About Our Fellowship
One thing about Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations around the world is that we are usually “custom-made,” with each group being a little different from the next. The national Unitarian Universalist Association is an “association of individual congregations.” This means we don’t take directions from a central laity administration. It also means that uniqueness is kind of a trait of Unitarian Universalists. We like that. We embrace it. We even encourage it.
We are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background and people with none; people who believe in a god (or gods) and people who don’t; and folks who prefer to “let the mystery be.” Our political and social perspectives are as diverse as our spiritual beliefs. All that is required from our fellowship’s members is respect for each other’s beliefs. Guided by our seven Principles, our commitment to supporting our interdependence extends beyond our congregation—to our towns, our country, and our planet.
Beginning around a kitchen table in a North Main Street home in 1945, the Greenville UU Fellowship has now been growing for more nearly three-quarters of a century. We moved to our present location on State Park Road in 1995. In 2014, we completed a major renovation, including the addition of a new fellowship hall. With these facilities, we can support a growing congregation that now has more than 300 members.
As in many churches, social outreach is an important part of our mission. Besides our commitment to helping each other, we have our own Montessori pre-school, a strong religious education program, the “Our Whole Lives” program to teach pre-teens about adulthood and sexual responsibilities, and our partnership with the Greenville Area Interfaith Housing Network (GAIHN) (now: IHN).
We would love for you to visit our fellowship! Just as each UU congregation is unique, each of our services is a little different from the next, so we encourage you to come more just than once. Our staff is eager to help with any questions you have about our fellowship.
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here.