Our mission is to provide a liberal religious home where people find a welcoming community, a stimulating place of learning and worship, and the challenge and support to live the Unitarian Universalist Principles and Purposes which are:
The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.
Acceptance of each other and encouragement to spiritual growth.
The free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
The right of conscience and the use of democratic process.
The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.
The interdependent web of existence, of which we are part.
The Evergreen community began in 1955, originally meeting in people’s homes and then in our own church building in Everett, Washington where we were known as the Everett UU Fellowship. The services were primarily lay-led until 1985 when we called our first settled minister.
In 1990 we purchased the old Methodist church on 4th Street in Marysville, due to outgrowing the Everett location. Also, we changed our name to Evergreen UU Fellowship. Here we have flourished and continue our heritage of growing our faith and serving our world.
Visitors and members find many open doors for lifelong learning at Evergreen, depending on their interests and needs. Children, youth, middle-adults, and elders learn and play together at Evergreen, sharing many facets of creativity.
Children and youth also participate in UU classes and programs that are designed to support their own forming value-systems, with the guidance of committed adults.
Evergreen members feel deeply the strife of people here and afar, and social action is an important part of our common purpose. We participate in environmental sustainability projects, in support for the homeless, in legislative advocacy, and in a wide variety of other activities that support people’s needs locally, nationally and internationally.
Music is a pathway to nourish our souls and plays an integral part in our lives. This is evident in the Evergreen experience. Vocal and instrumental music is woven into the themes of each Sunday service as well as other activities.
We join together to create a caring community whose members listen respectfully, value kindness, and speak honestly and compassionately.
We join together to create a community enriched by a variety of spiritual and worship experiences and enlivened by a range of philosophical, political, and religious perspectives.
We covenant to sustain an open forum for the examination of ideas and the pursuit of truth without the limitations of creeds.
We commit to lifelong learning and offer a diversity of educational opportunities to people of all ages.
We value our children and integrate them into the life of the Fellowship, encouraging them to develop their own belief systems and values in the context of the Unitarian Universalist Principles.
We celebrate newcomers, who constantly renew our religious community. We welcome people of all races, ages, incomes, abilities, and sexual orientations. Our intention is to share our Fellowship with all those who may benefit from it.
We pledge to maintain our Fellowship as a safe place to express our joys and sorrows, laughter and tears.
We commit to speak out against injustice. We seek wisdom and courage to act on our convictions both as individuals and as a Fellowship.
We honor and deeply appreciate the people who created this spiritual home, and we promise to sustain it and uphold our living tradition