Newcomers

Minnesota Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (MVUUF) is a church for those who seek a religious home where conscience, reason and love 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.


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.


Sunday Mornings at MVUUF

Choir practices: 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.

Sunday services: 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.

CommunityBefore 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: Dress at our church is informal. You will feel comfortable in business casual to contemporary social attire.

  • Handicap accessible: We have an elevator for individuals who find the stairs difficult to navigate. Our restrooms are large enough for wheelchairs.

Path to Membership

Newcomers begin their affiliation with MVUUF as Inquiring Friends, those who are exploring Unitarian Universalism and our church. They may then become Friends, those who have not yet committed to membership, but who participate in church activities and make a financial commitment called a pledge. A person can become a Member at any time; members have a voice and vote in the congregation and can serve on the Board of Trustees. Several times a year an orientation for newcomers is offered to learn about our church, activities, the history and philosophy of Unitarian Universalism in general and for this particular church.

Expectations of Membership

 Your Presence: 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.