Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff
About Our Congregation
"Ours is a faith fueled by a genuine hope for lives of balance, lives of curiosity and kindness.
Ours is a faith that welcomes the nuance required for a righteous life.
Ours is a faith ready and willing to navigate the gray areas of our journey with love and compassion.
Ours is a religion that will celebrate what it means to be purely human." - Rev. Mark Walz
Located on almost five acres of beautiful, wooded land, UUCOC was the first church chartered after the merger of the Unitarian and Universalist Churches in 1961.
We are a church that believes in...
- The sanctity of conscience
- The teaching of tolerance
- The obligation of compassion
- The expression of gratitude
- The excitement of curiosity
- The joy of hospitality
- The nurturing of children
Whether our individual journey looks more Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Pagan, or Agnostic, we believe that all the great prophets (Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, the Buddha, Ghandi, the Dalai Lama, or Martin Luther King, Jr.) exhorted us to love our neighbors as ourselves. We allow each other to name what is sacred for ourselves; to use the tools from our current and previous faith experiences as we seek the transformation of ourselves into complete and vital spiritual beings.
We are officially recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association as a Welcoming Congregation. This means that our church underwent a voluntary effort to become more welcoming to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
We worship together, young and old alike, Sunday mornings at 10am. Attendance averages about 70. Our services usually consist of readings, hymns, a “dramatic moment,” special music from our choir, and a sermon by Rev. Walz, or once a month, by our Worship Ministry.
A nursery for infants and toddlers is available during the worship service and during the RE hour.
Religious education programming for children and adults follows our services at 11:15am. Regular offerings for adults include sermon discussions and guided meditation, with recurring special offerings such as Credo and Deepening Groups.
The curriculum in Children’s RE generally follows the topics of our worship services, and is divided as follows: Children’s Class, age 5-7; Youth Class, age 8-12, and Teen Class, age 13-17. Younger kids should come dressed to play—art projects sometimes get messy, and there’s always playtime outside, weather permitting.
3839 W. Kiest Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75233
email @ oakcliffuu.org
We are a Welcoming Congregation.
Year founded: 1961
Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Handicapped Access: All
Minister: Rev. Mark Walz
President: Don Watkins