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.  Please Note:  The location for the September 28th walk was changed to Tyringham Cobble.  Follow this link for directions to the cobble from our church.

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:

November 2  – Music Sunday:   Music is such a beautiful expression of our spiritual lives. This music Sunday will be a real treat with everything from a Mozart Quartet (for the sermon) and Bach, to pop, folk, and choral music, offered by our children, choir, and lots of different members and friends.

November 9  –  "Silence as Practice"  –  Pamela Kittredge  –  Pam is an MDivinity candidate at the Earlham School of Religion (Religious Society of Friends) in Richmond IN.  Pam has spent much of her life working in libraries and restoring old houses.  She lives part of the time in Maine and part of the time in Sandisfield, with her partner, Hal, and her cat, Penney.  A UU since 1983, Pam describes herself as universalist.  –  Music:  Lisa Maras, piano.

November 16  –  "Gratitude"  – Rev. Carol Allman-Morton  –  As we prepare for Thanksgiving and winter holidays, let's share in some grounding gratitude.  – Music:  Lisa Maras, piano.

November 23  –  "Reflections"  – Rabbi Kaya Stern-Kaufman  –  Kaya is the Rabbi for Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality, who are sharing our space one Friday each month. A former psychotherapist, Rabbi Kaya Stern-Kaufman, MSW was ordained in 2011 by The Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic, non-denominational seminary. She has lived in Berkshire County since 1996 and has worked throughout the Berkshire Jewish community as an educator of both children and adults.  –  Music:  Lisa Maras, piano.  Share the Plate:  Berkshire Immigrant Center.

November 30  –  "People Get Ready”  –  Rev. Carol Allman-Morton  –  In the season of Advent, our Christian friends and neighbors are preparing for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Are we ready for prophets among us? How do we get ready?  –  Music: Marian Rose, piano.

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