New Mission & Vision Statements Approved!
- Last Updated on 21 May 2015
We voted on Sunday, May 17th to adopt the following as our new Mission & Vision statements. Much thanks to the Mission & Vision Task Force for their tremendous work in researching, crafting and creating these based on the thoughts, ideas and feedback from our congregation!
Exploring faith. Practicing inclusivity. Living justice.
We, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie, are a church family, relating to one another with love, kindness, fellowship, humility, joy and generosity.
- We encourage open, lifelong religious exploration, drawing upon reason, spirituality, and curiosity.
- We strengthen one another, offering acceptance, nourishment, and mutual support.
- We welcome people of all identities, regardless of age, class, culture, race, ableness, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
- We seek deeper, stronger, more transformative relationships that foster growth and healing for ourselves, our church, and our communities.
- We promote social justice, serving as a force for good and for lasting societal change.
- We serve as stewards of our church, this country, and the world.
Seeking the Essence
- Last Updated on 05 May 2015
Do human beings have a soul? What does the word “soul” even mean in a religious context where reason is a central component of practicing and exploring our faith? The most typical definition of soul has it representing the animating life force or essence of being in human beings. Entire treatises have been written exploring different philosophies of the soul, on whether it’s immortal or not, on where it goes, if indeed it does go somewhere, after we die. There are endless moral and philosophical conversations we could have, but our theme for this month is not soul, it’s Soul Work. And so for our purposes, I’m going to take soul to mean the core of who we are, our essential nature, our essential being. Soul Work then becomes – what is the work we are doing on the most essential parts of who we are?
God in Our Image?
- Last Updated on 05 May 2015
I tossed the rejected third proposal onto Peter’s desk with a resounding thwack. “OK, Peter—just tell me what you want me to do, and I’ll do it!” He did, and I did, and I received my PhD in theology from Vanderbilt (after proposal number four). I’d studied the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung in seminary and become convinced that there was something important there, not only for how we thought about the holy theologically, but for me personally as I tried to figure out why the images of divinity available to me didn’t speak to me, and how they might. I’m grateful to this day for the abundant support I received to pursue this topic while in seminary.
New Pictorial Church Directory
- Last Updated on 28 April 2015
We are very excited to be utilizing the services of Lifetouch Church Directories and Portraits again to create an updated Pictorial Directory for UUCM this year. We currently have filled all the appointements on our original two days scheduled for portrait photography. We’ve added an additional session – Wednesday, May 27, 2-9:00 pm. If you do not already have an appointment, please schedule your session soon. Please visit this website TODAY and make an appointment to have your directory portrait taken by a professional photographer from Lifetouch.
- An Air of Trust
- A Trustworthy and Trusting Community
- Faith Matters
- Faith, Trust, and the Transpersonal
- Vulnerability Matters
- Vulnerability: The Chosen and the Unchosen
- Change Is In the Air
- The Empty Is the Real
- Open Spaces
- Ferguson: Questions and Answers and Questions
- Fertilizing the Future
- Same-Sex Marriage and Community
- The Power of Community
- Life and Death in the Interdependent Web of All Existence
- Going Deeper: Microaggressions & White Privilege
- Class Is In Session