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About Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Our Vision:

We strive to embrace every mind, body, and spirit — without exception.

Our Mission:

We covenant to practice compassion, forge connections, and pursue justice.

We covenant to affirm and promote the Seven UUA Principles:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Our Fellowship has grown tremendously since our first meeting in 1958:  Here’s our story.

Our building and grounds have been built and developed with our UU principles in mind. Tour the elements of the space we occupy.

We are part of the larger Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith, with its own rich history extending back to the 1600s.  Learn more about our UU history and the principles and traditions that got us where we are today.

Who are we as UUs?  Our visitors ask “What do UUs believe – or not believe?”  We have a different way of looking at religion, spirituality, and faith. Some call it refreshing, intriguing and/or just what they were searching for.  Learn more about our beliefs.

What does it mean to become a member?  You could be one of us!

We also have a dedicated team of staff members who are instrumental to the inner-workings of our fellowship.

The Chalicelight Gallery

Visual art is important to us.  Our sanctuary walls serve as a visual arts gallery with rotating shows of 2-dimensional art by local artists, both members of the Fellowship and from the community at large.

Communications

Stay informed and connected in a variety of ways. We sponsor two Yahoo groups: MVUUF News and MVUUF Bulletin Board. In addition, we send a weekly email, the E-Blast, which has brief information about upcoming events.

Giving

As with any non-profit organization, we survive on donations alone and give a portion of our offering to various agencies in the Dayton area. Learn more about online donations, pledging, and our endowment fund as well as how to earn money through Amazon and Kroger for our fellowship.

Governance

We are a democratic organization with twice-yearly congregational meetings to discuss and vote on important issues.  For fascinating reading, have a look at our bylaws, policy manuals, and organizational chart.