Welcome to Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MVUUF)!
We hope this will be a place where you can nurture your spirit and build a better world through love and justice.
Please take a moment to fill out our our visitor form so that we can get to know you better.
Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MVUUF) is a church for those who seek a religious home where love, conscience and reason are guiding principles. Beyond the bounds of creed and dogma, we respect the world’s religions without insisting we have all the answers. In our work for justice, we are committed to building a beloved community in our midst and in the world. On Sundays and throughout the week you will find community and spiritual, religious and intellectual growth through a variety of activities. We refer to ourselves as UUs.
A Progressive and Inclusive Faith
Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MVUUF) is a 150+ member multigenerational congregation for those who seek a religious home where love, conscience and reason are guiding principles. Beyond the bounds of creed and dogma, we respect the world’s religions without insisting we have all the answers. Instead we are called to affirm and promote 8 moral principles, such as the “inherent worth and dignity of all” and “the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part.” Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive; whatever you believe about God or that which is holy – or don’t – you will be welcomed here and challenged to continue learning and growing. We strive to create a lively and engaged religious home that supports the spiritual journeys of our members and friends through meaningful worship, quality religious education classes for children, youth and adults and opportunities to work for justice.
A Welcoming Community
We nurture individuals and families of all kinds. We are a community that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and identities – race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability/disability, class, age, language, citizenship status and more. Our sense of who we are as a community of faith is ever expanding. Our members and friends find a supportive community that offers care during the joys and challenges of life.
A Commitment to Act for Justice in the World
In our work for justice, we are committed to building a multicultural, beloved community by our actions that dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions. We are courageous and compassionate thinkers and doers as we strive to live out our values every day and work for LGBTQ rights, racial and climate justice and to end hunger and homelessness in the South Metro!
A 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
When you Arrive
Please park in the spots reserved for visitors. Late arrivals may have to park on the street. Stop at the visitor’s table on your right as you enter where you will be greeted and given a packet of information. We ask you to fill out an information form so you can join our mailing and email list (optional). Each week our minister emails information about upcoming Sunday events, and the calendar of activities for the following week. Children may remain with you or a greeter will show you the appropriate classroom and introduce you to the teacher. Childcare for little ones is provided.
Our community consists of visitors, friends, pledging friends, and members. There are many ways to get involved and be engaged in the fellowship in a way that best fits your needs and values. Talk to the Membership Coordinator for more information email@example.com
Sunday Mornings at MVUUF
Besides practices for the different groups spread throughout the rest of the week, the choir or musicians who will be a part of that morning’s service will practice from 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Childcare is provided.
Each Sunday morning, a service is held upstairs in the Sanctuary from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Summer services are more informal than the rest of the year.
Religious Education (Sunday School)
From September through May, classes are held for youth and children at the same time as the service in the Sanctuary, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Nursery to preschool care is provided in the nursery upstairs.
Before and after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service, hot beverages are available as well as light refreshments following the service. Join us as we gather throughout the building for friendly conversation.
Dress at our church is informal. You will feel comfortable in business casual to contemporary social attire.
We have an elevator for individuals who find the stairs difficult to navigate. Our restrooms are large enough for wheelchairs.
Expectations of Membership
Regular attendance on Sundays, as much as you are able.
Gift of Time and Talent
There are many places to volunteer. There are also a variety of opportunities to further your spiritual study or to discuss and learn about more current topics. Plus there are many interest groups to join.
Gift of Financial Support
MVUUF depends on its members to provide the income that supports its programs.