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 the:
Ahavath Sholom Synagogue,
North Street, Great Barrington, MA
(off Rt 7, on North Street beyond Bike and Board)
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:
March 2 – "When Do You Know?" – Rev. Carol Allman-Morton – We make choices consciously and unconsciously all the time. How do we decide? What informs our choices? – Music: Lisa Maras, piano.
March 9 – "The Spirituality of Imperfection" – Rev. Rich Hayes – Rev. Hayes is a chaplain with Hospice Care in the Berkshires. – Music: Lisa Maras, piano. Potluck after service.
March 16 – "Walking with You" – Rev. Carol Allman-Morton – What does it look like living our mission and vision? – Music: Lisa Maras, piano. Pledge Sunday.
March 23 – "Gather the Spirit: When UU's Raise the Roof — Reflections on the community of General Assembly" – Ted and Nancy Pappas – Ted is a lifelong UU, former president at First UU in Louisville KY and UU Society East in Manchester CT. Nancy's involvement with UU came in 1970 as draft counselor in Binghampton NY (where Ted and Nancy met). They are members of UU Society East in Manchester. – Music: Lisa Maras, piano.
March 30 – "Are you a UU-Buddhist? UU-Christian? UU-Humanist? UU-Pagan? UU (no hyphen needed)? — Forming religious identity in a pluralist faith" – Michaela Romano-Meade – Michaela is studying to be a Unitarian Universalist minister at Andover Newton Theological School, and she is a proud member of UUMSB. Before her life turned toward ministry Michaela received a BFA in Musical Theater, worked at the SF SPCA veterinary hospital, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, West Africa. – Music: Hilda Banks Shapiro, piano. Share the Plate with VIM (Volunteers in Medicine).