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?
FABULOUS news! MVUUF has voted to 'go confidently in the direction of its dreams' by calling Rev. Greg Martin to be our settled minister!
Beginning August 1, Reverend Martin will join us to share with us his experience and leadership, warmth and vitality, excitement and passion to help MVUUF live the life it has imagined!
If you missed it, you may listen to an audio recording of Rev. Greg's May 3 sermon here.
If you'd like to find out more about him, please check out mvuuf.org/search/greg.
July 19 - Reenchantment
Laura VondenheuvelFrom Fellowship member Laura Vondenhuevel:
We live in a modern society that, for the most part, is rational and scientific-based. Our analytical selves read books and research articles or talk with others to determine what is the best way to be the best self or how we should live our lives.
But what happens when the books and the talking isn't enough for some individuals? One can experience a lack of something in life but are unsure of how to fill the void, especially when the void doesn't have a concrete definition. What are some ways we can step back from the mundane world and reconnect with the spirit or divine?
As Unitarian Universalists we acknowledge six diverse sources for inspiration for our living tradition. This Sunday, I hope we can experience--together--some ways to re-enchant our lives from these diverse sources.
July 26 - Growing Your Soul
Bob LewisLed by Fellowship member Bob Lewis, this will be a time to explore our personal faith formation and ways that we can nurture our spirit
August 2 - Wizards, Muggles, Elves, Oh My!
Rev. Greg MartinDo you identify with any of these characters? Unitarian Universalism offers a place for us all, especially for those who have always felt a little different. Rev. Greg's sermon this morning confirms the worth and dignity of us all.
August 9 - The One That Must Be Named
Rev. Greg MartinYou Know Who. The One Who Should Not Be Named plays a significant role in the Harry Potter stories. But silence often helps systemic evil perpetuate itself.
As we particularly remember the lives of John Crawford III and Michael Brown in this first anniversary week of their deaths and the many others that have come before and since, it is important to name the evil of racism that still pervades our nation.
It is by naming it that we challenge its power and render it less able to control our lives. Today's sermon affirms the pursuit of justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.
August 16 - Hogwarts: The House of Belonging
Rev. Greg MartinHogwarts School for Wizardry has a number of houses, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin. The Sorting Hat assigns each student to one when they arrive at the school. UUs often sort themselves into various categories as well, Humanists, Theists, Mystics, Naturalists, among others.
The challenge and genius of our movement is that we seek to encourage each person on their quest for truth and meaning while encouraging each other on their own spiritual path in the midst of community. Today we explore the rub between the two.
August 23 - Forbidden Forest or Original Blessing?
Rev. Greg MartinOne of the myths of western culture is that nature is a dangerous and wasteful place that needs to be corralled and developed by human beings to give it value if not to be outright avoided. Yet there is another, older, tradition that values "the interdependent web of life of which we are all a part."
Members of the Tree of Life UU Fellowship join with MVUUFers this morning to honor the web and our common ministry and to welcome Rev. Greg to Dayton.