Welcome

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 this short video (click on the image to the left) 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 (see story below), at 1089 Main St. Housatonic, Great Barrington, MA.

Map and Directions to our Housatonic church.

Noteworthy:

UUMSB Has a Home of Our Own!

We are very happy to let you know that on June 2, 2014 UUMSB became the owner of a church building for the first time!  Our purchase of the historic Housatonic Congregational Church building marks the end of our 19-year journey in search of a permanent home.  Our first service at our Housatonic church was on June 15, 2014. Here is a link for more details about this happy story.

Our services are at 10:30 every Sunday.  For an interactive map and directions to our Housatonic church, please see our Map and Directions page on this web site.

 

UUMSB Walk Schedule for 2014

This is our eight season.  Monthly nature walks that celebrate the wild places of the Berkshire / Taconic landscape  –  from April through November.  Here is a link to the schedule page.

UU Service Committee video:  thank you for your support of human rights

Here is an inspiring video from the UU Service Committee highlighting the work of UU members in support of human rights around the world (click on the image to the right).

Please visit the UUSC web site at  www.uusc.org.  If you have any questions about the social justice work of UUSC you may ask UUMSB/UUSC members Tommie Hutto-Blake, Al Blake or Bill Young for more information on how you can best support UUSC activities.

Both of Jan Hutchinson's poetry books are available!

Jan's new book is Raggedy Prayers and Crooked Ladders, and its price is $14.  Follow this link for a preview.  The second edition of Jan's 2008 book, Poems of Prayer and Heresy, is now in print.  Follow this link for a preview.  The price of this book is $12. These books would make wonderful gifts for family and friends.  They are available after our services and also at Yellow House Books, 252 Main St., Great Barrington.  All proceeds will go to our congregation.

Upcoming worship services:

July 6  –  "Fired Up! - Truth Time"  –  Rev. Carol Allman-Morton  –  I don’t know what we are going to talk about today, but I know that it will involve sharing some of my experience at General Assembly with you.   There are so many amazing sessions to choose from that I totally need that gadget Hermione had so she could take two classes at a time.  –  Music:  Lisa Maras, piano.

July 13  –  "Freedom Summer... Fifty Years Later"  –  Barbara and Graham Dean  –  Graham and Barbara Dean have been writing and singing songs together for 25 years  —  songs of social justice, freedom, the labor movement, Civil Rights, and historical songs, as well as story songs and humorous songs.  They are hosts of radio shows on WBCR, Barrington and WRPI, Troy.  – Music:  Barbara and Graham Dean.  Share the Plate:  Western Mass Labor Action.

July 20  –  "Exiled"  – Rev, Carol Allman-Morton  –  This sermon is by request!   Today we will explore some of the history of our Unitarian foreparents in Europe during the Renaissance and how their migratory experience helped shape who we are today.  –  Music:  Lisa Maras, piano.

July 27  –  "The Love of Money"  –  Rev. Paul Sprecher  – Rev. Sprecher served as minister of Second Parish UU in Hingham MA from 2006 until his retirement in 2013.  He has been called to serve as minister at First Parish UU in Bridgewater MA this fall.  The UU ministry is his third career, after having been a teacher and later a VP for Technology at the American Stock Exchange.  –  Music: Lisa Maras, piano.

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