• Sunday Services

    Sunday services begin at 10:00 a.m., with ASL interpreter unless otherwise noted.

    Children are always welcome in our services. We have nursery available for children up to 3 years.
    After our Story for All Ages, children and youth are invited to community time except for intergenerational services.

    Following the service, there is social time with coffee and snacks. At 11:30 we have religious education for all ages.

  • Our Mission Statement

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Montgomery is a welcoming community committed to nurturing the human spirit.

    We value:
    • - Spiritual Growth
    • - Intentional Diversity
    • - Social Justice
    • - Logic and Reason

  • Our Covenant

    ... to serve our community with open minds, willing hearts, and helping hands as we:
    - Respect one another, honoring that our perceptions may differ;
    - Value our differences, working to better understand them in conflict;
    - Give joyfully of ourselves, being in harmony with our capabilities; and
    - Embrace our connections with each other, nature, the global community, and the great mystery of life.

CORE… a UUFM small group program offering an opportunity to:
• get better acquainted with your neighbors,
• spend relaxed time with fellow UUs,
• affirm commonalities and celebrate differences,
• build and strengthen the connections that make fellowship possible,
• consider and discuss topics of religious/spiritual significance,
• involve everyone in the same conversation without getting everyone together.

What does ‘CORE’ mean?

Officially, these are CORE (Communities of Ongoing Religious Exploration) groups, but feel free to modify the elements of the acronym; if you would rather it be Cadres Of Rational Eccentricity, or Centering-Opening-Relating-Experiencing … such a wondrous variety of possibilities! I will call them CORE, because the word itself connotes the purpose of this program. Healthy, growing congregations have a core of deep and authentic connection among people.

What are these groups?

The structure, at least initially, is based on neighborhood groupings. This offers the best chance of diversity in age, family status, belief system and life experience. Most groups will have about 10 members. Adjustments will be necessary in the early stages, because we don’t yet know how many people will be interested and available to participate. I would ask that each person who’s willing to participate will make a real effort to make a home in their neighborhood group. There may be circumstances that make a local group unworkable for some people. We will arrange for group reassignment when it is necessary but as a last resort.

Who is charge?

The Membership Committee chair has identified individuals in each neighborhood to act as coordinators. We will offer training and support to these courageous volunteers, so that no one is left out there alone. They will contact their group members, to arrange a time and place of gathering. The program is under the umbrella of the Membership Committee, with advice and guidance from the minister.

What happens?

The suggestion is that groups gather in someone’s home, with an understanding that the resident of that home isn’t responsible for “hosting” activities such as providing refreshments. To start, we are recommending a session of about 90 minutes, once a month. More often may be better, but we’ll start slowly. Each month, we will publish materials that include suggested readings and discussion questions based on the topic of the month. It will be entirely up to each group whether or not to use these materials as written, with modification, or not at all. These will be available in print form at the office and electronic form for download.

Session I: First Principle   (.pdf)    (.docx)

Session II: Fifth Principle (.pdf)    (.docx)

Session III: Seventh Principle (.pdf)   (.docx)

Session IV: Prayer (.pdf)      (.odt)

Session V: Black Power and White Liberals (.pdf)

Session VI: Stewardship and Money (.pdf)

Session VII: Immigration (.pdf)

Session VIII: Reproductive Justice (.pdf)

Session IX: Unitarianism – Five Smooth Stones (.pdf)