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)
March 2 - 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.
March 9 - Celebrating Mutual Ministry in Service to Mission
Rev. Mary MooreOn this celebration morning, we will be honoring Rev. Chuck Thomas who was minister of the UU congregation in Dayton which merged with MVUUF 15 years ago -- as he moves away to California.
We'll also thank retiring members of the Board and Program Council and formally install new members.
There will be special music by a quartet from Yellow Springs, a covenant with our Visiting Stewards, and a brief exploration of what stewardship in service to mission might look like.
A Reception to honor Rev. Chuck Thomas' ministry in Dayton will take place in the Gathering Space following the service -- an opportunity to thank him and wish him farewell.
Don't miss this memorable morning at MVUUF!
March 16 - Find a Stillness
Rev. Mary Moore"From all the fret and fever of the day. let there be moments when we turn away." So begins a hymn in a UU hymnal. On this morning, we'll be taking a look at the importance of having such moments in our lives.
March 23 - What Is Your Spiritual Daily Dozen?
Rev. Mary MooreOn this Sunday, we'll explore the role that having a personal spiritual discipline (or two!) might play in enhancing and nurturing our lives. For you, what might the "Pause which Refreshes" look like?
March 30 - To be announced
Rev. Richard VenusRev. Venus, former minister at MVUUF, will be preaching on this Sunday.