About Us

Our Mission Statement

We seek to create loving community, inspire joy and spiritual growth, and support courageous action.

Our doors are open to anyone regardless of religious background, gender, ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation or gender expression.

If you have a desire to explore questions of truth and meaning and are respectful of diverse people and beliefs, you have found kindred spirits here.

About Northwest

Welcoming signage when you enter our driveway.

Welcoming signage when you enter our driveway.

Established in 1969, Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation is a 200-member congregation that is welcoming and engaged in the wider community.

We are a religious community grounded on the principles of Unitarian Universalism that embrace the diversity of religious beliefs. We are a religion of deeds, not creeds.

Northwest is located at 1025 Mt. Vernon Hwy NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30327 on a five-acre wooded lot. We often refer to our sanctuary as our “home in the woods” since our wooded grounds and facilities are a peaceful refuge from our hectic modern lives.

All our facilities are wheelchair accessible with well marked handicap parking close to our facility entrance. Visitor parking is also well marked.

Sunday services are from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, followed by a 30-minute social time. Child care and religious education programs are offered at no charge. We also have an education programs for adults, called Second Hour, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Children’s Religious Education occurs at this time in our Religious Education building.

For more information, please visit our Newcomer page.

About Unitarian Universalism

if you are new to Unitarian Universalism (UU), watch this 10-minute video for an excellent overview of UU beliefs and history.



Northwest is a “Welcoming Congregation.”  Initiated in 1990 by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the Welcoming Congregation Program encourages congregations to take intentional steps to be welcoming to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

We stand committed to marriage equality. Our congregation’s expression of support is reflected in the words of Rev. Peter Morales, president of the UUA.

“Unitarian Universalists have been vocal supporters of marriage equality for decades.  I thank them for their dedicated commitment to our Unitarian Universalist principle of affirming the worth and dignity of every person.”


Social Justice

Justice is at the core of our faith. Through our Social Justice ministry we work to serve, to raise awareness and to partner with organizations who fight injustice.

We Stand on the Side of Love and advocate for those who are marginalized or in need of a helping hand.

Watch this two-minute video to learn more about the foundations of our social justice program.

Earth Ministry

CO2 DownOur Earth Ministry puts into action our seventh Unitarian Universalist principle, “respect for the interdependent web of all existence.”

Through the efforts of our Earth Ministry team, Northwest has been officially recognized as a Green Sanctuary.

We have a solar panel array on our sanctuary roof that has eliminated tons and tons of CO2 from entering our earth’s atmosphere.


Children and Youth Religious Education

At Northwest, we believe that learning is a gift we can enjoy throughtout our lifetime. To share this gift, we have designed learning programs for our children and teens, as well as adults.

  • Toddlers and infants have their own nursery and play area with supervision provided by paid and volunteer staff.
  • For our pre-K through 8th grade children, our Religious Education (RE) program provides them an opportunity explore world religions while obtaining a grounding in our Unitarian Universalist Seven Principles.
  • We also have Sunday programs for our high schoolers.

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