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  1. June 1, 2013 3:28 pm

    Your church is one of the greatest expressions of inclusion in the Metro Valdosta community. I hope to visit with you all soon. I am interested if the ministry would be interested in joint fellowship with local churches of like faith and practice. Thank you for all you do in this community.

    • Carol permalink*
      June 5, 2013 10:28 am

      Thank you for your message – we do strive to be inclusive of all, and we welcome opportunities to work with those of like mind. Please do come visit us!

  2. Dawn permalink
    March 25, 2014 9:57 am

    I am researching faith groups as I am moving to Valdosta soon. I follow a mostly Buddhist tradition and so was interested in your group based on your recent 8 fold path sermon. Is your congregation welcoming to LGBT persons/families?

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      March 25, 2014 10:14 am


      Our congregation has long been welcoming of LGBT persons and families. One of our members serves on the board of PFLAG and the PFLAG chapter meets at the church. We regularly participate in the South Georgia Pride Festival and host an Interfaith Pride Service at the church in conjunction with the festival, and we host a Rainbow Mixer in February, part of the Standing on the Side of Love campaign.

      In addition, there is a Buddhist group that meets at the church on Tuesday evenings. You can read about this group in the monthly newsletter (available under the “Events” tab on our website). Our members follow a diversity of spiritual paths, including Buddhism. We hope you will visit us as soon as you make the move to Valdosta!

      Carol Stiles

  3. Tawny permalink
    November 7, 2014 1:34 am

    Hi there!
    I visited your lovely church a few months back and I just wanted to tell you all how much I genuinely loved the experience. The people were so welcoming and diverse and I learned so much from the service. Unfortunately, my work schedule changed and at the moment, I’m not free to attend on Sundays. I’m hoping this will change after November, at which time I fully intend to return to your little church in the woods. Thanks so much! I hadn’t been to a church service in almost fifteen years and I enjoyed the brief experience of a spiritual community again.
    Tawny M.

    • permalink*
      November 7, 2014 3:16 pm

      Thanks for the message – we do hope you will be able to join us again soon!
      In community,
      Carol Stiles
      President, UU Valdosta

  4. Nicole permalink
    December 22, 2014 11:54 pm

    Hello. I am generally atheist, but I have been looking for a place that I can not feel pressured or pounded with religion, but could still participate in community. I have read all about UU and looked through the site and the Facebook page, and I am interested in coming to check it out.

    My question is: Is there a nursery or toddler age classroom or something for during service? I’m not sure how well my two toddlers would sit in a service and I wasn’t sure if they might be too young for the youth RE class I saw on the site. My boys are 1 and 2 years old.

    Thank you!

  5. permalink*
    December 23, 2014 6:36 pm

    Hi, Nicole!

    Yes, we have a separate nursery room for the younger ones. Sue Bailey is our RE director, and she usually has the lesson and activity for the RE class. We have at least one person lined up to help her each week and then depending upon how many children of various ages are attending, we may ask a second person to help out.

    We do hope you will join us – our small congregation includes people following many different traditions, including atheist, humanist, pagan, Buddhist and Christian, to name a few! Like you, many of us are seeking a shared community, which we strive to provide each Sunday morning. We also have some other evening activities going on at the church – the January 2015 newsletter will be posted on the website in a day or two. Thanks for your inquiry!

    In community,
    Carol Stiles
    UU Valdosta

  6. Joanne Hurley permalink
    September 18, 2019 2:33 pm

    Hi, I was wondering if you offer Tai Chi classes, and if so are you accepting new students, also what is the schedule? Thanks

    • permalink*
      October 2, 2019 1:51 pm


      Tai Chi class meets Monday and Thursday evenings – 4:30 – 6:00 pm at UU Valdosta. For more information, you can contact the instructors at: or Or you can send an email to and I will forward your message to the instructors. Sorry for the delay!
      Carol Stiles
      UU Valdosta

  7. Kate permalink
    September 28, 2019 4:28 pm

    Hi! I’ve always had this idea that there is some kind of god out there, but I never really believed that Jesus was them. I looked up Unitarianism and it seems to fit my ideal beliefs. Can someone give me a basic description of what Unitarianism is exactly?

    • permalink*
      October 2, 2019 2:05 pm

      Hi Kate. Thank you for your question. We apologize for the delay. We are a small church and do not have any full-time staff like larger churches often do.

      It sounds like you would fit right in with a Unitarian Universalist Church. Essentially, Unitarian Universalism supports an individual’s search for truth and meaning. We do not have a common creed that members follow; instead we have UU Principles to live by. Because we are creed-free, we enjoy having members from all different faith traditions or no faith tradition at all. Our messages on Sunday mornings are as diverse as our members. We would love to invite you to visit if you are in the Valdosta area so we can tell you more. In the meantime, here is a link to the Unitarian Universalist Association and more information about our principles. You may also send questions to our email address:

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