Church at Sunset
Church at Sunset

Welcome

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.

Church Services – Since September of this year we have been holding weekly services at 10:30 AM, with Rev. Arthen leading a service twice a month.  The lay-led services held on other Sundays have been fascinating as well.  Upcoming services through the end of 2021 may be found in the calendar of services.

Services are held with music and singing only with masks.  Enjoy the sounds of organ or guitar in the peaceful setting of the Sanctuary, thanks to the talents of Catherine Tyng and Marc Erwin.  During a service, everyone is required to wear a mask and you must be seated at least 6 feet away from any other attendee who is not your family member. We have begun to offer a coffee hour gathering post service in the dining room.

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.”

Although we are being careful with gatherings of family and friends, we recognize that the human urge to share is very important. 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

The painting and window re-glazing project on the north and south sides of the church has been completed.   Maintaining our grand edifice, which is over 100 years old, is costly and challenging. The Church is grateful for the grant received from the Petersham Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation which contributed a portion of the funds required.

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