We are the UUUS
Seeking a fellowship that aids and encourages you through your own spiritual journey, but leaves its direction in your hands? We invite you to visit the UUUS, East Orlando's religiously open-minded Unitarian Universalist church.
Our goal is to help you on your spiritual path and strengthen your sense of self, family, and community. One way we accomplish this is through our multi-generational Sunday Services, with diverse topics including--but not limited to--science, spirituality, and social and environmental concerns. For specific details, please visit our Sunday services page.
Lifespan Religious Education
Our Lifespan Religious Education ("RE") program teaches our adults and children about the great faiths of the world, about social justice, the wonders of the natural world, and ethical decision making. And our vibrant youth group, Beacon, attracts many high-school students from the greater community.
The UUUS is not just a meeting place for worship and learning. It is also a center for Community, where members can find ways to support one another, share common interests, and help our fellow man--locally and at large.
Our Governing Bodies
The UUUS is self-governing and, following our 5th principle, all of our operations are handled by the volunteer members of our Board of Trustees and various committees. Please visit our Committees page for a list of our board members and committee chairs.
|Our Governing Statements|
Our Purpose and Mission Statement The purpose of this fellowship is to promote and sustain liberal religious worship, study, service, and fellowship--as expressed in our Seven UU Principles.
Our mission is to:
- To provide a liberal community with the intellectual freedom to explore religious alternatives, common values and the interdependence of the world's environment in order to promote the worth and inner peace of individuals and families; and
- To proceed with love, understanding and dignity, together with a sense of trust, service, intellectual stimulation, and mutual support to arrive at this place where "religion fits the individual."
as adopted by the UUUS Congregation, 1993
Our Vision Statement Our vision states that we will:
- Be an organized, inclusive congregation committed to providing each individual with the opportunity to nurture and be nurtured.
- Empower each other to share our commitment to empathy, love, and tolerance through social action and community outreach.
- Provide a safe, non-judgmental environment that welcomes courage and curiosity, while encouraging expressions and humble listening in a manner that honors our differences.
- Foster close friendships in a caring atmosphere of empathy, awareness, and respect; offer a variety of social activities that strengthen our relationships; and have active small groups engaged in common endeavors that provide member support, stimulate conversation, and welcome the sharing of joys and tears.
- Challenge our members to grow spiritually and develop intellectually; value listening, reflecting, being present, and quiet stillness through the use of music, readings, and other traditions; and have a variety of speakers and subjects that are relevant to our everyday lives.
- Have a part time minister for pastoral care, to perform ceremonies, and to be an occasional speaker.
- Provide adult, young adult, college campus, youth, and children's programs that promote understanding and acceptance.
as approved by the UUUS Congregation, April 2005