Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sunnyvale

Our congregation affirms the search for truth and love in all its forms. This is a warm and open community, where all who come with open minds and kind hearts are welcome. We honor the richness which diversity brings to our Fellowship, including differences in age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political opinion, and theological belief.

Our History

Between 1948 and 1967, small, autonomous, lay-led congregations were encouraged by both the Unitarian and Universalist Associations to spring up in almost any place a small group could be brought together. Following that tradition, 6 couples, all members of the then-overcrowded Palo Alto Unitarian Church, came to together in early 1962 to form a Fellowship that would serve the Sunnyvale/Cupertino area.

We met for the first time with 30 charter members in March in the meeting room above a Sunnyvale Co-op store. By the time the Fellowship recorded its by-laws on April 1, 1962,  we had 135.

Through various moves and challenges, our Fellowship held together, and the community thrived and grew strong. And although today we have a full-time minister and meet in a beautiful church sanctuary, we still depend on lay participation in both our Sunday morning worship service and in the day-to-day activities of our congregation.

For more information on the fellowship movement, read The Fellowship Movement: A Growth Strategy and Its Legacy, by Holley Ulbrich or see it excerpted here in UU World Magazine

Administration & Operations

On these pages, you will find information about our UUFS:

We are affiliated with the Pacific Central District (PCD) of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). To learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Association, visit the UUA website.