UUFM is a liberal religious community committed to open discussion, spiritual exploration, and social justice. In this fellowship theists, atheists, and agnostics alike gather to explore worldviews, develop friendships, renew spirits, and work for change.

We are an LGBT Welcoming Congregation, intentionally inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.


UUFM Statement of Principle on Gay Marriage

We, the members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, Kansas, in light of our religious and moral principles and commitment to human rights, hereby declare full support for Marriage Equality for couples of any gender identity or sexual orientation, and call for the State of Kansas to legally recognize same-sex marriage.

The statement was approved unanimously on a congregational meeting on Dec 8, 2013 (over 2/3 of the total members present).

We invite all to Celebrate Love, wherever it is found, and to Support Marriage Equality

Congratulations to  Michael and Charles!

After more than 30 years together, our Minister Michael Nelson and Charles Dedmon were married November 17, 2013 in California.  The fellowship shares their joy!

Feed Your Spirit Act Up!

Marriage Equality Our president, Barack Obama said, “I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. This was discrimination enshrined in law. It treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people. ” Unitarian Universalists across the land have been working vailiantly for marriage equality. We should engage ...

Letter To All The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites one family. Man does not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the strand, he does to himself. —Chief Seattle, 1854  

“Immortality for Skeptics” One of our great Unitarian Universalist leaders, Rev. Jack Mendelsohn, recently died at the age of 94. I’d like to share a bit of his writing on the subject of “Immortality for Skeptics” in his seminal work, Being Liberal in an Illiberal Age: Why I Am a Unitarian Universalist. When we reason together about the truths ...

Congregational Meeting – 2/22/2015 Following the Sunday morning service on February 22, members are encouraged to attend a meeting to consider congregational endorsement of the “Policy Proposal to End Racial Disparities in Riley County Marijuana Arrests,” previously presented and discussed at the Sunday service on January 18. Learn more from Social Action Committee members Anne Cowan at or ...

UUFM Social Action Committee meeting The Social Action Committee meets at the UUFM building on the first Wednesday of each month, following the AWED potluck dinner. We encourage all UUs to become involved in one of our many projects.  All types of help are needed, including just participating in project discussions. We welcome new ideas. If you want to receive reminders of ...

Voice for Justice Voice for Justice, the local coalition which works to assist undocumented residents, meets about every two months. The goal now is to understand the new Delayed Action regulations and to continue to assist with DACA applications. There will be a presentation by the Salina Catholic Charities to address the new regulations.  The presentation will be Sunday, Jan ...

more social action items…

From our Minister
In the morning a four-foot black rat snake…

In the morning a four-foot black rat snake crossed the drive from the prairie. I thought there he goes–he’ll be in the chicken house soon. That afternoon I found him looped in a nesting box with an egg three inches down from his hinged jaw. I lifted him up and out with a pitchfork, and then hacked him with a spade.

We’ve tried snake repellent, […]

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We have no creed, prophet, or sacred book, but let our mutual respect and belief in the power of individual free thought structure our fellowship life. We rely on many sources in our varied spiritual journeys, and draw from science and nature, reason and intuition, and writings and traditions from across the world: Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Pagan, Humanist, and many others both religious and not.