Come join us at MVUUF, where...
- You are supported in your personal search for truth and meaning
- You are welcome here, whoever you are
- You are invited to join with others to pursue peace and justice
At MVUUF, we are working on transforming ourselves, our community, and our world.
A Welcoming Congregation...
As a Welcoming Congregation, we actively welcome LGBTQ 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.
Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations and the UUA's MidAmerica Region.
Ministerial Search Committee: Where are we?
Good news! YoUUr MSC has been hard at work and we are happy to report that the Congregational Record has been completed and submitted for the UUA Ministerial Settlement System. What's next?
The Congregational Packet! Prospective ministerial candidates will be studying our packet to see if MVUUF is a potential match for their unique way of leading a UU community.
The Congregational Packet is now live and available for anyone who wants to view it. All are welcome and encouraged to browse it at mvuuf.org/search.
One section of the packet is password protected. Access to that section will be granted only to selected ministers in search. MVUUF voting members have access to those documents, such as financial statements, through other means.
Everything you want to know about the Ministerial Search is here.
Sunday Services - 11:00 a.m. (click sermon title for the description)
March 1 - Matchmaker, Matchmaker!
Rev. Scott LeonardOur congregation has spent many months collectively asking our Ministerial Search Committee (our "matchmakers") to find us the perfect match. The Committee's work is nearly done, but what do we as a congregation still need to do to pave the way for our new settled minister?
March 8 - Selma Sunday: Responding to the Macedonian Call
Yvette Kelly-Fields, Executive Director at Wesley Community Center, and Bob Lewis, Chairperson of the West Dayton Action GroupOn March 8, 1965, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sent telegrams to clergy all over the country, saying "In the vicious maltreatment of defenseless citizens of Selma, where old women and young children were gassed and clubbed at random, we have witnessed an eruption of the disease of racism which seeks to destroy all America. No American is without responsibility. The people of Selma will struggle on for the soul of the nation but it is fitting that all Americans help to bear the burden. I call therefore on clergy of all faiths to join me in Selma."
Many UU clergy and lay people responded to the call, including Rev. James Reeb and Mrs. Viola Liuzzo, who were murdered. Is there still a call to us? Like crossing the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, is there a bridge we need to cross?
March 15 - Matchmaker, Matchmaker! (repeat by popular demand and yucky weather on March 1)
Hon. Scott LeonardOur congregation has spent many months collectively asking our Ministerial Search Committee (our "matchmakers") to find us the perfect match. The Committee's work is nearly done, but what do we as a congregation still need to do to pave the way for our new settled minister?
March 22 - World Water Day
Rev. Mary Moore, Gary Courts, Maureen O'Meara, and other "green" MVUUFersThis morning we'll join with other UU Green Sanctuary congregations in kicking off Climate Justice Month. Come together on this day as we put our ethics into action!
March 29 - The Iowa Sisterhood: Meet A Group of Liberal Religious Women Ministers From Over a Century Ago
Rev. Mary MooreAt one time during the 1800s, when most other denominations were not ordaining women, all the churches in our tradition in the state of Iowa were served by women ministers. We'll be exploring together some of their inspiring stories on this morning.
April ? - Singspiration (originally scheduled for March 15)
Rev. Mary Moore and Jeanette Filbrun Eakins, Choir DirectorOn this morning we'll be carrying out a task of this Interim Period and having some fun exploring together in words and song what are some of the favorite hymns of this congregation.
Please send your own personal Top Ten Favorite Hymns to me at MVUUF or via email at email@example.com by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12. We'll compile a list of these to share - and we also just might be singing several of them on this Sunday!