UU Inspiration

Unitarian Universalism affirms that inspiration and meaning may be found in many sources, including experience, history, and religious tradition.

The Unitarian Universalist faith draws from six sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.

  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.

  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.

  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves.

  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.

  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

- from the UUA

Maria McCabe
Director of Social Justice and Community Ministries

began to to serve the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration as intern minister. She has now also taken on the role of Director of Social Justice and Community Ministries. A graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary in May 2014, María is seeking ordination to the Unitarian Universalist ministry.

Maria fell in love with Unitarian Universalism almost ten years ago, after a lifetime of spiritual seeking. She has been a television journalist, Leadership Communication consultant, homeschooling mom and lifelong social activist. She will tell you that serving as a minister is what she was always meant to do.

She brings to ministry a deep passion for the work of social justice, especially in the areas of economic and racial justice. A native speaker of Spanish, María grew up in a bilingual, bi-cultural and biracial home. Her personal history fuels her vision of inclusive and just community.

María also serves as liturgist on the Lancaster Theological Seminary Worship Team where she feels privileged to work with a talented team, dedicated to spirit-filled worship.

She lives with her husband Mike, her daughters Morgan and Alix, and her elderly cat Nemo in Kennett Square, PA.