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)
October 20 - We Are Family: Honoring the Families of LGBT People
Rev. Mary Moore and Joe LawEvery year, on a Sunday around the time of National Coming Out Day, we honor our LGBT members and friends, but this year we would like to honor their families as well. Join us for this special celebration.
October 27 - Celebrating Samhain
Rev. Mary Moore and Shannon HeatherOnce again it is the season of remembering as we move into the next wheel of the year. Many cultures celebrate this time through rituals and ceremonies such as Day of the Dead, Samhain (pronounced Sow-in), and All Soul's Day. On this Sunday, we will be continuing our tradition of honoring those loved ones (furry/feathered children included) who have passed from our lives as well as our ancestors.
November 3 - Trust
Rev. Mary MooreAmerican Church Historian Martin Marty has written about how the concept of "trust" is coming to the fore now in a time of corporate, political and moral betrayals. I'll be exploring this idea and the implications which it might have for our lives and for this congregation. We will also hear from MVUUF member, Don Heffner, who will be sharing a short piece, "This I Believe" - the first in a series of MVUUF people who will be sharing in this way.
November 10 - Carrying Out Our Covenant
Rev. Mary MooreUU scholar, Rev. Conrad Wright, once wrote: "There is something to be said for the word covenant. It emphasizes that the church is a community of mutual obligation, which involves a sense of commitment. Even the freest of free churches needs that much discipline if it is to last long enough to accomplish anything of value in this world." We'll be taking a look at the concept of covenant on this morning.
November 17 - Keep Laws Off My Body: Taking a Fresh Look at Reproductive Justice Today
Rev. Mary Moore, Alice Diebel, Anwyl Scott, Linda SmithNovember 17 is the date set for UU congregations across the country to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the UUA's first statement on reproductive justice, one social justice issue which all UU congregations are focusing upon this year. Join us on this morning as some members of the MVUUF Women's Group help us learn about recent actions in this area.
November 24 - Radical Hospitality for the Guest at Your Table
Rev. Mary Moore and Shannon Harper, Director of Religious EducationOn this morning we will gather at a Multi-Generational service following MVUUF's celebration of Thanksgiving the evening before. It will be an opportunity to get to know members of our own congregation a little better, as well as to learn more about the Unitarian Universalist service Committee's Guest At Your Table program which MVUUF participates in each year.