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!
(You may access an audio recording of Rev. Greg's May 3 sermon here.)
The Congregational Packet is still 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.
April 26 - Out for Justice
Rev. Mary Moore, Joe Law, and other MVUUF membersFeaturing a performance by the Dayton Gay Men's Chorus, today's service will celebrate the long-standing commitment of MVUUF and the UUA in support of LGBTQ rights. Come learn about our history and hear the DGMC fill the sanctuary with music. Social justice AND show tunes!
May 3 - On the Path to Oneness: Making Meaning Together
Rev. Greg MartinLife comes at us fast! We can't always discern whether something is good or bad in the moment because we lack a larger perspective. As Unitarian Universalists who embrace life in all of its dimensions, we bring meaning to our situation and seek to shape our experiences for the greater good.
Today, we begin the journey to commit ourselves to this new path together.
May 10 - The Direction of Your Dreams
Rev. Greg MartinToday we "clasp the hands of those that go before us," - the Transcendentalists - figures like Margaret Fuller, Henry David Thoreau, and their common mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Rev. Greg Martin invites us to consider these voices as we face the challenges and opportunities of being Unitarian Universalists for the 21st century.
As we advance confidently in the direction of our dreams, we dance within "the larger circle of all creatures," as poet Wendell Berry notes, and reach for "the hands of those who come after us."
May 17 - Find A Stillness
Rev. Mary MooreFollowing an exciting time such as a Candidating Week for a new settled minister or amidst all the bustle of school year and church year activities in the springtime - this Sunday might be a good time to pause intentionally and, with the help of the MVUUF Choir, to reflect upon the place of stillness and the restorative role that centeredness might have in our lives.
May 24 - Celebrating Memorial Day and Question Box Sunday
Rev. Mary MooreAs this Interim Period at MVUUF draws to a close, it seems as if this might be the time to have a Question Box Sunday.
Please write down your questions about theology, church history or polity, ethics, UUism in general, this Interim Period, etc., and email them to me (email@example.com) or place them in the labeled box in the Gathering Space BY MONDAY, MAY 18.
During the service, I will answer as many of your questions as possible. Come on this Sunday to hear what's on other people's minds!
May 31 - YRE Sunday
Shannon Harper and Rev. Mary MooreA service celebrating Youth Religious Education at MVUUF!