Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango
This congregation has had a successful history of lay leadership, thriving as a home for open and welcoming liberal religion. Here is a place where both newcomers and long-timers alike can worship, experience spiritual growth and learning, and strive to make our world a better place. As a living tradition, we are encouraged and expected to be the arbiter of our own beliefs, and this congregation is a good illustration of that, as we include liberal Christians, neo-pagans, natural theists, atheists, agnostics and Buddhist practitioners.
Through recent discernment UUFD has decided to share the leadership of this vibrant community with professional ministry. I am excited to be welcomed to this position, being the first minister to this warm and intelligent group. I’ve returned to Colorado after a long ministry in California, and look forward to getting to know this community that is as beautiful as its setting.
I hope you join us, or, if you’ve been around before, re-join us. There is a palpable excitement here that we’d love to share with you. We are an informal community and a Welcoming Congregation, so come as you are, bring your spouse or partner, your children, your friends, and join us for Sunday worship.
We look forward to seeing you.
In Faith, Hope and Love,
Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris
Our mission is to:
*Provide a home for liberal religion, spiritual exploration and personal growth.
*Provide lifespan religious education that draws on multiple sources and explores religious, spiritual, intellectual and ethical questions.
*Work toward a community with peace, liberty and justice for all.
A Welcoming Congregation!
Our congregation has been recently recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association as a Welcoming Congregation. In the letter of congratulations Alex Kapitan, LGBTQ Ministries, writes 'that the liberal religious tradition is affirmed every time another congregation commits itself to being a human place that affirms ... the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons.' Thanks to the important work of the WC Committee and of the Fellowship.
An active Welcoming Congregation Committee currently functions as a sub-committee of Social Justice Committee. The major goal is to continue the education and insure the awareness of the congregation. Scheduling speakers/programs, ensuring that the welcoming spirit is alive and well at all levels of congregational life, as well as maintaining a presence and a voice for LGBTQ issues in the community: all are part of the committee’s work. The Committee welcomes anyone who would want to join in our work.