We believe that diversity of religious expression enriches us all. Here you will find a variety of traditions and expressions, including: liberal Christians, Jews, humanists, atheists, agnostics, pagans, Buddhists and others discussing our beliefs and learning from each other.
We do not have one set of beliefs that everyone must share in order to join. We are not guided by a creed or dogma, but by a quest for truth and meaning. We are a caring, open minded religion that encourages you to seek your own spiritual path, wherever it may lead.
We are a welcoming congregation; we promote equal opportunities for all people and advocate the rights and acceptance of each individual.
We nurture community by offering programs, activities and worship services that enhance the values we hold in common, and honor the differences among us. We accept, encourage and challenge one another on our spiritual and personal journeys.
A Welcoming Congregation...
As a Welcoming Congregation, we actively welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people as full participants in the life of the church. We are committed to standing on the side of love in our congregational life and our advocacy in the larger community.
Sunday Services - 11:00 a.m. (click sermon title for the description)
June 22 - Flower Communion with Roots
Rev. Mary MooreWe'll be celebrating UU Flower Communion Ceremony on this day. However we'll do it a bit differently in that everyone is asked to bring a small flowering plant in a pot instead of a cut flower. You will be taking home a plant that someone else brought. We also will be reflecting upon the Czech Unitarian origins of the Flower Communion tradition, the courageous minister who initiated it, and how his story might be an inspiration in our own lives. We'll be honoring some longtime MVUUF members on this morning as well.
June 29 - Why Marriage Matters
Michael PrimoPlease join us on this morning with Michael Primo from Why Marriage Matters. After the service, Michael will also offer training on how to talk to people about marriage equality. Getting the support from national organizations will help pass marriage equality legislation in Ohio. Come to learn the best ways to approach other people in discussing marriage equality.
July 6 - Our Progress on Inherent Worth & Dignity
Al Gerhardstein, UU Civil Rights LawyerAl Gerhardstein has represented prisoners denied medical care; victims of race discriminations; victims of police abuse; same-sex couples denied marriage rights; government workers denied first amendment rights; women denied reproductive freedom rights; and many others denied their civil rights. Big picture: are we making progress on the inherent worth and dignity scale? Join him for dialogue and reflections from 38 years in the courtroom.
July 13 - Thank You, MVUUF, For Being You
Denny SmithJames Nihan wrote, "You can't love without loving what's within." So many beautiful gifts flow within MVUUF. Here is a grateful mirror to just a few of those gifts and how their nurture has led to blossoms about us.
July 20 -
Transition: When Doubt and Belief Clash
Jim Faulconer and Bob Lewis
July 27 - Survival in the Wilderness: Finding the Path of Resilience
Ann SnivelyWhy are some people more resilient than others when faced with devastating, or even just ordinary difficult situations? MVUUF member Ann Snively will reflect in her sermon on the sources of human resilience and will explore whether those qualities can also be applied to groups, such as a congregation. This is a repeat of the March 2, 2014 service, when attendance was very low because of ice and snow.