The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork (UUCSF) received its charter from the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations in 1985, joining more than 1,000 Unitarian Universalist congregations across the United States. First meeting in members’ living rooms, then in a local private school, the congregation moved to the Water Mill Community House in 1986. In 1999 the congregation voted to buy land for a permanent home on the Bridgehampton -Sag Harbor Turnpike. Our new meetinghouse was dedicated on May 21, 2006.
The UUCSF is a shared ministry where the committed energy of lay leaders is joined with the skills and vision of an ordained minister to create dynamic Sunday services and other congregational programs. Our Sunday services are built around religious questions, moral issues, human rights and the beliefs of the world’s major religions.
Our second principle affirming justice, equity and compassion in human relations has focused the work of the UUCSF. Our social justice initiatives have supported health care reform, immigration reform, environmental protection, and the pursuit of peace. We have demonstrated in opposition to discrimination in all forms, including gender and marriage inequality. We have a presence within the Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations. We sponsor an annual free holistic health clinic that serves the local community. We also maintain a Helping Hand Fund that supports local individuals with emergency needs as well as local nonprofit organizations that share our fundamental values.
At the dedication of the meetinghouse on the Turnpike, our minister, the Reverend Alison Cornish said, “What excites us almost as much as having a home of our own is the opportunity to provide a space for other groups dedicated to social justice and service to meet and grow. We look forward to playing host to the East End’s progressive voices.”