Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist
Congregation of Oxford
We are a caring intergenerational community that celebrates diversity and fosters spiritual growth through free thought and discussion with respect for personal beliefs. We seek the wisdom of many religious traditions and of ourselves, and we encourage the expression of personal ideals in service to people, other life and our planet. Individuals and families of all size, shapes and ages will find a loving supportive community with the simple goal of becoming our best self through inner reflection and outward action. Join us for a service designed to engage both the heart and mind in the spirit of community and inquiry.
"The 7 Principles of UU and Zen"
Taiun Michael Elliston, Speaker
Kido Listenbee, Service Leader
Zenkai Taiun Michael Elliston, roshi, is a Soto Zen teacher and Abbott of the Atlanta Soto Zen Center, which he established in 1977. He is a Dharma successor of early Zen pioneer Zengaku Soyu Matsuoka, roshi, and also of Shohaku Okamura, roshi, Abbot of Sanshinji in Bloomington, Indiana. He has worked extensively in interfaith settings to develop mutual understanding and teach about Buddhism.
His current week-long residency is sponsored by Oxford Soto Zen (visit www.oxford-soto-zen.org for more information), and coincides with an exhibit of his paintings at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center.
UU General Assembly in New Orleans
Wednesday, June 21 through Sunday, June 25
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this inspiring gathering of UUs from around the country. Our congregation will send 2 official delegates to General Assembly; if you are interested in serving as a delegate, contact a member of the UUCO board.
2017 Registration Rates:
Adult Full-time (Wednesday-Sunday) … $415
Adult One-day … $160
Youth (Grades 9-12) Full-time … $245
Youth (Grades 9-12) One-day … $105
Wednesday, June 21, and Thursday, June 22 have been combined for the purpose of registration and are being offered together at the One-day registration rate. Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 also have been combined for the purpose of registration and are being offered together at the One-day registration rate.
For a schedule and more information, visit http://www.uua.org/ga
News & Updates
UUCO's own Ava Taylor (pictured sitting down) finished second in the Lafayette County Spelling Bee at Lafayette Middle School on Monday, January 23, 2017. We are very proud of her and hope everyone will have a chance to personally congratulate her. Great job, Ava!
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