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Welcome to our community.  Answering the call to love and justice from this small town in Central Massachusetts, we gather for worship, programs, community events, and more. Our church embraces the universal dignity of mankind, freedom of belief, and the creation of a just and sustainable world.  Membership in the congregation is open to all.

Plant Sale May 15 – We invite you to join us on May 15, from 9 – 1, for our Plant Sale.   Come buy your veggie starts, perennials, annuals and greet your friends and neighbors on the Common. Volunteers are welcome. (Rainout date is 5/22)

 

Church Services – Our plans are for Rev. Arthen to lead a service twice a month through June.  Some spring services may be held outside in the Memorial Garden, depending on the weather of course.  We look forward to welcoming spring with you.  Upcoming services are at 10:30 with singing allowed.  Pleases wear a mask.

  • May 30 – Memorial Day Interfaith Service at the Orthodox Congregational Church 
  • June 6th – Rev. Arthen, music by Catherine Tyng
  • June 13th – Flower Communion, Rev. Arthen, music by Marc Erwin

Annual Meeting, June 6, Noon – The Annual Meeting will be held at noon on June 6, after the church service.  All members are requested to attend. We will be in the Sanctuary due to COVID.  Please wear a mask.  Since January 1st, we have been operating with last year’s budget on a “continuing resolution” basis, which needs to be confirmed by the members. We also need to vote on officers. 

In addition, we will discuss the proposed 8th Principle and vote on whether to endorse the passage by the UUA.  Proposed 8th Principle:

 “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

Also budget related: please send in your pledge card if you haven’t already, and please continue to pay pledges during the pandemic closure.

Although we are being careful with gatherings of family and friends, we recognize that the human urge to share is very important to this season. So please take a moment to learn about the services we have held in the past year.  And visit our Community Events page for an opportunity to share our individual good fortune with others.

 
Christmas Eve on the Lawn

Christmas Eve on the Lawn

During the continuing hiatus, we ask that if you cannot gather in person you join in virtual togetherness at 10:30 every Sunday morning to do whatever helps feed your spirit of community:   meditate, sing, pray, hike, dance and stomp, walk the dog, pet the cat.  Whatever slows the mind and soothes the soul.  Please reach out if you are in need of someone to run an errand, offer an ear to listen to a worried or angry vent, or a wave and check in. 

Here is our Covenant:

Our church shall be a fellowship of free minds, dedicated to the unending search for truth and to a quest for religious and ethical values.  Acknowledging our debt to the Judeo-Christian tradition, we unite in worship and in service to promote the universal dignity of each person, respect for freedom of belief, and the building of a better community and world according to the seven principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

You can learn more about our community, our worship, calendar of servicesleadership, and history.  Please visit us on Sundays or contact us with questions, comments, or interest in using one of our properties for your own social event. 

Church in the Ice Storm, credit Mimi Jones