Member Congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association
MVUUF is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association, which includes over a thousand congregations throughout the United States and Canada. With its historical roots in the Jewish and Christian traditions, Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion – that is a religion that keeps an open mind the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places. Our members are not asked to adhere to a single, unchanging creed but instead affirm and promote a set of principles that guide our ethical and spiritual life. Our tradition embraces a wide range of sources of religious insight, including the natural world, religious scripture, the arts, sciences, and our personal experience. Ultimately, religious authority lies within each of our hearts, as we test our beliefs using our reason, our conscience, and by listening to the still, small voice within.
Unitarian Universalism grows out of two protestant denominations, the Universalists and the Unitarians, which joined in 1961 to become a single, leading light for liberal religion. The Universalists got their name from their belief in universal salvation, as opposed to a division of humanity into the Elect and the Damned. The Unitarians got their name from their belief in a single divine essence, as opposed to the trinity. Though we are no longer a Christian denomination, a belief in the interconnected unity of all existence and the saving power of love still lays at the core of our faith. For more information about our denomination visit https://www.uua.org/beliefs