We come together from diverse traditions as a welcoming, religious community with shared values, seeking spiritual growth, lifelong religious education, and fellowship. We strive to promote justice, acceptance, and compassion in the world.
Please watch a short video (follow this link) and listen to some of our members talking about our congregation.
Join us at 10:30 a.m. Sunday mornings, at our new church in Housatonic, 1089 Main St. Housatonic, Great Barrington, MA.
⇒ Map and Directions to our Housatonic church.
UPCOMING WORSHIP SERVICES:
October 2 – "Blessing of the Animals" – Rev. Carol Allman-Morton – Today we offer blessings to those creatures who bring us such joy, and all the creatures who support our lives from dogs and cats to chickens, fish, and goats. If you favorite critter will have trouble being in the worship space, feel free to bring a picture for us to bless instead. Otherwise, please bring your friend along either leashed or in a carrier. – Music: Hilda Banks Shapiro, piano.
October 9 – "Creating a Just World" – Laura Wagner – How does social change happen? What do we need to learn from those who came before us. Laura Wagner, a UU for 20 years, is Director of UUMassAction. Her passion has always been for social justice, and her work has centered on hunger and homelessness, environmental justice, ending mass incarceration and immigrant rights. Music: Marian Rose. Share the Plate: UU Mass Action.
October 16 – "Repairing" – Rev. Carol Allman-Morton – As our Jewish cousins celebrated Yom Kippur this week, they spoke, prayed, and thought about atonement and about repairing the world (tikkun olam). How do we understand atonement, and how are forgiveness and repair connected? – Music: Ron Hanft, Organist; UU Choir.
October 23 – "Jesus the Heretic" – Rev. Kate Braestrup – Kate Braestrup is a community minister, law enforcement chaplain, and the author of NYTimes bestselling memoir, “Here if You Need Me” , “Marriage and Other Acts of Charity”, “Beginner's Grace Bringing Prayer to Life” and “Anchor and Flares”. – Music: Hilda Banks Shapiro, piano.
October 30 – "A Love of Language, or the Language of Love" – Justine Sullivan – Justine Sullivan is a member of the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Northborough, Massachusetts, where she lives with her spouse Dale. A Candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry, Justine is serving as Intern Minister in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and will complete her Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in May, 2017. Justine served on the Clara Barton district board with UUMSB member Bill Young and is looking forward to being with us again on October 30th. – Music: Ed Chastain, Marian Rose.
3rd Friday Gatherings
The Membership and Growth Committee is sponsoring 3rd Friday Gatherings providing entertainment, timely discussions or pot luck dinners for both our congregation and the community. Follow this link for schedule and details. Next concert: Friday October 21, 7 to 9pm: Stardust Jazz Trio.
New page on our website
Check out our new external links page for information (websites, video links) on various organizations and inititatives, such as UUA, UU Mass Action, UU Service Committee, Standing on the Side of Love.