Welcome

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 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.

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).


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!


UUFM Vision Statement – adopted June 10, 2013

After a planning and exploration process spanning over a year, a consensus has been reached by the over 40 participants attending our recent June 8 Visioning Workshop, with additional contributions from dozens of members who shared their thoughts with Board members and others.  Members and friends reached the final culmination of our Values and Visions discussion through cooperative effort, and the following Vision Statement has been developed based on these contributions:

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, rooted in living tradition, embraces diversity in all its forms as it expands our thinking and our sense of community.

We are:

A safe haven for spiritual, intellectual, and emotional growth through honest self-examination, provocative dialogue, enriching experiences, and ever-deepening connections …

An incubator for the next generation of UUs, fostering spiritual and ethical exploration tailored to age and stage and promoting intergenerational unity …

Vibrant, open, and inspirational in what we say and do …

A bold model of love, compassion, social action, and justice for ourselves, our society, and our planet …

Builders of bridges across faiths and boundaries to honor our shared humanity and common values …

A visible beacon of liberal religious messages of hope and meaning in our local community.


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 ...
  • Voice For Justice Meeting UUFM is the founding member of the Voice for Justice Project.  This coalition of churches will meet on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2 pm in the library of the First United Methodist Church, Poyntz and 6th. Voice for Justice addresses issues of immigration and assists undocumented residents apply for a DACA waiver. You are invited to join ...
  • Social Action Committee Meeting The UUFM Social Action Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 12 2014 at 5: 30 pm at the UUFM Building. We encourage anyone interested in our social action projects to attend. For more information contact Anne Cowan:  anne_cowan@sbcglobal.net
  • more social action items…

    From our Minister
    After a harsh winter I am thankful for hardy rootstock …

    After a harsh winter I am thankful for hardy rootstock that allows the trees in our orchard to survive. As spring slowly shows its face I look for signs of growth on bushes and perennials that do not fare well when the temperatures drop below zero. For the last couple of years, I watched a rosemary plant become a small bush, thriving with mild winters. [...]

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