Come the Way You Are

“Come prepared to think freely, speak freely, and ask questions in a place where others ask questions, too.” Rev. Scott W. Alexander

We encourage our neighbors to discover this unique congregation. UUFVB offers itself as a haven for people who want affirmation from a welcoming crowd of concerned, compassionate friends — and that is exactly what we offer.

“Nowadays, too many people feel estranged from old friends and institutions that once provided them comfort and support,” adds Alexander. “They are unaware that UUFVB understands their situation and delivers a positive, refreshing alternative.”

We have distributed thousands of invitations throughout the community telling people to “come prepared to think freely, speak freely, and ask questions in a place where others ask questions, too.” We’ve promised “a community of open-minded friends who share your hopes for tomorrow — and are doing something about it.” Finally, we’ve affirmed that “you’re welcome just the way you are.”

Unitarian Universalism embraces diversity and nurtures spirituality without requiring adherence to a particular doctrine or set of arbitrary, often illogical, rules. By inviting people to “bring their minds,” UUFVB distinguishes itself as a place for thoughtful sharing of opinions and cooperative efforts to effect positive changes.