Affirming the Inherent Worth and Dignity for Every Person...
A Message from our Minister:
Fall is a time of ingathering. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sheridan (UUFS) invites you to join us. Let me introduce myself. I’m Rev. Kali Hayslett; Rev. Kali. This past summer (2017), I began serving as the Fellowship’s contract minister. I’m a pretty new resident to the West. My partner and I moved out here last fall. We live in Fort Smith., MT. I was fortunate to find a home here at UUFS. From day one, this congregation welcomed me into their services and their lives. The Fellowship has a long history of lay leadership that is still alive today. I share ministry with the congregation. You will see me leading service once a month. The rest of the time I can be found helping out in our Religious Education classes or creating joint services for the whole congregation with different members.
The 2017-2018 Governing Board:
President: Jules Craft
Vice President and Membership: Ramona Stine
Secretary: Bill Bradshaw
Treasurer: Jo Lynn Andrews
Religious Education Chair: Cameo Galloway
Worship Chair: Michelle LaGory
Facilities and Grounds Chair: Bruce Andrews
Unitarian Universalism in Brief
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion born of the Jewish and Christian traditions. We keep our minds open to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places.
We believe that personal experience, conscience, and reason should be the final authorities in religion. In the end, religious authority lies not in a book, person, or institution, but in ourselves. We put religious insights to the test of our hearts and minds.
We uphold the free search for truth. We will not be bound by a statement of belief. We do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed. Ours is a free faith.
(Excerpts from "We are Unitarian Universalists," by Marta Flanagan, © 1999 Unitarian Universalist Association)
Have You Been a Unitarian Universalist Without Knowing It?
Frequently we hear people say, "I have been a Unitarian Universalist for years without knowing it!" It may be true for you, but how can you tell? As a beginning, you can see if any of these questions have a familiar, personal ring:
If you find something of your own thought, experience, and searching in these questions, there is probably an exciting place for you in Unitarian Universalism.
From the historical affirmation of the unity of God (Unitarian) to the universal salvation of all souls (Universalism), UU beliefs have expanded to a broader concept of a unity in diversity that affirms the supreme worth of all persons bound together through love. We cherish wide differences of religious belief and spiritual expression within our ranks, yet there is a sustaining bond of union expressed in the covenant affirmed by the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, expressed as the UU Principles:
(Excerpts from "Meet the Unitarian Universalists," by Jack Mendelsohn, © 1997 Unitarian Universalist Association)
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