Ohio Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation


Third Annual Fall Festival

Camp Russell- Oglebay Park

Sunday October 18th









We are here to support each other’s growth and well-being and represent liberal religious values and the Principles and Purposes of Unitarian Universalism in our communities.

Contact Info


Telephone: (740) 671-9240


The Ohio Valley Unitarian-Universalist Congregation is located at 66166 Kirkwood Heights Rd. Bellaire, OH 43906. You can reach it from Exit 3 of I-470. We are the dome building on the right.


Schedule of Services

All Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Dome.

To see a listing of our services, click here.



The Rev. Renee Waun, Minister of Record

Read about Dr. Waun

Ordained in 1981, Maurine (Renee) C. Waun, D.Min. first served the United Methodist Church (Western PA Conference) and then—since 1999—several Unitarian Universalist churches in PA, OH and WV.  Her degrees are: B.A. in French from Eastern Michigan University; M.A. in Linguistics from Univ. of Pittsburgh; M.Div. (for Ministry) and D.Min. (Counseling) from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  She also served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserve for 10 years, attaining the rank of Captain.  Prior to ministry, she spent many years as a teacher on a variety of levels including Montessori, high school and university.  She has been active in AIDS advocacy, as well as speaking and serving on behalf of disenfranchised groups through various community groups and boards of directors.  In 2005 Dr. Waun became the Founding Sponsor of the African Rural School Foundation, for 400 disadvantaged children and AIDS orphans in Uganda (www.africanruralschools.org) and she takes volunteers there on a working trip every winter for two weeks.  Waun is also one of the founders of the developing Quest International Charter School in Pittsburgh (www.questinternational.org). In addition to working and volunteering, she loves to travel the world and spend time with her family. Dr. Waun’s book MORE Than Welcome: Learning to Embrace Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons in the Church (Chalice Press) continues to inspire GLBT persons, families, allies and advocates as the issue becomes more and more visible in mainstream churches.