Discerning Our Mission & Purpose

It’s been said that “a church exists by mission as a fire exists by burning.” Without a “real” mission–without a shared sense of purpose that defines who and whose we are and why we exist and “drives” everything we do–a religious community has no reason to exist. 

UUFR’s mission statement declares that the mission or purpose of our shared religious community is to “transform lives and empower people to serve the world.”

Is that, in fact, our “real” mission–our true reason for existing? If not, what is our “true” mission and purpose? If so, in what ways do we “live out” our mission as a religious community and make it real? In what ways do we fail to live out our mission? And what would we need to do to really transform lives and serve the world? 

Discerning Our Mission & Purpose

Our third series of “Heart & Soul” congregational discernment conversations focuses on the mission and purpose of our shared religious community–why we are, who we serve, and to what purpose we devote our time, our energy, and our resources.

Please sign up now for one of the seven discernment conversations that will be offered on

  • Sunday, February 5, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 pm (one group)
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (two groups, child care provided)
  • Sunday, February 12, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 pm (one group)
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 pm (two groups, child care provided)

Learn more about UUFR’s “Heart & Soul” discernment process and the first two questions we explored last fall: “Identity: Who (and What) Are We?” and “Relationship: Whose Are We?”

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