Founded in 1954, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta (UU) is a vibrant, progressive religious community in the Central Savannah River Area. A welcoming congregation, the community aims to live its values of love, hope, compassion and radical hospitality. The Church practices multicultural ministry with members and friends who are Buddhist, Humanist, Pagan, Christian, and more.
The Open Door Kindergarten, Augusta’s first interracial school, was opened in the UUCA church building in 1964. Social justice is still an important part of the church and its identity today. The UU partners with local organizations, including the Augusta-Richmond County NAACP, CSRA Women’s Interfaith Network, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, the Progressive Religious Coalition, and the Interfaith Fellowship of Augusta. The Church also participates in community events such as the MLK Parade, the Augusta Pride Parade, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walks. The Church is also a meeting place for the CSRA Chapter of the Sierra Club, Alcoholics Anonymous, the Equality Clinic of Augusta Trans Support Group, and Recovery International.