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.
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.
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From our Minister
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. [...]