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Mission Statement

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta is committed to building a community of acceptance and love, where all people may strive for intellectual, moral and spiritual enlightenment. We offer a place to celebrate life’s passages and to join in social action on behalf of local and global communities.

I believe every inch of America is shared,  from sea to shining sea.

I believe we make it holy by who we welcome and by how we relate to each other.

 …Eboo Patel

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Living the Welcoming Congregation

The next sessions of the Living the Welcoming Congregation curriculum will generally meet on the Sundays when either Rev. Howard or Rev. Bennie Calloway is in the pulpit in the “second hour” – after the service and following a brief meet-n-greet.

“Living the Welcoming Congregation” is a voluntary program for congregations to deepen their commitment to inclusive practices, ensuring that all people are welcomed through our doors. After completing several sessions and continuing community outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community in 2014-2015, we have now applied for Welcoming Congregation status from the UUA.

In 2015-2016, we are expanding our efforts into UUA multicultural awareness curricula, beginning with “Examining Whiteness: An Antiracism Curriculum.”     Please join us!   For questions, send an e-mail to

Safe Schools South Georgia

Last year, Georgia Equality provided training on keeping all young people safe in our community.  The workshop included information on prevention of bullying, preventing self-harm and suicide, and local resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.  Out of this came a group called Safe Schools South Georgia, which works with PFLAG, SGP and other groups.   Generally, the group meets with the Valdosta PFLAG Chapter on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., 3rd floor of Christ the King Episcopal Church.   If you are interested in being involved with these efforts, please contact us at!