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.
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:
August 31 – "The Odyssey of Life" – Rev. Rich Hayes – Rev. Hayes is a chaplain with HospiceCare in the Berkshires and lives with his family in Lenox. – Music: Lisa Maras, piano.
September 7 – "Water Communion Sunday" – Rev. Carol Allman-Morton – Join us as we celebrate water and our connection to the earth. Please bring a small sample of water with you from, or representing, a place that has been special to you this summer as we call ourselves back to the full swing of the church year. We will name what blessings and hopes we bring to our community, represented by the water. (We will also have water available at the service). – Music: Lisa Maras, piano.
September 14 – "Can We Become a Society of Inclusion?" – Will Singleton – Prior to retiring Will was a long time public school educator. Dr. Singleton holds degrees from Howard University, Georgetown University and NYU (Doctor of Education). His 'hometown' is Pittsfield, MA – Music: Lisa Maras. Share the Plate with NAACP.
September 21 – "The New Kid" – Rev. Carol Allman-Morton – As we celebrate new members into our community today, let's reflect on welcome as a spiritual practice. – Music: Lisa Maras, piano. Choir
September 28 – "Finding the Sacred on the Road” – Sharon Meyer – Sharon Meyer is a member of our congregation and greatly appreciates the outdoors. – Music: Lisa Maras, piano.