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)
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.
August 3 - How Dare We Change Church
Suzanne W. ColeWhat does it mean when First Parish UU in Bedford, MA says, "The church has left the building"? Does that mean we have to do it, too? MVUUF member and Quaker minister Suzanne W. Cole will ask some probing questions and share some stories about how churches around the country are working with the "c" word: change. New ministries, unique ideas, and how to go "into the beyond" will all be shared in a service to think about as MVUUF moves forward.
August 10 - Rubbing Shoulders with UUs from Other Places
Rev. Mary Moore and MVUUF MembersThis summer, a number of MVUUF members have spent time with other UUs from other congregations. Come on this Sunday to learn what effect this had on their lives and might have for our congregation.
August 17 - Celebrating Our Sense of Place
Rev. Mary MooreFollowing summertime travels for some - or perhaps folks finding a fresh appreciation of the natural world locally - on this morning we will be considering how our having a sense of place can be a spiritual practice, can help us to nurture our souls and become more centered. Are you among those for whom the concepts of bioregionalism or deep ecology contribute to your spirituality? Come find out on this Sunday!
August 24 - Telling Tales: The Stories Which MVUUF's History Timeline Could Tell
Rev. Mary Moore and Members of the MVUUF Transition TeamAfter a congregation which is traveling through an interim period works on creating a History Timeline, oftentimes the Interim Minister and Transition Team members will share their thoughts about some of the things which the History Timeline shows. Join us on this morning when we'll be sharing with you discoveries and understandings as to what MVUUF people believe are some of the significant points along MVUUF's History Timeline.
August 31 - Are They Ready?
David CobbOur children are MVUUF's strongest asset and most important responsibility. The RE program is there to teach children how to be young UUs, as well as people of good conscience. Are they ready? And what can we do to get them ready?