CUUC History

Community Unitarian Universalist Church was founded in May 1996 as a group of 39 people.

Our mission is to reach out to those who seek a spiritual home.

Our ongoing work is to build and sustain an open, caring and accepting community for all ages.

So together, we may explore and experience diverse beliefs, grow spirituality and promote a society that affirms these aspirations.

This congregation meets at Dudley Memorial Chapel, New Smyrna Beach.

Members of this congregation share the goals of the Church as stated in our proposal to the Unitarian Universalist Association: Our vision is to create a self-sustaining Unitarian Universalist congregation, located in south Volusia County; to nurture our souls with regular worship services; to continue to develop a life span religious education program; to demonstrate our commitment to social justice; to plan for a future permanent home; to bring into being a shared ministry providing opportunities for all who wish to serve the church, our larger community, our nation and the world.

We welcome those who gladly assume the privileges and responsibilities of membership.  We expect that prospective members will become acquainted with Unitarian Universalism, have attended church long enough to feel at home with us, be prepared to make a reasonable financial commitment to the support of our work, and be as active as possible in the life of the Church.  If you would like to become a member please sign the "Intention To Join" book at the Membership Table.  We welcome new members regularly.

Affiliation is with the Unitarian Universalist Association, formed in 1961 by merger of the America Unitarian Association (founded in 1825) and the Universalist Church of American (founded in 1778).  We are associated with more than 40 congregations located from the Virgin Islands to Panama City, in the Florida District of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Here is a link to general information provided by the Unitarian Universalist Association:

"100 Questions that Non-Members Ask about UUism" from the UU Church of Nashua, NH, is very popular, however it doesn't speak to the views of each and every UU. Nothing does.