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.
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Most groups will begin in late September or early October and meet twice a month. This round will last about six months.
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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.
September 6 - What The Corporations Don't Want Us To Know
Ria MegninIs Labor Day about a backyard party and festive parade? Or the Labor Party and a rabble-rousing rally?
We'll take a first-hand look at the dramatic history of Labor Day, the progressive faith traditions of Labor Sunday, and the crucial role of UUs in protecting worker rights around the world.
September 13 - Let Your Love Flow: A Multigenerational Water Ingathering
Rev. Greg MartinThe annual Water Ingathering celebration begins our year together and renews the bonds of community. It will be a participatory, musically moving opportunity for all ages to focus on the gifts of water and community in our lives. Several rituals will be offered including a blessing of the children.
The service will conclude with a procession to the Youth Religious Education hallway for coffee and an open house. Please bring water from some aspect of your life to share.
September 20 - A People So Bold: Taking Stock
Rev. Greg MartinRev. Greg Martin will inaugurate his ministry with us in a series of three sermons based on the book A People So Bold: Theology and Ministry for Unitarian Universalists, edited by John Gibb Millspaugh. (Please see details in my column in this month's Forum to obtain your copy of the book and join in the MVUUF community reading experience.)
Today's theme examines the context in which we seek to undertake ministry in the year 2015 and beyond.
September 27 - A People So Bold: Catching Fire
Rev. Greg MartinUnitarian Universalists have emphasized the "inner divinity" of the human being since our inception two hundred years ago. And yet we are complex beings entwined in an even more complicated world. We often participate, many times unwittingly, in an unjust social structure, and sometimes perpetuate the very evils that we deplore.
This morning, as we tap into the spark within, we catch fire for a third way of political engagement, one based on cooperations rather than oppositions.
October 4 - A People So Bold: Poetic Partners
Rev. Greg MartinThe third and final sermon in the series focuses on equipping our Fellowship to engage in ministry for our time and place. Stories, especially those that need telling, poetry, music, and the visual arts, move us beyond mere knowledge to embodied action.
Yet, by ourselves these actions often don't amount to much. Let's face it, Unitarian Universalists delude themselves if we think we're going to change the world all by ourselves. Partnerships with other people and organizations of faith and concern are needed for effective social change in today's world. Rev. Greg urges us to come alongside others for this morning.