The Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (BUUF) is a strong, healthy congregation. We are the only UU congregation within 200 miles and therefore strive to meet the needs of a broad range of UUs. We are a diverse group in terms of our practice, values, beliefs, backgrounds and life experiences. Nevertheless, we have a strong sense of identity, rooted in our care and support of each other and in our support for social justice work. We endeavor to accept, respect and appreciate each other.
As a group we have definite strengths and areas for improvement and growth. Our strengths include:
- We care for each other and work diligently to create and maintain a beloved committee.
- We are kind, generous, and thoughtful.
- We have incredible lay leaders among us. Many members and friends volunteer their time in a variety of ways and we are fortunate to have talented speakers, musicians, and leaders.
- We strive to practice right relations – to not complain or bicker, and to practice forgiveness.
- We give generously to a social justice cause each month and participate in a lot of social justice work in the broader community.
Areas for improvement and growth:
- We can always use more volunteers, additional generosity (especially fiscal).
- We need to find ways to attract and keep new members and to find ways to increase inclusivity and a sense of belonging for everyone at BUUF. We need to learn how to practice radical hospitality!
- We need to improve our outreach and visibility in the wider community, particularly outreach to college students and young families.
- We need to increase our efforts to be family-centered in all we do, so young families feel welcome and supported in our congregation.
The charts below are a sampling of results from our Congregational Survey, to which over 250 BUUF members and friends responded.