A Culture of Inclusion

The Welcoming Renewal Committee encourages every member and friend of the congregation to complete the “Trans Inclusion in Congregations” course. The six session self-paced online video and reading series is completed individually. This course is one of the ways that we can center and enact culture change, starting in our Read more…

Widening the Circle of Concern

The commission was formed to “conduct an audit of the power structures and analyze systemic racism and white supremacy culture within the Unitarian Universalist Association” because, one, “…many of our congregations are in trouble, with dwindling membership, participation, and financial contributions. A factor that contributes to this decline is our Read more…

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man – YouTube series

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man is a safe place to have the uncomfortable conversations about race that many people have never been able to have. But enough is enough – I want to remove the barriers for why we’ve never had these conversations. I want to provide a free space for curious white people to answer the questions they’ve always had but have been too nervous to ask. Like, “How can I have white privilege if I’m not wealthy?” or “is racial profiling ok if black people tend to commit more crimes” and my personal favorite from a 19-year-old girl from rural Alabama named Amy who asked, “if black people can say the ‘N’ word, why can’t I?” And many, many more.

Press Release

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Springfield MO welcomes Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman as its new minister. She begins her duties today, July 1. Scott-Huffman already is familiar to many Springfield residents through her position as campus minister at Ekklesia Progressive Campus Ministry, a leader in interfaith conversations at Missouri State University. Read more…

Black Lives Matter

Today we offer an invitation to all members and friends of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Springfield Missouri to join in saying BLACK LIVES MATTER. We are creating a video of our community speaking the names of some of the black people who have been killed by police or civilians Read more…

Congregational Meeting

Sunday 5/17/20 – 11:45 am – 12:15 pm Agenda Call to Order – Opening Words  Verify Quorum  Adopt rules of procedure allowing electronic voting Reports New Business Presentation of the amendments to the bylaws Presentation of advancement of Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman to half-time work Presentation of proposal to draw from Read more…