The Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta Georgia

Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta Georgia




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.   

Sunday Services

The  Church Service starts at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday.


Religious Education for children is held concurrent with the service.  For more information see the current newsletter below.

Directions to our church! 

Welcome to Rev. Fred Howard!   


Fred Howard begins serving as our part time minister this month!   Leonard “Fred” Howard, MD, is a candidate for ministry in the Unitarian Universalist Association.   Fred welcomes any questions you may have about membership in our congregation. He is also available for weddings and rites of passage ceremonies by prearrangement.


For a biography of Rev. Howard, please click here.  


Online Newsletters   

Click here to meet our newsletter team! 


Children's Religious Education class with their dioramas of the natural world, made with recyclables, and near a very large tree!





Church Leaders 

Doug Tanner - President 

Valerie and Bill Webster - Vice-President /

Programs Chair

Kari Wells - Secretary 

Rosie Asbury - Treasurer 

Susan Bailey - 

R.E. Director

Jim Ingram - Building and Grounds Director
Mya Storey - Membership

Betty Derrick - 

Newsletter Editor

Carol Stiles -

Web Editor

Minister's welcome page



Minister:  Rev. Fred Howard




E-mail UU-Valdosta at  

Phone:  229-242-3714.  U.S. mail should be addressed:  P.O. Box 2342, Valdosta, GA  31604


Past Ministry at UU Valdosta:

To learn about others who have served as minister at UU Valdosta, please click here!


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; 

indeed, it's the only thing that ever does.

-- Margaret Mead

Unitarian Universalist Association


The Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta is a member of  The Unitarian Universalist Association and is in the Florida District.  

Information about UU Valdosta:

  • Our Memorial page - remembering our members and friends...

  • Our Ministry page - in appreciation of those who have served as ministers...
  • Directions to our church! 
  • The History of our fellowship 
  • Report of our building dedication ceremony, Sept. 21, 1997

  • Photos of our building
  • A book review of Meeting the 'IS' - book written by Miriam Hope, a member of our church. 

Thank those expressing concern and support for us after our church was thoroughly ransacked and vandalized around May 29, 2003.   More Information  page describing the vandalism and events happening since that time.  For individual thumbnails of initial damage, cleanup, the service on June 1 and the Unified Service Against Hate on June 8, please go to this website.  


Our Principles

We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to 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; 

Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support. 




At the Church-in-the-Woods (click here for schedule of other community groups meeting at our beautiful church).....

A new chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) has formed in Valdosta.  Remember, bring a friend of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community!  PFLAG meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the UU church.

For more information, click here for the PFLAG Valdosta webpage! 

Civil Marriage is a Civil Right


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In observance of the first anniversary of the shooting at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, the Rev. Chris Buice, invites all to join the UUA's Standing on the Side of Love campaign.

Standing on the Side of Love is a public advocacy campaign, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association, promoting respect for the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Standing on the Side of Love will confront exclusion, oppression and violence based on identity. Based in the aspiration to create beloved community, the campaign will pursue social change through advocacy, public witness and speaking out in solidarity with those whose lives are publicly demeaned. All people, not just Unitarian Universalists, are invited to stand, speak, worship, march, roll, and live on the side of the love.

Sign the pledge to Stand on the Side of Love!

View the Standing on the Side of Love video from General Assembly.



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