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Our church is the home of people with Open Hearts and Open Minds, where being different is Not a sin, where we live by principles instead of creeds, and where we believe in life before death.  There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

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Adult Forum

Our popular Sunday morning discussion group, with topics on religion, philosophy, society & culture, politics. And we really like coffee!
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UUCL Groups

Anyone meeting together for a shared purpose is considered a Covenant Group.  We have a Music Group, a Meditation Group,  Read more...
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Religious Education

Our RE Classes help children and young adults to explore other religions, philosophies, and cultures.  This is one of the most popular programs we have at UUCL.
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Community Outreach

UUs take their obligation to serve the community very seriously.  Our two major outreach programs are Family Promise to serve homeless families, and involvement with Cameron Campus Ministries. Read more...
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SWUUC Chalice Lighter Program Summer 2013 Call

We are very pleased to be the recipients of the SWUUC Chalice Lighter Program Summer 2013 Call.  Our selection could not have come at a better time during the life of our church; we have had many major changes in the past year, and the financial assistance will enable us to continue our efforts to grow the voice of liberal religion in the southwest Oklahoma region.  After first desiring to find a permanent home after almost two decades and then finding out that we had to move, we have bought and renovated a building to serve as our new church home.  For details on this journey of ours, please read Our Application for the SWUUC Chalice Lighters Grant.

This page will serve as our chronicle of how we will use the grant.  We have four major areas we wish to focus upon:

  • ways to enliven our Sunday services, with particular attention to our music program and our media tools
    • we are beginning to sing more and more upbeat and lively hymns from the Singing the Journey hymnal, as well as from other external but relevant sources
    • we have one speaker and an aging sound system that needs to be augmented and updated
    • we would like to be able to present a variety of media options for our speakers and our congregation, such as recorded or live video feeds from the internet and projected computer-based presentations
    • we are considering hiring a local university music major for assistance in our music program
  • a redevelopment and restructuring of our RE program from the ground up, focusing on implementing courses and activities that will be of interest to all ages and actively engage participants
    • almost all of our RE materials are outdated and need to be replaced
    • our volunteer RE director is leaving, and we are considering hiring a director - at least part time - to help us develop a more comprehensive program with resources currently available
  • beginning a radio and print media advertising campaign that will ensure that everyone who might find a home with us is aware of our existence
    • we have often heard, "I didn't know you were here!", even though UUCL has been in Lawton for almost twenty years - we need to change that
    • we have plans for advertising to
      • local military families
      • university students and faculty
      • LGBTQ and ethnic groups
    • we are pursuing the "Welcoming Congregation" designation from the UUA
  • using funds to send members to workshops, training programs, and conventions so that we may benefit from the many resources available to our congregation in our region and to better involve ourselves at the regional and national levels
    • at one time, UUCL was active at the local, district, and national levels of the UUA, and we'd like to return to that status
    • due to budgeting in preparation for buying our new building, many members that might otherwise be willing to attend distant training and conferences are unable to do so
    • we are currently involved in an effort to create the Western Oklahoma UU Cluster which will support and serve the smaller congregations in the western Oklahoma area

Please consider assisting us in our journey.  This is a link to the Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Conference Chalice Lighters page that contains both a contribution link and a link for downloading a copy of the call letter.  If you would ensure that your congregation is informed of our request for assistance, we would be grateful.

Thank you, and please check this page frequently to follow our progress!

In Peace,

Sean Forehand
UUCL President (2013)

 

  • Unitarian Universalism welcomes people with diverse beliefs. There is a rich dialogue in our congregations about many spiritual topics. Below are some topics that newcomers are often curious about.

     

    Spiritual Practice and Prayer
    Existence of a Higher Power
    Life and Death
    Inspiration and Guidance
    Sacred Texts

     

    In addition to holding different beliefs on spiritual topics, individual Unitarian Universalists may also identify with and draw inspiration from Atheism and AgnosticismBuddhismChristianityHumanismJudaismPaganism, and other religious or philosophical traditions.

     

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    Symbol of Unitarian Universalist Faith

     

    A flame within a chalice (a cup with a stem and foot), represents the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and is a symbol of the Unitarian Universalist faith.

     

    "At the opening of Unitarian Universalist worship services, many congregations light a flame inside a chalice. This flaming chalice has become a well-known symbol of our denomination. It unites our members in worship and symbolizes the spirit of our work."
    —Dan Hotchkiss

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  • The UUA

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a religious organization (PDF) that combines two traditions: the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961.

     

    Both groups trace their roots in North America to the early Massachusetts settlers and to the founders of the Republic. Overseas, their heritages reach back centuries to pioneers in England, Poland, and Transylvania.

     

    Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with Jewish-Christian roots. It has no creed. It affirms the worth of human beings, advocates freedom of belief and the search for advancing truth, and tries to provide a warm, open, supportive community for people who believe that ethical living is the supreme witness of religion.

     

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UUA News

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  • UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray reflects on showing up for love and justice in Charlottesville, VA. Continue reading Love Showed Up Today in Charlottesville.

  • The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Co-Moderators following the passing of our beloved Moderator Jim Key in June. We are delighted that Mr. Barb Greve and Elandria Williams have agreed to serve as Co-Moderators until a special election for Moderator can be held at the 2018 General Assembly. Continue reading UUA Board of Trustees Appoints Two Co-Moderators.

  • UUA President the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump's plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military: Continue reading UUA President: Transgender Ban is Blatant Discrimination.

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The UUCL

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.  We are a Welcoming Congregation dedicated to the free and responsible search for truth and meaning in life, and we welcome all regardless of belief, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

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