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.
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:
December 7 – "By these Hands" – Rev. Carol Allman-Morton – How does the act of using our bodies to create things we need from an omelet, to a sweater, to a home, reflect our spiritual lives and intention? – Music: Lisa Maras and Marjorie Dix. Mezzo-soprano Marjorie Elinor Dix, a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera apprentice program, has sung internationally in various opera houses and concert halls. She resides in Richmond with her family.
December 14 – Children's Pageant – Rev. Carol Allman-Morton – Join us for intergenerational worship and celebration! – Music: Lisa Maras, piano. Share the Plate: Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series.
December 21 – "Solstice" – Rev. Carol Allman-Morton – On the shortest day of the year, we honor deep traditions celebrating the rebirth of the sun, the power of the dark, and the turning of the seasons. – Music: Lisa Maras, piano.
December 24 – Christmas Eve – Rev. Carol Allman-Morton – Candlelight Service at 5pm. Join us for a Christmas Eve service in the Unitarian Universalist tradition of non-traditional lessons and carols, candle lighting, and celebration. – Music: Lisa Maras, piano.
December 28 – "Letting Go – Congregational Sharing” – Year's end is an ideal time for letting go. In place of a sermon, we'll have a “Congregational Sharing” about simplifying, forgiving, moving beyond—Letting Go in all its freeing varieties. Bring thoughts, stories, and poems to share. – Music: Marian Rose, piano.