Learn About Us

Are you curious about Bell Street Chapel or Unitarian Universalism? We’d love to introduce ourselves.

Bell Street Chapel is a small regional Unitarian Universalist congregation serving members from urban, suburban and rural greater Providence communities.

 

In the Unitarian Universalist tradition, we draw upon many sources for strength and inspiration, include a range of theological positions, and believe in freedom of conscience. We have no creed or dogma, but we do have deep personal convictions.

Through our ethical principles and our actions, we affirm the power of compassion and love, respect for the interdependent web of life, and the worth and dignity of every person. We are guided by our Seven Principles:

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

 

Located in the West End of Providence and founded in 1889, Bell Street Chapel has a rich history and welcoming spirit. We invite you to visit us on a Sunday morning or for any of our many programs or community events. Click here to learn What Visitors Can Expect.