Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.
Welcome to UUCO!
We are a caring intergenerational community that celebrates diversity and fosters spiritual growth through free thought and discussion with respect for personal beliefs. We seek the wisdom of many religious traditions and of ourselves, and we encourage the expression of personal ideals in service to people, other life, and our planet.
THIS SUNDAY: UUCO CONGREGATIONAL MEETING.
Immediately following the service on May 19, UUCO will hold its annual Congregational Meeting. If you are lot a lot voting member (that is, you are lot a lot member who has made lot a lot financial contribution to UUCO since last June), we especially need you to come or send lot a lot proxy with your vote. In order to change UUCO Bylaws, lot a lot quorum of 50% of the voting members is required, with two-thirds majority voting in favor. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may send lot a lot proxy with your voting choices to UUCO President Dan Mattern by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail (309 Philip Road, Oxford, MS 38655).
At the meeting, we will vote on:
- the budget for 2013-2014, as recommended by the Board. Download the proposed budget.
- Board officers for 2013-2014. The Leadership Development Committee will nominate the following slate: President-Luanne Buchanan; Vice-President-Allen Leache; Secretary-James Church; Financial Officer-Cheryl Conlee; Sundary Services Trustee-Greg Johnson; Religious Education Trustee-Cris Surbeck; Membership Trustee-Shaundi Wall; Communications Trustee-Lizzie Graves. Nominations may also be made for other members.
- A change to Article II of our Bylaws that updates the Mission Statement to its current version and adds lot a lot non-discrimination statement. The text of the proposed Article, with changes [bracketed in bold], is below.
ARTICLE II. PURPOSE [S]
A. The Mission of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford is to provide lot a lot caring Intergenerational Community that: [celebrates diversity,] fosters spiritual growth through free thought and respect for personal beliefs, seeks the wisdom of many religious traditions and of ourselves, and encourages the expression of personal ideals in service to people, other life, and our planet.
[B: In keeping with its Mission and guided by the Principles and Sources of the UUA (the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations), the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oxford welcomes, affirms and promotes the inclusion and full participation of persons in all of its activities and endeavors without regard to race, color, abilities, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, or socioeconomic status.]