Our Congregation and History
OUR MISSION… Explore. Love. Act. We gather as an inclusive religious community to search for meaning, build deep connections, and inspire action toward a better world for all.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis (UUFC) is a growing congregation with more than 350 members and many friends seeking to build a loving community and a better world. We offer numerous religious and outreach activities, among them inspiring worship services, social action and environmental justice, community service, small group ministries, through-the year celebrations, sterling music and choir performances, and more.
We also have a thriving Religious Exploration (RE) Program with children and youth attending Sunday morning RE classes. These classes use a variety of curricula and the generous talents of dozens of parent and other Fellowship volunteer guides. A variety of adult RE programs and classes are also available.
How We are Governed
The UUFC is self-governed by the congregation. In its Bylaws, the congregation delegates certain responsibilities to an elected Board of Directors. The Board meets each month to manage the affairs of the Fellowship. Its roles are to make policy and authorize certain expenditures within the congregation-approved budget. When authorized by the congregation at required annual or other meetings, the Board may also purchase, sell or encumber real property; contract with a minister; make expenditures from the principal of eligible endowment funds; and borrow money or otherwise pledge the credit of the Fellowship, giving, pledging, mortgaging or encumbering any corporate assets as security for the payment or repayment of any corporate obligations.
Members of the Board of Directors for 2020-21 include: Steve Strauss, President; Scott Bruslind, Past President; Anna Sontag, Secretary; Herky Gottfried, Treasurer; Kedo Baye, Director; Darius Adams, Director; Sheryl Stuart, Director.
The UUFC staff, led by the minister, implements Board policy, with assistance from many volunteer leaders who serve on UUFC councils and committees. We currently have a senior minister and five staff members.