In 1996, the Buffalo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (BUUF) began when eight people gathered at the home of Luke and Louise Markve, and decided to establish an identifiable Unitarian Universalist presence in Wright County.  The Executive Director of the UU Prairie Star District met with us later and described the way such a group could develop and be related to the District.  The group decided to meet the second and fourth Wednesday evenings each month at the Buffalo Public Library.  Bylaws were written and officers elected.

After the first year, there was a program at each meeting.  Most programs were presented by members of BUUF.  Programs have included humanism, spirituality, science, ancient religious beliefs and practices, and current events.

At the beginning of each meeting, it is clearly stated that everyone is welcome.  Each meeting contains a time when those present are invited to share their joys and concerns.  Programs are often scheduled using a format called Socrates Café. The group has had Sunday morning services, weekend camping, 3 summer socials and a Holiday Social event each year.

                            Our View of the Future

BUUF has grown from a Circle Supper of eight people, mostly members of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Wayzata, Minnesota, to an average attendance of 17 and a

membership of 21. Because of a need for more room we moved to the larger space of the Buffalo Community
Center. It is our goal to someday be a full-fledged church with all the services of a church including Sunday morning services, religious education for children and the services of a part-time minister. We will continue to have interesting programs the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, September through May, with frequent outside speakers to augment our many competent members who present programs.

We officially became one of the first  “Recognised Community”  by The Unitarian Universalist Association in March of 2015. We are pleased to have that recognition

We do not have a creed. We do affirm the 7 UU principles, the separation of church and state, and the goal of providing opportunities for exploration in an atmosphere in which each person can develop and grow.  

We invite you to explore with us.