Our Youth Religious Exploration program seeks to guide and nurture the personal, ethical, and spiritual exploration of people of all ages, identities, and abilities in a safe, inclusive, and engaging environment. We continually evolve toward a multigenerational, multicultural, anti-oppressive learning-community of individuals who live the values of our faith. When the Covid restrictions end we will again offer weekly Sunday programming for all children and youth. We connect with other UU congregations and programs to offer ongoing opportunities for our middle and high school youth.
Our Adult Religious Exploration takes many forms. Maybe a course about racial awareness or gender issues, maybe a small group gathering focused on a single topic, maybe a class in a spiritual path such as Taoism. Gatherings vary in topic, number of meetings, people who attend. They all provide settings for members and friends to share deeply and get to know one another better. Some are similar to covenant or chalice groups in other UU congregations, some are explorations of sacred poetry. All foster deeper relationships with others and honor members’ sharing from their hear.t
Check the weekly newsletter for adult opportunities to learn, share knowledge, and offer your experience.
All Religious Exploration Opportunities at MVUU involve members who foster our RE programs by ensuring they are intentionally welcoming and inclusive of all children, youth, and adults.
Our liberal religious theology teaches us to boldly live into our values by creating a radically welcoming community where every person is valued. We come from different backgrounds and may hold different beliefs, but this theology of relationship and connection unites us.
Our program teaches about Unitarian Universalist values, theology, and history. We create learning environments to help newcomers and long-time UUs establish connection and a sense of belonging in congregational life, while building Unitarian Universalist faith identity. Religious Exploration allows us to deepen our understanding of our common faith and honor our individual faith journeys.