UUCR has a strong tradition of providing liberal religious experiences for the Northern Virginia community.
Unitarian Universalism has a historic religious tradition with roots in the European Protestant Reformation and New England Congregationalism. Over the course of time, our liberal Christianity has broadened to include influences from many other traditions and religious sources. We are a values-based religion rather than a belief-based religion. We affirm seven principles that guide our living and six sources of inspiration for personal beliefs. Please refer to Beliefs & Values for more information.
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston (UUCR) will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary, marking the date when a handful of Restonians began meeting to create a new liberal religious congregration in northern Virginia. Originally known as the Reston Community Church, in 1986 the name was changed to communicate more clearly our connection to the Unitarian Universalist Association. The church has made its home in the woods on Wiehle Avenue since 1972. In the summer of 2016, we welcomed Rev. Dr. Debra W. Haffner as our Minister.