MLUUC Welcoming Statements

Please use this page as a guideline for opening the service. Traditionally the announcements have come after the Welcoming Statement. If you prefer, you may place the "business" of the announcements to come before we settle into the morning's ceremony. You may, of course, edit and rearrange these passages to fit your needs.


Version: Kasey 2015

Welcome to Mountain Light Unitarian Universalist Church.

We are an official Welcoming Congregation of the UUA. Accordingly, we accept you regardless of your sexual or affectional orientation, your gender identity or expression, your age, your race or ethnicity, your ability or disability, your socioeconomic condition, your political affiliation, your citizenship status, or even your level of geekiness.

Ours is a liberal religion that encourages all individuals to seek their own spiritual path from our world's many religious and humanistic traditions. Therefore, some of us believe in the Divine, some of us do not. What we share, however, is a belief in Social Justice, and we are guided by our Seven Principles, rather than by creed or dogma.

As a lay-led congregation, the style and content of our services vary from week to week. We invite you to join us often, as we explore the possibilities of one faith celebrating many beliefs, including yours.

We honor the worth and dignity of each and every person here and everywhere. We are glad that you are with us today and hope to welcome you again and again.beliefs, including yours.

[Crafted by kasey, 2015.08.08, slightly revised 2015.12.16]


Version: Gary Kaupman 2012.02.09

Hello, my name is [your name]. I'm the Service Leader today, and I'd like to welcome you to Mountain Light Unitarian Universalist Church.

We're a Welcoming Congregation, embracing diversity with open minds and open hearts. That means that we welcome folks regardless of their age, gender identification, ethnicity, political leanings, sexual orientation or how much money they have.

Unitarian Universal is a Liberal Religion that encourages folks to seek their own spiritual paths. Members of our denomination rely on a variety of teachings and traditions, religious, humanist and even scientific as we chart our spiritual paths. Because of that we are united by our shared values rather than a creed or dogma.

We are a lay-led congregation, so our services vary in content and style from week to week. Next week [next speaker] is speaking about [next service topic].

We're glad you're here today. And we hope to see you again soon as we explore the many possibilities of our faith.


Version: Kasey 2012.02.03

"Good Morning! My name is [your name], and I will be your Service Leader this morning. First, do we have any announcements?"

Welcome to Mountain Light Unitarian Universalist Church!

We are a Welcoming Congregation, embracing diversity with open minds and open hearts. We accept you regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ethnicity, political affiliation, or socioeconomic status.

Ours is a liberal religion that encourages individuals to seek their own spiritual paths; therefore, our beliefs come from many religious and humanistic traditions. As such, we are united by our shared values, rather than by creed or dogma.

Being that we are a lay-led fellowship, the style and content of our services vary from week to week. We invite you to join us often, as we explore the possibilities of one faith celebrating many beliefs. We are glad you are here and hope to see you again.


Version: Kasey 2009

"Good Morning! My name is [your name], and I will be your Service Leader this morning. First, do we have any announcements?"

Welcome to Mountain Light Unitarian Universalist Church

We gather to nurture our spirits through a caring, open-minded religion that encourages us, as individuals, to seek our own spiritual path. Because our beliefs come from many religious traditions, we are united by our shared values, not creed or dogma.

Ours is a Welcoming Congregation. We embrace diversity with open arms, both in people and in ideas. Accordingly, we vary our services week to week. We encourage you to join us as we put our faith into action, helping to make our communities and the world a better place.

We are glad you are here, and we hope to see you again.