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)
January 18 - Hearing the Call to Go to Selma 50 Years Later
Rev. Mary MooreBack in 1965, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., issued a call for people of faith to go to Selma, Alabama to march for civil rights, as depicted in a current movie. The Unitarian Universalist Association Board adjourned its meeting in Boston and traveled to Selma, along with many other UU ministers and laity, including Rev. James Reeb, who would be killed there.
The present Moderator of the UUA issued a call for UUs to go to Selma in March, 2015 - and I have chosen to respond to that call! Come on this morning as we explore the meaning of going to Selma fifty years ago and today.
January 25 - In Defense of the Civil
Rev. Mary MooreWhat has happened to the concept of civility these days - in our world, in our neighborhoods, in the electronic media, perhaps even in our own congregation? How do we treat one another, speak to and about each other? These are some of the questions we will be exploring on this morning.
February 1 - Candlemas & Communion
Shannon Heather Hansen, Rev. Lathe Snyder, Rev. Mary MooreImbolc in the Pagan tradition and Candlemas in the Christian tradition both celebrate the return of light. Come join the Fellowship as we welcome the strengthening sun and map out our journey toward light for the coming year. Please bring candles to be blessed for the year ahead, as well as a candle for candle communion (similar to our flower communion).
February 8 - Privilege and the Courage of Nonviolence
Rev. Bob LewisAre you and I violent persons? Are we nonviolent? Can the approach of nonviolence used by Gandhi and King have any purpose in our own lives? As persons, and as a congregation, how should we use this Season of Nonviolence from January 30 to April 4?
February 15 - What Type of Valentine Do You Prefer?
Rev. Mary MooreOn this Sunday near Valentine's Day, we'll be taking a look at the great variety of ways we use to tell our parents, partners, and children that we love them - and the ways in which they tell us we are loved. We'll also be recognizing MVUUF's newest members on this morning.
February 22 - Infinite Love
Rev. Mary MooreMVUUF Auction Door Prize Service Topic. Because I don't believe in selling sermon topics to the highest bidder at UU congregation auctions, at last year's MVUUF auction, there was a door prize offered whereby everyone who attended could enter a drawing for the chance to choose a sermon topic for me.
As a result of the drawing, "Infinite Love" is to be this year's topic! There are many directions in which I might go with this. Come on this Sunday to find out which one I chose!