing

    Please contact the national UUCP office in Dumaguete to obtain/confirm locations and service times.


    Negros Occidental

    Bagong Silang UU Congregation

    Purok Estewety Barangay Bagong Silang, Don Salvador Benedicto

    Sunday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

     

    Cansauro UU Congregation

     

    Culipapa UU Congregation

     

    Doldol UU Congregation

    First and Third Saturday 9:00 am

     

    Inapugan UU Congregation

    Inapugan, Barangay Santol Binalbagan

    First Sunday every third month, 1:00 pm

     

    Malingin UU Congregation

    Purok Outpost Barangay Malingay, Bago City, Negros Occidental

     

    Nataban UU Congregation

     

    Santol UU Congregation

     

    Sitio Calapayan UU Congregation

    Bngy San Rafael, Hinoba-an

    Sunday 9:00 am

     

    Ulay UU Congregation

    Ulay Barangay Prosperidad, San Carlos City

    Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

     

    Negros Oriental

    Apoloy UU Congregation

     

    Aquino UU Congregation

    Barangay Aquino, Canla-on City

    Sunday 9:00 Adult Sunday School, 10:00 am Worship, Saturday 3:00 pm Rel. Ed. Class

     

    Banaybanay UU Church (UUFHA)

    Banaybanay, Bayawan City

    Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pm

     

    Banaybanay UU Congregation

    Banaybanay, Bayawan City

    Last Sunday, 1:00 pm

     

    Bugnay UU Congregation

     

    Caican UU Congregation

    Purok 7, Caican Cauritan, Santa Catalina

    Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

     

    Cama UU Congregation

    Cama, Malabuhan, Siaton

    Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

     

    Dumaguete UU Fellowship

    65 Rovira Rd., Bantayan, Dumaguete City

    First Sunday 10:00 am

     

    Kalomboyan UU Congregation

     

    Lo-as UU Congregation

    Lo-as Talalae, Santa Catalina

    Sunday 9:00 am

     

    Nagbinlod UU Congregation

    Nagbinlod, Santa Catalina

    Sunday 10:00 AM

     

    Pilapil UU Congregation

    San Jose La Libertad

    Second Sunday, 10:00 am

     

    Punong UU Congregation

     

    Samaka UU Congregation

    Samaka Village Brgy. Mabigo, Canlaon City Neg. Or.

    Sunday 2:00 pm

     

    San Isidro UU Congregation

    Toloboon, San Isidro, Pamplona

    Sunday 10:00 am

     

    Siapo UU Congregation

    Siapo, San Jose

    Sunday 9:00 - 11:00 am

     

    Upper Nato UU Congregation

    Upper Nato, Sto. Nino, Tanjay City

    Sunday 8:30 - 11:30 am

     

    Manila/National Capitol Region

    Bicutan UU Congregation

    Bicutan, Western Taguig, Metro Manila

    Sunday 10:00 am

     

  • Member Postings

    Stories, sermons, opinions, etc.

    From member Calvin Trent:

     

    Healthy Relationships (Part 1)

     

    Ideally a couple or family can enjoy each other's company while they are doing all of the things we need to do to survive in this world. Frankly, most of the things we do everyday are not very exciting, however if we are lucky enough to have a nice family or companion ----and add a little humor here and there throughout the day ---- we can have a pretty good life!!!!!

     

    Relationships that are romantic will often be exciting for six months or more. We call that the honeymoon period. It isn't a true test of compatibility,

    as true compatibility has to do with the hard work in life and doing it together as a team. The honeymoon period is like being drunk .... the couples are so happy! However eventually they come back down to the real world.

     

    Unfortunately a few people are addicted to the honeymoon period. After it is over they leave the relationship and look for a new one ---- so they can be high again for a while. Some people call this "addicted to love" but it's not real love. It is a type of infatuation or lust.

     

    Next week read about more information about healthy relationships.

     

    Healthy Relationships (Part 2)

     

    When you find Your Love, there are lots of factors that effect long-term compatibility.
    One of these things is energy and productivity levels. If a highly energetic person gets together with a person that doesn't do very much, they might think that person has so much free time they will love to be busy and productive.

     

    Almost always this doesn't happen. The people who get a little bit done, and those who do a medium amount, and those that are doing everything everyday, pretty much stay the same. Sometimes a busy person will give a job or responsibilities to someone who doesn't do very much, thinking that they will love having a productive and busy life. They think the non-busy person will enjoy having responsibilities and will do a good job. And then they are often disappointed.

     

    If you want something done and you need it done correctly and promptly, you need to ask a busy person. The busy person just adds one more thing to their day, and most likely you'll be happy with the results!

     

    So if you're in a relationship, and you have high goals and high expectations in life, it might be better to overlook that handsome or beautiful man or woman, and find somebody who wants to walk up the ladder with you.

     

    Youth Group Video

     

     

  • Member Videos & Pics

    Services, music, fun

    Gnosticism sermon by Rev. George Kuhn

    Part 2

    Dr. Ray, about nature, Dr. Rizal, etc.

  • Contact Us

    Messages will be sent to Rebecca at the Dumaguete HQ