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.
Our Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston (UUCR) celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2010, 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 2013, we welcomed Rev. Barbara Coeyman as our Interim Minister.