Welcome to the Warrensburg UUF
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Upcoming Programs at our new location, 1095 S. Mitchell, Warrensburg, MO
Special Off-Site Meeting September 30
October 7 - The Meaning of the Unitarian - Universalist Logo
October 14 - Consumer Culture: The Story of Stuff
We are people of all ages, people of many backgrounds, and people of many beliefs. We are brave, curious and compassionate thinkers and doers. We create spirituality and community beyond boundaries, working for more justice and more love in our own lives and in the world.
Unitarian Universalism affirms and promotes seven Principles, grounded in the humanistic teachings of the world's religions. Our spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition. (source - UUA Website)
Link to our Local Bylaws
Our group meets at 11 a.m. at 1095 S. Mitchell, next to the Hairspot. Our first meeting at this new location will be October 7. It will give us more room for our children and adult programs. We welcome you!
Is Unitarian-Universalism for you?
from the UUA Website:
Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. We live out these Principles within a “living tradition” of wisdom and spirituality, drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, scripture, and personal experience.
As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.”
1. 1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2. 2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3. 3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4. 4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5. 5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6. 6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7. 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
What is our meeting like?
We usually have 6-20 people in attendance. We sit around a table and open the fellowship with the lighting of a candle and some opening words. We share our joys and concerns. Sometimes we sing or listen to a musical selection. We take turns being the presenter. The presenter of the day leads the fellowship, and delivers a short presentation of maybe 20 minutes on a topic that is of interest. These generally are somehow related to the Seven Principles (below). Sometimes we watch a TED Talk or have a guest speaker. After the presentation, we discuss the topic. We close, sometimes with a song, but almost always with a benediction. It is an informal experience that is meaningful to those who attend. Children sometimes attend, either bringing their own toys to play with quietly, or they have an activity with one of the parents or other adults during part of the meeting.
Come experience it and see if it is a good fit for you!
In Unitarian Universalism, you can bring your whole self: your full identity, your questioning mind, your expansive heart.
Together, we create a force more powerful than one person or one belief system. As Unitarian Universalists, we do not have to check our personal background and beliefs at the door: we join together on a journey that honors everywhere we’ve been before.
Our beliefs are diverse and inclusive. We have no shared creed. Our shared covenant (our seven Principles) supports “the free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Though Unitarianism and Universalism were both liberal Christian traditions, this responsible search has led us to embrace diverse teachings from Eastern and Western religions and philosophies. (source: UUA Website)
page updated 9/24/18 by Brunner